Admission Requirements

Complete applications are due in the UMass Boston Graduate Admissions Office by March 15 for enrollment in the following September. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a space-available basis. There are no spring admissions.

Applicants must submit the following:

Download a one-page admissions application checklist.

Assistantship awards are available on a competitive basis. This financial support includes tuition credit and a health insurance credit. In exchange, students will be required to work as teaching or research assistants during the semester (hours vary by type of assistantship). Prospective students interested in applying for assistantship awards should include a petition letter with their admissions materials outlining their skills and financial need.

Those undergraduate students who wish to apply to the five-year BA/MA option may do so after completing 75 undergraduate credits by the end of the fall semester before the March 15 application due date.  Click here for admissions requirements for MA/BA students You should talk to the Graduate Program Director (Randy Albelda) about your interest in the program before applying.