Welcome to Online Learning at UMass Lowell!
Benefit from the Excellence and Expertise of an Award-Winning Public Research University
Award-Winning Online Programs
Over the past 20 years, UMass Lowell has established itself as a recognized leader in online education, winning several national awards for excellence in quality online education.
The Degree You Want and the Flexibility You Need
Whether you are interested in taking a single course, pursuing a certificate program or earning your undergraduate or graduate degree, UMass Lowell has a large variety of online courses and degree programs for busy adult learners.
- Degrees are awarded by the same academic departments — and undergo the same rigorous oversight — as UMass Lowell’s on-campus programs.
- Pursue your degree at a pace that works best for you.
- Courses are available year-round, during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
- UMass Lowell’s accelerated courses allow you to speed up your progress toward your degree.
- Transfer credits from your previous college or university, and complete your degree sooner.
- Affordable tuition, financial aid and 24x7 technical support
Personalized Student Support
UMass Lowell’s online student support specialists and faculty advisors are happy to help you with your questions. Advising is available by phone, email, live chat, Skype, or even in-person if you prefer. UMass Lowell students also have access to online course technical support 24x7.
Easy to Access, Highly Interactive Online Courses
Students from all over the world engage in UMass Lowell's highly interactive, faculty-led courses. As students embark upon each one of their online courses, they are afforded numerous opportunities throughout the semester to interact with their instructors and fellow classmates. Having a diverse group of classmates from all over the world enriches the online class discussions with a global perspective. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to the online class discussions. Assignments and coursework are completed on a weekly basis during the semester, but students can log into their courses at the time and place that works best for them.
Interested in a UMass Lowell Degree or Certificate?
Apply online today and you'll be taking the next step towards advancing your education. With affordable tuition and financial aid for those who need it, UMass Lowell is committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable online programs that make earning your degree or certificate more convenient than you ever thought possible.
Get Started Today
The University of Massachusetts has an open enrollment policy - anyone who has completed high school or it's equivalent may enroll in our undergraduate courses provided they meet the course prerequisites. Courses are available year round during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, so you can begin taking courses almost immediately.