Graduate Admission

Applying for a master's or doctoral degree program? Research the requirements for your specific program, fill out the graduate admissions application (online), and request/order your 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.

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

Create an account and complete your application.

Earn a satisfactory score on a graduate admissions exam (GRE, GMAT, CSET or MAT) if required.

Official transcripts are sent directly to Admissions from your previous schools

Step 1:

Graduate Admission Requirements

To apply for graduate admission, you must fulfill one of the following admission options. In addition, there may be specific requirements for the specific program you choose:

Option One: A 3.0 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.

Option Two: A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 calculated over the most recent graded 30 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. In addition, a satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Test (GMAT), The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Consult program for acceptable admissions tests and scores.

Option Three: An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Four: Submission of a portfolio showing adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain the following:

  • Writing samples that show graduate level communication and analytical skills.
  • Detailed resume showing professional development, achievements, awards and professional recognition.
  • Letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant's ability to do graduate level work.
  • Letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a suitable candidate for graduate study in the discipline requested.

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?

Call (800) 746-0082 or email [email protected]


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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:

Complete Any Required Graduate Level Examinations

For detailed information about which UMass Global programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please view our University of Massachusetts Global Catalog.

Request that your official test scores be sent to:
University of Massachusetts Global
ATTN: Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618

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Step 4:

Send Us Your Official Transcripts & Additional Documentation

To process your application, the Office of Admissions must receive official transcripts from ALL the baccalaureate degree granting institutions and institutions where post baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted. Failure to report any academic work at another college, university or military institution is considered a violation of academic integrity.

To avoid delays in processing it is important that you submit ALL documents as soon as possible. Once all documents have been received, your application will be evaluated and you will be notified by mail of our admission decision.

  • Please review our guidelines for ordering transcripts. It will save you time and frustration.
  • An official transcript is one sent directly from the institution of record to University of Massachusetts Global in a sealed envelope or submitted electronically to University of Massachusetts Global from the institution of record.  
  • A transcript issued to the applicant MAY be accepted if it is delivered in the official unopened and sealed envelope from the institution of record. Transcripts and test scores that have been sent to us by fax will not be accepted. 
  • Please be aware that only credits from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted as transfer credits within the United States.
  • International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts and follow these guidelines Information for International Students and Applicants with Foreign Documents.

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
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (866) 659-1143
(do not fax transcripts or test scores)

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