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We are proud to celebrate UMass Amherst students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have embodied resilience in challenging times.

William Stafford, Esther Terry, John Bracey and William Baldwin

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Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide


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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.


COVID-19 Information

UMass Amherst is committed to the health and safety of our campus community.


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.

David Korins in the scene shop at UMass Amherst

The Art of Leaning In

As a UMass Amherst student, David Korins '99 sought out all possible opportunities to hone his craft and say "yes." Now, his unique style of experiential storytelling helps bring to life acclaimed productions such as Broadway's Hamilton and the new Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.

Spotlight Scholar Gretchen Gerzina

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, English professor and Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography, has dedicated her career to illuminating the lives of others. Her work, which is both exacting and visionary, brings to light unknown facets of the lives of well-known figures as well as the lives of those overlooked by history.

News and Events


Craig Martin, professor of chemistry at UMass Amherst, will lead a team that will spend the next three years developing a process that can deliver the quantity and quality of messenger RNA (mRNA) demanded by a new class of medicines.


A new study conducted by Baystate Medical Center and UMass Amherst strengthens the case for providing agonist medications in jail.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is completely enmeshed in our daily lives, a network of connected laptops, phones, cars, fitness trackers—even smart toasters and refrigerators—that are increasingly able to make decisions on their own.


Jianhan Chen, a UMass Amherst chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology professor, has received a five-year, $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to support research in his computational biophysics lab.

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