The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a premier research institution on the state’s southeastern coast, offering more than a dozen doctoral and more than two dozen master’s degree programs in both established and emerging fields of study.
• JD: Law
• MA: Portuguese Studies, Professional Writing, Psychology (Applied Behavioral Analysis, Clinical, Research)
• MAE: Art Education
• MAT: Teaching
• MBA: Business Administration (online and on campus)
• MBA/JD: Dual-degree program
• MFA: Artisanry (Ceramics, Fibers,
Jewelry/Metals), Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture), Visual Design (Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography)
• MPP: Public Policy (online)
• MPP/JD: Dual-degree program
• MS: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science (online and on campus), Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Health Care Management (online and on campus), Marine Biology, Marine Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering option), Nursing, Physics, Technology Management
• PhD: Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (PhD/EdD), Electrical Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering options), Engineering and Applied Science, Integrated Biology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, Marine Science and Technology, Mathematics Education, Nursing (PhD/DNP), Oceanography/Marine Sciences (dual PhD degree with University of São Paulo, Brazil)
• PSM: Marine Science and Technology
Accounting, Acoustics, Artisanry, Business Analytics, Business Foundations (online), Communications, Computer Science, Digital Signal Processing, Educational Policy (online), Electrical Engineering Systems, Environmental Policy (online), Finance, Fine Arts, Industrial Systems Engineering, International Business (online), Marketing, Organizational Leadership (online), Professional Writing, Psychology—Applied Behavior Analysis, Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
Part of the highly regarded UMass system, UMass Dartmouth draws on the region’s strengths to offer outstanding programs in the marine sciences and biomedical engineering and biotechnology fields and has become an educational and research leader in business, engineering, health care, teaching, and the liberal and creative arts and sciences.
UMass Dartmouth serves as an intellectual, economic, and cultural catalyst in the region and the world. The University has achieved a consistent ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best colleges in the northern region of the United States. And the entire University of Massachusetts system has a world ranking on The Times of London’s prestigious “World University Rankings” list.
A number of unique initiatives and facilities enhance your research and educational opportunities at UMass Dartmouth and represent a key strength of the graduate programs.
The School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) is located on the water in New Bedford, where scientists do groundbreaking work in areas such as estuary protection and fisheries science, utilizing the “living laboratories” of Buzzards Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
At the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Fall River’s South Coast Research and Technology Park, faculty and students partner with industry on innovative technology ventures.
The Star Store Campus is a modern, state-of-the-art urban arts complex in historic downtown New Bedford, a city often cited as a thriving center for artists.
The Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education in nearby Fairhaven brings together scholars who are working to improve math comprehension and instructional approaches.
The IDEA Studio on campus is a digital fabrication/multimedia space for advanced projects and collaborations across disciplines.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is also home to the only public law school in the Common-wealth of Massachusetts. The UMass School of Law provides students with the intellectual and professional training needed to practice law in a variety of settings. Internships, practicums, and clinics provide extensive practical experience. Students can choose to study full-time day, part-time day, or evenings/weekends to earn the Juris Doctor degree.
Graduate professors have impressive expertise and experience and are accomplished researchers who bring you real-world perspectives and international knowledge.
Honggang Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received multiple National Science Foundation grants for his work on wireless networks and multimedia applications and wearable body sensors for premature infants. Richard Connor, Biology, is a world-renowned researcher of dolphins and their “complex social relationships.” Dan Braha, Decision and Information Sciences, analyzes “complex networks” and their potential for combatting societal ills. Kristen Sethares, Nursing, does extensive research on cardiovascular health and recuperation. Robert Fisher, Physics, does cutting-edge research on computational astrophysics. Bryan McFarlane, Fine Arts, exhibits paintings around the world, most recently in Beijing. John Buck, Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award and a prominent acoustics researcher. Kevin Stokesbury, SMAST/Fisheries Oceanography, is a noted authority on preservation of scallops and other species’ stocks.
Success as a graduate student
At UMass Dartmouth you’ll grow academically, personally, and professionally. You’ll attend small classes, develop solid relationships with faculty members, use state-of-the-art laboratories, and engage with a variety of UMass Dartmouth research centers and institutes. The University’s extensive library collection, art studios, and business, engineering, and science incubator facilities provide excellent resources for your advanced study, research, and creative work.
UMass Dartmouth supports your personal and academic success. Academic resources include the International Study and Travel Office and the Career Resource Center. Resources such as the Counseling and Student Development Center, Frederick Douglass Unity House, Religious Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center, and the recently renovated Fitness Center help you maintain a sense of well being, achieve personal growth, and celebrate diversity.
There are numerous social and intellectual opportunities, from lectures to cultural celebrations, intramurals, intercollegiate athletics, and community service opportunities. You can take advantage of a wide array of visual, performing, and literary arts events.
Located in the scenic coastal community of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the University is situated on 710 acres, with easy access to Boston, Fall River, New Bedford, Cape Cod, and Providence, Rhode Island. Nearby shopping, entertainment, restaurants, museums, and theaters make this a vibrant hub. Recreational sites are minutes away, including beaches and hiking. You can drive to New York City in four hours, and the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont are three to four hours away. Public transportation is available from campus to nearby communities.
The dramatic campus is the work of architect Paul Rudolph, former Dean of the Yale University School of Art and Architecture. A recent $45 million renovation to the library created a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient space that serves as both the intellectual and social heart of campus. A campus-wide, $175 million building and renovation program is underway to upgrade and improve academic facilities. In addition, UMass Dartmouth is planning the construction of a new $55 million academic building.
Graduate student housing
UMass Dartmouth has a residential complex on campus specifically designed for graduate students. You may apply for residential housing, and the University also provides resources that help you obtain suitable off-campus housing.
Tuition and fees
Costs vary by program. For academic year 2016–2017, annual tuition and fees totaled approximately $11,549 in state; $20,604 out of state; and $14,593 regional and proximity (based on nine credits per semester).
UMass Dartmouth offers several financial programs to help fund your education. You may qualify for teaching, research, or administrative assistantships; federal loans; University scholarships; and federal work-study funds. You may also obtain non-need-based employment on campus or seek off-campus employment.
In addition, if you’re a doctoral student, you may receive merit-based fellowships that include annual stipends and full-tuition waivers.
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|MBA - Finance|
|MBA - International Business|
|MBA - Leadership|
|MBA - Marketing|
|MBA - Sustainability|
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|Psychology - General|
|Supply Chain Management|
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