Admissions & Financial Aid

Graduate Admissions

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Welcome to Graduate Admissions at the University of Massachusetts Boston—Boston’s only public research university. The Graduate Admissions website provides all the information you need to apply to one of our 36 doctoral programs and tracks, 48 master's programs and tracks, and 38 graduate certificate programs.

If you have questions about the graduate admissions process or our website, please call us at 617.287.6400 or send an email message to

Graduate Studies Catalog for 2010-2012 (Print version)

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Why UMass Boston?

Bob Chen speaks with his colleagues as three sensor buoys are readied for the spring.

Bob Chen

Professor of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences; BA Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University; PhD Marine Chemistry, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego

“They call me an urban oceanographer because I study the ocean water right off Morrissey Boulevard.”

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