Admission Standards

Admission Standards

  General admissions standards are outlined in the graduate catalog. Be sure to review the program description carefully for any admissions standards set specifically for your program.

Neither the Office of Graduate Admissions nor the Graduate Coordinator for each program publish numerical admissions standards such as minimum scores for standardized tests. Coordinators have consistently chosen successful graduate candidates when they have had the flexibility to review all elements of a student’s application and make their admission decision on each student’s strengths.

Standardized Tests

All doctoral and master’s degree programs at UMass Lowell require the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test, with the exception of the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), which requires the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). The Graduate School of Education does not require the GRE for all M.Ed. and Education Specialist programs. Please see the Graduate School of Education for specific examination requirements. 

Please confirm all requirements by reviewing information in the department’s program description and the guidelines in the graduate catalog to determine what standardized tests may be required for entrance into the program that interests you. Requirements vary by program. Specific information about standardized tests may be obtained from:
Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL):
      Educational Testing Service
      Box 6151
      Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
      Tel: 609-771-7100

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE):
      Educational Testing Service
      Box 6000
      Princeton, NJ 08541-7670
      Tel: 609-771-7670

Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): 
      Pearson VUE
      5601 Green Valley Drive
      Suite 300
      Bloomington, MN 55437
      Tel: 800-717-GMAT (4628)