More than 150 years ago, the University of Massachusetts was founded to broaden access to learning.

Remaining true to our land-grant values of the integration of discovery, education, and engagement, the University of Massachusetts has become a model for many universities around the world.

Recognized as a world-class university, the Times Higher Education World Rankings has again named the University of Massachusetts among the top 100 global research universities. 

The University's central mission is to provide a high quality and comprehensive education for students that will enrich lifelong learning. Our undergraduate and graduate academic programs are taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge.

Global engagement, research and learning opportunities at the University of Massachusetts allow faculty and students on all of our campuses to become more productive and responsive citizens. We strive to increase the number of students and faculty that have international experiences while at the University to ensure that each member of our community has the sound foundation to be an engaged member of the global society.

An important priority for the University of Massachusetts is to ensure a welcoming environment on all of our campuses for international students, scholars and faculty. With locations throughout the state, and countless online opportunities, the University offers hundreds of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional programs and certificates to students from Massachusetts and around the world.

To better engage the world in which we live, the University of Massachusetts is dedicated to:

  • Developing and integrating into the curriculum traditional study-abroad and international research and learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Programs that bring faculty, visiting scholars, and students from other countries to the University of Massachusetts.
  • Promoting and encouraging faculty to engage in discovery, education and engagement around the world.