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Admissions

SPIRE, electronic transcripts, and the online application will be undergoing system maintenance and will be unavailable from 5pm Friday, December 7, until mid-day Saturday, December 8.

How to Apply

Apply to a graduate program at UMass Amherst using the secure online application. Before you apply, review the admissions requirements, application deadlines, and frequently asked questions below.

Admissions Requirements

Find out about eligibility, required application materials and special test requirements.

Application Deadlines

Consult the list of Graduate Programs and Application Deadlines. Many departments accept students for the fall semester only.

Out of State Students Enrolling in Online Programs and Classes

UMass Amherst accepts students from all 50 states into online programs and classes.  Some restrictions may apply to programs related to professional licensures (e.g., nursing).

Non-Degree Information

Students who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution may take regular University courses on a non-degree, space-available basis by submitting a Non-Degree Application (PDF). For off-campus and online courses, please contact the Division of Continuing and Professional Education for their policies and procedures.

Disclosure and Consumer Information

Amendments to the U.S. Higher Education Act require institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to current and prospective students. This web site contains a comprehensive list of sources of information for students, employees and the university community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions and answers to help you through the admissions process. If you don't find your answer here or in the above sections, please call or email the Graduate Student Service Center.