Graduate and Continuing Education programs

Master of Business Analytics at Mount Ida Campus

The Master of Science in Business & Analytics (MSB&A) is an accelerated 1-year, on-campus program that provides graduates of non-business majors with the business analytics tools and techniques that are increasingly necessary to be effective in organizations of all kinds. 

2020 applications being accepted now

Master of Science in Statistics

In Fall 2019, the M.S. option in Statistics began at the Mount Ida Campus in Newton, with entirely evening classes. All requirements are the same as for the Amherst campus, except that students admitted to this program will take courses entirely at the Newton campus.

Spring 2020 Course offerings

  • Stat 526: Design of Experiments
  • Stat 608: Mathematical Statistics II
  • Stat 697DS: Statistical Methods for Data Science


Geographic Information Science and Technology

Knowledge, skills, and practice in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS/GIST) are in high demand in diverse fields of work, research, and service. Courses in this program are designed to provide a solid foundation and in the realm of geospatial technologies. With instruction in cutting-edge topics in GIS, like WebGIS, GIS Programming, Spatial Databases, and others, students will engage with the frontiers of GIS. Courses may be taken stand alone, or applied towards the MS Geography - GIST.

Spring 2020 Course Offerings:

  • GEOGRAPH 693A S-Cartography & Geovisualiztn (M,W 9:45-11:00 AM)
  • GEOGRAPH 693S S-Spacial Decision Making&Support (M,W 2:30-3:45 PM)
  • GEO-SCI 697T       S-Spacial Decision Making & Support (M, W 2:30-3:45 PM)
UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology students

Study with Building and Construction Technology (BCT), a leading education and research program in sustainable construction, building science, and technology. We offer individual, for-credit, continuing education (CPE) courses on the Mount Ida Campus in Newton, which can be taken stand-alone or as part-time work towards an undergraduate or graduate degree or a certificate (e.g. MS in Sustainable Building Systems).