All Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences master’s and doctoral applicants must submit:

  1. An application
  2. An application fee
  3. A statement of purpose
  4. Letters of recommendation
  5. Official transcripts
  6. Official test score report - only required for two doctoral programs:
    1. Public Health (Sc.D.)
    2. Physical Therapy (DPT)
  7. Resume (if applicable)

All required materials must be received before the application package can be evaluated.

Program Specific Application Notes

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D.: The program accepts applications for Fall admission. The priority deadline is Feb. 15. To be considered for admission, all required documents including transcripts, evaluation reports & letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline, if there are openings, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Public Health, MPH: Submitting GRE scores is optional for the admissions to the MPH Program.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Applicants: All documents in support of an application (e.g. letters of recommendation, official transcripts, official GRE scores, etc.) are due at our annual deadline of November 1 to the Office of Graduate Admissions. No more that 2 (two) pre-requisite courses may be missing at the time of our application deadline to remain eligible for full consideration (courses which are in-progress are considered missing). Each newly accepted cohort immediately begins matriculation the subsequent Summer term. (i.e. mid-May). Note: The DPT Program at UMass Lowell plans to participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS, beginning with the 2024 admissions cycle. Applicants applying to the DPT Program for the November 1st, 2024 deadline will apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July 2024. Visit the PTCAS website to learn more.

  • Master's of Nursing Practice: The deadline for full-time admission to M.S.N.P. program is March 1, and May 1 for part-time admissions.

  • All other graduate programs have rolling admissions policies. We encourage you to apply at the earliest to increase your chance of being considered for merit awards.

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 application

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:

  • The online application must be completed and submitted in one sitting.
  • Capitalize your proper name.
  • Once the form is submitted, changes can only be made by calling the Office of Graduate Admissions at 978-934-2390.

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2. Application Fee app-fee

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.

3. Statement of Purpose statement

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 you are applying to more than one program, you will need to submit a program-specific statement of purpose with each application package.

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4. Letters of Recommendation recommendation

Master's applicants will need to submit two to three (2 - 3) letters of recommendation depending on the program applied to. Doctoral applicants will be asked to submit three (3) letters of recommendation for all programs except for the MS in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice, which require 2 letters of recommendation. You will be asked to provide (names and email addresses) referees during the application process. and that 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.

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5. Official Transcripts transcripts

Provide a complete and official transcript from the institution that awarded or will award you a 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 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
Graduate Admissions
Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Center
839 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
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
Telephone: 617-338-7171
Fax: 617-338-7101
Center for Educational Documentation website
World Education Services website

6. Official Test Score Report(s) test-score

The following programs require a GRE for admission consideration:

  • Public Health (Sc.D.)
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)

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. Get more information about standardized tests on our Admissions Standards webpage.

7. Resume 

The programs listed below require a resume for admission consideration:

  • Applied Biomedical Sciences (MS)
  • Health Information Management (MS)
  • Health Informatics (Graduate Certificate)
  • Health Service Management (Graduate Certificate)
  • Nursing (MS)
  • Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Nursing (Ph.D.)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Public Health (ScD)

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