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Changes to Graduate Studies admission requirements

In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, admission requirements for graduate degree and certificate programs may have changed.
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Doctoral  |  Master's  | Certificate

Doctoral Programs

ProgramFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology PhDAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE, waived for applicants with cumulative baccalaureate degree GPA 3.00.
Chemistry/Biochemistry PhDAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE
Electrical Engineering (PhD) and Electrical Engineering with Computer Engineering Option (PhD)August 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in any COE major
Engineering & Applied Science PhDAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableNone
Integrative Biology PhDAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE, waived for applicants with cumulative baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree GPA equal or greater than 3.30.
Law JDJune 30Fall onlyNot applicableLSAT
Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory PhDAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableNone
Marine Science and Technology PhDAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE recommended
Nursing DNPAugust 25Fall onlyNot applicableNone
Nursing PhDAugust 25Fall onlyNot applicableNone
STEM Education PhDAugust 25Fall onlyNot applicableNone

Master's Programs

ProgramFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting MSRollingRollingRollingNone
Accounting MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Art Education MAE OnlineRollingRollingRollingMTELs, per program description, Portfolio
Biology MS or Marine Biology MSAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableGRE
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology MSAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableGRE, waived for applicants with cumulative baccalaureate degree GPA 3.00.
Ceramics MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Chemistry/Biochemistry MSAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableGRE
Civil & Environmental Engineering MSAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableNone
Computer Engineering MSAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableNone
Computer Science MSAugust 25Oct. 15May 15GRE recommended
Computer Science MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingGRE recommended
Data Science MSAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE recommended
Digital Media MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Drawing MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Electrical Engineering MSAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableNone
Fibers MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Finance MSRollingRollingRollingNone
Graphic Design MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Healthcare Management MSRollingRollingRollingNone
Healthcare Management MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Illustration MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Jewelry/Metals MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Marine Science and Technology MSAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableGRE recommended
Marine Science and Technology PSMAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableGRE recommended
Master of Business Administration MBARollingRollingRollingNone
Master of Business Administration MBA OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Mechanical Engineering MSAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE recommended
Mechanical Engineering MS - Industrial & Systems Engineering OptionAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE recommended
Nursing MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Painting MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Photography MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Physics MSAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableGRE recommended for TA or RA support
Portuguese Studies MAAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableGRE recommended
Printmaking MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Professional Writing & Communication MARollingRollingNot applicableNone
Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis MARollingRollingNot applicableNone
Psychology: Clinical MAApril 1Fall onlyNot applicableNone
Psychology: Research MARollingFall onlyNot applicableNone
Public Policy MPP (Online)RollingRollingRollingGRE 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.
Sculpture MFAAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicablePortfolio
Teaching MATAugust 25Nov. 1July 5MTELs
Technology Management MSRollingRollingRollingNone
Technology Management MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone

Certificates

ProgramFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting Graduate CertificateRollingRollingRollingNone
Accounting Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Acoustics Graduate CertificateRollingRollingNot applicableNone
Artisanry PBCRolling (March 15 priority)Oct. 15Not applicableNone
Artisanry-Ceramics PBC OnlineRolling (March 15 priority)Oct. 15Not applicablenone
Business Analytics Graduate CertificateRollingRollingRollingNone
Business Analytics Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Business Foundations Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Communications Graduate CertificateRollingRollingNot applicableNone
Computer Systems Graduate CertificateRollingRollingNot applicableNone
Computer Science Graduate CertificateAugust 25Nov. 1May 15None
Computer Science Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Cybersecurity Graduate CertificateAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableNone
Data Science Graduate CertificateAugust 25Nov. 1May 15None
Design PBCAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableNone
Digital Signal Processing Graduate Certificate RollingRollingNot applicableNone
Educational Policy Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Electrical Engineering Systems Graduate CertificateRollingRollingNot applicableNone
English as a Second Language (ESL) PreK-12 Graduate CertificateAugust 25Nov. 1July 5None
Environmental Policy Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Finance Graduate CertificateRollingRollingRollingNone
Finance Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Fine Arts PBCAugust 25Oct. 15Not applicableNone
Industrial & Systems Engineering Graduate CertificateAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableNone
International Business Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Marketing Graduate CertificateRollingRollingRollingNone
Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP CAGSRollingRollingRollingNone
Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health NP CAGS OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Professional Writing & Communication Graduate CertificateRollingRollingNot applicableNone
Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate CertificateRollingRollingNot applicableNone
Public Management Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Radio Frequency Photonics Graduate CertificateRollingRollingNot applicableNone
Software Development & Design Graduate CertificateAugust 25Nov. 1Not applicableNone
Supply Chain Management Graduate CertificateRollingRollingRollingNone
Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone

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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