How To Apply
For graduate study in Polymer Science and Engineering, all interested graduate students need to complete an Online Application.
The Online Application, Academic Calendar, Frequently Asked Questions and several other informative topics are on the Graduate School's Website.
For best results, mail all supporting materials directly to the Graduate Schools Admissions Office:
Graduate School Admissions Office
530 Goodell Building
University of Massachusetts
140 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9272
Telephone: (413) 545-0722
We will consider all applications that are submitted by January 1st for the following fall term. We do not offer spring submissions. Admission offers are made by April 15th, and are considered by the Polymer Science and Engineering Department as an academic unit, not by individual professors within the Department. Advisor selection is conducted during the first semester of the Ph.D. program.
For the GRE and TOEFL test, the Institutional Code for the University of Massachusetts Amherst is 3917- no department code is necessary. The average total TOEFL score that the University of Massachusetts requires is above 610 and there are no minimum GRE score. TOEFL scores are good for two years. The department follows the University's minimum GRE and TOEFL requirements; however, admission to our program is very competitive.
Only applications for the Ph.D. program are guaranteed consideration. An M.S. program is not formally supported by the department. M.S. applications are strongly discouraged.
Students who are in good academic standing and are making satisfactory degree progress are guaranteed full financial support. This includes tuition, fees, and a cost-of-living stipend.
For additional information about the application process, contact the Graduate Program Manager, Lisa Groth at email@example.com.
If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you can call the Graduate School and provide them with your credit card information over the phone. The number to call is
(800) 577-0010 or (413) 545-0722 (8:30AM - 5:00PM Monday-Friday). The Graduate Admissions Department can also help with other questions you may have regarding the online application. To contact the Graduate School, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.