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"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

respected degree

the real deal.

As a world class public university, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has a strong national and international reputation, distinguished faculty known for excellence in teaching and research, and a state of the art library offering vast online access.   

The University Without Walls is one of over 100 academic majors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. One of the oldest and most well regarded adult bachelor's degree completion programs in the U.S., UMass UWW has over forty year's experience creating an intellectually challenging learning environment that prepares our graduates for the job market and graduate school. 

the best accreditation.

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. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, NEASC accredits all of the region’s public universities (University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, etc.) as well as many private ones (Brown, Harvard, MIT, etc.)

You can be confident that a UMass Amherst degree earned through the University Without Walls holds creditability in both the work place and in applying to graduate school. 

come for the degree. stay for the education. 

We are committed to providing you with an academically rigorous, adult-centered, relevant education from a world-class public university. Our challenging and rewarding curriculum is designed to support you in creating your own program of study, meeting university degree requirements, getting credit for your prior learning and experience, and enhancing the skills and knowledge that will build on and foster success in your life, profession and academic career.