Applying to a Graduate Program

Due to the stay-at-home advisory issued by the Governor of Massachusetts, staff are working remotely, but ready to answer any questions you may have about enrolling at Assumption. We realize the challenges presented by this unprecedented pandemic, however, we continue to be ready to serve you as you begin a transformative graduate experience at Assumption. What does this mean for you?

  • After completing the online application, please try and have any additional application documents sent via email to graduate@assumption.edu 
  • Unofficial transcript are acceptable, however, eventually, official transcripts from your school are required when the situation allows
  • Note that application items sent by U.S. Postal Service may incur a delay in arriving. 
  • Decision letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on your application.

Although we are working remotely, we are still here to help! Please feel free to give us a call at 508-767-7387 or send an email to graduate@assumption.edu. If you are directed to a  voicemail, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. 
Thank you!

We look forward to reviewing your application! The application process is outlined below.

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Apply online. Submit your online application. The following supporting documents are required to complete your application:

  • Resume in Word or PDF format

  • Personal Statement in Word or PDF format. Prepare a typed personal essay, approximately 600 words in length, explaining why you would like to pursue a degree (or certificate) in your intended field of study and your qualifications in terms of academic preparation, work experiences, and skills for undertaking such professional study. Please refer to the specific program pages on our website for any further information regarding personal statement instructions.

  • Three professional letters of recommendation. You will be asked to input their name and email address in the recommenders section of the online application and the form will be automatically sent to them once you submit those fields. These recommendations must be professional (supervisors) or academic (current or former college professors) in nature. Please refer to the program pages on our website for more specific information (some programs only require two letters).

  • Education Information: You will need to provide official transcripts for all Colleges/Universities attended. Transcripts can be forwarded to the address listed at the end of this checklist.

  • International Students Only:
    • English Language Proficiency: Applicants whose native or official language is not English are required to provide evidence of English proficiency through one of the following tests:
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Assumption's TOEFL code is 3009. Minimum score requirements for the TOEFL 540 paper and 200 computer and 79-80 internet (https://www.ets.org/toefl).
      • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum score requirements for the IELTS is 6.0 (www.ielts.org).
    • Please have your official scores mailed to Assumption College (DI Code: 3009) at the address listed below. If you list your test scores on the application, you are still required to have original test scores forwarded to Graduate Studies. For more information, please visit the TOEFL website (https://www.ets.org/toefl) or IELTS website (www.ielts.org)
    • Transcript Evaluations: Transcript evaluations are required for all international applicants who completed their degree at a foreign university to determine U.S. degree equivalency. Transcript evaluations results must be sent directly from the evaluating company to the address listed below. Below are a few suggestions for evaluation companies. Although Assumption College does not endorse these companies, several applicants have found this information to be helpful:

Test Scores. GRE scores are not required.

Evaluation. Once an application is complete, the admissions committee reviews applicants using a holistic approach to assess the potential for completion of the graduate program.

Interview. Some programs require an interview with the Program Director as part of the application process. Visit the academic program of interest to see if your program requires an interview.

"Non-matriculated" student. Students who would like to take courses before or during the application process, if eligible, may do so as a "Non-matriculated" student with permission from the Program Director and completing the Non-matriculated Request Form.  

Acceptance. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in writing from the Graduate Studies office. Some programs allow students to be accepted on a conditional basis.

For specific application requirements of your program of interest, visit the academic program page.

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Graduate Admissions Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
Assumption College
Admissions House
Graduate Admissions
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Email Address: graduate@assumption.edu
Fax Number: 508.799.4412
Phone Number: 508.767.7387