Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before they have formally applied into the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Please see our How to Apply tab for additional information and contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.
Each required course must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses taken Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit do not count towards meeting the requirement. Advanced placement credit is accepted only if the school granting the credit lists the specific course(s) and number of units granted per course on an official transcript. In certain circumstances a limited amount of online course work not required for the major and not a prescribed course for application to medical school may be considered. On-line courses need to be from approved universities via the 6 regional accreditors ( http:/// ; http:/// ; http:/// ; http:/// ; http:/// ). You can find out if an online school is accredited by a regional accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education by searching the United States Department of Education database .