Prepare yourself for a 21st-century career in writing.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for writers and authors continues to grow with college graduates having an advantage in hiring for salaried positions. At the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program, you can finish your bachelor's degree online with a focus in writing and literary studies and position yourself for professional success.
Whether you are an amateur or professional writer, the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program will help you deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of writing and literature across genres, and support you in developing the knowledge and skills you need to evolve your craft and advance your career as a writer.
A great education. Credit for experience. Support you deserve.
For fifty years, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program has been helping adults just like you complete their first bachelor's degrees at a world-class public university. At the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program, you can design your own program of study in writing, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience, and finish your degree 100% online without ever having to come to campus.
We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.
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To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now.
Visit the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program website to learn more about our BA, Writing and Literary Studies Concentrations.
As part of a public university, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program is committed to providing you with a great education and helping you save time and money. By offering a generous transfer credit policy and many creative and cost effective ways to earn credit, we are committed to helping you finish your bachelor's degree online as quickly as possible without unnecessary expense to you and your family.
Courses are $405 per credit (updated for fall 2021). Credits awarded for life and work experience are a fraction of the cost of course credits.
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Fee per credit
$405 (updated for fall 2021)
$150 per fall and spring semesters
|Registration Fee||$50 per semester- winter, spring, summer, fall (updated for fall 2021)|
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The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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The UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program seeks to admit adults who are determined to finish their bachelor's degrees online and ready to work hard to complete a rigorous program of study.
To be considered for admission, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
• A minimum of 12 college credits
• A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
• You have not already earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university.
Former UMass Amherst students
You are exempt from the minimum GPA and credit requirements. We can help you finish what you started. Welcome back.
- Fall: May 1 (early deadline); June 1 (regular deadline)
- Spring: October 1 (early deadline); November 1 (regular deadline)
- Summer: March 1 (early deadline); March 15 (regular deadline)
We’re glad you found us and we look forward to receiving your application.
Financial Aid Services at UMass Amherst is committed to helping you meet the cost of your college education. Most UWW Interdisciplinary Studies students receive financial aid. You may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military benefits, or employer reimbursement.
Credit for Experience - Because what you've done in life matters.
You've seen a lot. You know a lot. You've done a lot. You may not have a college degree (yet), but we bet you could teach a course on life. At the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program, we respect the prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience you bring into our program. We believe the experiences you have had, and the knowledge, skills, and wisdom you have gained over the years matter, and are worthy of up to 105 academic credits (up to 75 transfer and up to 30 residence credits). And earning credit this way saves you time and money.
- Prior coursework
- Professional Trainings and Certifications
- Military Trainings
- Credit Exams and Evaluations
Get Credit Where Credit is Due.
Learn more about how you can save time and money by earning credit for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience.
$405 (updated for fall 2021)