Graduate Program Deadlines and Requirements

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. 1 GRE
Electrical (or Computer) Engineering Feb. 15 Nov. 1 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CE or EE
Engineering & Applied Science Feb. 15 Nov. 15 GRE
Integrative Biology Jan. 15 Fall only GRE
Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory Feb. 1 Dec. 1 GRE recommended
Marine Science & Technology Feb. 15 Nov. 15 GRE
Nursing PhD (see below for DNP) Feb. 15 Fall only GRE 
STEM Education Feb. 15 Fall only GRE

Doctor of Education

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies April 30 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 GRE recommended
Professional Writing & Communication Rolling Rolling None
Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis August 15 Fall only None
Psychology, Clinical Feb. 15 Fall only None
Psychology, Research June 30 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 June 1 (international) 
July 1 (full-time)
Aug. 1 (part-time)
Nov. 1 (international) 
Dec. 1 (full-time)
Dec. 15 (part-time)
GMAT (or waiver)
Biology/Marine Biology Jan. 15 Fall only GRE
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology March 1 Dec. 1 GRE
Chemistry & Biochemistry March 15 Nov. 1 GRE recommended
Civil & Environmental Engineering Feb. 15* Nov. 15 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in CEN
Computer Science (online or on campus) April 15*
Aug. 1 (online)
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 Feb. 15* Nov. 1 GRE unless UMass  Dartmouth graduate in EE or CE
Finance June 1 (international)
July 1 (full-time)
Aug. 1 (part-time)
Nov. 1 (international) 
Dec. 1 (full-time)
Dec. 15 (part-time)
GMAT (or waiver)
Healthcare Management (online or on campus) June 1 (international)
July 1 (full-time)
Aug. 1 (part-time)
Nov. 1 (international) 
Dec. 1 (full-time)
Dec. 15 (part-time)
GMAT (or waiver)
Marine Science & Technology Feb. 15 Nov. 15 GRE
Marine Science & Technology — COAST (PSM option) Feb. 15 Nov. 15 GRE recommended
Mechanical Engineering Feb. 15* Nov. 15 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Mechanical Engineering —Industrial & Systems Engineering option  Feb. 15* Nov. 15 GRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate in MNE
Nursing (online) March 15 Summer only None
Physics March 31* Nov. 15 GRE recommended for TA or RA support
Technology Management June 1 (international)
July 1 (full-time)
Aug. 1 (part-time or online)
Nov. 1 (international) 
Dec. 1 (full-time)
Dec. 15 (part-time)
GMAT (or waiver)

Master of Art Education

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring deadlineTest Requirements
Art Education Aug. 1 Oct. 15 MTELs, per program description

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) Jan. 11 deadline for priority consideration for assistantship/fellowship funding Oct. 15  None

Master of Business Administration

Program NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Business Administration (online or on campus) June 1 (international)
July 1 (full-time)
Aug. 1 (part-time or online)
Nov. 1 (international) 
Dec. 1 (full-time)
Dec. 15 (part-time)
GMAT (or waiver)

Certificate Programs

Certificate NameFall DeadlineSpring DeadlineTest Requirements
Accounting June 1 Dec. 15 None
Acoustics Rolling  Rolling  None
Artisanry April 20 Nov. 15 None
Business Analytics June 1 Dec. 15 None
Business Foundations (online) Aug. 1 Dec. 15 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 20 Nov. 15 None
Industrial & Systems Engineering Aug. 1 Nov. 15 None
International Business (online) Aug. 1 Dec. 15 None
Marketing Aug. 1 Dec. 15 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

Asterisk (*) indicates application deadline for full-time study. Application deadline for part-time study is August 1 unless otherwise noted.