Graduate program administration

Regulations and procedures associated with the administration of graduate programs.

The UMass Dartmouth Graduate School requires all thesis and dissertation defenses to be publicly announced to the community, via UMassD Announce, a minimum of two weeks prior to the defense date.

  • If your announcement does not meet this requirement, the Office of Graduate Studies will notify you that your defense must be rescheduled.
  • When scheduling your defense date, be sure to allow sufficient time for the development and approval of the announcement.
  • Your program of study may set a longer period of advance notification; please check with your graduate program director to confirm your program’s advance notification requirement.