- Submit an application via the online portal (see link above). Be sure to provide your full legal name and to capitalize the first letter of all proper nouns.
- Pay non-refundable $60 application fee (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) via the online portal. For Nursing applicants, the non-refundable application fee is $75.
The online application portal (see link above) allows you to submit the following required items:
- Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential was earned). If you are admitted, and if you want to enroll, then you must provide official transcripts.
- Standardized test scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, etc.), if required by the program to which you are applying. Refer to the "Program Specifics Requirements" link below. The application portal will allow you to upload unofficial test results. If you are admitted, and if you want to enroll, then you must provide official test results.
- Letters of recommendation (LOR). The number of LORs varies by program. Refer to the "Program Specific Requirements" link below. The application portal will allow you to provide the names and e-mail addresses of recommenders so that a secure LOR form and instructions can be sent directly to them.
- 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.
Complete the program-specific requirements for your program.
International students: additional requirements
International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. Most applicants do this by submitting official results from the TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic test. Learn more: TOEFL/IELTS test waivers.
Deadlines & test requirements
Applications are reviewed after they are complete, and decisions are made as soon as possible.
A maximum of 6 credit hours (or the equivalent) may be transferred from another institution toward a UMass Dartmouth graduate degree—and a maximum of 3 credit hours (or the equivalent) may be transferred toward a UMass Dartmouth graduate certificate—with approval of the relevant department, dean and Office of Graduate Studies, provided the courses have a B minus or better grade.
Unless specific arrangements have been approved by relevant entities, including the Office of Graduate Studies, course credits applied in the attainment of another credential (e.g., degree or certificate) from any institution, including UMass Dartmouth, cannot be used to fulfill any of the requirements of a graduate credential (e.g., degree or certificate) at UMass Dartmouth.
Mailing materials to UMassD
If mailing materials, please include your full and complete legal name on each item.
Mail materials to:
Office of Graduate Studies
Foster Administration, Room 122
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300