For more than 140 years, the University of Massachusetts has been known for its rich tradition, quality of learning, and award-winning faculty. Through UMassOnline, UMass has added flexibility and convenience to the mix by offering students online courses that make learning more accessible worldwide. As a result, UMassOnline is now one of the largest national online educational resources for students seeking a quality learning experience.
UMassOnline offers students to receive an online accredited degree from an institution best known for its rich tradition of learning. UMassOnline offers over 100 degree and certificate programs and more than 1,500 courses online that span the disciplines for which the University of Massachusetts is best known: liberal arts, education, business and management, nursing, public health, information technology and many others. Browse our degrees and certificates or courses.
Why earn an accredited online degree from UMassOnline?
UMassOnline is UMass. An accredited online degree from UMassOnline is the same quality degree earned from the University of Massachusetts. Whether on-campus or accredited online degree, degrees are granted by The University of Massachusetts and will not contain references to ‘online’ on your diploma or transcript. The main difference between our on campus programs and our accredited online degrees is that you don’t have to physically attend classes. Learn more about our accreditation and quality assurance.
More Choice, More Flexibility
According to in-house Eduventures survey data, prospective online students applying to an accredited online degree program prefer that their college or university is 10 miles or less from their home or place of employment. This shows that some students want the convenience and flexibility of earning an accredited online degree but also want the ability to have access to on-campus student services and face-to-face interaction and instruction.
By combining a vigorous classroom experience with comprehensive online learning, UMassOnline now offers the ‘perfect blend.’ This blended format helps reduce travel time and cost by offering online coursework and allows you to choose the campus closest to your home or work.
Blended programs are available in Human Services, Nursing, Liberal Arts, and Health Administration. Now you can get the best of both worlds by blending online and face-to-face instruction at one of the five UMass campuses or many satellite campuses around Massachusetts. Learn more about blended programs from UMassOnline.
An accredited online degree from UMassOnline will stand the test of time.
The University of Massachusetts campuses are accredited by the, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools in the six New England states.
When researching an accredited online degree, make sure the accreditation is from a premiere and reputable accrediting agency. For details on accreditation in the United States, click here.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is an advocate of educational quality and its improvement. Membership in the Association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.
Many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies.
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
- Computing Sciences Accreditation Board
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
- National League for Nursing
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UMass Graduates Speak
Take a moment to hear exactly what UMass graduates are saying about their experience taking online classes, feedback on professors and the feeling of accomplishment of finally getting their degree!
What Students Are Saying
The flexibility of the program in terms of when you get your work done, cannot be understated. This is a huge plus. However, do not think an online program means less work. I firmly believe I have completed a heavier workload online because of the required readings and writing. This has made me a better student, and I yearn for more knowledge. The online program has allowed me to complete a bachelor's degree when I otherwise would not have been able to do that as the primary caregiver to my two children.
Denise Schultz '11, UMass Dartmouth BA in Women's Studies