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COVID-19 Update
To ensure the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff, and surrounding community, UMass Boston will continue to operate in hybrid fashion, with some courses lodged on campus and others—the majority—continuing in remote modality during the fall 2020 semester. Many answers about the campus's response to the coronavirus can be found in our special section.

Begin by reviewing the university’s general application requirements for graduate admission.

Are you an international applicant? If so, please review these additional requirements.

People with disabilities should email us or call us (617.287.4361) for information on receiving specific testing accommodations and for all other admission-related inquiries.

Graduate Program Application Deadlines

MA in Global Inclusion and Social Development

Fall admission: June 1
Spring admission: November 1

Applications are accepted on a space-available basis after these dates. Please email us for more information.

PhD in Global Inclusion and Social Development

Fall admission: January 2

MS in Rehabilitation Counseling

Summer admission: February 1
Spring admission: November 1

MEd in Vision Studies

Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
Summer admission: March 1

Orientation and Mobility
Summer admission: March 1

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Fall admission: June 1

Certificate Program Application Deadlines

Human Rights Certificate

Fall admission: April 1
Spring admission: November 1

Transition Leadership Certificate

Fall admission: June 1

Vision Studies Certificates

Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment
Summer admission: March 1
Spring admission: November 1

Orientation and Mobility
Summer admission: March 1

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Fall admission: June 1

Assistive Technology
Fall admission: June 1

Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment
Fall admission: June 1

Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate

Summer admission: February 1
Spring admission: November 1

School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
in the College of Education and Human Development
617.287.3070
sgisd@umb.edu