Graduate Admission

Applying for a master's or doctoral degree program? Research the requirements for your program, fill out the online application and request your official transcripts.

Review qualifying options and steps

Students looking to earn a master's degree have four options for qualifying for admission - see which one fits your situation the best. Please review our Ordering Transcript guidelines, it will save you time and frustration.

Beyond the requirements for being admitted to the university, some degree programs have additional requirements.

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Official transcripts are sent directly to Office Admissions from your previous schools

Step 1:

Graduate Admission Requirements

The prospective graduate student in University of Massachusetts Global must demonstrate his or her readiness to succeed in graduate-level academic coursework by satisfactorily fulfilling one of the following admission options. All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Admission by GPA

  • A 2.75 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. For graduates of regionally accredited institutions that do not conduct a GPA calculation, an official letter from the University determining grade equivalency will be accepted.

Admission by Prior Graduate Degree

  • An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Admission by Portfolio

  • Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes they are a good candidate for graduate study in the discipline requested. If the portfolio meets substantive approval of the committee, the applicant may be invited for an interview. The decision of the School Graduate Admissions Committee will be final.

Step 2:

Submit a Graduate Application for Admission

When applying, please make sure you complete all required sections of the application. The application is for use of all applicants to University of Massachusetts Global Graduate Programs so applicants should check for additional requirements and forms that may be required for the program to which you are applying.

Application Questions?

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Need special accommodations?

If you need special accommodations to complete the application, please register with the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services

Step 3:

Send Us Your Official Transcripts 

Submit official transcripts from ALL the baccalaureate degree granting institutions and institutions where post baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted. If any are missing from the list, your application will be delayed. 

Once all documents have been received, your application will be evaluated, and you will be notified by email of our admission decision. 

What do we consider official transcripts?

  • Electronic: must be sent from your previous institution directly to us - University of Massachusetts Global Admissions Office at
  • FYI - electronic transcripts that have been emailed to the applicant and then forwarded to the Admissions Office are not considered official.
  • Paper: transcripts sent via paper format must arrive to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelope from the institution of record.

University of Massachusetts Global
ATTN: Office of Admission
65 Enterprise, Suite 150
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Submitting Documentation

After submitting your online application, additional required documents can be sent the following ways:

Mail: University of Massachusetts Global
ATTN: Office of Admission
65 Enterprise, Suite 150
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656


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