Boston, MA

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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:

  • Knowledge
  • Fosters engaged learning
  • Promotes social justice and empowers students, educators, other professionals, and community members through:
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Evaluation and
  • Public service

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

University of Massachusetts-Boston is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Certificate in Spanish/English Translation Master of Arts in History


Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration / Business Analytics Master of Business Administration / Finance Master of Business Administration / Health Care Informatics


Graduate Certificate in Instructional & Learning Design Graduate Certificate in Instructional & Technology Design Master in Applied Linguistics Master of Education in Counseling Master of Education in Instructional Design Master of Education in Vision Studies / Orientation & Mobility Master of Education in Vision Studies / Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Master of Education in Vision Studies / Vision Rehabilitation Therapy


Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Graduate Certificate in Orientation & Mobility Graduate Certificate in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Master in Gerontology / Management of Aging Services Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Doctor of Nursing Practice Post-Master's Certificate in Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Psychology & Human Services

Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Master of Arts in Critical & Creative Thinking Master of Science in Mental Health Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

Religion & Philosophy

Graduate Certificate in Critical & Creative Thinking