Skip to main content.

Admission process

Undergraduate degree applicants

  1. Complete and submit your online application.
  2. Submit $30 non-refundable application fee; we accept MasterCard or Visa.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college or university courses for which you enrolled.

Students with fewer than 13 college credits will be required to:

  • Have your high school transcript sent to UMass Dartmouth.
  • Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to UMass Dartmouth.
  • Send a personal statement of up to 500 words that demonstrates qualities of leadership, community service, work experiences and/or other significant interests.

Students who complete high school through the GED program must submit a copy of the GED certificate from the state, along with a copy of your GED test record. An official high school transcript is still required.

RN-BS degree applicants need to submit copy of active Nursing license or date of Nursing exam.

Apply Now

Second Degree Accelerated BS in Nursing applicants

  1. Complete and submit your online application.
  2. Submit $30 non-refundable application fee; we accept MasterCard or Visa.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college or university courses for which you enrolled.

This program is not eligible for tuition waivers or credits.

  • Submit an essay that does not exceed 600 words that answers the three following questions (email PDF attachments to online@umassd.edu):
    • Why do you want to pursue a career in nursing?
    • Discuss your skills and strengths which will help you to succeed in this accelerated program.
    • What challenges do you anticipate?
  • Send in your professional resume. Email PDF attachments to online@umassd.edu
  • Have your official TEAS test scores sent to UMass Dartmouth
  • Three professional letters of recommendation with at least one being an academic reference should be sent directly from your recommenders via their professional e-mail address (gmail, yahoo, etc will not be accepted) to online@umassd.edu, or sealed letters may be mailed or hand delivered to:
    UMass Dartmouth Online & Continuing Education
    Foster Administration Building, Room 001
    285 Old Westport Road 
    Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
  • Must have a GPA of 3.00 or better in original degree. Mail official transcripts to:
    UMass Dartmouth Online & Continuing Education
    Foster Administration Building, Room 001
    285 Old Westport Road 
    Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
  • An overall GPA of 3.20 is required for the seven prerequisite courses:
    • Growth & Development Across the Life Span – 3 credits
    • Anatomy & Physiology I with lab – 4 credits (Online version of this course not accepted)
    • Anatomy & Physiology II with lab – 4 credits (Online version of this course not accepted)
    • Chemistry – 3 credits
    • Medical Microbiology with lab – 4 credits (Online version of this course not accepted)
    • Nutrition – 3 credits
    • Introduction/Basic Statistics – 3 credits
  • A TOEFL or IELTS score is required if you do not hold an undergraduate degree from an U.S. higher education institution.

Begin by submitting your application online. Then mail or deliver the supporting application materials, listed above, before the program admission deadline.

Apply Now

Medical Laboratory Science MLT-MLS BS (Online) applicants

  1. Complete and submit your online application.
  2. Submit $30 non-refundable application fee; we accept MasterCard or Visa.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college or university courses for which you enrolled.
  4. Provide the Statement of Support and the Clinical Facility Fact Sheet completed by a current employer or practicum site that indicates agreement to support your clinical experience.
  5. Send in your professional resume. Email PDF attachments to online@umassd.edu
    • Resume must show a minimum of one year and a half (18 months) of full-time work experience (or part-time equivalent) currently working as a MLT in a clinical lab setting.
  6. Hold an associate degree from a NAACLS accredited CLT/MLT program or equivalent coursework. You can verify your program is NAACLS accredited by visiting their website.
  7. Submit proof of current ASCP CLT/MLT certification by mail, or email a copy to online@umassd.edu.
  8. Must have a GPA of 3.00 or better in original MLT degree program.
  9. A TOEFL or IELTS score is required if you do not hold an undergraduate degree from a U.S. higher education institution.

Begin by submitting your application online. Then mail or deliver your official transcripts and supporting application materials, listed above, before the program admission deadline.

UMass Dartmouth Online & Continuing Education
Foster Administration Building, Room 001
285 Old Westport Road 
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

Apply Now

Undergraduate international applicants

  1. Complete and submit your online application.
  2. Submit $30 non-refundable application fee; we accept MasterCard or Visa.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college or university courses for which you enrolled.

