Lowell, MA

School Details

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is committed to high-quality online programs taught by world-class faculty. Students from all over the world are finding a mix of exceptional accredited programs, flexible options and great value. Equal to that of the on-campus programs, benefit from rigorous academics, faculty who work to meet student needs and 24/7 tech support.

Online programs are housed within Lowell’s academic schools.

Manning School of Business 

The Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell has a long history of educating business leaders.
Through programs in:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International business
  • Management
  • Management information systems
  • Marketing and
  • Supply chain and operations management.

We provide students with the broad range of skills necessary for success.

The Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The School delivers exceptional teaching, learning and research experiences in our Bachelor's, Master’s and Ph.D. programs that prepare our graduates for the competitive global business environment.

College of Sciences

The UMass Lowell College of Sciences has a long tradition of creative and affordable education, innovative research and a commitment to the economic and social strength of the region.  The breadth of the College provides students with:

  • A wealth of opportunities such as exciting courses,
  • Participation in cutting-edge research and
  • A chance to experience the world of interdisciplinary innovation

We offer a variety of degree choices including B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with opportunities for hands-on training at all levels. We work collaboratively with other colleges and schools at UMass Lowell to provide educational experiences in cutting-edge fields. Our students develop the skills of reasoning, communication, and analysis required to succeed in a rapidly changing technological and global environment.  The College is committed to expanding the knowledge of science to enrich lives and to contribute more to society.

College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers a supportive and challenging environment, expand knowledge through cutting-edge research, & enrich our community through creative enterprise. As the University’s largest College, we offer over 24 undergraduate & graduate degree programs through our 11 academic departments & numerous interdisciplinary programs. Through:

  • Effective classroom engagement
  • Research opportunities
  • Working with our distinguished faculty and
  • A range of other experiential learning opportunities

Students emerge from our degree programs equipped with the skills, insights, & perspective needed to achieve success in their careers & improve their communities. Our graduate degree and certificate programs give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles in business, research and education, government, and community organizations. Through our accelerated “bachelors to masters” programs, students may earn dual credits that can be applied to both undergraduate & graduate degrees.

School of Education 

By gaining your education from the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at UMass Lowell you will be transformed into the best educator you can be. With access to outstanding faculty, whose research and practice make them leaders in their fields, you’ll learn both theoretical and practical knowledge that will change the way you think about teaching, learning and leading.

Our master’s degrees provide you with real-world learning opportunities that will reinforce your knowledge, judgment and skills in your professional career. Our doctoral programs are designed to develop leaders who will transform education through their understanding of theory and practice and ability to conduct research. Our programs of study including the Initial Teacher Licensure degrees will prepare you to become an elementary or secondary teacher in Massachusetts. Our advanced degrees are online providing the quality and flexibility which busy professionals need.

School of Health & Environment  

The College of Health Sciences at UMass Lowell has a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service that reaches across disciplines, throughout Massachusetts and beyond. It is this excellence that gives students an edge to solve today's monumental health and environmental problems that face the world. Every day, our students are given educational opportunities that allow them to learn while accomplishing health-oriented community service.

The college mission is to:

  • Promote health of individuals
  • Families and populations in a diverse global society through excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service
  • Community and health care industry partnerships enable experiential learning activities to enhance the education of health care professionals and scientists

Francis College of Engineering 

The Francis College of Engineering at UMass Lowell has a proud heritage, spanning more than a century, for providing outstanding, practical and affordable engineering education and a growing portfolio of research and innovation. This heritage has evolved with the economy and industry of the area. It has been intimately involved through its training of engineers and entrepreneurs and its close partnerships with local industries.

In addition to the vast research and innovation activity, the College remains dedicated to providing a hands-on, real-world education for its students in our Departments of:

  • Chemical
  • Civil and Environmental
  • Electrical and Computer
  • Mechanical and Plastics Engineering and
  • Engineering Technology

Students are exposed to projects that “make a difference,” including projects in Assistive Technology, where engineering students assist handicapped or disadvantaged individuals through applications of innovative problem-solving; Sustainable Infrastructure and Development, where engineering and nursing students assist with providing infrastructure and public health needs in developing foreign locations; or other needs originating from the community.

Accreditation & Licensing

University of Massachusetts-Lowell is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelor of Liberal Arts Bachelor of Liberal Arts / Art History Bachelor of Liberal Arts / Economics Bachelor of Liberal Arts / English Bachelor of Liberal Arts / Gender Studies Bachelor of Liberal Arts / History Bachelor of Liberal Arts / Legal Studies Bachelor of Liberal Arts / Philosophy Bachelor of Liberal Arts / Political Science Bachelor of Liberal Arts / Psychology Certificate in Graphic Design & Digital Imaging


Associate of Science in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Certificate in Accounting Certificate in Contemporary Communications Certificate in Digital Marketing Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Business Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration / Accounting Master of Business Administration / Business Analytics Master of Business Administration / Entrepreneurship Master of Business Administration / Finance Master of Business Administration / Information Technology Master of Business Administration / International Business Master of Business Administration / Managerial Leadership Master of Business Administration / Marketing Master of Science in Accounting Master of Science in Business Analytics Master of Science in Finance

Computer Science & IT

Associate of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (2nd Degree) Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Business Certificate in Computer Assisted Manufacturing Certificate in Data/Telecommunications Certificate in Information Technology Certificate in Java Development Certificate in Linux/UNIX Certificate in Multimedia Applications Certificate in Website Design & Development Graduate Certificate in Systems Models & Management Master of Science in Information Technology

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Certificate in Paralegal Studies Certificate in Security Management & Homeland Security Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Graduate Certificate in Forensic Criminology Graduate Certificate in Security Studies Graduate Certificate in Victim Studies Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Master of Arts in Security Studies / Homeland Defense Master of Arts in Security Studies / Industrial & Economic Security Master of Arts in Security Studies / International Security Master of Science in Security Studies / Critical Infrastructure Protection Master of Science in Security Studies / Cyber Security


Doctor of Education in Leadership in Schooling Doctor of Education in Leadership in Schooling / STEM Education Specialist in Administration, Planning & Policy Education Specialist in Reading & Language Graduate Certificate in Evaluation & Assessment Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Autism Studies Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Science Education Master of Education in Educational Administration Master of Education in Reading & Language


Graduate Certificate in Plastics Engineering Master of Science in Engineering Management


Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pathology Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management Master of Business Administration / Healthcare Master of Public Health / Healthcare Management Master of Science in Health Information Management


Doctor of Nursing Practice

Psychology & Human Services

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis: BCaBA Coursework Preparation Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis: BCBA 5th Edition Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Prevention