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International Accelerated Degree Partnerships

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Through International Accelerated Degree Partnerships, highly qualified students in specific programs can complete their baccalaureate degree at their home university while earning credits toward a master's degree at UMassD. As a result, students can save significant time and money on their graduate education.

How it works

Students will apply to the accelerated master's degree program of their choice during the spring semester of their 3rd year (junior) no later than May 1.

During their senior year of undergraduate study, students admitted to the accelerated master's degree program will take three (3) online courses at UMass Dartmouth. These approved courses will apply toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Once a student successfully completes the three online courses and is admitted to the master’s program at UMassD, they will complete their remaining graduate coursework at the UMassD campus in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.

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Why consider an accelerated master's degree program at UMass Dartmouth?

You'll save time and money on your graduate education and do research with internationally recognized experts in your field.

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Cost savings

By enrolling in 3 online courses at UMass Dartmouth, you can enjoy a 45% cost savings on those 9 credits compared to the regular graduate tuition rate. You'll also save $3,695 on housing for one semester.

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All UMass Dartmouth College of Engineering MS degree programs are STEM-OPT eligible. STEM-OPT eligible programs allow program graduates to extend their stay in the U.S. and continue practical training for up to 24 months.

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An extraordinary university

Conveniently located on the scenic SouthCoast of Massachusetts, UMass Dartmouth is home to a community of scholars from all over the world with an active research portfolio of more than $82 million.

How to apply

Interested students at partner institutions should consult their academic advisors to begin the application process.

Participating institutions

Ready to apply?

  • Begin filling out the application. In the Additional Information section of the application, be sure to answer the International Student Accelerated Bachelor/Master Pathway question and select your institution within the drop-down menu
  • Select the allowed program of interest
  • Complete the remainder of the application and submit

You can submit the following materials while applying or after submitting the application:

  1. Statement of purpose
  2. Resume
  3. Bachelor’s transcript (must include completed grades for at least five (5) semesters)
  4. Two letters of reference from faculty at your institution
  5. English language proficiency test scores

Your application fee will automatically be waived.

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Iury Simoes-Sousa '23 Major(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Computational Science and Engineering Hometown: Fortaleza, Brazil
Iury Simoes-Sousa '23 Major(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Computational Science and Engineering Hometown: Fortaleza, Brazil
It can be hard to live in another country and study in a foreign language. It helps to have an advisor who is not only a great scientist, but who also understands our struggles and cares for his students. UMass Dartmouth is a very international university.
Iury Simoes Sousa PhD '23


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