Graduate Academic Programs, Courses, Policies, and Procedures
Published by the University of Massachusetts Boston, September 2019
The content of this publication is managed by Academic Affairs.
Information contained within this catalog is accurate as of the date(s) of publication and subject to change.
Using This Catalog
This catalog contains important information about graduate courses, academic programs, departments, policies and procedures, and resources at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Information is organized into sections which can be found using the menu on the left-hand side of all catalog pages or by using the catalog search feature at the top of the menu.
As information presented in this catalog may change after publication, it is recommended that individuals consult relevant university departments and officials when making academic decisions.
If you wish to find a particular course description, you can click on the Course Descriptions link in the navigation bar on the left and search by:
- course number
- course prefix
There are two ways to locate information about specific master’s, PhD, and certificate programs.
To go directly to specific degree requirements and admissions requirements, click on “Graduate Programs” in the navigation bar on the left. Programs are listed in alphabetical order by degree type.
You can also click on “Colleges, Schools, & Departments” in the navigation bar on the left. Programs are listed alphabetically within their administrative unit. For degree requirements and admissions information, click on the degree you are interested in.
Links to information on financial aid and assistantships, academic policies, grant support, and general information about the university are found under the appropriate headings in the navigation bar on the left.
Additional information about the university can be found online at www.umb.edu.
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