UMassOnline – University of Massachusetts

Earn your accredited online degree or certificate from one of the nation’s top–ranked universities, the University of Massachusetts. 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.

Quick Facts

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Public University

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Academic Calendar:

Fall/Spring semesters & Winter and Summer terms


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools in the six New England states.

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.


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 including:

Student Services

UMassOnline offers online students many of the same support services our on-campus students receive. Here are few resources to help you achieve your online educational goals:

IT Support and Customer Service

There are several ways to get assistance if you have questions or need technical support. Choose the option that's most convenient for you – phone, email or live chat.

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National and International student body

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