Academic Programs

The University of Massachusetts prides itself on admitting high-quality students.  We strive to expand and mold our academic profile to meet the fast-changing needs of today’s students, faculty and researchers alike, across all five campuses at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and the Medical School in Worcester.

With more than 3,000 academic programs offered across five campuses, it's essential that we provide an efficient way for prospective students to see all that UMass has to offer.  This inventory includes degree-based programs only, with just a handful of non-degree offerings at this time.  Campuses do offer non-degree programs as well (different from enrolling as a non-degree student); the full array of our non-degree programs will be addressed in a future iteration of our University-wide inventory. For additional details on non-degree programs, please visit the campus sites. 

In addition, we strongly encourage you to browse through the Campus Catalogs for in-depth information regarding academic programs of interest to you, specific admission requirements, as well as any other information you might need to make an informed decision about your options here at UMass.  

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Explore Our Programs

Use our University-wide searchable academic program database to explore all the options available for your particular interests.  You can search by program name, award level (e.g., Bachelors, Graduate Certificate, Doctorate, etc.), broad program area, Federal CIP Code or even by campus.  For additional program information and online program offerings, please visit the associated campus website.

Glossary of Terms: Not clear about some of the information and award designations presented here? Don’t know what the relevance of a Federal CIP Code is? Visit the Glossary of Terms page provided on the left-hand margin to get a description of most of the terms and abbreviations presented here.

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Educator Preparation Licensure Programs

Are you interested in becoming a teacher, other school professional, or renewing your current license?* Need more information about educator licensure in general? Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, or career changer, the UMass campuses have something for everybody.  

Given the importance of Educator Preparation Programs at our campuses, we’ve built search criteria into our Academic Program inventory for this area.  Select our Special Focus: Teacher Education/Licensure feature to browse through all of the offerings listed across our campuses. 

If you don’t find something that you are specifically interested in, we recommend visiting the campus website to explore educator preparation information in more detail:

* Our Education Preparation Program graduates apply for a teaching license through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education after they have completed their teacher education program and passed all MTEL testing. 

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Campus Course Catalogs

While our site offers you a glance of the vast array of credentialed academic programs at UMass, we encourage you to also review the official course catalogs on our campus websites for a more complete listing of our offerings.

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UMassOnline Catalog

With an online degree from UMass, you will receive the same degree as  on-campus students and learn from the same world-class faculty.  Our online degree curriculum is just as rigorous if not more challenging. If you want to earn a degree without having to sacrifice time with your family or work, an online degree through the University of Massachusetts is your answer.  An online degree earned through any of our UMass campuses will stand the test of time. In addition, students who attend courses on campus can participate in select online courses that complement their regular course schedule.

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Continuing Education & Professional Studies

All of our campuses offer continuing education courses after hours for non-traditional students. 

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Hear from Our Alumni

"Impact and Achievement: The UMass Story" is an ongoing video series dedicated to showcasing outstanding alumni of the University of Massachusetts.