Ever walk down the street (or sit in a zoom session) and see someone wearing a UMass sweatshirt and immediately feel like family? You start chatting like old friends to find out, your friend's father, brother, sister, or mother went to UMass.
With more than 500,000 total alumni and more than 100,000 current students across the system, we get so excited to have helped so many people realize their educational goals and watch as they navigate through real transformation. There is pride in that. For our students and their accomplishments. For our faculty and staff who helped them achieve great things. That is why we exist. That is the only reason we exist. To help those who want to learn, and live, and succeed.
With online education offered by the University of Massachusetts system and affiliates, we are able to extend that to so many more students across the country, and dare we say, the world.
But enough about us, let's talk about you.
What do you want to know about us?
You may want to know what makes up UMass. We have five public University campuses located across the state of Massachusetts: UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth (which is where UMass Law is located), UMass Lowell and UMass Chan Medical School (in Worcester). And as you may have heard, UMass Global, a private non-profit affiliate, located in California is part of our extended family.
You may also want to know that our programs are award winning!
UMass Earns 2023 US News "Best Online Degree" in 16 Categories
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Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Degree for Veterans
Best Online Master's in Information Technology Degree
Best Online Master's in Information Technology Degree for Veterans
Best Online Master's in Education Degree
Best Online Master's in Engineering Degree
Best Online Master's in Engineering Degree for Veterans
Best Online Master's in Nursing Degree
The University of Massachusetts continued its ascent as one of the top colleges and universities in the nation in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE)'s World University Rankings. UMass is now 56th among U.S. higher ed institutions and ranks 28th among all U.S. public universities. UMass remains the top public university in New England, a position it has held in the Times Higher Education rankings since 2014.
But really, enough about us. What do others have to say?
"E-books have taken online education to a new level. Being abroad, I had troubles finding English bookstores. I worried this would impede my plans to study at UMass. Not only was having access to e-books cheaper than ordering books, it also allowed me to be on the same pages as my online classmates all over the world. The UMass library's ebook collection is large and continues to grow. The system is user friendly and easy to browse through. With many now reading online newspapers instead of print, it is only a matter of time before more universities begin having online ebook libraries."
Certificate in Journalism
"The fact that it is a non-profit school, really sealed the deal for me. I wanted to be able to attend a college where I knew that my money, my tuition, was being used for the school and not being paid to the shareholders.""
BA Organizational Leadership
"When I first began the online MPH program, I was unclear as to where it was going to take me and what I expected. I am now a much more effective community partner with multiple agencies in my community. I have been able to develop a new paradigm of integrating public health and the primary health care of children. I could have continued simply providing basic health care in my office and retired. The MPH experience has given me the ability to go beyond the confines of the office into uncharted territory. It is exciting and I know will lead to significant improvement in the health of children."
Kevin Karpowicz MD FAAP
"The online UWW program gave me the flexibility I needed to complete my assignments and study each week. All of my classmates were actually able to get to know each other, bond and support each other, without ever meeting in person."
Rosemary Feeley Foreman
Health and Human Services
Meet Our Friends And Family
UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of America's education state and New England's largest public research university. Our faculty and administrators, students, and alumni generate new ideas, apply new solutions, and tackle the commonwealth's and the world's most complex, challenging problems
UMass Boston is the city's only public research university, benefitting from and giving back to Boston's thriving academic, business, technology, and medical industries. Our award-winning online programs are designed to provide you with the same quality and support as students get on campus, with the flexibility of studying from anywhere.
We are a National Research University where students and faculty are driven by asking the questions that can propel our world forward. With over 40 fully online programs provided by our College of Arts and Sciences, AACSB-accredited Charlton College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Visual and Performing Arts, you'll find the same dedicated, outstanding faculty as our on-campus courses, delivering a private college educational experience at a public university value.
Founded in 1958, with more than two decades of experience in the design and delivery of online coursework, UMass Global is a nationally recognized leader in higher education innovation. Offering more than 80 online degree and certificate options, many available in MyPath — our online, self-paced, competency-based education model, UMass Global serves a growing population of adult learners who want quality, flexible options to learn without sacrificing other areas in their lives.
A top public research university and a pioneer in online education, UMass Lowell has been making its traditional academic programs available to students all over the world since 1996. UMass Lowell's dedication to delivering quality online programs has earned the University several awards and national recognition for innovative programming, faculty development, inclusive education and excellence in online teaching.
The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, the state's first and only public medical school, is a world-class health sciences campus renowned for the quality and scope of its medical research and education. Nationally ranked medical school and internationally renowned research institution, UMass Chan Medical is dedicated to the advancement of human health.
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