All biomedical and biotechnology master's & doctoral applicants must submit:
- An application
- An application fee
- A statement of purpose
- Letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts
- Official test score report
Note: All required materials must be received before the application package can be evaluated.
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 the Bachelor's to Master's page to learn about the process to transition to your desired master's program.
1. Online Application
Applications are only accepted through EngineeringCAS, an application service for graduate engineering programs. All application documents and test scores need to be submitted through EngineeringCAS.
First, create a profile. Next, add your program of interest (click the filter button and select University of Massachusetts - Lowell. You may need to use the "see all" button to find our programs.)
2. Application Fee
The application fee is $75.
3. Statement of Purpose
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.
Note: If your are applying to more than one program, you will need to submit a program-specific statement of purpose with each application package.
4. Letters of Recommendation
Master's applicants need to submit two letters of Recommendation. Doctoral applicants need to submit three. Recommendations should be from instructors who have taught you, ideally in the field for which you are applying. They may also be from employers or supervisors who are in a position to compare your performance to that of your peers. You will be asked via the EngineeingCAS to provide (names and email addresses) referees during the application process and that an automated request will be sent out to your recommenders. You will be able to track the status of your recommendations and send reminders by logging back to your application.
5. Official Transcripts
Provide a complete transcript from the institution that awarded or will award you bachelor'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 submitted through EngineeringCAS portal. We accept unofficial domestic and international transcripts through EngineeringCAS You will need to provide an official copy prior to your first semester on campus. Self-reported transcripts must correspond to the official. The University reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if false credentials are provided at the point of application.
UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions
839 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854-3941
If you have received your degree from UMass Lowell, it is not necessary for you to request a transcript, we are able to provide one for you.
International transcripts must clearly indicate that you have received (or will soon receive) a four-year bachelor's degree, the equivalent of an American bachelor's degree. Please note, the Office of Graduate Admissions reserves the right to have any application credential evaluated. Additional information about international transcripts is available on the EngineeringCAS website.
6. Official Test Score Report(s)
GRE: Please have ETS send your GRE scores directly to EngieneeringCAS using school code: 4530.) A GRE Waiver may be available to qualified candidates at the point of application. You may self-report your scores on the application.*
English Proficiency Tests: TOEFL or IELTS scores are required. If you have taken the TOEFL, have ETS send your scores Engineering CAS (school code: B887). You may also self-report your scores. If you have taken the IELTS you may self-report your scores on the application.*
*UMass Lowell will require official scores prior to your first semester.
Contact the appropriate graduate coordinator to get additional information about programs of study, financial aid possibilities and any additional requirements, standards or deadlines.
Admission to a graduate program is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree.
The Office of Graduate Admissions has the authority to approve or deny admission and credit transfers. Written or verbal commitments from any other source or not official and will not be honored.