NOTE: A course with a Pass/No Credit election cannot be applied to the university's Bachelor's to Master's Program.
In order to encourage outstanding UMass Lowell undergraduate degree students to continue their studies towards an advanced degree, qualified students may transition to the the Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Option (Bachelor's to Master's programs include the Fast Track to Teaching and Plus 1 programs.)
This option carries distinct benefits. No graduate application is required for UMass Lowell's Bachelor's to Master's programs. In addition, many departments offer course credit benefits. (For detailed information regarding specific course credit benefits, please see the Graduate Coordinator in the respective master’s degree granting department.)
The transcripts of the students who declare their intention to transition to master's programs will be reviewed by the graduate coordinator to ensure the GPA and prerequisite requirements are met. Students should also provide one letter of recommendation to support their transition to the master's program. Refer to the Bachelor's to Master's page for more information.
Any UMass Lowell undergraduate junior or senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or better may apply to a Master’s degree program at UMass Lowell under the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Option. However, to be accepted into this option the following minimum conditions must be met (individual departments may have more stringent requirements):
The graduate degree granting department may allow course credit benefits; however, the following requirements apply:
Undergraduate students are requested to apply to transition by submitting the application for transition found on the Undergraduate Bachelor's to Master's page. Students normally apply to transition in the second semester of their third year as an undergraduate (up until the last day of classes in their final semester before graduation).
The Francis College of Engineering participates in the UMass Lowell Bachelors to Master’s Program and expands this benefit to applicants from other ABET-accredited engineering programs. All applicants from ABET-accredited institutions who meet the UMass Lowell BS/MS admissions criteria may transfer (double count) eligible graduate-level credits taken for the completion of their undergraduate degree program at their home institution to their UMass Lowell (UML) master’s degree program. The maximum number of credits to be transferred will be the same as are allowed by UMass Lowell Francis students who graduate from the College of Engineering. Additionally, all Bachelors to Master’s rules and regulations, including minimum grade requirements, must be met.
Applicants for this expanded program must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 in appropriate engineering majors from other ABET-accredited institutions. As with current admissions policy in Engineering, the GRE may be waived for applicants meeting these criteria (minimum GPA from ABET-accredited engineering program).
Consistent with the current transfer policy, only graduate courses with grades of “B” or better may transfer. Also consistent with current policy, each department decides whether a course from another institution may or may not fulfill a departmental program requirement.