Graduate Admissions

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University of Massachusetts Lowell
Cumnock Hall, Suite 110 
31 University Ave.
Lowell, MA  01854  

978-934-2390 or 1-800-656-GRAD

Admission Requirements

The general requirements for admission to graduate study at the University are listed below. 

  1. The applicant must show official evidence of having earned a baccalaureate degree or its U.S. equivalent from an accredited college or university.   If an international transcript does not adequately demonstrate that an applicant has the equivalent of an American bachelor's or master's degree, the Office of Graduate Admissions will require such verification by an independent service such as the Center for Educational Documentation , ( ) Boston, MA (617-338-7171).  
  2. The degree must have been earned with a satisfactory scholastic average to demonstrate that the applicant has had adequate preparation for the field in which graduate studies are to be undertaken. 
  3. The applicant must have obtained a satisfactory score on the appropriate entrance examination required for admission by the program or department to which admission is sought.  The official score report must be submitted; a photocopy of the examinee's report is unacceptable.  Unless otherwise stated under a specific program description, the required examination is the Graduate Record Examination General Test. 
  4. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all full-time graduate students (9 or more credits) must be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria.  In addition, all students in programs in the health professions, regardless of age or enrollment status, must show proof of immunization.  Students will not be permitted to register for courses at the University unless proof of immunization has been sent directly to the Director of Health Services ,( ) University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (978-934-4991). 

Departmental Requirements

The rules, regulations, and policies delineated by the University constitute only the minimum requirements for admission, retention, and graduation. Each department may have additional requirements mandated by the unique nature of its programs. It is the responsibility of the graduate student to be aware of the minimum requirements of the University and, in addition, to fulfill the special requirements of the particular program in which he or she is enrolled.