What They’re Known For

UMassOnline was founded in 2001 as a means for students from around the country and even the world to benefit from a University of Massachusetts education. Drawing on over 140 years of excellence, UMassOnline features the same world-class faculty and rigorous academic standards as the University of Massachusetts.

Unique Opportunities

UMassOnline allows you to attend the same high-quality programs and learn from the same world-class faculty as students at the University of Massachusetts' Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell or Worcester campuses.  Students from all over the world are finding a mix of exceptional programs, flexible options and practical value through UMassOnline. At UMassOnline, you'll find:

  • Over 140 online degrees and certificates, and 1500 online courses
  • A fully-accredited university with top-ranked schools and colleges
  • The same degree earned by on-campus students
  • A staff and faculty committed to meeting the needs of students
  • Rigorous academic requirements that ensure a degree or certificate of great value
  • Technical support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, email or live chat

Why We Love UMassOnline

The University of Massachusetts campuses at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and the Medical School are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  In addition, many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies such as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and National League for Nursing.

Student Reviews

UMASS Online allowed me to work full-time without compromising my family life. The instructors were always "visible," supportive, and encouraging. -Sophia

The Online curriculum that UMass offered was flexible and helped me strike the right work/school/personal life balance. I was amazed how the distance learning courses not only encapsulated all the subjects and materials that an on-campus curriculum would offer but in addition offered much more flexibility and opportunity to study in a virtual way--which is the growing phenomenon in today's economic environment. It is also in one way a positive contribution towards a greener environment. -Venu

UMassOnline was truly one of the best investments I could have made. The strength of the program and the outstanding faculty have helped me improve my communication skills and innovative thinking, and they have instilled in me a desire to continue to learn. -Glen