Admission Information

Preferences for admittance to the program will be given to individuals already working in the field of international development or other international organizations seeking to advance their careers through additional certification. The program will also be strongly looking to recruit individuals from the developing world with strong academic backgrounds who are looking to make themselves attractive to international development recruiters. Individuals with no international development background but with a strong academic background in development economics, international relations or relevant technical disciplines (IT, health, engineering) will also be considered.

To be accepted in the program, applicants must:

  1. Submit a completed Graduate Application form.
  2. Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  3. Submit a resume.
  4. Submit official transcripts from every institution previously attended.
  5. Submit a TOEFL (or IELTS) score that meets the requirements of the University of Massachusetts Boston for graduate study.
  6. Submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of interests/intent.
  7. Have access to computer technology for online study.

Applicants whose undergraduate work was completed outside of the United States may be required to submit English proficiency test results, even if they are permanent residents or citizens of the U.S. Please refer to the International Graduate Applicants page to see if this requirement applies to you.

It’s not too late to apply!

If you are interested in applying for admission, please contact:

Jennifer Clifford
Graduate Program Director

State Eligibility

UMass Boston is not currently accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states.