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Program-specific requirements

University requirements for graduate admissions

  • Submit an application via the online portal. 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.
  • Statement of Purpose, minimum 300 words. Unless otherwise indicated in the program requirement details, indicate your graduate study objectives, research interests and experience, and business or industry experience if applicable. If you are applying for a teaching or research assistantship, include any special skills or experience that would assist us in making assistantship decisions.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential is earned or not). Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled a final official transcript is required. International students applying for Data Science must submit semester-by-semester transcripts as well as consolidated transcripts. 
  • Many programs have specific recommendations/requirements, please see the additional program-specific requirements for more information.
  • International students: official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE or Duolingo (if accepted by program) score. Unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted). This is required of any applicant who did not earn a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or accepted English-speaking country, see exemptions for more details. The Duolingo test is not accepted for the following programs: Art Education, Biology/Marine Biology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory, Marine Science and Technology (MS, PSM, PhD), Nursing (MS, DNP, PhD), Portuguese Studies, Professional Writing and Communication, Psychology (ABA, Clinical, Research), and Public Policy. 
  • All official documents are required for enrollment, please have documents (ie. test scores) sent prior to the expiration. 
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Program-specific requirements

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GMAT, LSAT or GRE score. Alternatively, some applicants may qualify for GMAT waiver.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer. Applicants will be required to provide each recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Accounting MSA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Biology/Marine Biology MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Individuals holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the life sciences or engineering/physical science fields (or the U.S. baccalaureate equivalents from a foreign institution) are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants generally have had undergraduate coursework in statistics/experimental design and in life science/biomedical science.

As we review your application, we put strong emphasis on your

  • personal and career goals
  • demonstrated academic ability and research potential
  • commitment to an interdisciplinary, team-work approach


Requirements

  • Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 2 semesters (or 3 quarter sequence) of calculus and have strong quantitative skills.
  • GRE is required, but waived (but strongly recommended) for applicants with cumulative baccalaureate degree GPA > 3.00. Unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted).
  • 1 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Statement of purpose (300 words)

  • include your academic and professional background, research credentials, and career plans as they relate to the degree program. Discuss research experience (academic, industrial) and any publications, grants, or patents.
  • indicate your specific areas of interest within Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology so that an appropriate fit in the program can be determined. If you have a specific interest in working with one or more of the program’s faculty, describe that specific interest and identify those faculty members.

Learn more about Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GMAT, LSAT or GRE score. Alternatively, some applicants may qualify for GMAT waiver.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer. Applicants will be required to provide each recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Business Administration MBA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GMAT, LSAT or GRE score. Alternatively, some applicants may qualify for GMAT waiver.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer. Applicants will be required to provide each recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Business Administration: Business Analytics MBA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Ceramics MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Chemistry/Biochemistry MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Official GRE score: unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted)..
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Chemistry/Biochemistry PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GRE requirement is waived.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from persons in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from supervisors familiar with your recent job performance. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Civil & Environmental Engineering MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Students possessing a bachelor's degree and a strong academic background in computer engineering or similar disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Admission to the MS program is competitive. In general, students must exceed the minimum requirements stated below to gain admission. However, students who do not meet these minimum requirements—but who otherwise show evidence of strong academic, professional, or research ability—may be accepted upon approval of the ECE Graduate Committee.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, or related field of engineering, science, or mathematics, from a college or university of recognized standing. Applicants with different backgrounds may be admitted with additional course requirements needed to meet program prerequisites.
  • Demonstrated scholastic competence: typically, MS applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale for all engineering, math and physics courses will be considered.

Requirements

  • GRE waived.
  • 1 letter of recommendation: from a person in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from a supervisor familiar with your recent job performance. BS/MS applicants are encouraged to include a recommendation from a department faculty member willing to advise their graduate research. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Computer Engineering MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Students must demonstrate

  • ability to write programs in a high-level programming language (such as C, C++, Java)
  • knowledge of computer architecture and operating systems
  • knowledge of software engineering
  • knowledge of mathematical analysis and elements of theoretical foundations of computer science and analysis of algorithms

Requirements

  • GRE is strongly recommended.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: from a person in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from a supervisor familiar with your recent job performance. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Computer Science MS

The MS in Data Science is designed for individuals with career backgrounds or undergraduate degrees in business, engineering, computer science, physical/life/social sciences, mathematics, the liberal arts, and education who want to enhance their data analytics and information science skills and credentials.

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Requirements

  • GRE is recommended but not required.
  • 1 letter of recommendation: from a person in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from supervisors familiar with your recent job performance. BS/MS applicants are encouraged to include a recommendation from a department faculty member willing to advise their graduate research. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Data Science MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Digital Media MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Drawing MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Students possessing a bachelor's degree and a strong academic background in electrical engineering or similar disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Admission to the MS program is competitive. In general, students must exceed the minimum requirements stated below to gain admission. However, students who do not meet these minimum requirements—but who otherwise show evidence of strong academic, professional, or research ability—may be accepted upon approval of the ECE Graduate Committee.
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, or related field of engineering, science, or mathematics, from a college or university of recognized standing. Applicants with different backgrounds may be admitted with additional course requirements needed to meet program prerequisites.
  • Demonstrated scholastic competence: typically, MS applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale for all engineering, math and physics courses will be considered.

