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UMass Dartmouth offers 80 fields of study in five different colleges. We make admission decisions on a rolling basis, which means we make our decisions once all your application and supporting materials are submitted.

  • Some programs—such as nursing, biology, and psychology—are competitive, so we encourage you to apply by February 1.
  • Application for mid-year admission (the semester beginning in January) should be made by January 1.

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UMass Dartmouth offers more than 50 doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs. We emphasize small classes, close contact with faculty, individualized academic experiences, and up-to-date facilities for advanced study, research, and creative work.

Our programs focus on research as well as professional and technical disciplines, with important links to the vitality of the region's economy.

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UMass Law

As the only public law school in Massachusetts, UMass Law offers you affordable access to a legal education. Our Admissions Department can provide information and assistance as you begin your application process.

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Online & Continuing Education:
University Extension

Wherever you live or work, University Extension offers you access to UMass Dartmouth's outstanding academic programs—on campus and online. You can choose what to learn, where to learn, how to learn.

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Alternative Admissions:
College Now/START Program

The College Now/START Program is UMass Dartmouth’s alternative admissions program. It is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop academically and receive support as they work towards success at the University.

Applications to the College Now/START program close February 1.

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Non-Degree Students





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