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The UMass Edge


Is it our world-class academics? Our game-changing research? Our internationally respected faculty? Our innovations in online education? Or is it our community of students—the unconventional thinkers and risk takers who embody our revolutionary spirit?

The UMass Edge is all of this and more. It is the balance between finding belonging and stepping outside your comfort zone. Between acknowledging history and looking toward the future. UMass Amherst changes the world by inspiring people to pursue opportunities that benefit the common good—this is the UMass Edge.

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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.