The deadline for submitting the admissions application, fee and all required documents is
January 15 for fall admissions.
There are no spring semester admissions.
Although students earn an MS in Public Policy en route, we only admit students to work toward the Ph.D. degree.
Our Graduate Admissions Office strongly prefers, if possible, you submit your application complete to them in one mailing.
Our University does not accept electronic letters of recommendation
Also, to expediate the review process, please scan and FAX (preferred!), e-mail, or deliver to our Assistant Director a photocopy of what you send to Graduate Admissions Please include a copy of your GRE score. [FAX: 617-187-6949]
In addition to submitting the University's Graduate Admissions Application Form and fee, your application should include:
Once applications have been reviewed, the admissions committee of the program will schedule interviews with all finalists (typically in early to mid-March). Interviews are considered an important part of the application process and, whenever possible, are held on campus. Final decisions are made by April 1.
Apply on-line or request a catalog and application : http://www.umb.edu/admissions/graduate/apply/index.html
Please note that our application deadline is January 15 for fall admissions.
Advanced Standing for Master's Degrees
Students entering the Program with
a master's degree in a field relative to Public Policy, and earned no
more than seven years prior to matriculation, are eligible for advanced
standing. A relevant degree would include master's
received in social sciences, public administration, public policy, social
work, labor relations, public health, education and criminal justice.
In addition, we would consider a JD relevant and some
MBAs - depending on the focus of the program. You will be awarded
up to 12 credit hours to be counted toward elective credit. If you
earned the Master's degree more than seven years prior to admission, once
admitted, you may petition to the Academic Affairs Committee for a credit
reduction but final approval rests with the Dean of Graduate
Studies and Research.
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