eMcCormack Fall 2020 Resource Center

Welcome to the eMcCormack Fall 2020 Resource Center, the hub for current information for the McCormack Graduate School (MGS) Fall 2020 semester ONLY.

Cutting Edge Policy Teaching and Learning with Online and Remote Platforms

If you cannot find what you need, please don’t hesitate to contact the MGS Dean’s Office.

To ensure the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff, and surrounding community, UMass Boston will continue to operate in hybrid fashion, with some courses lodged on campus and others—the majority—continuing in remote modality during the fall 2020 semester. Many answers about the campus's response to the coronavirus can be found in our special section.


Message from the Dean, David Cash

Welcome to a new year of exploration, challenge and learning!  To say this school year will be unprecedented is already clichéd, but also an understatement.  We are all struggling with a global pandemic.  We are taking new steps toward reckoning with our past and present racial injustice.  We face a consequential presidential election that is being fought in ways and in a context that none of us have experienced.  We are using new modes of teaching, learning, research and convening.  And we must build community when the traditional ways we know to do that are not available to us.

Yet, as I have seen since March, our faculty, staff and students rise to challenges and innovate in the face of change because public service never stops.  In fact, one of the things that the last six months have taught us is that what we do at McCormack is more important than ever.  The analyses we do, the policies we develop, the writing we produce, the media we engage, the governments we advise, the communities we collaborate with, the networks we build, and the tools we learn are all critical to addressing the unprecedented challenges we face as we endeavor to create a path to a more just, equitable and sustainable society.

I look forward to traveling down that path with you this year!

For Students

McCormack Graduate School Programs

Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance

Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs

Department of Gerontology

Important Dates to Remember! 

  • Monday, November 2 - Spring 21 Registration Begins
  • Monday, December 7 - Pass/Fail/Sat/Unsat Deadline
  • Monday, December 14 - Semester Ends & Withdrawal Deadline
  • Tuesday, Monday 15 to 21 - Study and Final Exam Period



APPLY for the CARES Act Student Aid (Final Application will close on 11/13)


Late File Graduation Application

MGS Winter 2020 Course Schedule by Programs 

MGS Spring 2021 Course Schedule by Programs 

Last updated: 11/3/2020

Office of Graduate Studies

Information for New Teaching Assistants

Student Unions

Spayne and Bollinger Applications are due Sunday, December 6, 2020 by 11:45pm and the PDG grants has rolling applications. If you have any questions please email: charles.henriques@umb.edu.

Dean's Office Student Success (DOSS)

The DOSS initiative is a coordinated support system for graduate student success that engages college and university-wide support services for all MGS graduate students.

Office of the Registrar

As full-time or part-time students, each semester, your courses, grades, transcripts, and progress are tracked and updated by the office of the Registrar. 

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Ths ISSS unit serves as your resource for all immigration matters and is the university’s liaison to the U.S. governmental agencies concerned with matters relating to international students and scholars studying and working in the United States.


Here4U is the university latest way to let you know, we are here for you. This electronic resource can assist you with your campus questions, concerns, and feedback. 

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We Are Beacons! 

UMass Boston students share their experiences navigating school and life through the challenges of 2020. To contribute, tag us in social posts and use #WeAreBeacons.


Visit the Resources4U website to find helpful resources on financial matters, housing rights, food insecurities, campus life, and more important information gathered specifically for you.

Office of Civil Rights and Title IX

For Faculty and Staff

Teach Fall 2020

The eLearning and Instructional Support unit has gathered information from instructional designers, education specialists, systems administrators and graduate students to provide a wide range of instructional services to the faculty at UMass Boston. 


Faculty and Staff Resources4U is there to help you support your students. Find these helpful resources gathered specifically for UMass Boston students.