Admissions for all of UMass Lowell's graduate online degrees and certificate programs are processed by UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions.
Applying into an Online Graduate Degree Program
All applicants must submit:
For specific information regarding any of the above application materials (which may vary for some programs), please see UMass Lowell's Graduate Admissions Process at https://www.uml.edu/Grad/Process/.
Applications can be completed and submitted at any time during the year. Each application is processed - and each applicant notified - as soon as all of your admissions materials have been received and reviewed. For additional details, please visit http://www.uml.edu/grad/.
Applying into an Online Graduate Certificate Program
UMass Lowell Graduate Certificates provide knowledge and expertise vital in today's rapidly changing work place. In many cases, graduate certificate courses may be applied toward a master's degree at UMass Lowell. Most graduate certificates consist of four courses, for a total of 12 graduate credits. This is a great way to earn a graduate-level credential on the way to earning your master's.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Holders of an appropriate bachelor's degree
HOW TO APPLY?
Apply online or download an application at http://www.uml.edu/grad
Application Fee is $50.00 for all applicants. NO Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used toward a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Students who complete a graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better in a UMass Lowell graduate certificate program may be able to waive the GRE when applying to a related master's degree.
Graduate Certificate Program Completion
Certificate programs must be completed within a five year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and with not more than two courses with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for other certificates. Once you have completed all of the courses required for your certificate, please complete and submit the Graduate Certificate Clearance Form.
Questions Regarding Your Application?
or call 1 (800) 656-4723.
For General Assistance:
Call or email the Online and Continuing Education at 1-800-480-3190 if you have general questions about registering for your online courses, or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program.
Our team of Student Support Specialists are here to help!
Check the Status of Your Application
There is a $50 application fee when you apply into this graduate degree program. Upon acceptance into the program, graduate students are required to pay a "First Year Student Services Fee" of $200. Please see the Student Financial Services website
for more information.
RESIDENTS OF Arkansas, Kansas and Minnesota: State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Due to these regulations, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is unable to accept applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Current UML students that move their residence to one of these states should contact Catherine_Hamilton@uml.edu
in Online and Continuing Education to determine their eligibility to continue their program of study.