Apply for the Global Inclusion and Social Development PhD

The doctoral program in global inclusion and social development invites applicants with a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds. Minimum requirements for the PhD in global inclusion and social development include a previous master's degree in education, social sciences, or a related area from an accredited college or university or international equivalent, and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (any courses).

Applicants may opt to complete a doctoral degree with or without an additional area of concentration (69 credits or 54 credits respectively).

We will contact qualified applicants for an interview after an application has been received and processed.

Financial Aid: SGISD offers research assistantships on a competitive basis. Please indicate on your application, in the statement of purpose section, that you would like to be considered for a research assistant position.

Submitting Materials: Most materials can be uploaded via your online application. Official transcripts and other correspondence can be sent via mail to the following address:

UMass Boston Graduate Admissions
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

For more details, please review the application checklist below. Note that your CV/resume, writing samples, and statement of purpose must be sent both to graduate admissions and to our program. Submit materials as either Word documents or PDF files.

For additional information, email Program Assistant Joy C. Solon or call her at 617.287.4300.

Application Checklist

ITEM DESCRIPTION SUBMIT TO
Online Application The application deadline for fall admission is December 1. Office of Graduate Admissions only
Statement of Purpose Please discuss in 1,200 words or less your reasons for pursuing graduate study and your academic, personal, and professional goals. Please submit to Office of Graduate Admissions and email to sgisd@umb.edu.
Transcripts Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Applicants must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Office of Graduate Admissions only
Three Letters of Recommendation Letters should come from individuals who can speak to your academic and professional preparation for program success. Office of Graduate Admissions only
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae Please make sure all educational background and professional history is current with degrees earned, institutions attended, majors, and GPAs. Please submit to Office of Graduate Admissions and email to sgisd@umb.edu.
Required Writing Sample #1 Writing sample should demonstrate applicant’s ability to complete high-quality intellectual work and be of reasonable length. Please submit to Office of Graduate Admissions and email a copy to sgisd@umb.edu.
Required Writing Sample #2 Writing sample should demonstrate applicant’s ability to complete high-quality intellectual work and be of reasonable length. Please submit to Office of Graduate Admissions and email a copy to sgisd@umb.edu.
International Applicants Only: Test Scores: TOEFL or IETLS  International applications are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS). Office of Graduate Admissions only
International Applicants Only: Additional Documentation International applicants must also submit certain additional documentation. Please view these details on the International Graduate Admissions website. Office of Graduate Admissions only
Personal Interview When the Office of Graduate Admissions has notified us of your completed application, we will contact qualified candidates to arrange an interview (either in person or via teleconference). We will contact qualified candidates.
School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
in the College of Education and Human Development
617.287.3070
sgisd@umb.edu