Second Degree/Previous Degree

A student is considered to be seeking a second baccalaureate degree if the student has previously earned a baccalaureate degree at a college or university accredited by one of the United States’ regional accrediting bodies.   To obtain a second baccalaureate degree at UMass Boston, a student is required to complete the requirements of the declared major, complete at least thirty credits in residence and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. (Note that students whose first baccalaureate degree is from UMass Boston may be subject to additional restrictions.  Students whose degree is from another school must have a total of 120/123 credits to graduate.)(passed governance 11/2013)

Students whose first degree is from UMass Boston can apply for a second undergraduate degree using the Second Degree application.

Students whose first degree is from another school should file an admissions application. For information on applying and financial aid please check our web page:

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