The University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass students on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Through a specialized internship program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UMass Amherst students bring their revolutionary spirit to the nation's capital, working with alumni and exploring careers.

Explore Our Programs

With 110 undergraduate majors and 127 graduate programs offered on campus and online, there are hundreds of opportunities to pursue your passion at UMass Amherst. Study on campus or take advantage of a wide array of flexible and innovative learning options.

This is UMass

At UMass Amherst, we welcome you to join our diverse, inclusive community of dreamers, innovators, creators, and doers. Find out how you can explore your interests and build skills to make your mark on the world with a UMass education.

This is your moment.
This is your opportunity.
This is UMass.


By the Numbers


U.S. News & World Report ranking among national public universities


Faculty members


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide

Top 50

Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review


Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review


Out of 5 Stars
Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities, Campus Pride Index

Matt Brennan '23

A top-ranked "Best College for Veterans," UMass Amherst provides community, support, and resources for students pursuing a degree while actively serving or after concluding service in the military. As a UMass student, veteran Matt Brennan '23 discovered a passion for veterans' affairs. He has gone on to a career in Washington, DC where he advocates for important legislation that would improve the lives of all veterans.

Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Step into your future and discover UMass Amherst

Two individuals participate in a smudging ceremony.

UMass Amherst’s Policy for the Burning of Material Offerings for Ceremonial, Cultural, Traditional, or Religious Observance (a.k.a. the Smudging Policy) is an important step toward ensuring belonging for Native students and many more.

News and Events


This video documents the professor of Earth, geographic and climate sciences’ most recent trip to the archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, part of an ongoing research project supported by a grant from the National Geographic Society that is recording the devastating impact of warming Atlantic Ocean water on Svalbard.


Thanks in part to the work of UMass Amherst researchers including Daniela Calzetti, department head and distinguished professor of astronomy, the European Space Agency has shared the first five images from its Euclid space telescope.


R. Mark Leckie and Rob DeConto of the Department of Earth, Geographic and Climate Sciences are part of the Sensitivity of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to 2 Degrees Celsius of Warming – or SWAIS2C – project.

University News

The UMass Amherst grants are included in a funding package of more than $30.5 million to support life sciences innovation, workforce and STEM education across Massachusetts.