An important priority for the University of Massachusetts is to ensure a welcoming environment on all of our campuses for international students. With locations throughout the state, and countless online opportunities, the University offers over 500 degree programs to students from Massachusetts and around the world.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the original and largest campus of the University, and the most comprehensive in terms of the breadth and depth of its academic programs. The flagship of the system, UMass Amherst, is home to Commonwealth Honors College, which has taken its place alongside the finest public honors colleges in the nation and has opened its own residential and classroom complex located in the heart of the Amherst campus.
The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence among urban public research universities. Located on Boston Harbor, it is the metropolitan area's only public research university. UMass Boston's most distinguished intellectual contributions are in the social sciences, education, health and wellness, and the exact sciences, with faculty earning national and international recognition in biology; environmental, earth, and ocean sciences; cancer research; brain sciences; green chemistry; and disability studies. The university's innovative projects and programs consistently involve multiple disciplines. Among the newest initiatives are the Center for Governance and Sustainability, the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, and the School for the Environment.
Located on the scenic and historic South Coast of Massachusetts, UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research, resulting in the lifelong success of its more than 9,100 students and 50,000 alumni. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for global, national and regional economic, social and cultural transformation.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a nationally recognized doctoral research university, is the fastest-growing of the five campuses. Since 2007, UMass Lowell has achieved enrollment growth of 45 percent while simultaneously increasing the academic qualifications and diversity of its student body. National recognition of the campus is on the rise. UMass Lowell's three-year, 25-spot gain in the U.S. News & World Report national universities rankings is the second-fastest in the nation.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, founded in 1962 and situated in Worcester, serves as the University's Nobel-Prize winning health sciences campus. Perennially ranked in the top 10 percent for primary care training, UMMS has remained true to its founding mission while also becoming globally recognized in biomedical research. Today, UMMS shares a tripartite mission focused on education, research and health care delivery with its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care.
UMassOnline is the University's online education program, providing technology and brand marketing support for 121 fully accredited online degree and certificate programs originating from the University's campuses. Online programs provide the same academic quality and rigor as their classroom counterparts and are nationally recognized. UMassOnline offers more than 1,500 online courses annually, drawing from the academic disciplines for which UMass has received national and international acclaim. The 59,000 UMassOnline course registrations represent students from across the nation and around the world.