Faculty & Staff Toolkit

Guide students along the path

Graduate School Office

309 Johnston Hall
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed: On Campus
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: Remote

Staff Directory

Interacting with potential grad students at recruitment fair

As faculty and staff, it’s our job to support students from the moment they decide to apply to the moment they collect their diploma. The advice and encouragement they receive from us will help to shape their experience, develop their skills, and prepare them for successful and rewarding careers.

SCOTUS Decision & Graduate Admissions 


Role Lists


Graduate Planning & Audit System (GPAS)

Graduate Student Services & Progress (GSSP)

Degree completion steps, exam scheduling, thesis/dissertation submission and formatting

Graduate Program Goals

Resources & Tools

Use these resources to find answers to your students' questions or point them in the right direction.

International Student Requirements

Understand the forms, documents, and program requirements for international student applications.

Graduate Education Data Portals

Find information about gradSERU results, graduate admissions, enrollment, demographics, completion rates, student competitiveness, student involvement, and more. Internal use only; Internet ID login required.

Guide Students Towards Writing Resources

The writing initiative supports Community of Scholars Program (COSP) students through individual writing consultations, small writing groups, workshops, monthly student-led speaker series, and bi-monthly Shut Up & Write! retreats.

Fellowship Dates & Deadlines

University-wide fellowship deadlines. Note that deadlines vary by fellowship and applicants should refer to the individual fellowship pages for complete information regarding submission requirements and deadlines.

Public Program Statistics

Explore in-depth program statistics including admissions rates, demographic data, completion rates, and enrollment trends. Accessible by the public.

Grad or Professional Program?

As of fall 2015, administrative support for graduate and professional education is aligned to recognize the distinct educational mission of each community. Find out whether a post-baccalaureate program is considered a "graduate program" or a "professional program."

Toward Inclusivity Video

The purpose of this project is to encourage the University of Minnesota community – students, faculty & staff – to engage in authentic and sometimes difficult discussions about diversity on our campus. How do we define diversity? Why are we investing in diversifying our graduate student and postdoctoral populations? What does it mean to genuinely value difference? Discussion questions and resources follow each section of this video.

Stay up to Date

Dr. Edgar Arriaga, headshot
05. 01. 2024
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Edgar Arriaga as the new Associate Dean for Faculty Initiatives at the Graduate School, effective June 3, 2024.


The cover of SPARK Volume 4
04. 23. 2024
The Community of Scholars Program Writing Initiative and the SPARK Editorial Board are excited to announce the publication of the fourth issue of SPARK! 


UMN logo
03. 18. 2024
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2024-2025 Endowed Fellowship Recipients


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