Requirements

  • GRE waived.
  • 1 letter of recommendation: from a person in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from a supervisor familiar with your recent job performance. BS/MS applicants are encouraged to include a recommendation from a department faculty member willing to advise their graduate research. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Electrical Engineering MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Students possessing a master's degree and a strong academic background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or similar disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Students possessing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or similar disciplines may apply for direct admission to the PhD program if the applicants have demonstrated strong scholastic competence and great potential for conducting independent scholarly research. 
  • Admission to the program is competitive. In general, students must exceed minimum requirements to gain admission. However, students who do not meet minimum requirements—but who otherwise show evidence of strong academic, professional, or research ability—may be accepted upon approval of the ECE Graduate Committee.
  • Applicants to the PhD program must have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement.

Requirements

  • GRE is recommended but not required.
  • 1 letter of recommendation: from a person in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from a supervisor familiar with your recent job performance. BS/MS applicants are encouraged to include a recommendation from a department faculty member willing to advise their graduate research. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Electrical Engineering PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Students possessing a bachelor's or master's degree and a strong academic background in any of the four program tracks (Applied Mechanics and Materials, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Information Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering) or similar disciplines are encouraged to apply for admission to the EAS PhD program.
  • Generally, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) is required or a minimum graduate GPA of 3.25.
  • Applications indicating option preferences will be made directly to the PhD program and reviewed by admissions committees in the selected options. Admission is made by the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and the Dean of the College of Engineering upon the recommendation of the EAS Graduate Program Director and the admissions director of the major option.

Requirements

  • GRE is waived.
  • 2 letter of recommendation: from a person in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from a supervisor familiar with your recent job performance. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Engineering & Applied Science PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Fibers MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GMAT, LSAT or GRE score. Alternatively, some applicants may qualify for GMAT waiver.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer. Applicants will be required to provide each recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Finance MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GMAT, LSAT or GRE score. Alternatively, some applicants may qualify for GMAT waiver.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer. Applicants will be required to provide each recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Finance: Quantitative MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Graphic Design MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GMAT, LSAT or GRE score. Alternatively, some applicants may qualify for GMAT waiver.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer. Applicants will be required to provide each recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Healthcare Management MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Illustration MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Integrative Biology PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Scholarly writing sample in Portuguese (minimum 10 pages of writing).
  • GRE score — recommended especially for assistantship consideration, not required.
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Completion of an undergraduate major in one of the basic scientific disciplines or engineering, or strong multidisciplinary training.
  • Completion of at least six semesters of coursework in the natural sciences, generally to include biology, chemistry, and/or physics.
  • Preparation in mathematics at least through integral calculus is strongly encouraged.

Requirements

  • GRE is optional.
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Marine Science and Technology MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Completion of an undergraduate major in one of the basic scientific disciplines or engineering, or strong multidisciplinary training.
  • Completion of at least six semesters of coursework in the natural sciences, generally to include biology, chemistry, and/or physics.
  • Preparation in mathematics at least through integral calculus is strongly encouraged.

Requirements

  • GRE is optional.
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Marine Science and Technology PSM

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Completion of an undergraduate major in one of the basic scientific disciplines or engineering, or strong multidisciplinary training.
  • Completion of at least six semesters of coursework in the natural sciences, generally to include biology, chemistry, and/or physics.
  • Preparation in mathematics at least through integral calculus is strongly encouraged.

Requirements

  • GRE is optional.
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Marine Science and Technology PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Admission requirements include a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field from a college or university of recognized standing. Applicants with different backgrounds may be admitted with additional course requirements needed to meet program prerequisites.
  • Minimum requirements for admission are a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0), although other evidence of professional competence can be considered for students who do not meet this criteria

Requirements

  • GRE is recommended.
  • 3 letter of recommendation: from a person in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from a supervisor familiar with your recent job performance. BS/MS applicants are encouraged to include a recommendation from a department faculty member willing to advise their graduate research. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Mechanical Engineering MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Applicants should

  • have achieved a GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate study.
  • hold a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from a program accredited by the ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE. Registered Nurses with an associates degree in nursing and a bachelor degree in a related field may seek admission through the Graduate Admission Program (GAP). Post Master's DNP applicants must be certified NPs and hold a master's degree in nursing from a program accredited by ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE.
  • hold a current license to practice professional nursing in MA or be eligible to obtain a license.

Requirements

  • a copy of your license.
  • the GRE is NOT required.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Recommenders should document competence and leadership in professional nursing practice. If possible, one reference should be from a supervisor who is a professional nurse that holds a DNP and one from a nurse educator. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioner

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum GPA of 3.0 and Master’s degree minimum GPA of 3.3.
  • One of these two degrees is from an accredited nursing program.
  • Master’s level courses that include exposure to theory and research, and a course in multivariate statistics. For BS-PhD applicants, these will be completed in the program.
  • For BS-PhD applicants, BS minimum GPA of 3.5.

Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation from people who have supervised the applicant in the academic, professional, or community service setting. If possible, at least one recommendation should be from a doctorally-prepared faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s academic work and capacity. The recommendations should address the applicant’s ability to do graduate work, and potential to advance the discipline of nursing through scholarship. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose should include research interest and intent. In the first part (up to 250 words), give your reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study. In the second part (up to 1,000 words), indicate your research interests and goals for doctoral study.
  • Scholarly writing samples (for example, a peer reviewed publication or a paper from school), minimum of 10 pages of writing.
  • Applicants must be registered nurses and submit copy of RN license.

Learn more about Nursing PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Painting MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Photography MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

An undergraduate degree in physics is not required for admission to or support in the MS in Physics program. Many of our most successful students have earned undergraduate degrees in other fields, usually in engineering or a closely-related science, such as mechanical engineering, mathematics, or computer science.

Applicants from other disciplines should contact the Physics Program Director prior to submitting their materials to discuss the particulars of their case.

We suggest that our applicants have a 3.0 GPA but this is not a firm requirement.

Requirements

  • GRE score: Not required but recommended, especially for assistantship consideration.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: from persons in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from supervisors familiar with your recent job performance. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Physics MS

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GRE score – recommended especially for assistantship consideration, not required.
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.
  • Writing sample in Portuguese (minimum 10 pages of writing)

Learn more about Portuguese Studies MA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Printmaking MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Writing sample: academic or professional work that demonstrates readiness for graduate work (10-15 pages).
  • GRE is waived.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: from persons in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from supervisors familiar with your recent job performance. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

 

Learn more about Professional Writing & Communication MA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or closely related field including human services, sociology, education and/or work experience in the ABA field.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system is required. Students not meeting this requirement but who otherwise give evidence of strong academic ability may be admitted.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to obtain letters from both academic settings addressing academic readiness, and from work settings addressing capacity for employment in ABA. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis MA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis prior to the deadline. We recommend submitting your application by the priority deadline for the best chance of admittance. Most spots are already filled by the final deadline. Applicants are accepted into the program once a year, for the fall semester only.

Successful candidates have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a closely related field.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale. Students not meeting this requirement but who otherwise give evidence of strong academic ability may be accepted.
  • Completion of psychology statistics or research methods course.
  • Some work experience related to the field of Psychology/Social Work.

In addition, this psychology option has specific admissions requirements:

  • 3 letters of recommendation, one should be submitted from a present or former agency supervisor capable of addressing your clinical potential. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, while not required, will be considered if submitted.
  • Final candidates will be required to attend a personal interview with the Admissions Committee. Interviews are held mid-February.
  • Upon acceptance to the program, students are required to sign acknowledgments of the conditions of a Competency/Fitness and a Full Participation policy.

Learn more about Psychology: Clinical MA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree, and an interest in research. Students must demonstrate evidence of potential to excel in course work and research. Admission decisions will be made based on all of the submitted documents (e.g., research experience/interest, personal statement, GPA, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Requirements:

  • 2 letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with student’s academic or research experience. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.
  • The personal statement should include evidence of research interest/experience and the reason they believe our graduate program is a good fit (students are encouraged to specify the faculty members they would like to work with or the preferred area of research).
  • The submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores is optional, but the scores will be considered as part of the application if submitted.
  • A sample of student’s writing is optional.
  • Admitted students must have successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course before beginning the program.

Learn more about Psychology: Research MA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 20 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Sculpture MFA

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GRE is waived
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about STEM Education PhD

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • International students are not eligible for this program. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
  • The statement of purpose should be approximately 1-2 pages in length and describe your beliefs about teaching and learning and why you have chosen teaching as a profession.
  • MTEL results are currently not required for admission.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from someone who can attest to your ability/potential as a teacher. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.
  • Copy of Initial License (Professional Licensure Program application requirement only).

 

Learn more about Teaching MAT

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • GMAT, LSAT or GRE score. Alternatively, some applicants may qualify for GMAT waiver.
  • 2 letters of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer. Applicants will be required to provide each recommender's name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Technology Management MS

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs

The following certificates have additional requirements.

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • References. Document listing two references and the contact information for each.
  • Portfolio of 10 images representing your artwork, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Please submit the portfolio via slideroom.

Learn more about Artisanry PBC

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Applicants are required to hold an appropriate undergraduate degree such as a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or BS in other closely related disciplines.

Learn more about Computer Networks & Distributed Systems Graduate Certificate

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Please submit 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Design PBC

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

  • Portfolio of 10 images representing your art work, process of thinking, implementation of concepts, and studio production. The portfolio is the equivalent of the entrance examinations which other academic areas often require. Submit your portfolio to: SlideRoom.
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants will be required to provide the recommenders name and email address so we can contact the recommender for the letter of recommendation.

Learn more about Fine Arts PBC

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration. 

Learn more about Professional Writing & Communication Grad Cert

Candidates must submit the required application materials, university requirements and program-specific requirements, for consideration.

Applicants are required to hold an appropriate undergraduate degree such as a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or BS in other closely related disciplines.

Learn more about Software Development & Design Graduate Certificate

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • MTEL score report

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
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

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