Quality

World-Class Education from a World-Class Institution

When making a decision to continue your education, the academic quality of the institution is a critical factor. Quality programs taught by experienced faculty are essential to a rich learning experience. Our faculty are internationally recognized and include winners of the world's most prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize, National Book Award for Poetry, and the Draper Award in Engineering.

UMassOnline is UMass

UMassOnline students are UMass students and are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus. UMassOnline students have access to the many of the same rich resources on campus students have, such as one of the largest library systems in New England.

UMassOnline and its programs have won multiple awards. Here are just a few.

  • Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #16 Best Part-time MBA programs Nationally (U.S. News & World Report, 2017)
  • Graduate School of Education at University of Massachusetts Lowell, #9 Best Online Graduate Education Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #9 Best Online MBA programs Worldwide (Financial Times, 2016)
  • Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #12 Best Online MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, #30 Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, #39 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • Manning School of Business at University of Massachusetts Lowell, #41 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • College of Nursing at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #49 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • Charlton College of Business at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, #62 Best Online MBA Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, #63 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #68 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • Manning School of Business at University of Massachusetts Lowell, #69 Best Online MBA Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, #70 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • College of Education at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Best Online Graduate Education Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #12 Best Online MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • College of Nursing at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #15 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, #55 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • Graduate School of Education at University of Massachusetts Lowell, #68 Best Online Graduate Education Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • College of Education at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #78 Best Online Graduate Education Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • Manning School of Business at University of Massachusetts Lowell, #78 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • Manning School of Business at University of Massachusetts Lowell, #97 Best Online MBA Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #27 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (including MBA), placing 23rd among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell's Master of Business Administration Ranked Among Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA by GetEducated in 2013
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, #69 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences ranks #50 among the nation’s best nursing schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2012 Best Graduate Schools” in 2012.
  • College of Education at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #42 Best Online Graduate Education Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Master in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated in 2013
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated in 2011
  • College of Nursing at University of Massachusetts Amherst, #3 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston's Master's in Gerontology/ Management of Aging Services was voted among the top 10 "Best Affordable Masters in Health Science Online" by GetEducated.com
  • UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London
  • UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London's Top 200
  • 4th in Primary Care Education, U.S. News & World Report
  • UMassOnline, UMass Boston President's Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C 2010 Awards
  • UMassOnline Awarded ‘Public Sector of the Year’ by Mass Technology Leadership Council , 2008
  • Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program, UMass Lowell’s Online Graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism Program, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • ‘Excellence in Online Teaching’ Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Program of Excellence, University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)-Journalism Certificate
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education - United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
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