Welcome to Online Learning at UMass Lowell!
Benefit from the Expertise of a Recognized Leader in Online Education
Award-Winning, Accredited Online Programs
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a top public research university and a pioneer in online education, has been making its traditional academic programs available to students all over the world since 1996. UMass Lowell’s dedication to delivering quality online programs has earned the University several awards and national recognition for innovative programming, faculty development, inclusive education and excellence in online teaching.
Whether you’re interested in earning your undergraduate or graduate degree, pursuing a certificate program or taking a course or two, UMass Lowell offers one of the largest selections of online credit courses in New England. Our programs and courses are designed with the needs of busy adult learners in mind, so you can pursue your education at a time — and pace — that works best for you.
UMass Lowell’s commitment to affordability includes reasonably priced tuition and fees at about half of what private institutions cost. A wide range of scholarships and financial aid is available to qualified students. Tuition for online degrees and certificates is the same whether you live in Massachusetts or out of state.
Highly Interactive Online Courses
UMass Lowell’s highly interactive, faculty-led courses make it easy for students to engage with — and connect to — instructors and classmates using a variety of web-based tools such as chat, email and video. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to online class discussions.
Same Degree, Online or On Campus
For more than two decades, UMass Lowell has made it a priority to integrate online education into its overall mission by making a significant investment of resources in academic technology, program development and faculty training. Our online degrees are awarded by the same academic departments — and undergo the same rigorous oversight — as our on-campus programs. At UMass Lowell, you receive a University of Massachusetts diploma whether you earn your degree on campus, online or via a combination of online and on-campus courses.
Accessible, Personalized Support
UMass Lowell’s faculty and professional advisors and online student support staff are eager to support you through your academic journey, and are available to help you every step of the way. Advising is available year-round by phone, email, live chat, and Skype — or even in-person, if you prefer. UMass Lowell online students also have access to numerous additional academic resources, as well as 24x7 online course technical support and online tutoring.
Get Started Today
UMass Lowell is committed to providing a transformational education that will prepare you for a thriving career in the global economy. We offer more than 60 online degree and certificate programs that are trusted by employers throughout New England and beyond. Apply online today, and take the next step towards advancing your education — and your career.