RUM: Welcome

Director's Message

Welcome to the Graduate Studies Office Web Page!

On this page you will find general, as well as specific, information on graduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, which includes the on-line application process as well as information on entrance requirements, academic programs, registration fees, cost of living, options for financial assistance and contacts to obtain additional information. If you are already a graduate student at UPRM, you will find information and forms on this page that you will need to reference at some point during the course of your studies to complete your master’s or doctoral degree.

By clicking the link “General Information”, the section on “37 Graduate Programs at UPRM” will take you to a video outlining the departments that offer master’s or doctoral programs at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Starting August 2009, the Department of Physical Education started offering a master’s degree program in kinesiology.

Effective November 17, 2008, we transitioned to a new system for enrollment utilizing Hobson’s Apply Yourself (AY) for August 2009 regular admissions. With the exception of original transcripts, conduct certificate (a recent requirement by the Academic Senate) and test scores (where applicable), the entire application process, including the letters of recommendations is meant to be online.  The AY System allows you to monitor the application status continually, including the final decision letter.

However, owing to relatively low numbers, all visiting and exchange students will continue to use the one-page downloadable paper application available on our website. Effective August 2009, applications for professional improvement admission are NOT being processed by the Office of Graduate Studies; instead, the process is being managed by the Office of the Registrar, or by the Admissions Office, as applicable.

The Office of Graduate Studies counts on a dedicated team of members who can be contacted to answer your specific questions. Our goal is to simplify procedures to the extent possible within the existing regulations (see Memos of OEG under Resources and Documents) on our website.

We trust this information will help you plan your academic and professional future. If you have any questions, please send us an email at


Director and Associate Dean

May 29, 2012



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Phone Number: 1-787-265-3809, Ext: 3598, 3442, 3809
Fax: 787- 265-5489
Office Hours
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Office of Graduate Studies
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus
CALL Box 9000 Mayagüez
PR 00681-9000