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Graduate Programs and Application Deadlines

The Graduate School has established February 1 for summer/fall admission as the latest deadline for submitting a completed application; however, many programs have established earlier deadlines.

For Spring/January admission, the deadline is October 1 for all programs which offer entrance in January.

Degree(s) Offered Fall Application Deadline Spring Applications Requirements Program Address Program Telephone Program Note
Accounting M.S.Acctg.

February 1

Yes GMAT School of Management (413) 545-5645

Visa not offered.

Advanced Feminist Studies Graduate Certificate

March 1

Internal application and writing sample 208 Bartlett Hall (413) 545-1922

Matriculation or non-degree status required.

African Diaspora Studies Graduate Certificate 329 New Africa House (413) 545-2751

Matriculation or non-degree status required.

Afro-American Studies
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 15

No Writing sample and three letters of recommendation New Africa House (413) 545-2751
Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences
M.S.
Ph.D.

January 15

No GRE General Test required for Ph.D. Integrated Science Building (413) 577-1193
Anthropology
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 2

No Machmer Hall (413) 545-2221
Applied Mathematics M.S.

February 1

No Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower (413) 545-2282
Architecture & Design
M.Arch.
M.S.

February 1

No Portfolio, GRE General Test and 3 Letters of Recommendation for M.Arch.; Portfolio only for M.S. Fine Arts Center (413) 545-6937
Art
M.A.
M.F.A.

February 1

No Portfolio Fine Arts Center (413) 546-6937
Art History M.A.

January 15

Yes GRE General Test and 7-20 Page Writing Sample Bartlett Hall (413) 545-3595
Astronomy
M.S.
Ph.D.

January 15

No GRE General Test & Physics Subject Test Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower (413) 545-2194

Also offers a Five College Ph.D.

Biochemistry M.S.

February 1

Yes Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower (413) 545-0352

Only current UMass students are eligible for terminal M.S.; Ph.D. offered through Molecular & Cellular Biology.

Biology
M.S.
Ph.D.

See individual programs

See individual programs See individual programs See individual programs

Graduate degrees in Biology are offered by four interdisciplinary programs that are listed here separately: Molecular & Cellular Biology; Neuroscience & Behavior; Organismic & Evolutionary Biology; and Plant Biology.

Cellular Engineering Graduate Certificate 159 Goessmann Laboratory (413) 545-1660

Matriculation in an affiliated UMass engineering, physical, or life sciences graduate program

Chemical Engineering
M.S.Ch.E.
Ph.D.

January 15

No GRE General Test Goessmann Laboratory (413) 545-6164
Chemistry Ph.D.

December 15

No GRE General Test Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower (413) 545-2664

Applications accepted to the Ph.D. program only

Chinese M.A.

February 1

No GRE General Test 440 Herter Hall (413) 545-0886
Civil Engineering
M.S.C.E.
Ph.D.

January 2

Yes GRE General Test Marston Hall (413) 545-0686

M.B.A./M.S.C.E. in conjunction with Management.

Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate 427 Tobin Hall (413) 545-4714

Matriculation in a participating department.

Communication
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 2

No GRE General Test and 3 Letters of Recommendation Machmer Hall (413) 545-2795

Does not offer dual M.A./Ph.D. Program.

Communication Disorders
Au.D.
M.A.
Ph.D.

February 1

Yes (Ph.D. only) GRE General Test 358 N Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 545-0131
Comparative Literature
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 5

No GRE General Test and Writing Samples Herter Hall (413) 545-0929
Computer Science
M.S.
Ph.D.

December 15

No GRE General Test Computer Science Building (413) 545-3640
Cultural Landscape Management Graduate Certificate Hills North (413) 545-2266

Matriculation or non-degree status required

Economics
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 15

No GRE General Test Thompson Hall (413) 545-2082

Applications to the Accelerated M.A. program for Five College students will be accepted up to March 15

Education
Ed.D.
M.Ed.
Ed.S.

January 15

Programs vary, see website for details. Furcolo Hall (413) 545-6984

Ph.D. offered in School Psychology. M.Ed. in Higher Education/M.P.P.A. offered in conjunction with Public Policy & Administration.

Electrical & Computer Engineering
M.S.E.C.E.
Ph.D.

January 15

Yes GRE General Test Marcus Hall (413) 545-3641

Only UMass students are eligible for acceptance to the Accelerated M.S program (GRE Waived)

Engineering Management M.S.Eng.Mgt.

June 1

Yes GRE General Test or GMAT Engineering Laboratory (413) 545-3827
English
M.A.
Ph.D.

December 15

No See program website Bartlett Hall (413) 545-0979
English M.F.A.

December 15

No GRE General Test recommended and Fiction or Poetry writing samples Bartlett Hall (413) 545-0643
Entomology
M.S.
Ph.D.

See Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Environmental Conservation
M.S.
Ph.D.

February 1

Yes GRE General Test Holdsworth Hall (413) 577-0655
Environmental Engineering M.S.Env.E.

