Programs Requiring Submission of Test Scores
|Accounting||GMAT/GRE1||1 Details below|
|Biology/Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Biology||GRE|
|Biotechnology and Biomedical Science||GRE|
|Business Administration||GMAT/GRE1||1 Details below|
|Chemistry (MS)||GRE||Required for applicants with degree from foreign universities|
|Chemistry/Green Chemistry (PhD)||GRE|
|Clinical Psychology||GRE||General exam and psychology subject exam|
|Computer Science (PhD, MS)||GRE|
Counseling: School Counseling**, Mental Health, and Rehabilitation Programs
|GRE*||* Details below|
|Conflict Resolution (MA)||GRE*||* Details below|
|Developmental and Brain Sciences||GRE||General exam required; psychology subject test optional|
|Economics, Applied||GRE or GMAT|
|Education (MEd) Teacher Education Licensing Tracks**||** Details below|
|Education (MEd) Teacher Education Non-Licensure Track||GRE, MAT, or MTEL|
|Environmental Sciences (MS)||GRE|
|Environmental Sciences/ Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences (PhD)||GRE|
|Exercise and Health Sciences (PhD, MS)||GRE||***Details below|
|Finance||GMAT/GRE1||1 Details below|
|Gerontology (PhD, MS):||GRE||Not required for Management of Aging Service track|
|Global Governance and Human Security (PhD)||GRE|
|Global Inclusion and Social Development (PhD, MA)||GRE/GMAT|
|Higher Education (PhD, EdD)||GRE/MAT/GMAT/LSAT|
|Human Services||GRE or MAT*||* Details below|
|Information Technology||GMAT/GRE1||1 Details below|
|Instructional Design||MAT*||* Details below|
|International Management||GMAT/GRE1||1 Details below|
|Linguistics, Applied/Latin and Classical Humanities Track||GRE|
|Nursing (PhD, MS)||GRE|
|Public Administration: International Relations||GRE|
|School Psychology||GRE*||* Details below|
|Sociology, Applied||GRE or MAT|
|Special Education Licensing Tracks||MTEL**||** Details below|
|GRE or MAT**||** Details below|
|Survey Research (Cert.)||GRE|
Programs listed below recommend that applicants submit the appropriate test scores
|Critical Creative Thinking||GRE or MAT|
|Education (EdD) Education/Higher Education Administration2||GRE or MAT|
|Education/Leadership In Urban Schools||GRE or MAT|
|Educational Administration||GRE or MAT|
Please have the testing agency send your test scores directly to UMass Boston. Unofficial test score reports are not acceptable.
UMass Boston’s institution code is 3924.
1 Minimum test score for consideration: GMAT: 450 (the average score of recent successful applicants is over 550); GRE: 300 total for combined Verbal and Quantitative scores
*Test score not required if applicant holds an advanced degree from a U.S. university. Please note that some programs require the advanced degree to be in a specific field. See program description for additional details.
**Applicants may submit MTEL test results during the application process (in addition to other test results noted). Applicants who do not submit MTEL test results at this time will be required, if admitted, to submit the scores prior to the end of their first semester.
***GRE general test scores are required and, when applicable, TOEFL scores.
Note: In accordance with provisions of the General Laws of Massachusetts, Graduate Studies policy permits residents of Massachusetts who have been diagnosed as developmentally disabled (including those with specific language disabilities, such as dyslexia, but not including those whose sole disability is blindness) to request a waiver of the requirement to submit GRE, GMAT, or MAT scores. To qualify for a waiver, an applicant must submit documentation validating his or her disability. A graduate program may require an alternative mode of assessment (e.g., a writing sample) in lieu of the standardized test score. For information, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.