Send application materials directly to the Graduate Admissions Office (sending materials to the College of Information and Computer Sciences will delay processing).
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the graduate admission process, see the Graduate Admissions website.
The full-time graduate program admission deadlines are:
Note: We currently do not accept applications to our MS/Ph.D. or Ph.D. programs for Spring enrollment. We also do not offer online and part-time Graduate Programs at this time.
All students are required to submit the following:
We strongly recommend that all students submit required materials to the Graduate Admissions Office before the deadline to ensure appropriate consideration.
Although application files are started when credentials are received, you can expedite the processing of your graduate application by making sure that your application is submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office before requesting that transcripts, GRE scores, and two letters of recommendation are sent.
Ensure that all credentials, especially "older" transcripts, have your name in the same form as it appears on your application. If you are a foreign student, it helps to underline your family name for easy filing.
Although the University of Massachusetts requires official GRE and TOEFL score reports, the Graduate School is willing to accept certified or notarized copies of these reports when foreign exchange creates a financial burden on the applicant.
The Graduate Admissions Office cannot consider any application for admission to the University of Massachusetts Amherst unless that application is accompanied by the required fee.
United States Citizens: A waiver of this fee is available only to those U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate students and who have qualified for a waiver of the GRE fee through their undergraduate financial aid office. A statement from a college or university financial aid officer attesting to receipt of, or eligibility for, the GRE fee waiver must accompany the application.
Foreign applicants: Submission of the application processing fee is required. Neither the College of Information and Computer Sciences nor the Graduate Admissions Office has any authority to waive or defer this fee under any circumstance.
Please make sure that your application fee check is securely attached to your application. Remember, your application will not be processed if the fee is not enclosed.