Faculty & Staff Toolkit

Guide students along the path

Graduate School Office

309 Johnston Hall
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

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.

Faculty Fighting Racism

The Graduate School Diversity Consultation Team has launched Faculty Fighting Racism, an online, curated set of books, articles, videos, and podcasts for graduate faculty intended to serve as a first step in understanding what it means to be anti-racist. The website will be updated regularly with new content.

COVID-19 Resources and Information for DGSs & GPCs 

This website contains a running list of issues, topics, and questions from the Weekly GPC Check-In meetings and Bi-Weekly Optional DGS Information Sessions related to COVID-19 and graduate education.

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; X500 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

Marie Monter
01. 20. 2022
After an extensive search, the Graduate School is pleased to announce that Marie Monter, M.Ed., will join the Graduate School as Associate Director, Graduate Fellowships & Awards
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11. 16. 2021
Winners of nine collegiate competitions took part in the virtual University-wide Three-Minute Thesis competition on November 12, 2021.
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11. 04. 2021
How Master’s Students Can Communicate Their Value To Employers

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