Office of Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies works to enrich the intellectual environment at UMass Boston and enhance the university's reputation as a graduate institution by supporting high-quality academic and professional graduate programs that foster scholarly creativity, support rigorous research, educate the next generation of academic and professional leaders, and contribute to the development of new knowledge, methodologies, and skills—particularly those that will meet current and emerging needs of urban populations, institutions, and environments. Graduate Studies strives to accomplish these goals by providing services to graduate programs and graduate students by overseeing graduate admissions processes, academic policies, and program performance, and by advocating for the advancement of graduate studies at UMass Boston.

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Why UMass Boston?

Paul Watanabe serves as chair of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations.

Paul Watanabe

Associate Professor of Political Science

"I think that service and teaching and research feed on each other and enrich each other."

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