Boston Business Journal - UMassOnline lands $650K grant

Boston Business Journal - UMassOnline lands $650K grant

UMassOnline has received a $650,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop, deliver and promote a new suite of programs.

The grant will be used to create and expand programs that combine online and classroom instruction through each of the University of Massachusetts' five campuses. They are:

  • A bachelor's degree program in health and human services at the UMass-Amherst;
  • A bachelor's degree program for registered nurses at UMass-Boston;
  • A "degree completion program" in the humanities and social sciences at UMass-Dartmouth;
  • A master's degree program in health management and policy at UMass-Lowell;
  • A post-master's degree certificate for nursing education at UMass-Worcester's Graduate School of Nursing.

The Sloan Foundation, based in New York, has adopted online learning as one of its causes. UMass is a member of the Sloan Consortium, which promotes the concept to other institutions.

Date: 1/19/07