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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.

Bachelor's Degree

 

UMass Boston
Master's Degree

 

Fees

Year International Students

2017

US$28,035 (Two semesters)

Other mandatory fees apply

Location

Duration

Two semesters (up to 6 credits)

Semester Start Dates

Computer Science: September, January and May

Physics: September only

Graduate ISSP program components
Semester 1 Course title Credits

NAV 001

 

Navigating the Graduate Student Pathway

 

0

 

NAV 002

Introduction to Graduate Research

0

PSEM

Graduate ISSP Seminar

0

CS 615

User Interface Design*

3

CS 210

Intermediate Computing

0

Total credits

3

Semester 2 Course title Credits

NAV 003

Academic Communication for Graduate Students

0

CS 310

Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms

0

CS 420

Theory of Computation

3 (UMB)

PSEM

Graduate ISSP Seminar

0

Total credits

3

Total program credits 6

*Subject to change as per academic department.

Program information

  • Progression requirements: B in all classes; 3.0 GPA minimum
  • PMP credit hours applied to degree: 3-6 credit hours (1-2 credit courses). Number of credits applied to 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

Disclaimer: This information may be subject to change without notice or at the discretion of UMass Boston ISSP or Navitas Limited.