In addition to the application for admission, the following are required:

  • Official SAT or ACT score results, unless 24 transferable credit hours have been completed at a two-year (e.g. community college) or four-year accredited institution.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report, unless the student has attended, for at least one year as a full-time student, a school in a country* where English is the sole primary language 
  • Since the application process for international students requires more time for a thorough review of all required credentials, applications should be filed a month prior to the beginning of the desired start term.
  • Students whose transcripts are from a college or university in another country should have their transcript and courses evaluated by an approved U.S. evaluating agency, such as Center for Educational Documents or World Education Services.
  • International students are not eligible for financial aid.

*Qualifying countries are Australia, Canada (except Quebec), England, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, United States, or Wales.

Graduate international applicants

  • Permanent home address in country of citizenship.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate that they are proficient in English. Most do this by taking the TOEFL/ IELTS. Contact us for more information.

Apply Now

Graduate degree applicants

  • Complete all required fields on the application, indicated by an asterisk (*).
  • Non-refundable application fee of $60 is required (MasterCard or Visa).
  • Capitalize the first letter of proper names.
  • Statement of purpose (minimum 300 words): indicate your graduate study objectives, research/creative interests and experience, undergraduate and graduate experience, and business or industry experience, as applicable. Be sure that your name and the name of your desired program appear on the first page. We will use this essay to assess how well your academic interests and long-range goals match the academic program to which you are applying.
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless if a credential was earned or not).
  • 2 Letters of recommendation.
  • MS in Nursing only: submit copy of current license to practice professional nursing in the state where you live.
  • Required Standardized Tests (GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS School Code 3786)
    • Healthcare Management:
      Official GMAT score minimum of 400 required. Waived if certain criteria met.
    • MBA:
      Official GMAT score (or equivalent) test score. Waived if certain criteria met.
    • MPP:
      Official GRE score. Waived if applicant has already earned a Master’s degree or higher; has successfully completed a UMass Dartmouth Education, Public Management, or Environmental Post-Baccalaureate Certificate; or is submitting LSAT scores as a joint JD/MPP program applicant.

Mail or email supporting application materials to:

UMass Dartmouth Online & Continuing Education
Foster Administration Building, Room 001
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

Or email: online@umassd.edu

Apply Now

Graduate certificate applicants

  • Complete all required fields on the application, indicated by an asterisk (*)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $60 is required (MasterCard or Visa).
  • Capitalize the first letter of proper names.
  • Statement of purpose (minimum 300 words). Indicate your graduate study objectives, research/creative interests and experience, undergraduate and graduate experience, and business or industry experience, as applicable. Be sure that your name and the name of your desired program appear on the first page. We will use this essay to assess how well your academic interests and long-range goals match the academic program to which you are applying.
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless if a credential was earned or not).

Mail or email supporting application materials to:

UMass Dartmouth Online & Continuing Education
Foster Administration Building, Room 001
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300 

Or email: online@umassd.edu

Apply Now

Transfer credits

Student Support Advisors are available to assess how credit for courses taken at other institutions will transfer to UMass Dartmouth prior to your admission. The college Deans (or designees) make the final determination of how credits will transfer. 

  • A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade for receiving transfer credit.
  • Transfer credits are recorded on the student's permanent UMass Dartmouth record.
  • We will accept up to 75 transfer credits to apply to your UMassD degree requirements. Your advisor will provide more detail about your transfer credits.
  • A minimum of 45 credits must be completed at UMass Dartmouth to meet the "academic residency requirements."

More information: Credit for Prior Learning

Online application requirements

Use "mixed case" when entering proper name information; for example, use Jane Doe not JANE DOE or jane doe.
Once your application has been submitted, you cannot make corrections or upload documents to it online. If you must make a correction later or need to submit further documents, please email online@umassd.edu or contact 508.999.9202.

Mailing materials

Online & Continuing Education
Foster Administration Room 001
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road 
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

Student identification number

After you apply online, you will receive your student identification number from UMass Dartmouth. Please include your name and your student identification number on all correspondence.

Readmission to UMass Dartmouth

If you were previously a UMass Dartmouth degree-seeking student, please complete the readmission application. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 508.999.8615 or email registrar@umassd.edu if you have questions.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

UMass Dartmouth offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, loan programs, and payment plans to help students and their families with educational expenses as well as some specific scholarship opportunities for online and continuing education students.

+