At the University of Massachusetts-Boston, you can enroll in high-quality online programs taught by world-class faculty. Students from all around the world are finding a mix of exceptional accredited programs, flexible options and great value through UMassOnline. You can expect:
Same degree earned by on-campus students
Faculty committed to meeting student needs
Rigorous academic requirements
24/7 Tech support
College of Advancing and Professional Studies
The College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) at UMass Boston is committed to adult learners with their diversity of interests and needs. No single plan can satisfy the career aspirations, time constraints, or personal needs of adult learners. CAPS is focused on providing quality education in a form that is relevant and accessible to all whether the program is:
Offered in a remote setting
On campus or online
Evenings or weekends
Whether the program takes into consideration a student’s previous experience or
The adult student is approaching college for the first time
CAPS mission is to:
Be the point of entry for adult learners to access the university’s resources
Provide a wide range of professionally relevant and personally fulfilling courses whether credit or non-credit
Provide flexible learning options through online learning, technologically progressive programs, and degrees that meet at a time and place that suit the needs of the student
Provide a curriculum that contributes to the workforce needs of the community and Commonwealth and
Create and offer innovative programs that maximize the strengths of UMass Boston’s academic units
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston is becoming New England’s expert in health disparities, health policy, exercise sciences, and oncology care. A leader in combining education innovation with clinical practice, the college is engaged in collaborative partnerships with more than 200 health care and fitness organizations through which students can pursue internships and gain clinical/practical as well as research experiences.
Serving a remarkably diverse student body through its undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral programs, the college is achieving its vision of educating knowledgeable providers of:
Skilled nursing care
Building awareness of the benefits of exercise and fitness
Analyzing and informing health policy and
Increasing the health and fitness of diverse urban populations
College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston offers students the opportunity to study a variety of fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts—from English to Economics, Africana Studies to Women’s Studies, Performing Arts to Psychology—as well as in interdisciplinary programs such as Asian Studies that span two or more fields of study. A liberal arts education will help:
Develop the skills essential for a career or for graduate study
Critical and creative thinking
Written and oral communication
Inquiry and analysis
Intercultural knowledge and competence
Skills for lifelong learning and
The ability to adapt to new situations quickly
Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts:
Are strongly committed to teaching and to their students’ learning
Mentor students in Honors work, independent study projects, and internships
Do research at the cutting edge of their disciplines
Participate in fifteen university research centers and institutes that bring research and creative achievements to the local community and global audiences.
College of Education and Human Development
The University of Massachusetts Boston mission statement as associated core values serve as a philosophical and operational guide for all activities of the College of Education and Human Development.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) generates:
Fosters engaged learning
Promotes social justice and empowers students, educators, other professionals, and community members through:
The urban setting of the University of Massachusetts Boston informs – and is informed by – CEHD efforts to fulfill the academic and civic purposes of education in a diverse democracy.
School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) focuses on social justice and economic development from an international perspective. In our interconnected world, understanding the causes of social exclusion is crucial. Our emphasis is on groups of people who are excluded from communities here in the U.S. and abroad, due to gender, ethnicity, age, economic status, and other conditions.
Classes at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) focus on research-supported practices that increase inclusion regionally, nationally, and around the world. Instruction is delivered on campus, online, and through international exchange programs.
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