UMassOnline, the online portal to the online course offerings from the University of Massachusetts’ five campuses – Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester – was created in 2001 in order to provide degrees to people regardless of geographical constraints.
UMassOnline offers more than 100 degrees and certificates and more than 1,500 online courses geared toward first-time students, returning students, and lifelong learners.
Students can earn a degree or certificate from UMassOnline in a variety of fields, such as business, communications, education, criminal justice, environmental studies, marketing, Spanish, and women’s studies.
UMassOnline offers 21 online bachelor’s degree completion programs, designed for students who have completed at least 60 hours of coursework toward their degree but have not yet earned it. Online bachelor’s degree completion programs are available in education, business, criminal justice, health and human services, journalism, hospitality and tourism, information technology, and nursing.
Some of its more unique online bachelor’s degree programs include offerings in sustainability studies, arts administration, and children’s learning and development. Undergraduate certificate programs are offered in fields including graphic design, Spanish-English translation, paralegal studies, casino management, and information technology.
UMassOnline’s master’s degrees are offered in business administration, public health, education, public policy, mental health counseling, applied linguistics, autism studies, and gerontology. UMassOnline also offers a variety of graduate certificates, providing students with credentials in fields such as victim studies, critical and creative thinking, education policy, sleep and sleep disorders, and women’s leadership.
Degrees offered through UMassOnline are administered through individual campuses. All UMass campuses are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.