Programs

Summary

Learn to think critically and creatively about real-world accounting problems and become a leader in industry or academia.

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Degree(s)

M.S.A.

Ph.D.

Online

Summary

Be prepared to fill the growing demand for scholars and teachers who are professionally trained in Afro-American Studies at all levels by receiving a thorough grounding in African American and African Diasporic history, politics, and culture.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

Ph.D.

Summary

Gain a strong foundation in diverse areas of biological sciences with extensive research experience in disciplines such as immunology, infectious diseases, reproductive and developmental biology, cancer biology, and toxicology.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Craft your own program of study in the subfields of archaeology, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, work with renowned faculty, and conduct creative, independent, field-based research.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

Ph.D.

Summary

Pursue a range of observational, experimental, and theoretical topics in astrophysics in state-of-the-art laboratories and at highly competitive national and international facilities such as ALMA and Hubble Space Telescope.

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Degree(s)

Ph.D.

Summary

Advance healthcare using the latest experimental and computational techniques to solve problems at the intersection of biology, medicine, and engineering.

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Degree(s)

Ph.D.

Summary

Work closely with departmental and interdisciplinary faculty on innovative research in state-of-the-art labs and facilities, with special emphasis in the areas of materials, bioengineering, and energy.

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Degree(s)

M.S.Ch.E.

Ph.D.

Summary

Tailor your degree to your interests and conduct cutting-edge research in traditional and contemporary subjects, from polymer chemistry to nanomaterials.

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Degree(s)

Ph.D.

Summary

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) at the UMass Amherst College of Engineering awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

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Degree(s)

M.S.C.E.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Treat communication as a primary social process and gain knowledge of communication theory, philosophy, methodology, and research.

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Degree(s)

Ph.D.

Summary

Study both the normal processes of communication and the characteristics of communicative disorders as you prepare for careers in clinical practice or academia.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

Au.D.

Ph.D.

Summary

Design your course of study as you explore broad-ranging issues such as relationships between translation and transnationalism, theory and media, the future of national literatures in the era of globalization, and more.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

Ph.D.

Summary

The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) offers a world-class curriculum in support of advanced degrees. The College is distinguished by its culture of collaboration and leadership in multi-disciplinary research, and is internationally recognized for its research activities.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Gain a sophisticated and critical grounding in economic analysis and innovative economic theory so you can contribute creatively to research, teaching, and social policy.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

Ph.D.

Summary

Become a more innovative educator, a leading educational professional, or an effective public policymaker committed to social justice and diversity in education.

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Degree(s)

M.Ed.

Ph.D.

Certificate

Ed.S.

Online

Summary

Collaborate with award-winning faculty on ongoing, funded research that is impacting the grand challenges of engineering, from nanotechnology to radars that measure climate change and weather.

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Degree(s)

M.S.E.C.E.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Interdisciplinary research informed by cultural studies and critical theory with specialized tracks in American Studies, Composition, and Rhetoric, and a renowned creative writing program for Poets & Writers.

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Degree(s)

M.F.A.

M.A.

Ph.D.

Summary

Specialize in wildlife, fish, and conservation biology; forest resources and arboriculture; water, wetlands, and watersheds; environmental policy and human dimensions; or sustainable building systems.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Expand your skills in science and engineering for the protection of human health and the environment, and explore focus areas such as drinking water quality, groundwater hydraulics, wastewater treatment, and water supply.

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Degree(s)

M.S.Env.E.

Ph.D.

Summary

Learn how science and technology can provide a safe, healthful, and high-quality food supply to all through a blend of coursework, lab work, and research.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Conduct internationally recognized research on Earth processes, global change, and human geography as you prepare for a career in industry, academia, or government.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Strengths in these interdisciplinary graduate programs include cultural studies and film studies, as well as special resources such as the DEFA Film Library and the Yiddish Book Center.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

Ph.D.

Summary

Enhance your professional opportunities in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world or become a higher-education teacher or scholar.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

M.A.T.

Ph.D.

Summary

Hone a deep specialization in your field through a concentration and two subfields, particularly in areas like women’s history, public history, Latin American history, European history, the history of science and technology, and the history of the Pacific World.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Industrial engineers (IEs) are systems thinkers who combine math, data science, engineering, economics, social science, and business methods to help organizations improve their products and services, mitigate risks, and more generally, make better decisions.

about Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Degree(s)

M.S.I.E.O.R.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Study human movement from a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on areas such as biomechanics and motor systems, physical activity and health, and physiology.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

In one of the top graduate programs in theoretical linguistics, conduct individual creative research with faculty in specialty areas including syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, morphology, computational linguistics, and more.

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Degree(s)

Ph.D.

