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STEP UP: Start a Master's or PhD today

Are you interested in joining a new profession or enhancing the knowledge and experience you already possess? Whatever your dreams, the University of Memphis can help you achieve them! At the U of M, you will find a comprehensive array of academic programs, outstanding faculty, and a supportive environment conducive to graduate study and research.

As a major urban research university, the U of M enrolls roughly 4,000 graduate students in more than 120 degree programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation. Master's degree programs are offered in 54 areas through seven colleges and four schools. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is offered in 21 areas through eight colleges and three schools. The degrees of Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Liberal Studies, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Social Work are awarded through four colleges and one school. Education Specialist and Juris Doctor (Law) degrees are also offered.

We're making Grad School more accessible during COVID-19. Learn more about our limited-time offers >

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Chat with Graduate Admissions Counselors & Staff

Are you thinking about applying to the University of Memphis Graduate School? Do you have questions about your academic options? Are you seeking information about our COVID-19 response measures? If so, meet us during our virtual office hours. We would love to speak to you directly about any questions or concerns you may be facing.

See below for our graduate school staff members and their current virtual office hours and dates.

Jameshia Jamison, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Tuesdays 11am – 12pm
January 11 – May 31
Passcode: 473419

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Anna Grisham, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Thursdays 10 – 11am
January 7 – March 18 (*will be on maternity leave from March 19 – July 9)
Meeting ID: 826 7627 7373
Passcode: 866478

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Christie Rakestraw, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Thursdays 3 – 4pm
January 7 – May 27
Meeting ID: 836 9776 0165
Passcode: 554607

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Are you looking for experience presenting your research? Do you want feedback from faculty on your research presentation skills? Register to participate in the Spring 2021 Online Student Research Forum. The deadline for registration is March 8, 2021.  You can learn more about the event on the Student Research Forum website >

2021 Student Research Forum Schedule of Events

Students uploaded 5 minute PowerPoint March 15
Judges view PowerPoints and ask questions March 16-19
Students response March 16-21
Judges read responses, evaluated research March 21-23
Judges submit evaluations March 21-23

Want to earn a free Graduate School stole to wear at graduation?

Attend five Professional Development Seminars or Thesis/Dissertation workshops and earn a free stole. View the GSA calendar of events



Thesis and Dissertation Defense Announcements

Learn more about our active students' research

30th Annual Student Research Forum booklet of abstracts