The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Undergraduate Programs

UMass Amherst offers a wide variety of majors, minors, and certificate programs!  You can also design your own major through the Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) Program.

Explore your options:

Interested in BDIC:

Undergraduate Admissions:

Contact Information:

Undergraduate Admissions Phone: 413-545-0222

Undergraduate Admissions Email:

*Make sure you tell them about your veteran/military status so they can best assist!

University Without Walls (UWW)

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree at a world-class public university. At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study, take 100% online, blended, or on-campus courses that fit into your busy life, and earn up to 30 credits for the learning you've gained from your work and life experience.

To Apply to UWW:

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Graduate Programs

UMass Amherst is home to a range of Graduate Programs.  Click here for a list of graduate programs and their corresponding contact information. Prospective graduate students should research and explore the academic department he or she is interested in applying.

For more about the application process, please visit the Graduate Admissions Office:

The majority of graduate students choose to work in graduate assistantships in order to supplement the cost, as well as gain valuable work experience.  
To learn more about the Graduate Assistantship Office, visit

Continuing & Professional Education (CPE)

Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) provides access to a superior UMass Amherst education delivered in formats and schedules that allow you to balance work, school, and personal obligations. From online learning to field-based training, we have it all. For a current list of classes visit:

For working professionals building their skills base, college students designing their own majors and adults extending their universe - UMass Amherst programs offered through Continuing & Professional Education are designed for the non-traditional learner. Come check us out!

To Apply to CPE:

CPE is focused on answering the needs of the nontraditional student - that’s why we make it easy for busy adults to enroll in our programs. Whether you’re trying out a course or embarking on a degree, we’ll guide you through the requirements and help you figure out which program speaks to your vision.

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