Admissions & Financial Aid

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

Prepare yourself for a career developing and managing 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, to alert admissions officers.

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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 and minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

GRE Scores

The GRE is NOT required for this program. You may provide your official GRE Score Report, if you have one.

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

Letters of Recommendation

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


A 1-2 page summary of your work history.

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

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

Many employers offer tuition support. Be sure to talk with your supervisor or HR representative.

Employees of LeadingAge member organizations should find us on the LeadingAge Learning Hub.

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.