Resources for Current Graduate Students


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Graduate Student Handbooks

Please consult with your advisor and/or the DGS regarding your particular course of study.  Some policies and practices are in transition.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The GRS minimum standard for satisfactory academic progress is:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have no more than 2 failing grades (lower than B- or an incomplete grade older than 12 months)
  • Pass qualifying exams and other milestones on the schedule specified by the program

For detailed information about degree requirements and optimal timetables for the completion of:


Department Forms and Documents

  • FY17 Travel Request Form
    For Academic Year 2016/2017, the deadline to submit your travel fund requests is October 25, 2016.


    Online Resources from the Graduate School


    Online Resources from the Registrar’s Office


    Fellowship, Award, and Grant Opportunities

    • Boston University Latin American Studies Program: Graduate Student Research Grants on Latin America 2016-2017


    Calls for Papers and Off-Campus Events


    Further Resources for Professional Development

    • The MLA Individual members can now search the combined Job Information List using their member IDs and password. Department membership and login information is available from a department administrator.