Admission Requirements

Download an Admissions Checklist (docx)
for the Gerontology PhD Program at UMass Boston

To apply to the PhD Program, students must submit:

  1. Application fee
  2. Completed graduate application form
  3. Official transcripts including evidence of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution demonstrating a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better
  4. Official GRE Test score report scores (verbal and quantitative)
    Our institutional code is 3924 when you register for the exam
  5. Three letters of recommendation
    Download the recommendation form (PDF)
  6. Personal statement
  7. Official TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores Report, if applicable
    More info for international students on exam waivers and other requirements
  • Review of applications will begin February 1. Those wishing to be considered for funding should submit their application by this date. Applications may be submitted through the June 1 deadline
  • Priority is given to students seeking full-time status

Application materials should be sent to:

Graduate Admissions Office
University of Massachusetts
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393

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