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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

Accreditation & Licensing

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

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