UMass Amherst University Without Walls

University Without Walls

World-Class Education. Anytime, Anywhere.

UMass Amherst is a true University Without Walls (UWW). Championing new approaches and breaking down traditional barriers to education, UWW offers learners a wide range of the highest quality educational programs—from degree completion to graduate programs to professional development—in innovative and flexible formats. We are leading the charge to fully integrate face-to-face and virtual educational experiences at UMass Amherst, providing revolutionary access to all learners.

Remote learning


Since 1971, UWW has led the way in flexible learning, providing first-rate programs for learners at all stages of life, regardless of location. The excellence of our programs has been recognized with top rankings from publications such as U.S. News & World Report and the Financial Times.

UWW graduation

Finish What You Started

Earn your first undergraduate degree or complete one while you continue working. Choose from our programs in business, nursing, and sustainability, and transfer in credits from prior coursework or learning. Or, design your own program in interdisciplinary studies, which allows you to also earn credit from work or life experience.

Career workshop


Advance your career or begin a brand-new one with UWW's succinct, flexible, and affordable professional development programs. Work with industry experts and make connections with business leaders in the region and around the world, all while continuing to work full time.

Zoom session

Gain Knowledge. Earn Credit.

UWW offers classes in a variety of subjects, from business to journalism, data analytics to criminal justice, and so much more. Explore our offerings; you can start by taking just one class. Pursue your interests, and these can add up to earning your next credential or even a new degree.