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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 six colleges and three schools. The degrees of Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Liberal Studies, and Doctor of Musical Arts are awarded through three 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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Want to earn a free Graduate School stole to wear at graduation?

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



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 summer 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 summer virtual office hours and dates.

Jameshia Jamison and Christie Rakestraw, Graduate Admissions Counselors
Tuesdays 2 – 3pm
June 16 – June 23

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Anna Grisham, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Fridays 10 – 11am
June 19 – July 31

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Thesis and Dissertation Defense Announcements

Learn more about our active students' research

30th Annual Student Research Forum booklet of abstracts