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ULM Graduate School

students on park bench studyingDoctoral Graduate receiving diploma at commencement

ULM Graduate School

the school approves the appointment of more than 200 graduate assistants each year

ULM Graduate School

the university offers 27 graduate programs, including 5 doctoral degrees

Welcome to the University of Louisiana at Monroe Graduate School

Explore the opportunities offered by a graduate degree from ULM!

The Graduate School is committed to the mission of the university in preparing students to succeed and contribute in an ever-changing global society through a transformative education.

Our world-renowned faculty, nationally recognized programs, outstanding facilities, and student-centric environment give ULM an ideal setting to grow, and reach your objectives. As you browse through this site you will find an array of graduate and professional programs that are designed to provide you with a quality educational experience, whether in laboratory, clinical, classroom, or online setting. ULM recognizes diverse student needs to attain one’s educational goals and offers masters and doctoral programs for both traditional and part-time students.

Recent News

ULM Summer/Fall Commencement Ceremonies planned for Dec. 19: ceremonies held by college

The University of Louisiana Monroe will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Fant Ewing Coliseum. Due to state regulations on the number of people who can be in the coliseum at one time, separate ceremonies for each college will be held throughout the day. The schedule is: 8 a.m. - College of Arts, Education, and Sciences; 11 a.m. - College of Business and Social Sciences; 3 p.m. - College of Health Sciences; and 6 p.m. - College of Pharmacy. Graduate students will participate with their academic colleges during these time periods.

ULM enrollment increases by 187 students for fall 2020

Although COVID-19 presented many challenges to the start of the fall semester, the University of Louisiana Monroe is proud to announce an increase in enrollment. With a total enrollment of 8,676 for fall 2020, ULM increased its fall enrollment by 187 students over fall 2019.

Important Dates for FALL 2020

13 August - Graduate Council
17 August
- Classes begin for Fall full term and 1st 8-week session
21 August - Final date for adding a class for 1st 8-weeks and full-term Fall classes
10 September - Deadline to fully complete appeals with the Graduate School for September Graduate Council
14 September - Regular Application period opens for May commencement
17 September - Graduate Council
18 September - Final date for removing "i" grades
21 September - Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the University for 1st 8-week session with a "w" grade
1 October - Final date for filing field study, thesis, or dissertation with Graduate Advisory Committees
1 October - Deadline to apply for admission to Graduate School for Fall 2nd 8-week session (some programs may have earlier deadlines)
7 October - Deadline to submit required documents to complete graduate admission applications with a October 1 deadline
8 October - Deadline to fully complete appeals with the Graduate School for October Graduate Council
12 October - Fall 2nd 8-week classes begin
15 October - Graduate Council
15 October - Deadline for submission of comprehensive exam results to the Graduate School (thesis)
16 October - Final date for adding a class for 2nd 8-weeks
19 October - Final date for filing field study, thesis, or dissertation with Graduate School
27 October - Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the University for Fall full term with a "w" grade
12 November - Deadline to fully complete appeals with the Graduate School for November Graduate Council
18 November - Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the University for 2nd 8-week session with a "w" grade
19 November - Graduate Council
2 December - Deadline to fully complete appeals with the Graduate School for December Graduate Council
7 December -  Regular application period closes for May commencement
8 December - Deadline for submission of comprehensive exam results to the Graduate School (non-thesis)
9 December - Graduate Council
19 December - Commencement 10:00 AM

Important Dates for SPRING 2021

1 January - Deadline to apply for admission to Graduate School for Spring full term and 1st 8-week session (some programs may have earlier deadlines)
6 January
- Deadline to submit required documents to complete graduate admission applications with a January 1st deadline
7 January
- Graduate Council
11 January
- Classes begin for Spring full term and 1st 8-week session
15 January
- Final date for adding a class for 1st 8-weeks and full-term Spring classes
5 February
- Final date for removing "i" grades
18 February
- Graduate Council
22 February
- Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the University for 1st 8-week session with a "w" grade
22 February
- Final date for filing field study, thesis, or dissertation with Graduate Advisory Committees
1 March - Deadline to apply for admission to Graduate School for Spring 2nd 8-week session (some programs may have earlier deadlines)
7 March - Deadline to submit required documents to complete graduate admission applications with a March 1 deadline
8 March - Regular application period opens for August commencement
15 March - Classes begin for 2nd 8-week session
18 March - Graduate Council
18 March - Deadline for submission of comprehensive exam results to the Graduate School (thesis)
19 March - Final date for adding a class for 2nd 8-weeks
22 March - Final date for filing field study, thesis, or dissertation with Graduate School
23 March - Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the University for Spring full term with a "w" grade
15 April - Graduate Council
26 April - Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the University for 2nd 8-week session with a "w" grade
26 April - Regular application period closes for August commencement
3 May - Regular application period opens for December commencement
14 May - Deadline for submission of comprehensive exam results to the Graduate School (non-thesis)
15 May - Deadline to apply for admission to Graduate School for Spring 2nd 8-week session (some programs may have earlier deadlines)
20 May - Graduate Council
21 May - Deadline to submit required documents to complete graduate admission applications with a May 15 deadline
22 May - Commencement 10:00 AM

See Schedule of Classes for late registration information and other important dates  

Planning to graduate?  Visit the registrar's page for more information!

 

Academic News

Dissertation Defense | College of Health Sciences
Friday, November 20 at 9:30 AM via Zoom
https://ulm.zoom.us/j/8755891983
Jarodd Hundley candidate for Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy
A Phenomenological Study of MFT Program Directors Experiences Reducing Microaggressions Towards African American MFT Students in MFT Programs

Thesis Defense | College of Arts Education and Sciences

Wednesday, November 11 at 3:30 PM via Zoom
https://ulm.zoom.us/j/97101393364?pwd=Q0dQc1ZpMThZSm1aR25hM3N0MWJTUT09
Eddie Anderson candidate for MA in English
"Defensive:  A Look inside the Creative Writing Workshop,"

Thesis Defense | College of Arts Education and Sciences

Monday, October 19 at 3 PM via Zoom
https://ulm.zoom.us/j/99961667793?pwd=K296eVNoN3BkdmF1a2s3OGFsY0ppZz09
Amy Shook candidate for the M.S. in Biology
"Anthropogenic and Reproductive Factors in the population biology of an aquatic megafaunal species (MACROCHELYS TEMMINCKII, CHELYDRIDAE)


Dissertation Defense | College of Pharmacy
Tuesday, October 13 at 2:00 PM via Zoom
https://ulm.zoom.us/j/9868071522?pwd=a3dlM09pOTRib312SzR1QVhoeUFtZz09
AKM Nawshad Hossian candidate for Ph.D. in Pharmacy
"Combinatorial micro RNA Treatment of a Novel Nanocarrier"
Major Professor: Georgios Matthaiolampakis, Ph.D.

Dissertation Defense | College of Health Sciences
Wednesday, September 9 at 9:00 AM via Zoom
Cary Brown candidate for Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy
"Towards a Relational Model of Fathering: An Examination of the Effects of Theological Changes on Fathering Experiences"




 




ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036

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