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Undergraduate/Non-Credit Programs/Professional Development Programs
Arts Management | Business | Communications | Criminal Justice | Early Care & Education | Health & Nursing | Hospitality | Information Technology | Liberal Arts | Paralegal | Psychology | Women's Studies

Graduate Programs
Business | Counseling and Psychology | Criminal Justice | Education | Engineering | Health & Nursing | Information Technology | Linguistics

Undergraduate Program Overviews
Business
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree Inquire Now!
The Online Business Administration Degree Program is a part-time degree completion program that is ideal for those who have work, family or other commitments that make it difficult to attend classes on the Amherst campus. And the flexibility of online learning makes it possible to fit classes into your own schedule and progress towards a degree at your own pace.

Communications
Certificate in Contemporary Communications Inquire Now!
The UMass Lowell online Contemporary Communications Certificate is an introductory certificate preparing students for work in a rapidly changing, information-driven workplace. Students will develop skills in research, analysis, writing, graphic presentation of material, and the use of technology as a tool for communication.

Certificate in Community Media and Technology Inquire Now!
As media and information technologies converge, corporate power is being concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer transnational media and technology companies. An analysis and critique of such a concentration is essential to understanding how the world works and how social reality is constructed.

Certificate of Online Journalism Inquire Now!
Get a solid foundation in the field of online journalism and develop your skills in reporting, writing and online research with the Certificate of Online Journalism from UMass Amherst.

Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Studies Certificate Inquire Now!
The Department of Sociology and Continuing & Professional Education at UMass Amherst offer the Criminal Justice Studies Certificate (CJSC) to online students worldwide. The program is designed to provide students knowledge in the area of American criminal justice and is intended to attract women and men planning or in the midst of careers ranging from law enforcement to probation, the courts, or corrections. The program focuses on criminal behavior by citizens, government officials, and corporations.

Health & Nursing
Early Care & Education Inquire Now!
This Bachelor's Degree with an Early Childhood and Education Concentration is designed for early childhood professionals who at one time started a college degree and would now like to complete their first ever bachelor's degree and advance in the field.

Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Inquire Now!
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Nursing offers registered nurses a blended baccalaureate program that is individually planned for each student. Students are prepared for success in using online technology and other skills in the introductory nursing courses. Customized planning continues as students are supported and guided as they progress through the program by faculty and student mentors.

Bachelor of Arts: Health and Human Services Concentration Inquire Now!
If you want a career or if you have experience in one of the many health and human services fields, youíll be able to design a degree concentration through University Without Walls (UWW) that will give you the necessary skills and knowledge. Whether youíre interested in developmental disabilities, mental health, health care administration, youth at risk, substance abuse counseling, health and wellness promotion, community health education, associated fields, or have your own idea, you will find the flexibility to design a degree program that is right for you.

BS in Nursing for Registered Nurses Inquire Now!
The UMass Boston Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs program maximizes accessibility and convenience for highly motivated, independent professionals. There is, however, a requirement that students attend a residential orientation prior to the commencement of the online nursing classes. Click on the image to the right to read a great article featuring this program "RN to BS, Building on Experience."

RN to BS (Nursing) Inquire Now!
The Amherst Online RN to BS Program won the 2001 New England Continuing Education Faculty Award, and the New England Continuing Education Student Award in 2005. The Program prepares nurses for a successful career in healthcare. With the many changes taking place within the nursing profession, nurses need the skills to advance their careers and become leaders nursing. In addition to practicum, coursework includes: nursing research, cultural diversity issues, community focused nursing, management, and writing in nursing.

Hospitality
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management Inquire Now!
Get your hospitality degree online from the University of Massachusetts and open the door to a rewarding career in hotel, restaurant or resort management. You'll get the skills and expertise you need to excel in a management, marketing or operations position in the hospitality industry.

Certificate in Casino Management Inquire Now!
The Casino Management Certificate is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn the casino industry business, to learn about the legal and regulatory aspects of gaming, and to recognize the relationship of the casino industry to the overall tourism environment.

