For over forty-five years the UMass Amherst University Without Walls (UWW) has been helping veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses like you finish your first bachelor's degree at a world class public university.
Throughout four decades of global conflict we have been here every day for soldiers and their families with a steadfast commitment to offering an outstanding education and a highly respected degree from a renowned university.
time-tested and military friendly
UMass Amherst participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, is a GI Jobs "Military Friendly School," has also been named a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times Edge. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked UMass Amherst's online bachelor's 13th in the nation for veterans. UMass UWW has one of the largest number of students who are veterans of any academic major at the university, and two of our instructors are veterans of the Army and Navy.
applying for your benefits
Your clearing house for information and assistance applying for your military benefits is UMass Veteran Services. Their website contains comprehensive information on educational benefits, and their committed and knowledgeable staff are available to speak with you by phone, email and in person to walk you through the process.
At UMass UWW you can design your own program of study in a wide range of high demand areas, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience, and finish your degree 100% online without ever having to come to campus.
If you are on active duty or move frequently due to military commitments, UMass UWW is portable. Pack your lap top and take us with you. If you live locally, you can take advantage of blended or on-campus courses. The choice is yours.
support you deserve
As a UMass UWW student, you will receive your own advising team who will stick with you- every step of the way- from your first class through graduation. And UMass Veteran Services is here for you too, offering a drop-in support center and phone and email support, information and advocacy.
credit where credit is due
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited at the highest standards by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges(NEASC), the regional accrediting agency for the New England states.
Contact us to learn why so many military families choose UMass UWW.