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Graduate Direct Entry

Why Graduate Direct Entry

Students with strong academic credentials can apply for direct entry to graduate programs through the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP, which will be providing admissions services to these applicants. The majority of graduate programs are available to international students. Criteria, test scores and deadlines vary by program.

Benefits include additional program openings, extended deadlines for selected majors and an easy and streamlined application process

Key Information


Two or three semesters


  • Varies by program



Program Information

College of Management/ International Relations/ Conflict Resolution Computer Science Other Programs
IELTS 6.5 6.0 6.0 - 6.5
TOEFL iBT 90 79 79 - 90
GPA 3.0 2.75 2.75 - 3.00

GRE and GMAT scores are also required for most programs. Program requirements vary by department. Please consult with the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP admissions team for more information

Graduate Programs at UMass Boston Include

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economic
  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Business Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Health Sciences
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations
  • MBA
  • Transnational, Cultural and Community Students
  • Urban Planning and Community Development
  • And more!

For a complete list of Master’s programs offered at UMass Boston, visit

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application form and select “Graduate Direct Entry.”
  • Submit the following by email:
    • Resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • Agent-certified or notarized transcripts and diploma
    • Proof of English proficiency – IELTS or TOEFL
    • GRE/GMAT
    • Passport
    • 2-3 letters of recommendation (depending on program)

Please email for additional information today.

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