Application to the Graduate Program
Application materials should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office (not to the School of Computer Science, which would only delay processing).
The full-time graduate program admission deadline is December 15 for Fall enrollment. Our full-time graduate program does not offer Spring admission. We also do not offer online and part time Graduate Programs at this time.
All Students are required to submit the following:
We strongly recommend that all students submit required materials to the Graduate Admissions Office one month earlier than the deadline to ensure appropriate consideration.
Although application files are started when credentials are received, you can expedite the processing of your graduate application by making sure that your application is submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office before requesting that transcripts, GRE scores and two letters of recommendation are sent.
Ensure that all credentials, especially "older" transcripts, have your name in the same form as it appears on your application. If you are a foreign student, it helps to underline your family name for easy filing.
Standardized Test Scores
Although the University of Massachusetts requires official GRE and TOEFL score reports, the Graduate School is willing to accept certified or notarized copies of these reports when foreign exchange creates a financial burden on the applicant.
Please note: Although not required, Computer Science strongly encourages applicants to submit the TSE score.
The Graduate Admissions Office cannot consider any application for admission to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, unless that application is accompanied by the required fee.
United States Citizens: A waiver of this fee is available only to those U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate students and who have qualified for a waiver of the GRE fee through their undergraduate financial aid office. A statement from a college or university financial aid officer attesting to receipt of, or eligibility for, the GRE fee waiver must accompany the application.
Foreign applicants: Submission of the application processing fee is required. Neither this School of Computer Science, nor the Graduate Admissions Office, has any authority to waive or defer this fee under any circumstance.
Please make sure that your application fee check is securely attached to your application. Remember, your application will not be processed if the fee is not enclosed.