Online Certificate in Meeting & Event Management Inquire Now!
The Online Certificate in Meeting and Event Management is a six-month credit based program that prepares students for career opportunities in the ever popular meeting and event industry. This program is designed to provide knowledge in all aspects of event and meeting management, including the selection of appropriate meeting sights, pre-event publicity and marketing, audio-visual aids, budgeting, negotiation, and contracts.

Information Technology
Associate of Science in Information Technology Inquire Now!
The need for professionals with strong information technology backgrounds will continue to increase as business, government, schools, and other organizations seek new applications for computers and networks in the workplace. In response to that need, UMass Lowell offers an Associate's Degree in Information Technology entirely online.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Inquire Now!
An information technology degree can start you off on a successful career. While information technology will change, a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology from UMass Lowell will ensure that you have a solid foundation in the discipline and the broad expertise you need to succeed.

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology: Business Minor Inquire Now!
The need for professionals with a strong information technology background coupled with a solid understanding of business concepts will continue to increase as organizations seek new applications for computers and networks in the workplace. In response to that need, UMass Lowell offers a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology with a Business minor entirely online.

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Inquire Now!
The Online Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies offers a unique mix of legal theory and practical skills applications.

Certificate Program in Security Management and Homeland Security Inquire Now!
Since September 11th, the U.S. Department of Labor has been predicting that the employment of security management personnel will grow faster than all other occupations due to the threat of terrorism. More than at any other time, corporations are upgrading their existing security systems or contracting with private firms to secure their facilities and provide worker protection.

Certificate in Data/Telecommunications Inquire Now!
The UMass Lowell online Certificate Program in Data/Telecommunications trains participants for positions as entry-level network administrators, LAN technicians, and system analysts responsible for networking functions in large or small companies.

Certificate in Information Technology Inquire Now!
The UMass Lowell Information Technology Certificate is an introductory online program for students who want to explore a broad range of electives in different information technology subject areas before deciding on an area of specialization. This program will serve as a gateway to other, more specialized certificate programs in information technology.

Certificate in Multimedia Applications Inquire Now!
Recent advances in digital technology and fiber optics have revolutionized the way we live and learn. Multimedia is used today in movies, education, entertainment, marketing, advertising, information services, teleconferencing, publishing, interactive television, and product demonstration.

Certificate in UNIX Inquire Now!
More than 300,000 UNIX installations worldwide support over a million users. In comparison with other existing operating systems, UNIX offers more flexibility and a greater set of comprehensive services. Its powerful features permit many users to use one system, and the multitasking capacity allows users to perform several processes at the same time. Its support of open systems architecture, and its unique multitasking features, have made UNIX one of the most popular operating systems today.

The Certificate Program in Website Design & Development Inquire Now!
The Certificate Program in Website Design and Development is designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to design and implement effective, dynamic websites.

Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Inquire Now!
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (LAR) offers students the opportunity to gain a broad-based understanding of human activities, institutions, and societies and to develop their ability to think and write critically in the classical tradition of the liberal arts. The program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in human services, the professions, teaching, and the corporate world. It is especially recommended for those intending to become elementary school teachers. Given its broad academic scope, it provides the foundation for long-term career development and change. Students select one concentration in the Humanities and one concentration in the Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts Inquire Now!
The University of Massachusetts Lowell online Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree lets you pursue a broad range of subjects, providing you with a well-rounded education and preparing you to better-handle the daily demands of work and life.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion Program Inquire Now!
The Degree Completion Program allows you the most flexible and convenient way to finish your degree. This 30 credit (ten courses) program offers returning students with 90 or more credits the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts - totally online.

Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Inquire Now!
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree is one of UMass Lowell's most popular degree programs for students who are interested in social and behavioral sciences.

Women's Studies
Women's Studies Inquire Now!
The field of Women's Studies is multidisciplinary. Calling upon such fields as history, economics, psychology, health, music, and literature, Women's Studies seeks to understand the position of women in society. The interdisciplinary nature of Women's Studies fosters an active examination of the varying influences upon women's and men's lives such as race, class, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, and age.

Non-Credit
Arts Management
Arts Management Certificate Program Inquire Now!
UMass Amherst's Arts Management program has evolved over 25 years of nationwide instruction to meet the learning needs of community arts leaders.

