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Certificate Application

Applying to a Graduate Certificate Program

UMass Lowell Graduate Certificate Programs provide knowledge and expertise that are vital in today's rapidly changing workplace. In many cases, graduate certificate courses may be applied toward a master's degree at UMass Lowell. Most graduate certificates consist of four courses, for a total of 12 graduate credits. This is a great way to earn a graduate-level credential on the way to earning your master's.

How to Apply

Fine Arts, Humanities and Social ScienceZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Francis College of Engineering - Fall 2019*Francis College of Engineering - Spring 2020
College of EducationManning School of Business
Interdisciplinary Programs 
BioMedical-BioTechnology, Marine Science
Kennedy College of Sciences
  • Application Information for all Colleges, for *Francis College of Engineering Spring 2020 Applicants please refer to the information section.
  • Application Fee is $50 for all applicants.
  • An official transcript indicating a completed bachelor’s degree is required.Please note: If your bachelor's degree is from outside of the U.S., you may be required to take the TOEFL examination and have your transcript reviewed by an outside agency. Please see our international graduate application requirements section for more information on standardized testing.
  • No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs.
  • You may apply to more than one certificate program but can only take 12 credits maximum before enrolling in an advanced degree. To complete more than one graduate certificate, you must be enrolled in an advanced degree. Please visit the UMass Lowell Graduate online Catalog for more information.

An official letter of decision, sent to the address listed on the application, will contain information on how to register for classes.

All materials received by the Office of Graduate Admissions become the property of that office and in no case will be given to the student or a third party.

*Francis College of Engineering Certificate Application Process:

The application process for graduate certificate programs is simple and straightforward. It is open to candidates with a B.S. in engineering or related field. The graduate record exam (GRE) and letters or recommendation are not required for admission.

  • The application Fee is $75 for all applicants.
  • An official transcript indicating a completed bachelor’s degree is required. Please note: If your bachelor's degree is from outside of the U.S., you may be required to take the TOEFL examination and have your transcript reviewed by an outside agency. Please see our international graduate application requirements section for more information on standardized testing.
  • You may apply to more than one certificate program but can only take 12 credits maximum before enrolling in an advanced degree. To complete more than one graduate certificate, you must be enrolled in an advanced degree. Please visit the UMass Lowell Graduate online Catalog for more information.