IMPORTANT: Applicants should take an active role in contacting faculty member(s) who could potentially advise them, as well as make an effort to seek funding before applying. You must have an advisor to attend. The number of available teaching and research assistantships is limited, so to be considered you must submit your applications before the deadline. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
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To be considered for fall admission, completed applications and all accompanying materials must be received no later than February 15. However, to ensure full consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit completed applications by mid-December. Review of applications and assignment of assistantship funding typically begins in mid-January.
To be considered for spring admission, completed applications and all accompanying materials must be received no later than November 15. However, to ensure full consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit completed applications by mid-September. Review of applications and assignment of assistantship funding typically begins in mid-October.
International applicants should contact the International Programs Office regarding application details and begin the application process ~2 months earlier to allow time for required visas.
For assistance with an application:
Susan Silva Voice: 508-910-6370 Fax: 508-910-8197
Successful applicants will generally have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree with a GPA of 3.00 or better.
They will also have:
Students who do not meet these criteria need to identify a faculty advocate who must bring a request for exception before the Admissions Committee. At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, applicants may make up deficiencies in prior coursework either before or after admission is granted to IMS. Consideration will be on a case-by-case basis, and the recommendation of the committee will be forwarded to the SMAST Dean for approval.
Candidates may apply for admission at either the Masters or Doctoral level. Students admitted directly into the Doctoral Program are expected to have exceptional academic credentials and/or work experience. Students entering with a Bachelor’s degree may be required to complete the requirements of a Masters degree before admission to the Doctoral Program. Students entering with a Masters can be admitted at the Doctoral level provided the degree, coursework and research experience warrant such a decision by the Admissions Committee.
In addition to the basic standards, the Admissions Committee will evaluate applicants on a number of additional criteria. The following items must be submitted for consideration:
Stipend levels are flexible and competitive to accommodate a range of disciplines. Our stipend levels recognize your need for adequate support during your course of study.
All students receiving a stipend will also receive a tuition waiver, but not necessarily a fee waiver.
COAST PSM students are not generally eligible for stipends.