The Freedom to Explore
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a world-class research institution with a revolutionary spirit that inspires our academics to challenge convention, rethink expectations, and work tirelessly to change the world. Our students are the artists, scientists, change-makers, and leaders of tomorrow whose commitment to their community drives them forward. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields, working on groundbreaking research with graduate and undergraduate students across all academic disciplines to redefine what's possible. With programs for full and part-time students both on and off campus, interdisciplinary majors, a robust online learning community, the intimate Commonwealth Honors College, and connections with the Five College Consortium, UMass Amherst has opportunities for every student to reshape their world.
My UMass Experience
Meghan, Journalism '21
When Meghan Sorenson transferred into the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the start of her sophomore year, she was nervous that she would have a hard time transitioning to her new school. But it didn’t take her long to find her community here on our campus.
Aaliyah, English and Communication '21
When UMass Amherst student Aaliyah Quintal started her internship on the internal communications team at General Motors, she knew she was in the right place to develop her skills. But she never imagined the other extraordinary opportunities that awaited her.
Le, Marketing and Geography '21
Senior Le Tran is already busy double majoring in marketing and geography, but he doesn’t let that hold him back from finding exceptional opportunities to support his community, advocate for his beliefs, and change the world.
Katrina, Journalism and Spanish, '21
UMass senior Katrina Rojas deals with stress just like any other college student, but she’s found her second home and second family on campus where she can truly shine and grow as a leader.
One Campus. Countless Possibilities.
Students from around the world
Undergraduate degree programs offered
Master's degree programs offered
Doctoral degree programs offered
Discover our undergraduate majors, minors, and certificate programs from accounting to public health sciences to women, gender, sexuality studies. You also have the flexibility to design your own major through our Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration program.
UMass Amherst offers you a broad range of options to continue your education with master's, doctoral, and certificate programs, many with the flexibility to be completed online and on your schedule.
Make the most of your summer. With online and on-campus sessions for current undergraduate and graduate students, pre-college programs for high school students, and Jump In programs for incoming first-year students, summer at UMass Amherst is ready for you.
With a range of flexible and affordable programs on everything from leadership training to teacher licensure, our professional development programs let you chase your goals, without compromising your obligations.
Experience life in the Boston area for a summer or a semester on our campus in Newton, Massachusetts. Conduct internships, co-ops, or practicums with Boston-area companies and institutions, while taking classes in person, online, or through multimodal classrooms.
Study in Your Community
Access the same world-class academic opportunities available on our campus without leaving Springfield. Offering flexible, high-demand certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs in downtown Springfield, the UMass Amherst Center at Springfield supports the academic and professional goals of our community.
Creating Meaningful Futures
Microbiology Professor Wilmore Webley is breaking new ground with his students—in the classroom and in the lab—and helping them build the foundation today for the goals they will achieve in the future.
At UMass Amherst, our libraries are here for you, to support your research, and empower your journey. From the towering W.E.B. Du Bois Library, home to our innovative Digital Media Lab and our storied Special Collections and University Archive, to the Science and Engineering Library, where you'll find a wide array of resources that span the fields of STEM, the UMass Libraries have the services, resources, and assistance you need to pursue your possibilities.
Schools and Colleges
With 12 diverse schools and colleges, you’ll find expert faculty, groundbreaking research options, and innovative student collaborations crossing disciplinary boundaries every day at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.