• Complete all required fields on the application, indicated by an asterisk (*)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $60 is required (MasterCard or Visa)
  • Capitalize the first letter of proper names.

Admissions requirements

In addition to the online application, please submit the following materials:

  • Statement of purpose (minimum 300 words): indicate your graduate study objectives, research/creative interests and experience, undergraduate and graduate experience, and business or industry experience, as applicable. We will use this essay to assess how well your academic interests and long-range goals match the academic program to which you are applying. If you are also applying for a teaching or research assistantship, include any special skills or experience that would assist us in our decision. Be sure that your name and the name of your desired program appear on the first page.
  • Resume.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential was earned or not).

Email these materials to: graduate@umassd.edu

Program-specific requirements

Complete the program-specific requirements for your program.

International students: additional requirements

Complete all of the above requirements—and the following requirements for international students:

  • Copy of your passport.
  • Permanent home address in country of citizenship.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate that they are proficient in English. Most do this by taking the TOEFL/ IELTS. Learn more: TOEFL/IELTS test waivers
  • Complete the Declaration of Finances form (PDF). Download the form, complete it, and submit it with your application credentials.

Email all materials to: graduate@umassd.edu

Deadlines & test requirements

Graduate application deadlines and test requirements

Applications are reviewed once they are complete, and decisions are made as soon as possible.

Transfer students

Mailing materials to UMassD

When mailing materials, please include your name and student ID (provided after you apply) on each item.

Mail materials to:

Graduate Studies
Foster Administration, 011
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300