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"I've always wanted to finish. Getting my degree through UMass Amherst is an investment in my life and career."

-UWW student

areas of study

design a program of study that works for YOU. 

At UMass University Without Walls (UWW) you will work with your support team to design an individualized program of study- called a concentration- that meets YOUR educational and professional goals and leads to degree completion.

Build your concentration by choosing from online courses offered by over 40 academic departments and taught by experienced UMass Amherst instructors. Or take advantage of blended or on-campus courses. 

advance your career. change your life. 

Online courses are available to support a wide range of high-demand areas of study. Or you may decide to study something completely different. The choice is yours.

Explore our list of online courses to get a sense of how flexible it can be.  


design your own advocacy and social justice applied psychology
arts management business studies children's learning and development
criminal justice Early Childhood Education Liberal Arts
health studies human services journalism studies
Liberal Arts sustainability studies Translation and Interpreting