Program Overview

This program is a joint effort of two other university programs: science, technology, and values, and critical and creative thinking. Course material, classroom activities, teaching/learning interactions, and projects focused on real-world problems provide students opportunities to:

  • learn about science and its social context
  • gain a set of models for work in education, policy, and other areas of civic engagement
  • discuss practices and philosophies of science, education, and social change; and
  • undertake research with a view to engaging with science in a changing social and personal world. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    Letters of recommendation. Statement of Interest. A bachelor degree is required.

    Restrictions

    The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states. Please contact your state's Board of Education for details. 

    School Overview

    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

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