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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 PhDJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE
Chemistry/Biochemistry PhDJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE
Electrical Engineering (PhD) and Electrical Engineering with Computer Engineering Option (PhD)June 1Jan. 18Not applicableGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in any COE major
Engineering & Applied Science PhDJune 1Jan. 18Not applicableGRE
Integrative Biology PhDJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE
Law JDJune 30Fall onlyNot applicableLSAT
Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory PhDJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableNone
Marine Science and Technology PhDJune 1Jan. 18Not applicableGRE
Nursing DNPJune 15Fall onlyNot applicableNone
Nursing PhDJune 15Fall onlyNot applicableNone
STEM Education PhDJune 15Fall onlyNot applicableGRE

Master's Programs

ProgramFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting MSRollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)
Accounting MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)
Art Education MAE OnlineRollingRollingRollingMTELs, per program description, Portfolio
Biology MS or Marine Biology MSJune 15Jan. 18Fall onlyGRE
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology MSJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE
Ceramics MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Chemistry/Biochemistry MSJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE recommended for TA or RA support
Civil & Environmental Engineering MSJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CEN
Computer Engineering MSJune 1Jan. 18Not applicableGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in any COE major
Computer Science MSJune 15Jan. 18May 15GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CIS
Computer Science MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CIS
Data Science MSJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE
Digital Media MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Drawing MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Electrical Engineering MSJune 1Jan. 18Not applicableGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in any COE major
Fibers MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Finance MSRollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)
Graphic Design MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Healthcare Management MSRollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)
Healthcare Management MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)
Illustration MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Jewelry/Metals MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Marine Science and Technology MSJune 1Jan. 18Not applicableGRE
Marine Science and Technology PSMJune 1Jan. 18Not applicableGRE recommended
Master of Business Administration MBARollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)
Master of Business Administration MBA OnlineRollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)
Mechanical Engineering MSJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Mechanical Engineering MS - Industrial & Systems Engineering OptionJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Nursing MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Painting MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Photography MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Physics MSJune 1Jan. 18Not applicableGRE recommended for TA or RA support
Portuguese Studies MAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableNone
Printmaking MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not 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 MFAJune 15Jan. 18Not applicablePortfolio
Teaching MATJune 15Jan. 18June 15Professional License: MTELs, per program description. Non-License: MTELs, GRE, or GMAT
Technology Management MSRollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)
Technology Management MS OnlineRollingRollingRollingGMAT (or waiver)

Certificates

ProgramFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting Graduate CertificateRollingRollingRollingNone
Accounting Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Acoustics Graduate CertificateRollingRollingNot applicableNone
Artisanry PBCRolling (March 15 priority)Jan. 18Not applicableNone
Artisanry-Ceramics PBC OnlineRolling (March 15 priority)Jan. 18Not 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 CertificateJune 15Jan. 18May 15None
Computer Science Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Cybersecurity Graduate CertificateJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableNone
Data Science Graduate CertificateJune 15Jan. 18May 15None
Design PBCJune 15Jan. 18Not 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 CertificateJune 15Jan. 18June 15None
Environmental Policy Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Finance Graduate CertificateRollingRollingRollingNone
Finance Graduate Certificate OnlineRollingRollingRollingNone
Fine Arts PBCJune 15Jan. 18Not applicableNone
Industrial & Systems Engineering Graduate CertificateJune 15Jan. 18Not 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 CertificateJune 15Jan. 18Not 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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