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Fall '15 Course Registration

Fall course registration opened officially on July 1st and we are excited for students, both new and old, to sign up for the expansive array of classes being offered this coming semester!

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 Online Course Spotlight: Personal Finance

For over 30 years, one of my passions has been personal financial planning. When I first came out of graduate school – way back in the early 1980s, I was fortunate to land a job as a planner at E.F. Hutton and Company, a Wall Street based investment banking and brokerage firm known for its advertising tagline: “When E.F.

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.

UMass Boston: Online Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Research

The University of Massachusetts Boston's 15 credit online Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Research is designed to provide a coherent body of knowledge in the fundamentals of systematic evaluation and exposure to  cutting-edge knowledge. This certificate prepares individuals to evaluate programs, practices and institutions in a broad array of fields, including education, health and human services, criminal justice and community  development and planning.

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.

Welcoming 2015 Commencement Speakers

It is graduation season and the University of Massachusetts has compiled an outstanding list of commencement speakers, scheduled across all five UMass campuses. World renown writers, actors, politicians and scientists will all be giving the commencement speeches for the 2015 graduating classes!

UMassOnline Launches New Website

Along with spring-cleaning there is out with the old and in with the new! We at UMassOnline would like to announce the launch of our newly renovated website. Better than ever before, adopting a fresh, modern feel it is our hope that students across all campuses will feel at home on the new website

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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.

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