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Graduate Program Deadlines and Requirements

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Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology April 15 Nov. 15 GRE
Chemistry & Biochemistry April 15 Nov. 1 GRE
Electrical (or Computer) Engineering April 15 Nov. 1 GRE unless UMass  Dartmouth graduate in any COE major
Engineering & Applied Science April 15 Nov. 15 GRE
Integrative Biology April 15 Fall only GRE
Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory April 15 Dec. 1 None
Marine Science & Technology April 15 Nov. 15 GRE
Nursing PhD (see below for DNP) April 15 Fall only None
STEM Education April 15 Fall only GRE

Doctor of Education

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Rolling Summer only GRE or GMAT or Waiver

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Nursing Practice (see above for PhD) April 15 Fall only None

Juris Doctor

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Law June 30 Fall only LSAT

Master's Programs

Master of Arts

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Portuguese Studies April 15 Nov. 15 None
Professional Writing & Communication Rolling Rolling None
Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis August 15 Fall only None
Psychology, Clinical April 15 Fall only None
Psychology, Research Rolling Fall only None

Master of Public Policy

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Public Policy (online) Rolling Rolling GRE or GMAT or waiver unless applicant has earned graduate degree from accredited school, or unless applicant has completed the Educational Policy, Environmental Policy or Public Management certificate program.

Master of Science

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting Rolling Rolling GMAT (or waiver)
Biology/Marine Biology April 15 Fall only GRE
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology April 15 Nov. 15 GRE 
Chemistry & Biochemistry April 15 Nov. 1 GRE recommended for TA or RA support
Civil & Environmental Engineering April 15 Nov. 15 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CEN
Computer Science (online or on campus) April 15 Nov. 15 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CIS
Data Science April 15 Nov. 15 (international)
Dec. 15 (full or part-time)
GRE
Electrical or Computer Engineering April 15 Nov. 1 GRE unless UMass  Dartmouth graduate in any COE major
Finance Rolling Rolling GMAT (or waiver)
Healthcare Management (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling GMAT (or waiver)
Marine Science & Technology April 15 Nov. 15 GRE
Marine Science & Technology — COAST (PSM option) April 15 Nov. 15 GRE recommended
Mechanical Engineering April 15 Nov. 15 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Mechanical Engineering —Industrial & Systems Engineering option  April 15 Nov. 15 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Nursing (online) Rolling Summer only None
Physics April 15 Nov. 15 GRE recommended for TA or RA support
Technology Management Rolling Rolling GMAT (or waiver)

Master of Art Education

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring deadlineTest Requirements
Art Education Aug. 1 Oct. 15

MTELs, per program description, Portfolio

Master of Arts in Teaching

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Middle/Secondary Education, Professional License Aug. 1 Dec. 15 MTELs, per program description
Non-Licensure Aug. 1 Dec. 15 MTELs, GRE, or GMAT

Master of Fine Arts

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Fine Arts (Artisanry, Fine Arts, Visual Design) April 15  Oct. 15  Portfolio

Master of Business Administration

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Business Administration (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling GMAT (or waiver)

Certificate Programs

Certificate NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting Rolling Rolling None
Acoustics Rolling  Rolling  None
Artisanry April 15 Nov. 15 None
Business Analytics June 1 Dec. 15 None
Business Foundations (online) Rolling Rolling None
Communications Rolling  Rolling  None
Computer Engineering Systems Rolling  Rolling  None
Computer Science Aug. 1 Nov. 15 None
Computing Infrastructure Security Aug. 1 Nov. 15 None
Digital Signal Processing Rolling  Rolling  None
Educational Policy (online) Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Electrical Engineering Systems Rolling  Rolling  None
English as a Second Language (ESL) PreK-12 Aug. 1 Nov. 15 None
Environmental Policy (online) Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Finance Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Fine Arts April 15 Nov. 15 None
Industrial & Systems Engineering Aug. 1 Nov. 15 None
International Business (online) Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Marketing Rolling Rolling None
Organizational Leadership (online) Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Professional Writing Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Post-Master's Aug. 15 Dec. 20 None
Public Management (online) Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Software Development & Design Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Supply Chain Management & Information Systems Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None

* For fall applicants, the deadline for priority consideration for university assistantships or fellowships is typically Jan.15. For spring applicants, such deadline is typically Nov. 1.  Only full-time and degree-seeking students are eligible for university assistantships or fellowships.

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