UMassOnline, fondly referred to as UMass, a multi-campus public university. It has campuses in Amherst, Boston, Darthmouth, and Lowell, plus a Medical School. The university also has an online campus, called UMassOnline, which is an outreach effort of all the UMass campuses. All UMass campuses, including UMassOnline are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
UMassOnline offers a wide range of online undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as certificate programs, with a total of more than a hundred programs to choose from. Some of the fields of study covered by the various programs include Accounting and Finance, Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Gerontology, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Nursing, Public Policy, Sustainability Studies, and Women’s Studies.
UMass Online also offers blended learning programs, where students have the option of attending classes and doing lab work in a traditional classroom while using technology to finish and submit assignments and access other educational resources and tools. Blended programs currently available include the Bachelor of Arts with Individualized Concentrations program, RN to BS program, Master of Science Clinical Nurse Leader program, Master of Science in Health Management and Policy program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Note that the availability of the blended program varies per campus.
Admissions requirements vary for each online program, as well as sponsoring campus. However, all applicants need a high school diploma or GED equivalent to get into an undergraduate degree program, and a bachelor’s degree to be accepted into a graduate degree program.
Tuition varies per program and per campus. Financial aid is available to qualified online students in the form of Federal Aid, scholarships, and private loans.