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UMass Lowell scales back Fall 2020 plan to minimize students, employees on campus. View the plan for more info.

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 EST.

If you have any questions regarding Graduate Admissions, please call 978-934-2390 or email Graduate_Admissions@uml.edu.

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

Information Regarding Graduate Student Services

The Graduate Student Services Office is remotely and will continue with all services for current graduate students virtually. Staff are available to speak with you over the phone or via virtual meetings during normal business hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.

You can schedule a virtual advising appointment online. Current graduate students may also call 978-934-2173 or email: Graduate_StudentSuccess@uml.edu with any questions.

The Graduate Student Services Office staff is committed to supporting all graduate students during this time, and are here to help guide you through a successful semester.

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 Fall 2020 & Spring 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, 2019. If not, your application for admission will not be considered for the Summer 2020 semester.

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 deadline for the Ed.D. program are October 15 and March 15 of each year.

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.

Need to send in application supporting documents?

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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Reduced Tuition Options for New England Residents

UMass Lowell offers reduced tuition options for students from Massachusetts and New England which could save qualifying students around $4000 annually.