The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers more than 200 degree programs, over sixty departments, scores of minors and certificate programs, and thousands of courses. Explore our program offerings at our campuses in Amherst, Newton and Springfield, online and via the Five College Consortium.

2019 Undergraduate Commencement

Explore majors, minors, and certificate programs, and learn how you can design your own major through our Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) program.

2019 Graduate Commencement

Offering more than 75 master's and nearly 50 doctoral programs, the Graduate School is committed to education that offers students the opportunity to excel in their chosen field of study and cross disciplinary boundaries to explore new areas of research and creativity.

Academic Departments 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has over sixty vibrant academic departments. According to Academic Analytics 2018 data, 12 of our departments ranked in the top 20 of their fields. Come and explore all the University of Massachusetts Amherst has to offer and find your intellectual home.


UMass Amherst

The Commonwealth's flagship campus is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Mount Ida Campus

The Mount Ida Campus offers a wealth of opportunities for UMass Amherst students as they engage in their academic pursuits and prepare for meaningful and rewarding careers.

The 72-acre University of Massachusetts Mount Ida Campus is located at 777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA. Approximately eight miles from downtown Boston. The campus is accessible off Interstate 95 as well as via public transportation.

The Provost’s Office welcomes ideas from the faculty for advancing the university’s mission through curricular and scholarly activities at the Mount Ida Campus. Please visit our page on Teaching at the Mount Ida Campus to learn more  

UMass Center at Springfield

The UMass Center at Springfield is a first-in-the-state partnership between the University of Massachusetts and other area institutes of public higher education, providing a central location accessible to each school's students. Located at Tower Square in the heart of downtown Springfield, the UMass Center at Springfield is easily accessible from every direction and major travel corridor in western Massachusetts.

University Without Walls

The mission of University Without Walls is to revolutionize higher education by providing innovative, personalized learning experiences and support to all students no matter what stage of life they are in. We empower learners to explore and pursue academic pathways—on-campus, online, and blended—that meet goals, improve lives, and inspire change.

Five College ConsortiumUMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College. This consortium, founded in 1965, unites UMass with top-ranked liberal arts colleges, two of the oldest women’s colleges in the country, and a young, unconventional campus to expand research, curricular, and cultural resources and facilities for all partners. The consortium facilitates intellectual communities and broad curricular and co-curricular offerings; affording learning, research, performance, and social opportunities that complement the distinctive qualities of each institution.