Professional Development
Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency Treatment Services Certificate Program Inquire Now!
The Online A/CDTSP Certificate Program was created to make the successful on-campus Certificate in Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency Treatment Services more accessible nationally and internationally. With the recent approval of licensure for addictions professionals, the UMass Boston A/CDTSP program adds great value to those seeking licensure and those seeking continuing education hours to maintain licensure.

Urban Landscape and Garden Development Certificate Inquire Now!
This Urban Landscape and Garden Development Certificate is designed for community organizations, community gardeners, professionals, and laypersons interested in the field of landscape/garden design and the environment.

Negotiation Skills for Project Managers Inquire Now!
This course teaches project managers essential negotiation and conflict management skills.

Practical Project Management Inquire Now!
Project management is an essential skill in today's business world. Organizations are faced with increasing pressure to complete projects within shorter time frames and with smaller budgets than in the past. Professionals need a workable method to ensure that their projects are profitable and aligned with the strategic goals of their organization.

Graduate
Business | Counseling and Psychology | Criminal Justice | Education | Engineering | Health & Nursing | Information Technology | Linguistics

Business
Online Part-Time MBA Program - UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management
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The Isenberg Online Part-Time MBA Program is the most flexible option for today's professional. As one of the first major accredited business schools to pioneer offering graduate education online, we are recognized today as a leader in offering a high quality MBA program that can be taken entirely online. There are several hallmarks of the Isenberg Online Professional MBA that have made us stand out and lead the field in online business education.

Master's Degree in Business Administration - Online MBA Program Inquire Now!
Earn your accredited MBA online through UMass Lowell's College of Management. The University of Massachusetts Lowell's Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is designed to prepare managers to become effective leaders in a rapidly changing and diverse competitive environment. This MBA program puts great emphasis on using case studies, experiential learning techniques, and field programs applicable to a wide variety of commercial, industrial and not-for-profit settings to integrate theory and practice for students.

Certificate in Foundations of Business Inquire Now!
Do you want to sharpen your management skills? Are you interested in working toward your MBA? Do you have a technical, liberal arts, education, or other non-management degree? If your answer is "yes" to one or all of these questions, then UMass Lowell has the perfect program to get you started on the road that leads to a master's degree in business administration.

Counseling and Psychology
Master of Science in Family Therapy Inquire Now!
The MS degree program prepares its graduates to a vision of strengthening healthy families. The program also prepares students to meet the academic requirements for licensure in family therapy (LMFT) by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For licensure in other states, students are advised to check with their state licensing board.

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Inquire Now!
The MS degree program prepares its graduates to be professional practitioners in a variety of community settings and institutions: hospitals, schools, rehabilitation agencies, career planning centers, employee assistance programs, clinics, residential treatment facilities, and other mental health agencies. It is a 60 credit master's which prepares students to meet the academic requirements for licensure in the state of Massachusetts and achieve national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). The rehabilitation counseling curriculum is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). In addition, there are scholarships available through the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) that funds tuition and fees and provides a small stipend.

Master of Education in School Counseling Inquire Now!
This program is designed to meet the needs of a local, national and international audience of adults wishing to enter the School Counseling field. It is a 60-credit master's which meets the academic requirements for certification in the state of Massachusetts as a School Counselor.

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling Inquire Now!
The MS degree program prepares its graduates to be professional practitioners in a variety of community settings and institutions: hospitals, schools, rehabilitation agencies, career planning centers, employee assistance programs, clinics, residential treatment facilities, and other mental health agencies. It is a 60-credit master's which meets the academic requirements for licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Counselor (there are additional post graduate clinical experience requirements for licensure).

Criminal Justice
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Inquire Now!
Develop the professional skills necessary to assume leadership positions in the administration of criminal justice agencies with the Online Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from UMass Lowell. Named one of the best in the country, The University of Massachusetts Lowell Master's Degree in Criminal Justice was established in 1984 and has had a long history of producing dedicated, well rounded students who are in top demand by federal, state and local agencies.

