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UMass is one of the world's top-ranked universities, and a preferred choice for online degree programs.

  • Fully accredited online degree and certificate programs
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Flexible online classes
  • Convenient 24/7/365 access to coursework
  • Member in our 330,000+ alumni network
  • Unparalleled 24/7/365 technical support

Why UMass Online may be the perfect choice for YOU.

UMass Online is setting the standard for distance learning and making it possible for you to earn a degree in a flexible, 24x7 format. You attend the same high-quality classes and learn from the same world-class faculty as students at our Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester campuses.


  • UMass Online offers 24x7 technical support, making it easy to navigate new technology.
  • Faculty members are easily accessible through a variety of contact methods and they make it a priority to connect with their students.
  • Students have access to resources like the UMass library eBook collection and more.


  • UMass Online provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. Online students at UMass Online are eligible for the same types of financial aid as on-campus students for credit courses.
  • Hundreds of scholarships are available in addition to grants, federal and alternative loans for degree programs.


  • UMass makes it possible for students and lifelong learners to balance the responsibilities of work and family with their educational goals.
  • Our online learners save both time and money when they don't have to commute to class, and can study from where they need to, when they need to.
  • Classwork, study materials, and other educational materials are available online and students can take time to reflect when they are not in a classroom getting information in real time.

High Quality

  • All UMass undergraduate campuses proudly rank in the top category of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges and Best Online Colleges rankings.
  • Award-winning faculty include a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winners, American Book Award Winners, Members of the Worlds' Most Scientific Minds, and more.
  • UMass is the largest producer of highly skilled workers in the Commonwealth.


UMass Online offers even more through a Community experience where students can learn and interact with people both nationally and internationally, taking courses from anywhere in the world.

Online Courses

UMass Online offers more than 4,000 online courses yearly to help our students continue their education, enhance their careers, and enrich their lives no matter where they're located.

Online Programs

With over 200 degrees and certificates available online, UMass Online is proud to be helping busy professionals, lifelong learners, and students worldwide in attaining their education goals by completing their degrees, advancing their education or enhancing their skill set to advance their career.

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