Blog: 2016

UMass Lowell included in “Top 50 Best Online Master’s Programs in Education Management”

A master’s degree is a common requirement for a management position in the education field. We are excited to share that the University of Massachusetts Lowell is ranked one of the top 50 best online master’s programs in education management!

The Rise of Competency-Based Education

Time and time again the issue of accessible and affordable education is taking center stage this election season. Business leaders, educators and politicians alike are interested in not only lowering the cost of education but also providing students with a program that gives them the skills necessary to be successful in today’s job market. For many, the solution is competency-based education.

Will My Credits Transfer From My Previous University To UMass?

One of the most common questions we are asked is... will my previous credits transfer? The credit transferring process does seem to vary in complexity and detail from school to school; but for UMass students, we have a convenient and flexible transferring process. As long as you earned your credits from an accredited university, they will transfer over to UMass. If you are unfamiliar with the transfer process, we have friendly and informed advisors available to answer any questions and/or concerns.

Why Every Student Should Vote

This year’s presidential election is already turning into one of the unique in recent memory. As such, individuals can easily become disillusioned into believing their vote doesn’t matter. However, we want to remind our students that their vote does matter and why it’s critically important to pay attention during the election season.

UMass Online Program Spotlight: BA, Human Services Concentrations

Many people see human service jobs, such as victim advocacy or social work as a calling. One thing is certain; the need to help others is growing exponentially.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than a half million career opportunities in human services will be created in the next decade, making it one of the nation’s fastest growing sectors of the economy. 

Internship Dos and Don’ts

Spring is just around the corner and that means the summer internship search is in high gear. Unlike, students in a brick and mortar institution, UMass online students have the great advantage of a flexible schedule allowing them to spend more time at their internship to ensure they get the full experience,  whether they are on summer break or not. As students start or search for internships here are a few Dos and Don’ts to remember.

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UMass Online Program Spotlight: Second Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

Why have only one bachelor’s degree when you can have two? By taking a quick, 10-course program, you can earn a Second Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology fully online from UMass Lowell!

This program is perfect for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree but are looking to change career paths. Through this program, students will gain the knowledge in computers, technology and will have a better understanding of management and information science.

Isenberg Online MBA Ranks 12th Best Online MBA Program by US News & World Report

Solidifying its status as one of the nation’s leading distance education providers, the Master's Degree in Business Administration - Isenberg Online MBA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was named one of the best online MBA programs by US News & World Report.

Is There Financial Assistance for Online Students?

Yes, financial assistance is available to students pursuing their degrees online, just like their on-campus counterparts. To understand the full scope and breadth of these options, it is essential to research all financial aid avenues at the federal, state and private levels.  By combining multiple forms of financial support, tuition costs can be significantly reduced.

These options include:

UMassOnline Advisor Spotlight: Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

UMassOnline is excited to share our first Advisor Spotlight blog. All of our incredible advisors are available to students throughout the five campuses, as well as online. Here is a profile of UMass Senior Lecturer and advisor Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD.

What was your background in education and helping students?

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