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Graduate Admissions

UMass Lowell offers flexible, high quality and affordable graduate programs that support skill development and career advancement.

Information for Prospective Graduate Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Test requirements temporarily waived for graduate applicants.

Graduate Admissions is operating remotely and will continue with all services virtually. Admissions staff are available to speak with prospective students over the phone or using virtual meetings during our regular business hours of:

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

If you have any questions regarding Graduate Admissions, please call 978-934-2390 or email:

We look forward to offering you the support and guidance that you need to be successful during this time.

UMass Lowell’s proactive efforts to update the university on its ongoing efforts to monitor and prepare for impacts related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) include messages to the campus community.

Read more about UMass Lowell's information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Now accepting Applications for Spring 2021 & Fall 2021 Admission

All Graduate Applicants: UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs except those noted below. Choose from more than 100 graduate programs, from traditional master's and doctoral to certificate and non-thesis professional science master's programs. Read about the application process and requirements.

Physical Therapy Applicants: All required documents including test scores, transcripts & letters of recommendations must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by November 1. If not, your application will not be considered.

Psychology Ph.D. Applicants: Application deadline is January 15, 2021.

Chemistry and Polymer Science Applicants: All required documents must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by February 15, 2020 to receive full consideration for Fall 2020 semester acceptance. Applications completed after this date will be considered for acceptance in the subsequent semester.

Education: Application deadlines for the Ed.D. program are October 15 and March 15 of each year for summer admission. We are now accepting applications for the 2022 cohort.

Criminology Ph.D. Applicants: Application deadline is February 1 for fall admission.

Global Studies Ph.D. Applicants: Application deadline is February 1 for fall admission.

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For Letters of Recommendations, Statement of Purpose, Resume, State Licensure and Writing Samples, please use the Supporting Documents button below. Transcripts and Test Scores will not be accepted through this submission portal.

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