Certificate in Domestic Violence Prevention Inquire Now!
Domestic violence is one of our nation's greatest social and public health problems. Individuals working in health, social services and law enforcement can benefit from gaining expertise in the prevention and response to domestic violence. Offered by the University's Department of Criminal Justice and the Division of Continuing Studies and Corporate Education, this certificate brings together courses in the areas of Criminal Justice, Community Social Psychology and Health Professions and provides a focused program for those working in settings where domestic violence is an issue.

Certificate in Forensic Criminology Inquire Now!
This certificate is designed for full time graduate students as well as professionals in the fields of criminal justice, nursing/public health, law and paralegal studies, psychology, and social work who wish to expand their expertise in forensic criminology including mental health applications.

Education
Instructional Technology for Educators Inquire Now!
The purpose of the certificate is to prepare teachers to meet the National Technology Standards of the International Society of Technology and the Performance Indicators for Teachers and the Massachusetts Recommended PreK-12 Instructional Technology Standards. This 15 credit certificate is designed for in-service teachers who do not seek a masters degree at this time or for those who have already earned an advanced degree.

Master of Education in Instructional Design Inquire Now!
The Online Master's Degree in Instructional Design offers comprehensive training in the design and delivery of adult education with the Online Master of Education Degree in Instructional Design from UMass Boston. Designed for professionals engaged in the education, training and development of adult learners in the workplace, the Online Master's Degree in Instructional Design provides a dynamic learning process and vibrant curriculum that meets the current educational demands of the marketplace.

Master's Degree Program in Reading and Language (M.Ed.) Inquire Now!
Offered through the University of Massachusetts Lowellís Graduate School of Education, this program provides a mix of online courses and field experiences. The thirty credit Master of Education Degree in Reading and Language is designed for candidates who hold either an initial or professional teaching license in Elementary Education, English as a second Language, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education. Candidates who teach in a Massachusetts school and hold a Massachusetts initial teacher license in Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education are eligible for professional licensure.

Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Inquire Now!
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is pleased to announce that its Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction is now available entirely online. Offered through the University's Graduate School of Education, the program is created for experienced teachers interested in broadening their professional knowledge and expanding the contributions they make to education. This program is designed for licensed teachers who are not seeking a new license, but are interested in obtaining a graduate level degree that will allow them to apply this knowledge to improve teaching and enhance the curriculum development process within their school system.

Master's Degree in Education for Science Teachers Inquire Now!
This online degree program for Science Teachers is a degree program developed jointly by UMass Amherst's and UMass Lowell's Education, Science and Engineering faculty. Degree candidates may matriculate at either UMass Amherst or UMass Lowell. Although courses are shared, the degree programs have different requirements and applicants should visit the respective websites for further details.

Master's Degree in Educational Administration (M.Ed.) Inquire Now!
The Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration is a thirty credit program designed to meet the needs of experienced practitioners who wish to broaden and deepen their professional knowledge and to expand the contributions they can make to education. Candidates who seek to enroll in this degree program should hold a teaching license in their state or have K-12 classroom teaching experience in a private education setting.

Engineering
Certificate in Plastics Engineering Inquire Now!
The Graduate Certificate in Plastics Engineering Fundamentals is designed to provide engineering professionals involved in the design of plastic parts - with the plastics background they generally do not receive as part of their undergraduate education. The Plastics Engineering Fundamentals Graduate Certificate is open to students that have earned a B.S. Degree in science or engineering.

Health and Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Inquire Now!
The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is a blended format certificate program intended for students with a background in health who wish to be prepared to apply current information technology to the management of health care services and information.

Graduate Certificate in Health Management Inquire Now!
The Graduate Certificate in Health Management is a blended format certificate program intended for students with a background in health care or a related field who wish to apply the latest management techniques to the operations of health care facilities and services.

Graduate Certificate in Health Policy Inquire Now!
The Graduate Certificate in Health Policy is a blended format certificate program designed for students pursuing careers in public health and related health system decision-making, health care advocacy, health policy research, and health promotion.

