As a global university, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is proud to have a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students.
Isenberg Graduate Programs
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Finance in Alternative Investments
- Master of Science in Accounting
- Master of Science in Business Analytics
- Master of Science in Sport Management
Isenberg Graduate STEM Programs
The Master of Finance in Alternative Investments and the Master of Science in Business Analytics residential Amherst campus programs have achieved classification as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs. This designation, determined by the Department of Homeland Security, allows international students to extend their training (Optional Practical Training - OPT) in the United States by working in their field of study. More information regarding the Extended STEM OPT process can be obtained through the university’s International Programs Office (IPO).
Information for International Students
If you are an international student, please review the following information to determine what documentation you will need to apply. If you have additional questions after reviewing the information, please contact us.
English Language Proficiency
All university business, including course instruction, is conducted in English; a proficiency in English is required for all students. All international applicants must take and submit scores to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements. More information can be found on the Admissions page within each degree program page.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School accepts the following:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Duolingo English Test
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
The requirements for graduate degree and certificate programs vary. All degree applicants are required to submit official or attested transcripts for each postsecondary institution attended where 9 or more credits were taken, with certified translations if those records are not in English. Our programs require an official credential evaluation from one of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services members in order to evaluate coursework and GPA in the admissions process. Please use the WES Degree Equivalency Tool to determine if an international student degrees is equivalent to a 4-year US degree. If you have any questions, please contact our office for more information.
Planning to take the CPA exam?
Please review the information provided by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) here. Depending on which state you wish to become licensed in, you may need a transcript evaluation completed by NASBA International Evaluation Services (NIES) to have your educational credentials evaluated.
Applying to a Program
For admission to the University of Massachusetts Graduate School, international applicants must have a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. Information about admissions requirements for graduate programs can be found on the Admissions page within each degree program.