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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

Doctor of Philosophy

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

Master of Public Policy

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Public Policy (online) Rolling 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 DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling  Rolling GMAT (or waiver)
Biology/Marine Biology Jan. 15 Fall only  Fall only GRE
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable GRE 
Chemistry & Biochemistry March 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable GRE recommended for TA or RA support
Civil & Environmental Engineering Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable  GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CEN
Computer Science (online or on campus) Feb. 15 Nov. 15  June 1 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CIS
Data Science Feb. 15 Nov. 15 (international)
Dec. 15 (full or part-time)
 Not applicable GRE
Electrical or Computer Engineering Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable GRE unless UMass  Dartmouth graduate in any COE major
Finance Rolling Rolling  Rolling GMAT (or waiver)
Healthcare Management (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling  Rolling GMAT (or waiver)
Marine Science & Technology Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable GRE
Marine Science & Technology — COAST (PSM option) Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable GRE recommended
Mechanical Engineering Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Mechanical Engineering —Industrial & Systems Engineering option  Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Nursing (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Physics March 1 Nov. 15  Not applicable GRE recommended for TA or RA support
Technology Management (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling  Rolling GMAT (or waiver)

Master of Art Education

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring deadlineTest Requirements
Art Education March 1 Nov. 15

MTELs, per program description, Portfolio

Master of Arts in Teaching

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

Master of Fine Arts

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Fine Arts (Artisanry, Fine Arts, Visual Design) Jan. 10 Nov. 15  Portfolio

Master of Business Administration

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

Certificate Programs

Certificate NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Acoustics Rolling  Rolling   Not applicable None
Artisanry Jan. 10 Nov. 15  Not applicable None
Business Analytics (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Business Foundations (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Communications Rolling  Rolling   Not applicable None
Computer Engineering Systems Rolling  Rolling   Not applicable None
Computer Science (online or on campus) Feb. 15 Nov. 15  June 1 None
Cybersecurity  Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable None
Digital Signal Processing Rolling  Rolling   Not applicable None
Educational Policy (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Electrical Engineering Systems Rolling  Rolling   Not applicable None
English as a Second Language (ESL) PreK-12 March 15 Nov. 15  June 1 None
Environmental Policy (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Finance (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Fine Arts Jan. 10 Nov. 15  Not applicable None
Industrial & Systems Engineering Feb. 15 Nov. 15  Not applicable None
International Business (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Marketing Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Organizational Leadership (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Professional Writing Rolling Rolling  Not applicable None

Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's (CAGS) (online)

Rolling Rolling Rolling None
Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Post-Master's Feb. 15 Dec. 20  Not applicable  None
Public Management (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling  None
Software Development & Design Feb. 15 Dec. 15  Not applicable None

Supply Chain Management & Information Systems (online or on campus)

Rolling Rolling  Rolling 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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