Master of Science in Health Management & Policy Inquire Now!
Get the best of both worlds with UMass Lowell's new Blended Master's Degree Program in Health Management & Policy. Offered through UMass Lowell's School of Health and Environment, this multidisciplinary program is designed to produce health care managers and policy professionals with the knowledge and expertise that are essential to the delivery of high quality, cost-effective health services, as well as the design, analysis and evaluation of public health and private sector health policies. The program focuses on strategies and methods that positively contribute to the improvement of health, particularly in areas of critical health needs and underserved populations.

Online Master of Public Health in Nutrition Inquire Now!
Today's complex nutritional problems require professionals trained in an interdisciplinary approach that blends nutrition science with public health perspectives. UMass Amherstís new fully online MPH in Nutritionóthe only one of its kind in the nationólets you earn your credentials at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, without interrupting your career.

Master of Science Clinical Nurse Leader Program Online Inquire Now!
As health care needs have grown exponentially, so have the roles and responsibilities of nurses. Thereís never been a more pressing demand for rigorously prepared nurses with the capability to lead across the full spectrum of clinical services. Earning your degree through our all-online program lets you fulfill your work and family obligations without giving up advancement potential or a world-class education.

Behavioral Intervention in Autism Inquire Now!
Early behavioral intervention is the key to successful treatment of autism. Currently, there is a critical shortage of skilled early intervention professionals in the United States. UMass Lowell's Department of Psychology in collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has introduced five new online courses that deal with behavioral intervention in autism. Two options Graduate Certificate: Completion of two required courses plus two elective courses enables the student to complete a graduate certificate.

Certificate in Gerontology - Management of Aging Services Inquire Now!
The Gerontology Graduate Certificate with a focus in Management of Aging Services is targeted to individuals in the aging network who are looking to upgrade their skills or advance in new directions within the field or for those looking to enter the field.

Master's in Gerontology - Management of Aging Services Inquire Now!
The Management in Aging Services Track offers students an advanced degree in the growing field of aging services. This includes long-term care, service-supported housing, community-based services, marketing to an aging population, and health services for those requiring chronic care.

Certificate in Clinical Pathology Inquire Now!
The online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pathology is a unique program that was developed for medical laboratory personnel, medical professionals, nurses, and people working in the pharmaceutical industry who are interested in expanding and updating their knowledge in clinical pathology. Personnel employed in the biomedical device and biotechnology industries are another population of students who benefit from this certificate program.

Master's Degree in Public Health in Public Health Practice Inquire Now!
Earn your Master's Degree in Public Health while continuing your career. The MPH in Public Health Practice is a broad-based, graduate-level public health degree designed for health care professionals. The curriculum covers all public health competencies with courses in public health disciplines including biostatistics, community health education, environmental health, epidemiology, and health policy and management. The curriculum takes an interdisciplinary approach that melds economic, socio-cultural, health services research, and organizational management theories with the real world practice of public health professionals.

Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate Inquire Now!
This 12 or 21 credit certificate program is designed to assist RNs who have Master's degrees in nursing to acquire the knowledge and clinical experience that will prepare them to sit for a gerontological, adult, or family nurse practitioner certification examination.

Information Technology
Certificate in Instructional Technology Design Inquire Now!
The certificate program in Instructional Technology Design is developed to meet the increasing challenges created by the high technology training needs of academic, corporate, and public educators.

Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Inquire Now!
Upon completion of this certificate program, participants will have gained:

  • Knowledge of tools, techniques, and theory associated with computer networks and their performance evaluation.
  • Solid understanding of distributed computing systems including distributed operating systems.
  • Understanding of fundamental issues associated with computer networks engineering including multimedia networking.
  • A route into the MS programs in Computer Science at UMass Dartmouth.
Critical and Creative Thinking Inquire Now!
A variety of approaches is introduced to invention, dialogue, listening, and teamwork. Certificate students learn to confront ambiguous and complex problems, reflect deeply and bring insights to the surface, transform the giving of feedback into a mutual learning experience, build relationships of trust and enthusiastic acceptance of diverse perspectives, articulate a practical vision, and collaborate in bringing it to fruition.

