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.


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

A student stands next to a cabinet full of bottles in a lab setting
02. 15. 2024
Join us for 2024 Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week!


Nyla Numan
01. 16. 2024
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2024 Distinguished Master’s Thesis and Excellence in Teaching Award Winners


Koushik Sampath presenting at the 3MT Competition
11. 13. 2023
Winners of 11 collegiate competitions took part in the University-wide Three-Minute Thesis competition on November 10, 2023.



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