Aug 12, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission Requirements

Application deadlines:

  • June 1 for Fall
  • November 1 for Spring

In addition to the criteria below, applicants must meet general graduate admission requirements .

  • Current professional resume, highlighting professional and academic contributions/qualifications.
  • Official Transcripts
  • Exam Scores Required:
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores.
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Our minimum TOEFL score is 90 and our minimum IELTS score is 6.5. (Required for all applicants that submit Non-United States academic transcripts - unless stated as exempt on our international graduate applicants page- LEARN MORE HERE).
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professional or academic references
    • Applicants must provide the name and email address for 2 references as part of the online application. Those references will receive an email notification directing them to a secure site to submit their recommendation. If references prefer to type a traditional letter, it should be sent as a PDF attachment referencing the applicant’s name, student ID number and program of interest, to
  • Essay (Students may write their essay using either the standard essay prompt in the online application or the one below.)
    • Part 1 (up to 300 words): Why are you interested in attending graduate school at UMass Boston?
    • Part 2 (approx. 1,200 words): State a current issue, problem or topic from your intended field of study (This can be specific to your country, state or local community) and discuss your strategic plan as to how you would address the issue and how attending graduate school at UMass Boston will aid you in your pursuits.