Admissions & Financial Aid

Apply by July 1 for Fall admittance, and December 1 for Spring admittance.

We encourage you to join other students seeking a career to develop and manage programs for the aging population.

Begin by reviewing the university's general application requirements for graduation admission

If you are an international applicant, please see additional requirements

GREs are NOT required for this program.

All students must have an undergraduate degree to register for a course or get permission from the instructor.

Please note that your application may be delayed if your current last name is different than the last name on your transcripts or other application materials. If this is the case, please email gerontology.admissions@umb.edu, to alert admissions officers.

Application

Cover Letter

Include a brief cover letter indicating you would like to be considered for admission

Statement of Purpose

Attach a three to four page essay/letter of intent on your experiences and why you wish to enter our program.

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from each college or university you attended, even if you were not awarded a degree.

You must demonstrate evidence of a bachelor's degree.

GRE Scores

Provide your official GRE Score Report.

Our institutional code is 3924 when you register for the exam.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic abilities.

Application Fee

Don't forget to include the application fee.

Application Deadlines

July 1 for fall; December 1 for the spring semester

Graduate Financial Aid

Voted in the top ten of Best Buys: Affordable Master’s in Health Science Education by GetEducated.com

Learn more about assistantships, grants, loans, and federal Work-Study awards.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Program

For highly-qualified UMass Boston undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts and Honors College, this unique program allows you to finish your master’s degree in approximately half the time and at half the cost of a traditional two-year master’s program.

You will replace undergraduate electives with graduate coursework before matriculating as a graduate student to complete your master’s degree.

Learn more about McCormack Graduate School's accelerated master's degree programs.