Summary

Become a scholar, researcher, and educator in the management of organizations with a concentration such as Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Sport Management, Strategic Management, and more.

about Management: Doctoral Program
Degree(s)

Ph.D.

Summary

Gain a broad foundation in marine sciences and related technologies, and conduct innovative research in preparation for a career in academia, with government and non-governmental agencies, or in the private sector.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Combine courses in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics and work on the latest research in number theory, geometry and topology, and more.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, you may choose to concentrate your studies in Statistics through the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Mechanical Engineering at UMass Amherst allows you to explore collaborative and interdisiciplinary research with faculty and peers in best-in-class facilities.

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Degree(s)

M.S.M.E.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a career as an independent microbiologist.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Accelerated

Summary

Build on your STEM background with interdisciplinary training in almost all aspects of the biological science, working with faculty on research in biological chemistry and molecular biophysics, cellular and developmental biology, and biomedicine.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Gain professional training for a variety of careers in classical and jazz performance, music education, history and theory, conducting, and composition/arranging through the M.M. or terminal Ph.D.

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Degree(s)

M.M.

Ph.D.

Summary

Earn a graduate degree by doing research with interdisciplinary training in neuroscience and behavior. Topics span molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, and cognitive neuroscience.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Advance your knowledge and improve your professional nursing practice in a variety of health care, research, and academic settings.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

D.N.P.

Ph.D.

Online

Summary

Receive broad, integrative training in ecology, evolutionary biology, animal behavior, and organismal biology with faculty from wide-ranging departments such as Biology, Environmental Conservation, Psychology, Microbiology, and more.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Prepare for a career as an academic by producing rigorous and meaningful philosophy; engaging in original research in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and more; and building your teaching skills.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

Ph.D.

Summary

Tailor your master’s degree to prepare you for further study or a career in industry, or enter the doctoral program and perform original research in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, nanoscience, experimental and theoretical nuclear and particle physics, and more.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Gain training, experience, and mentoring in the full spectrum of agricultural and environmental study, including sustainable agriculture, plant physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, plant pathology, and more.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Work with faculty on multidisciplinary research with approaches that range from practical to theoretical on all levels of biological organization, from molecules to landscapes.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

UMass-Amherst offers PhD and accelerated MA degrees in six fields of political inquiry: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Policy and Public Law.

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Degree(s)

M.A.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Study all aspects of the evolving polymer field, from synthesis to engineering and physics, and undertake cross-disciplinary research with faculty, other universities, and national labs.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Become a scientist and educator by pursuing coursework, research, and teacher training in behavioral neuroscience, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, social psychology, clinical psychology, or developmental science.

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Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Learn to analyze and assess medical and public health data and design laboratory, medical, and public health studies to improve the health of the world around you.

about Public Health: Biostatistics
Degree(s)

M.P.H.

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Become a public health professional who empowers people to gain control over the social, political, and personal conditions that affect their health.

about Public Health: Community Health Education
Degree(s)

M.P.H.

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Learn to provide a quantitative approach to measuring and monitoring the effects of environmental stressors on human health by developing and applying the modern tools available in the public health sciences.

about Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences
Degree(s)

M.P.H.

M.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Foster the prevention and early detection of disease by understanding how various diseases progress through human populations and aiding in the development and evaluation of health programs.

about Public Health: Epidemiology
Degree(s)

M.P.H.

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Prepare for managerial and administrative positions in health organizations and regulatory bodies by learning to design, implement, evaluate, and improve programs within the health care system.

about Public Health: Health Policy and Management
Degree(s)

M.P.H.

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Take an interdisciplinary approach to specialized areas such as nutritional biochemistry and physiology, nutritional epidemiology, and more as you prepare for further study or for careers in research, education, community, or clinical settings.

about Public Health: Nutrition
Degree(s)

Ph.D.

M.P.H.

M.S.

Accelerated

Online

Summary

Integrative studies of all facets of planning— physical, environmental, social, cultural, economic, and political—at all scales and densities, from rural to urban.

about Regional Planning
Degree(s)

M.R.P.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Become an outstanding researcher or industry leader through state-of-the-art training in empirical microeconomics and applied econometrics.

about Resource Economics
Degree(s)

M.S.

Accelerated

Ph.D.

Summary

Employ a research-based and critical approach to implementing the foundations and methods of psychological principles for the benefit of children, family, schools, and society.

about School Psychology
Degree(s)

Ed.S.

Ph.D.

Summary

Prepare for a range of careers by speaking to public issues and informs policy, community work, and activism, as well as research in clusters such as crime, law, and deviance; social networks; social demography, and more.

about Sociology
Degree(s)

M.S.

Ph.D.