The Truth About Online Education

Online education has evolved over the last few years. The idea of taking classes solely through your computer without the physical interaction of professors or other students has only taken hold in the mainstream for about a decade, so it’s not surprising that there are still many misconceptions about this growing type of education. Here are a few of these myths (along with a dose of reality to debunk each of them):

Welcome, President Meehan!

We are extremely excited to welcome Martin J. Meehan, our new president, to the University of Massachusetts family! His official presidency began the 1st of this month when he led a roundtable discussion with students at UMass Boston and said that he plans on turning UMass “into the best public university system in the nation.”

Regional vs. National Accreditation

Choosing the right university can be challenging and stressful. We are here to help!

There are many different aspects to consider. One major factor to think about is - accreditation. There are two types of accreditation: regional and national. While one is not necessarily “better” than the other, it is important to know the difference between the two.

UMass Pride

Here at the University of Massachusetts, we have a strong sense of community and pride. Our ability to provide a high-quality yet affordable education places us ahead of other universities. In fact, we are proud to say that The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which ranks universities internationally, has placed us among the Top 100 universities in the world and as the No. 1 public university in New England!

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Congratulations Class of 2015

Congrats, Grads!

We want to wish our accomplished class of 2015 a very happy graduation! Whether they studied online, or in a classroom throughout our five campuses, these 17,000 graduates are joining the University of Massachusetts alumni network. UMass has a network of nearly 500,000 alumni located throughout the world.

UMass graduates are scientists, writers, public officials, artists, entertainers, athletes, business people and government officials.

UMassOnline Welcomes New UMass President, Martin Meehan

UMassOnline is thrilled to see the recent appointment of Martin T. Meehan as the next president of the five-campus, 73,000-student UMass system. The Board of Trustees unanimously selected Chancellor Meehan, who has served as the Chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, for the past eight years and has guided the school to a remarkable rise in rankings with the US News & World Report.

Embracing Blended Learning

Life can be hectic and there is not doubt about that. Between working and/or raising a family, many find it difficult to continue their education. At the University of Massachusetts we have developed programs that allow students of all kinds to customize their education according to their lifestyle. UMassOnline encourages its student base of broad and diverse individuals, working to achieve a common goal: furthering their education.

5 Interview Tips That You Should Know

There are many other things besides being familiar with your resume that will help you land your next job. Employers have mentioned personality and good rapport as top attributes that can make job candidates shine brighter than others. It is your responsibility for you to convince your possible next employer that you are the one for the job. Do you remember how people always say how important first impressions are?

Becoming a Registered Dietitian

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietitians is expected to grow by 20 percent between the years of 2010 and 2020. This is a much faster rate than the average of all other occupations due to the increased emphasis on disease prevention, a growing aging population and public interest in nutrition.

UMass System Launches 23 New Online Programs in FY 14

In a press release published today, the University of Massachusetts was proud to announce they have vastly expanded their online program development. The campuses developed a total of 23 new programs to add to the online offerings in FY 14. Click here to read the full press release.


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