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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 June 15 Jan. 19 GRE
Chemistry & Biochemistry June 15 Jan. 19 GRE
Electrical (or Computer) Engineering June 15 Jan. 19 GRE unless UMass  Dartmouth graduate in any COE major
Engineering & Applied Science June 15 Jan. 19 GRE
Integrative Biology June 15 Fall only GRE
Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory July 1 Jan. 19 None
Marine Science & Technology June 15 Jan. 19 GRE
Nursing PhD (see below for DNP) June 15 Fall only None
STEM Education June 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) June 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 July 1 Jan. 19 None
Professional Writing & Communication Rolling Rolling None
Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis June 15 Fall only None
Psychology, Clinical April 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 June 15 Fall only  Fall only GRE
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable GRE 
Chemistry & Biochemistry June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable GRE recommended for TA or RA support
Civil & Environmental Engineering June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable  GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CEN
Computer Science (online or on campus) June 15 Jan. 19  June 1 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CIS
Data Science June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable GRE
Electrical or Computer Engineering June 15 Jan. 19  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 June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable GRE
Marine Science & Technology — COAST (PSM option) June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable GRE recommended
Mechanical Engineering June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Mechanical Engineering —Industrial & Systems Engineering option  June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Nursing (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Physics July 1 Jan. 19  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 July 1 Jan. 19

MTELs, per program description, Portfolio

Master of Arts in Teaching

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineSummer DeadlineTest Requirements
Middle/Secondary Education, Professional License June 15 Jan. 19 July 1 MTELs, per program description
Non-Licensure June 15 Jan. 19 July 1 MTELs, GRE, or GMAT

Master of Fine Arts

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Fine Arts (Artisanry, Fine Arts, Visual Design) June 15 Jan. 19  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 June 15 Jan. 19  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) June 15 Jan. 19  June 1 None
Cybersecurity  June 15 Jan. 19  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 June 15 Jan. 19  July 1 None
Environmental Policy (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Finance (online or on campus) Rolling Rolling  Rolling None
Fine Arts June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable None
Industrial & Systems Engineering June 15 Jan. 19  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 June 15 Jan. 19  Not applicable  None
Public Management (online) Rolling Rolling  Rolling  None
Software Development & Design June 15 Jan. 19  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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