Important Note for Prospective International Applicants

 

The MSA Program curriculum includes courses (15 credits) that are offered exclusively in-residence on the UMass Amherst campus during an intensive, twelve-week summer term, and courses (15 credits) that are offered exclusively online during the fall and spring terms.  Please note that current U.S. State Department requirements prohibit students holding an F-1 Student Visa from taking more than 3 credits online per semester. Thus, students holding an F-1 Student Visa are not able to maintain "full-time" status in the MSA Program during the Fall and Spring semesters. As a result, the University Admissions Office will not accept applications to the MSA Program from applicants holding an F-1 Student Visa.