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Nursing Applicants for Spring 2022 only: Click here to apply.

  • Complete all required fields on the application, indicated by an asterisk (*)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $60 is required (MasterCard or Visa). For Nursing applicants beginning with Spring 2022, the non-refundable application fee is $75.
  • 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).

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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 or a Pearson Academic Exam.  Learn more: TOEFL/IELTS test waivers

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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

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 name and student ID (provided after you apply) on each item.

Mail materials to:

Graduate Studies
Foster Administration, Room 122
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300


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