Graduate Certificate in Security Studies Inquire Now!
The Graduate Certificate in Security Studies is appropriate for students with a general interest in homeland security, professionals who are currently employed in security-related jobs, and for those interested in pursuing careers in security. This certificate program addresses the increasing global and local concern involving security issues. The program consists of three required courses plus one elective course that can be chosen from a list of courses in the student's particular area of interest.

Software Development and Design Inquire Now!
Upon completion of this certificate program, participants will have gained:
  • Knowledge of tools, techniques, and theory associated with software development
  • Understanding and breadth of knowledge of software engineering
  • Understanding of fundamental issues associated with software engineering of parallel and distributed software systems
  • A route into the MS programs in either Computer Engineering or in Computer Science at UMD
Linguistics
Master's in Applied Linguistics Inquire Now!
The MA Program in Applied Linguistics at UMass Boston is comprehensive in its scope and designed to introduce students to the theoretical, empirical and practical dimensions of applied linguistics. The Program emphasizes both theory and practice. These areas of inquiry are reflected in faculty and student research and the intellectual diversity characterizing the content of the various courses that students will be taking.

Admission Requirements:
Students with a high school diploma or its equivalent (such as a GED) may register for noncredit or undergraduate courses. As for as admissions into an undergraduate program, most of the programs require that you have a high school diploma or equivalent; some require that you have an Associates or above. To be admitted to a graduate degree program, however, students must have a bachelor's degree. Some courses may require prerequisite college-level work. For details on admissions requirements, choose your program of interest, and then click on the Admissions Tab. Students may register for courses before being formally admitted into a certificate or degree program, however enrollment does not imply acceptance into a degree program. Massachusetts residency is not a requirement.

Accreditation(s):
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, 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.
  • The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN) and others
Tuition Costs:
Tuition and fees vary by program. Generally, noncredit and undergraduate courses range from $425-$1200 and graduate-level courses range from $1120-$2010. All students, regardless of residency, pay the same tuition. For more information about individual courses, visit http://www.umassonline.net/CourseSearch.cfm.

Learning Environment for Students:
The rich learning environment features tutorials and courses with audio lectures, photo materials, discussions, chat rooms, readings, illustrations, and video Technical requirements vary by sponsoring campus, but some prerequisites are standard. With this kind of rich learning experience enables excellent interaction with instructors and other students.

You must:
  • have access to a personal computer (Mac or Windows) with at least 128MB RAM (256MB preferred);
  • be familiar with basic computer skills;
  • be connected to the internet;
  • have an e-mail program and account;
  • have at least a 56 kbps modem (DSL or Broadband Cable recommended); and
  • have a Java capable browser (Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).
Relevant Information on Faculty:
Online students learn from the same committed, highly-qualified UMass faculty as on-campus students. Two examples of our award-winning faculty who teach online classes are:
  • James Theroux, Ph.D., professor of business: recipient of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Excellence in Distance Teaching Award.
  • Donna Zucker, associate professor of nursing and online nursing program director: recipient of the University Continuing Education Association's (UCEA) Outstanding Continuing Education Faculty Award.
Accomplishments/Recognition:
Award-winning programs: The University of Massachusetts was ranked 22nd Best University in North America and 45th Best in the World by the Times of London. More Awards:
  • Winner, United States Distance Learning Association, 21st Century Best Practices Award, 2005
  • Winner, Sloan-C Excellence Awards - Excellence in Faculty Development, 2005 (UMassLowell)
  • Winner, Sloan-C Excellence Awards ñ Excellence in Online Programming, 2005(UMass Lowell)
  • Winner, Sloan-C Excellence Awards ñ Excellence in Online Teaching, 2005 (UMass Lowell)
  • UMass Amherst Isenberg MBA, Top 10 national rankings, #4 Best Professors (2005, 2006, 2007 < Princeton Review: Best Business Schools rankings)
  • UMass Amherst Isenberg MBA, Ranked #5 in the Northeast, #29 in the Nation, BusinessWeek, 2007 Top Part-Time MBA rankings
  • Med School, 4th in Primary Care Education,U.S. World Reports, 2005
Award-winning faculty: Our award-winning online faculty members include the winners of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Excellence in Distance Teaching Award and the University Continuing Education Association's (UCEA) Outstanding Continuing Education Faculty Award.