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About UWW


A History of Degree Completion

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s University Without Walls (UWW) was established in 1971 with the focused mission of providing degree completion for adult learners. Since then, our programs have expanded significantly, but our highly-regarded online bachelor's program remains central to our program portfolio.

An Interdisciplinary Vision

Today, UWW is an expanded academic unit that champions innovation in learning by supporting interdisciplinary, flexible, student-centric programs for all learners. Interdisciplinary work draws on knowledge from several academic disciplines. These degrees and programs allow students to personalize their exploration of knowledge and create versatility for students with diverse interests.

UWW Programs 

The University Without Walls portfolio of programs includes:

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Additionally, the following programs are supported by University Without Walls:

Learn From and With the Best

The education offered by UWW is on par with the rigorous academic standards of UMass Amherst, a top-ranked public university and the Commonwealth’s flagship campus. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, and is recognized worldwide for its bright students, excellent value, and leadership in research.