All Master’s and Doctoral Applicants must submit:
Note: All required materials must be received before the application package can be evaluated.
Ed.D. Applicants: Candidates for the Ed.D. are admitted in the summer (trimester) semester, the application deadline is October 15.
International Students: please see the additional application requirements.
Bachelor's to Master's Students: You will not need to apply via the application portal. Visit www.uml.edu/B2M to learn about the process to transition to your desired master's program.
Applications are only being accepted using the online process. Instructions are included in the online application link.
Tips for accessing and completing the online application:
Graduate Online Application
The application fee is $50 for each application and is non-refundable. Applications will not be processed until this fee is received or application fee waiver has been approved and delivered to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
In a separate document, submit a brief statement indicating your immediate and long-range goals, relevant work history, academic honors/awards received, any teaching experience and/or research conducted/published that may be pertinent to your graduate program. Two page recommended maximum.
Leadership in Education Ph.D. - Candidates should submit a statement of no more than 1,500 words, which addresses the applicant's research interests and purpose for embarking on advanced graduate study.
Leadership in Schooling Ed.D. - Candidates should submit a two-page statement of purpose in which the application describes their work as an educator to date, including a discussion of leadership roles beyond classroom teaching and professional goals, research interests, and reasons for entering a scholar-practitioner doctoral degree.
Note: If you are applying to more than one program, you will need to submit a program-specific statement of purpose with each application package.
Submit Supporting Documents
Master's applicants need to submit two (2) letters of recommendation except Education Administration: Higher Education which requires three (3) letters of recommendation. Doctoral applicants will be asked to submit three (3) letters of recommendation. You will be asked to provide (names and email addresses) referees during the application process and an automated request will be sent out after the completion of your application. Alternatively, you may use the graduate admissions recommendation form (pdf) to request letters of recommendations.
Recommendations should be from instructors who have taught you, ideally in the field to which you are applying. Recommendations may also be from employers or supervisors who are in a position to compare your performance to that of your peers. Please use the recommendation form for these.
Provide a complete and official transcript from the institution(s) that awarded or will award you a bachelor’s degree and, for doctoral programs, a master's degree. You may also include transcripts from other institutions at which you have taken relevant coursework. Please note that waiting for additional transcripts may delay review of your application.
Transcripts should be sent in sealed and signed envelopes mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions. If you received your degree from UMass Lowell, it is not necessary for you to request a transcript, we are able to provide one for you.
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
839 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854-3941
International transcripts that do not clearly indicate to the Office of Graduate Admissions that you have received a four-year bachelor’s degree, the equivalent of an American bachelor's degree must be demonstrated before an application will be processed. Please note, the Office of Graduate Admissions reserves the right to have any application credential evaluated. Baccalaureate verification may be obtained for a fee at:
Center for Educational Documentation, Inc.
P.O. Box 170116
Boston, MA 02117
Center for Educational Documentation websiteWorld Education Services website
Request that the appropriate agency send an official test score report for the GRE or GMAT to the Office of Graduate Admissions. UMass Lowell’s school code is 3911.
More information about standardized tests.
Some master's programs waive the test score requirements under certain conditions; further information is available on the GRE/GMAT/MAT Waiver Forms webpage.
A resume is required for M.Ed. Higher Ed., M.Ed. and Ed.S. Reading and Language, and doctoral programs.
Please submit a writing sample that demonstrates the applicant's ability to present a cohesive, focused and persuasive response on a topic of your choosing.