University of Massachusetts Boston International Student Success Program

Introduction

What

The UMass Boston Undergraduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) offers an alternative pathway to the University of Massachusetts Boston for international students who may not qualify for direct entry and who seek a supportive study environment. The Undergraduate ISSP is offered in a two or three semester format, which is equivalent to the first year of a UMass Boston bachelor's degree program. After successfully completing the Undergraduate ISSP, you will move directly into the second year of your undergraduate degree.

The Graduate International Student Success Program is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program.

Why

  • Study at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus in the exciting cosmopolitan city of Boston.
  • Become a UMass Boston student upon admission.
  • Small class sizes mean you receive more personal attention from lecturers.
  • Access comprehensive student support services covering all aspects of your academic and non-academic life.
  • Have the opportunity to study in acclaimed and fully accredited programs in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Management and College of Science and Mathematics opening many professional doors.

Where

The University of Massachusetts Boston.

When

Start in: January, May, or September

Who

15,000 U.S. and international students from throughout the world.

How

  • Apply through a UMass Boston representative in your country.
  • Apply online through the University website.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Graduate Pathway

Graduate ISSP Pathway in Business

Campus Full time 2 semesters May 2019 USA Boston

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. [+]

Graduate ISSP: Business

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. The Graduate ISSP helps to bridge the gap in academic or English skills by offering a range of courses such as research methods and academic communication. During your Graduate ISSP semester(s), you will take four Graduate ISSP courses plus UMass Boston graduate courses to prepare you for your master's program.

The MBA program at UMass Boston combines a focused management curriculum and allows students to customize their experience by completing one or more of 14 specializations.... [-]


Graduate ISSP Pathway in Science and Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 semesters May 2019 USA Boston

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. [+]

Graduate ISSP: Science and Mathematics

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. The Graduate ISSP helps to bridge the gap in academic or English skills by offering a range of courses such as research methods and academic communication.

The College of Science and Mathematics delivers enhanced instruction, improves student success, and its undergraduate and graduate programs offer abundant opportunities to participate in independent, productive research.

*Subject to change as per academic department. Program information Progression requirements: B in all classes; 3.0 GPA minimum PMP credit hours applied to a degree: 3-6 credit hours (1-2 credit courses). The number of credits applied to a degree is subject to evaluation by the Graduate Program Department. Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 24-30 credit hours Entry into your UMass Boston College of Science and Mathematics graduate degree program Computer Science, MS Applied Physics, MS Disclaimer: This information may be subject to change without notice or at the discretion of UMass Boston ISSP or Navitas Limited. Semester Start Dates Computer Science: September, January, and May Physics: September only [-]

Undergraduate Pathway

Undergraduate ISSP Pathway in Management

Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters May 2019 USA Boston

The UMass Boston International Student Success Program, equivalent to the first year of a bachelor's degree program, satisfies the general education requirements to major in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Information Systems among others. [+]

Undergraduate ISSP: Management

The UMass Boston International Student Success Program, equivalent to the first year of a bachelor's degree program, satisfies the general education requirements to major in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Information Systems among others.

Program benefits: UMass Boston student from day one No SAT or ACT required for admission Receive academic credits toward your UMB undergraduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Undergraduate ISSP: 3 semesters*

Up to 120 credit hours, less 30 credit hours applied from Undergraduate ISSP = 90 credit hours to complete the degree

*Note that this is only a sample of the courses offered during the ISSP. Undergraduate ISSP: 2 semesters* Up to 120 credit hours, less 27 credit hours applied from Undergraduate ISSP = 93 credit hours to complete a degree Note: Course availability may vary semester on the semester, and space is available on first-come, first-served basis. Students’ eligibility to take certain classes will depend on Math Placement score and Writing Assessment results. Students are encouraged to complete their placement exams and register for classes prior to arrival (see Course Enrollment for details). Those who do not complete these steps prior to arrival may find that classes become full, in which case the student will have to wait until a subsequent semester to complete those courses. Program information Progression requirements: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher Minimum 27-30 credits (10-course modules) earned during Undergraduate ISSP 27 credits = 9 courses 30 credits = 10 courses ... [-]

Undergraduate ISSP Pathway in Science and Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters May 2019 USA Boston

From Computer Science to Information Technology, from Engineering to Mathematics, UMass Boston offers a wide variety of disciplines spanning the sciences and engineering. [+]

Undergraduate ISSP: Science and Mathematics

From Computer Science to Information Technology, from Engineering to Mathematics, UMass Boston offers a wide variety of disciplines spanning the sciences and engineering.

Program benefits: UMass Boston student from day one No SAT or ACT required for admission Receive academic credits toward your UMB undergraduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Undergraduate ISSP: 3 semesters*

Up to 118 credit hours less 27-32 credit hours applied from Undergraduate ISSP = 88 credit hours to complete a degree

*Note that this is only a sample of the courses offered during the UPP and UPS programs. For other sample courses, see below. Undergraduate ISSP: 2 semesters* ... [-]

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