January 2

Yes GRE General Test (GMAT for M.B.A./ M.S.Env.E.) Marston Hall (413) 545-0686

M.B.A./M.S.Env.E. in conjunction with Management.

Film Studies Graduate Certificate 129 Herter Annex (413) 545-3659

Matriculation in a degree program.

Food Science
M.S.
Ph.D.

February 1

Yes GRE General Test Chenoweth Laboratory (413) 545-2277
French & Francophone Studies
M.A.
M.A.T.

February 1

Yes GRE General Test Herter Hall (413) 545-2314
Geography M.S.

February 1

No GRE General Test Morrill Science Center (413) 545-2286
Geosciences
M.S.
Ph.D.

January 15

Yes GRE General Test Morrill Science Center (413) 545-2286

Also offers a Five College Ph.D.

German & Scandinavian Studies
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 15

Yes Writing Sample in English & German Herter Hall (413) 545-6686
Global Health Graduate Certificate Application, Transcript, Resume/CV, and Two Letters of Recommendation Arnold House (413) 545-4530

Matriculation or non-degree status required

Higher Education Leadership & Management Graduate Certificate No See program website 257 Hills South (413) 545-6984

Bachelor's degree

Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics
M.A.
M.A.T.
Ph.D.

February 1

No GRE General Test and Sample Academic Term Paper Herter Hall (413) 545-0544

A master's degree in a related discipline is required for PhD. applications

History
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 2

No GRE General Test and Writing Sample Herter Hall (413) 545-6755
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
M.S.I.E.O.R.
Ph.D.

January 15

Yes GRE General Test (GMAT or GRE for M.B.A./ M.S.I.E.O.R.) Engineering Laboratory (413) 545-3827

M.B.A./M.S. in conjunction with Management.

Italian Studies M.A.T.

February 1

Yes GRE General Test Herter Hall (413) 545-2314
Japanese M.A.

February 1

No GRE General Test 440 Herter Hall (413) 545-0886
Kinesiology
M.S.
Ph.D.

February 1

No GRE General Test Totman Building (413) 545-6070
Labor Studies M.S.

February 1

Yes Thompson Hall (413) 545-4875
Landscape Architecture
M.L.A.
M.L.A./M.R.P.

February 1

No GRE General Test & Portfolio Hills North (413) 545-2266
Latin & Classical Humanities M.A.T.

February 1

No GRE General Test Herter Hall (413) 545-0512
Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies Graduate Certificate 522 Thompson Hall (413) 545-4868

Matriculation in a degree program.

Linguistics
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 15; M.A. June 30

No GRE General Test South College (413) 545-0885

M.A. limited to students in the Five College Consortium

Management M.B.A.

First round: December 1st; Second round: February 1st;
Third round:
April 1st (U.S. only)

No GMAT or GRE General Test Isenberg School of Management (413) 545-5608
Full-time M.B.A.
 
Management M.B.A.

Spring October 1; Summer Feb. 1; Fall June 1

Yes GMAT or GRE General Test Isenberg School of Management (413) 545-5608
Online and Blended M.B.A.
Management Ph.D.

January 20

No GMAT or GRE General Test Isenberg School of Management (413) 545-5675
Management (dual degree programs) M.B.A.

Civil and Environmental Engineering: January 2; Mechanical and Industrial Engineering: January 15; Sport Management, Public Policy: February 1

Yes GMAT or GRE General Test Isenberg School of Management (413) 545-5608

Isenberg School of Management offers dual degree programs which combine a full-time M.B.A. with degrees in Sport Management; Public Policy & Administration; and the Mechanical, Industrial, Civil and Environmental Engineering programs.

Marine Science & Technology
M.S.
Ph.D.

December 15

Yes GRE General Test & 3 Letters of Recommendation Holdsworth Hall, UMass Amherst, MA 01003 (978) 934-3898

Five campus collaborative program.

Mathematics
M.S.
Ph.D.

February 1

Yes GRE General Test (recommended) and Mathematics Subject Test Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower (413) 545-2282
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.M.E.
Ph.D.

January 15

Yes GRE General Test (GMAT or GRE for M.B.A./M.S.M.E.) Engineering Laboratory (413) 545-3827

M.B.A./M.S.M.E. in conjunction with Management.

Microbiology
M.S.
Ph.D.

December 20

No GRE General Test Morrill Science Center IV North (413) 545-6675
Microbiology - Applied Molecular Biotechnoloogy M.S.

December 20

No Morrill Science Center IV North (413) 545-6675
Molecular & Cellular Biology
M.S.
Ph.D.

Ph.D. December 1; M.S. April 15

No GRE General Test (Ph.D. only) Morrill Science Center I North (413) 545-3246

Only students in the Five College Consortium are eligible for a terminal M.S.

Music
M.M.
Ph.D.

