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About the UMass Dartmouth Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP)

Tell me more about UMass Dartmouth....

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalised teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

Within a climate that is inclusive, open, and diverse, UMass Dartmouth will be the university of choice for students seeking high quality programs as well as professional academic programs that build a foundation for civic responsibility, individual skills and professional success.

UMass Dartmouth will distinguish itself by providing a personalised academic environment where the scholarly research and creative activities of faculty and graduate students are interwoven with the study experience.

What is the UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP?

The UMass Dartmouth Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is located on campus at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

The Graduate UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP is a one-semester program aimed at international students requiring a bridge to a business or engineering master’s degree program in the USA. The Graduate Navitas GSSP helps to close the gap in the student’s English language proficiency, communication skills, and generic research skills while earning credits towards their MBA and Master of Science degree programs in Business or Engineering.

Where is UMass Dartmouth located?

Dartmouth, located in Southeastern Massachusetts, about 30 minutes away from Providence and Newport, Rhode Island and about an hour from Boston, MA.

UMass Dartmouth has campuses located on the South Coast of Massachusetts in the cities of Dartmouth, New Bedford. UMass Dartmouth has campuses located on the South Coast of Massachusetts in the cities of Dartmouth, New Bedford. All GSP students will complete their coursework on the main UMass Dartmouth campus.

Can UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP students use the campus facilities and services?

Absolutely. As a UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP student you are able to use all services and facilities at UMass Dartmouth including the library, student centers and athletic facilities. You are also able to join UMass Dartmouth student clubs and associations.

What is the advantage of going through the UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP?

The advantages for students are many. Classes are much smaller than the usual university lecture size. UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP students have more class time per class than university which allows more time to understand the course.

What if I need help with my studies?

There are many avenues of help and support throughout your studies at UMass Dartmouth. If you find yourself having difficulty in a course, you should contact your professor and organize a time to meet for consultation.

About the classes

How are classes taught?

All classes are taught from the University curriculum by UMass Dartmouth faculty, but there is additional class time built in for tutorials, group work and individual student support. Graduate classes meet once a week for each subject, typically for 3 hours each class meeting. UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP Teaching Assistants (TA) will also provide additional classroom support for students in particular subjects. There is some variation in this structure according to the nature of the individual units and specific requirements.

What is the maximum number of courses that I can study each semester?

Students typically take 3-4 courses each semester, depending on the program.

Applying to UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP

How do I apply?

Easy, click here and follow the instructions.

How long will it take to receive an offer from UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP?

For a Graduate Navitas GSSP offer, it will take about 7-10 business days.

UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP?

Entry requirements are course specific and country specific and can be found here.

Fee payment

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your fees by Bank Wire, Bank Check, Credit Card or online.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, click here for more information.

International Student Health Insurance

Do I have to have International Student Health Insurance?

Yes, it is compulsory for all international students to have health care insurance from the university.