UMassOnline is UMass

Whether you are a busy professional, balancing work and family, or just interested in learning without the constraints of a campus-based program, UMassOnline enables you to earn a high-quality accredited degree or certificate online. The University of Massachusetts is one of the nation's top-ranked universities. Students from all over the world are finding a mix of exceptional programs, flexible options and practical value through UMassOnline. With over 150 online degrees, certificates, corporate/professional education opportunities and 1500+ online courses, UMassOnline is your entry into the University of Massachusetts.

At UMassOnline, you’ll find:

  • 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.
  • Staff and faculty committed to meeting the needs of students
  • Rigorous academic requirements that ensure a degree or certificate of great value and
  • Technical support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, email or live chat

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.

General Information

Institutional Control:

Public University

Year Founded:


Academic Calendar:

Fall/Spring semesters & Winter and Summer terms


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:


UMassOnline addresses the demands of a global economy and evolving job market by offering several degree completion programs fully online. Here are just a few:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts
  • Bachelor in Psychology
  • BS in Information Technology
  • BS in Information Technology with a Business Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Children’s Learning and Development
  • MBA – Online MBA at UMass Lowell
          o  Concentrations in Accounting,  Finance and Information Technology
  • MBA –Online MBA at UMass Dartmouth 
  • MBA -  Isenberg Online MBA at UMass Amherst
          o Concentrations in  Entrepreneurship,  Finance, Healthcare Administration, Marketing and Sport Management

All programs are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and individual programs are accredited by discipline-specific agencies such as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Courses are taught by the same world-class faculty, and students will receive the same degree as on-campus students, getting the best of both worlds.

When making a decision to continue your education, the academic quality of the institution is a critical factor. Accredited programs taught by experienced faculty are essential to a rich learning experience.

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.


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


"`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."


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.