Music Theory: January 15;
All others: February 1

Yes Original Scores, Research, Audition or Tape & Placement Tests Fine Arts Center (413) 545-0311
Native American Studies Graduate Certificate 104 Machmer Hall (413) 577-1607

Matriculation in a degree program.

Neuroscience & Behavior
M.S.
Ph.D.

December 15

No GRE General Test; (Psychology, Biology, or Mathematics Subject Tests recommended but not required) Morrill Science Center II South (413) 545-2046

Only current UMass students are eligible for terminal M.S.

Nursing
D.N.P.
M.S.
Ph.D.

December 15

No Requirements vary Skinner Hall (413) 577-2322

See College of Nursing website for requirements.

Nutrition
M.P.H.
M.S.

February 1
- M.S., M.P.H.
March 1
- online M.P.H.

Yes GRE General Test Chenoweth Laboratory (413) 545-0740

Ph.D. offered through Public Health.

Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
M.S.
Ph.D.

December 1

No GRE General Test and 3 Letters of Recommendation Morrill Science Center III South (413) 545-0928
Philosophy
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 2

No GRE General Test, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Writing Sample Bartlett Hall (413) 545-2330

Does not offer terminal master's degree program.

Physics
M.S.
Ph.D.

January 15

No GRE General Test & Physics Subject Test; 3 Letters of Recommendation Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower (413) 545-2548

Only current UMass students are eligible for terminal M.S.

Plant & Soil Sciences (off-campus only) M.S.

April 30

Yes GRE General Test Stockbridge Hall (413) 545-5212

See Plant Biology for information on the on-campus master's and doctoral programs.

Plant Biology
M.S.
Ph.D.

December 15

Yes GRE General Test and Optional Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry Subject Test Morrill Science Center (413) 577-3217
Political Science
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 15

No GRE General Test, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Writing Sample Thompson Hall (413) 545-0410

Applications to the Accelerated M.A. program will be accepted up to April 1 for Fall admission and November 1 for Spring admission

Polymer Science & Engineering
M.S.
Ph.D.

January 2

No GRE General Test Conte Polymer Research Center (413) 577-9120

Does not offer terminal master's degree program.

Psychology
M.S.
Ph.D.

Clinical - Dec. 1; Others - Jan. 2

No GRE General Test and 3 Letters of Recommendation; Clinical program requires an additional form, see department website Tobin Hall (413) 545-2503

Does not offer terminal master's degree program.

Public Health
M.P.H.
M.S.
Ph.D.

February 1

No GRE General Test Arnold House (413) 545-4603

M.P.H./M.P.P.A. in conjunction with Public Policy & Administration

Public Health Practice M.P.H.

March 1

Yes GRE General Test, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statement Arnold House (413) 545-4530

Online

Public History Graduate Certificate 612 Herter (413) 545-6791

Matriculation in any M.A. program on campus.

Public Policy & Administration
M.P.P.A.
M.P.P.

M.P.P.A. Feb. 1; M.P.P. April 30

No GRE General Test, GMAT for M.B.A./ M.P.P.A. Thompson Hall (413) 545-3956

M.B.A./M.P.P.A in conjunction with Management.
M.P.H./M.P.P.A in conjunction with Public Health.
M.Ed./M.P.P.A. in conjunction with Higher Education.
M.R.P./M.P.P.A. in conjunction with Regional Planning.

Regional Planning
M.L.A./M.R.P.
M.R.P.
Ph.D.

February 1

Contact Program Director GRE General Test Hills North (413) 545-2266

M.R.P./J.D. in conjunction with Western New England College; does not offer dual M.R.P./Ph.D.

Resource Economics
M.S.
Ph.D.

February 1

No GRE General Test Stockbridge Hall (413) 545-5732
School Psychology Ph.D.

January 15

No 3 Letters of Recommendation Hills South (413) 545-6984

M.Ed./C.A.G.S. offered through Education.

Social Justice Education Graduate Certificate 159 Hills South (413) 545-2231

Matriculation; teaching a diversity course.

Sociology
M.A.
Ph.D.

January 15

No GRE General Test, Three Letters of Recommendation, Writing Sample Thompson Hall (413) 545-4057

Email writing sample to Graduate Admissions

Sport Management M.S.

February 1

No GMAT or GRE General Test Isenberg School of Management (413) 545-0471

M.B.A./M.S. in conjunction with Management. Ph.D. offered through Management.

Statistics
M.S.
Ph.D.

February 1

Yes GRE General Test (recommended) Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower (413) 545-2282

Offered through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Sustainability Science M.S.

February 1

October 1 GRE General Test Holdsworth Hall (413) 545-3154
Theater M.F.A.

January 15, 2014

No Requirements vary Fine Arts Center (413) 545-3490

Admission openings 2 out of every 3 three years--the next opening will be for Fall 2015. See Theater website for requirements.

Transit Management & Operations Graduate Certificate 214B Marston Hall (413) 545-3659

Matriculation in a degree program

Wind Power Engineering Graduate Certificate Gunness Laboratory (413) 577-0887

Matriculation in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering graduate program