Smiling, older African-American woman with dreadlocks sitting at a laptop.

"Earning my degree from a highly rated university with high standards is allowing me to combine all my skill sets to formulate the career I am seeking."

-UWW student

45 years of excellence

time tested degree completion program. 

Established in 1971, the University Without Walls (UWW) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the oldest and most well-regarded adult bachelor’s degree completion programs in the United States.

Started as part of a national movement to increase access and opportunity for non-traditional students, UMass UWW was one of the first degree completion programs in the nation designed specifically for adults like you. 

we get it.

We've been doing this for a long time. We get adult students. Everything we have built - from our flexible degree completion options, to our curriculum and advising support- is designed to meet the needs and address the unique challenges faced by adult students like you. 

a great education.

Founded in 1863, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is dedicated to providing you with an outstanding education.  As a UMass UWW student, you will benefit from UMass' reputation for and commitment to academic rigor, excellence in teaching and research, and extensive online access to library resources.