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).