What is the typical admissions profile?

Admissions profile:

  • Average work experience: 10 years (while we prefer applicants to have 3-5 years’ experience, many students in the program have several years)
  • Average GMAT score: 570
  • Average UGPA range: 3.0 – 3.4


TOEFL Information - for international applicants only

School Code: Isenberg-UMass Amherst – 3917

Minimum scores:

TOEFL waivers apply to applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship of Australia, Botswana, Canada, Caribbean English speaking countries, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Great Britain, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, West Indies, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Earned a college or university degree in the United States or in one of the countries listed above.
  • A degree earned from the American University in Beirut, American University in Bulgaria, American College of Greece, or from Bogazici University in Turkey.
  • Current enrollment as a full-time student who will have completed two academic years of college/university work in the United States prior to the date of anticipated entrance at the University of Massachusetts.
  • An Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate has been obtained (prior to June 2005 only.)

What should I include in my personal statement? How long should it be?

Your personal statement should be 2-3 pages long, discussing how your experiences led to your decision to apply for a UMass Amherst degree program. Describe your educational goals, including the focus of your academic interests, as well as how you think UMass Amherst can help you meet these goals.

Can I get a transcript review to see if I am a good fit and which classes might transfer?

Yes! Our Advising Center offers a preliminary review of your application before you apply. Our advisors will evaluate your unofficial transcripts to help you decide if Isenberg is the right fit for you. Advisors will also tell you which courses will most likely transfer, and what requirements you still need to fulfill. The preliminary transcript review does not guarantee admission, but is a good indication of your standing.

To request a preliminary review, email your unofficial transcript(s) and a very brief description of your work experience, including military experience.

How will I receive my tuition bill?

You will be billed directly by the University Bursar's Office. Billing information will be sent to your UMass email (UMass Email) account. Paper bills will not be generated. The bill can be viewed from a link within SPIRE and paid directly online, or it can be downloaded and mailed with a check. If your employer is paying for your tuition, you may also use Agency or Corporate Billing.

Will my military credits transfer?

Military Credits: UMass Amherst uses the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines and applies the same standards to credits for military education as those applied to coursework from accredited colleges and universities. The JST military transcript is available in electronic format only and may be requested via the Joint Services Transcript (JST) website.