UMassOnline Announces New Master’s Programs in Finance and Security Studies

UMassOnline Announces New Master’s Programs in Finance and Security Studies

UMassOnline continues to expand access to campus programs and concentrations

SHREWSBURY, MA - UMassOnline, the University of Massachusetts’ online consortium, is proud to announce the launch of a Master of Science in Finance and three Master’s programs in Security Studies at UMass Lowell and a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in Technical Communication from the University Without Walls at UMass Amherst. The Lowell Security Studies programs include: Master of Science in Security Studies: Critical Infrastructure Protection Concentration, Master of Arts in Security Studies: Industrial and Economic Security Concentration and Master of Arts in Security Studies: International Security Concentration.

“We are thrilled with the continued success and growth of UMassOnline year over year,” said John Cunningham, chief executive officer, UMassOnline. “The UMass system is committed to providing students with a world-class quality education, and we are excited to add new program offerings to our program portfolio. UMass is proud of our vast program catalog and diversity of program offerings for undergraduate and graduate students across the country and around the globe.”

The Online Master’s in Security Studies programs offered through UMass Lowell, allow students to develop an understanding and knowledge of complex security challenges, individual industries’ security protocols, various policies related to criminal and terrorist networks and the mechanisms to combat threats.

The Online Master of Science in Finance, a 10-course master's degree program offered through the UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business, provides students with a deep understanding of financial markets, preparing graduates for careers in corporate finance and financial management. Students are taught by world-class UMass faculty to ensure graduates are sought after candidates for top jobs in areas such as portfolio management, global financial markets, financial risk management and investment analysis.

“We are excited to be adding such essential programs and concentrations to our already outstanding roster of offerings at UMass Lowell,” said Catherine Kendrick, Senior Executive Director, Market Development and Online Programs at UMass Lowell. “These are innovative graduate programs that offer students access to world-class faculty and cutting edge research in critical areas of security in the 21st century.”

The Online BA with a focus in Technical Communication offered through the

University Without Walls at UMass Amherst, meets the demands in the marketplace for graduates with strong technical abilities. Courses focus on developing crucial skills for high-demand careers in areas such as technical writing and editing, professional writing, technical illustration, web design, web development, among others.

Additionally, UMassOnline will also be introducing two new programs and a new MBA concentration in the coming months. UMass Boston will be offering The Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Global Comparative Public Administration as a two-year, 39 credit online program that prepares graduates for public service careers and leadership positions in state, national and international governments. The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) will be offered through UMass Dartmouth and provide students with the knowledge and tools to help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and become an agent for positive change. UMass Lowell will be offering a new Marketing concentration for the Online MBA program consisting of new courses in digital marketing, sales and customer relations, new product development and market research.

About UMassOnline
UMassOnline, the online learning consortium of the University of Massachusetts, provides marketing and technology support for UMass’ online offerings that enable students, professionals, and lifelong learners to take courses anywhere, anytime. With over 140 undergraduate and graduate degree, certificate and professional development programs and more than 1,500 courses available from UMass, UMassOnline’s marketing and technology services support one of the largest accredited online programs available. Programs span the disciplines for which the University is best known: liberal arts, education, management, nursing, public health, information technology, and other disciplines. For more about UMassOnline, go to  or visit our blog at