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

Doctoral programs

Master's programs

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs

All certificates require the following. 

  • Statement of purpose (Minimum 300 words)
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, regardless of whether a credential is earned or not.

The following certificates have additional requirements.

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