University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA
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Programs of Study

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) offers both master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as graduate certificate programs, post-master's certificate programs, and Ed.S. programs, through its College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Manning School of Business, School of Health and Environment, Graduate School of Education, Francis College of Engineering; and College of Sciences. Every program for which accreditation exists is accredited by the most prestigious organization in its field. There are more than 100 graduate areas of study and courses are offered on campus, online, and at off-campus sites. To accommodate working professionals, most classes are held in the late afternoon and early evening.

Please use the appropriate link above to find information about specific program offerings and contacts.

Research Opportunities and Doctoral Programs

UMass Lowell is recognized both nationally and internationally for its academic and research excellence. With more than $50 million in funded research being conducted each year, research happens on many levels of the campus -- in all academic departments, through 37 interdisciplinary centers and institutes.

Our doctoral students engage in cutting edge research on campus, throughout the UMass system, and in conjunction with government, non-profit and industry partners. No matter what your field of study, you can enhance the innovation and interest in your research, working alongside our world-class research faculty.

In addition, the Francis College of Engineering is home to the National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (in collaboration with Northeastern University and the University of New Hampshire), and is also the home of the Massachusetts Center of Excellence in Nanomanufacturing.

Professional Master's Degree Programs at UMass Prepare Students for Careers

The UMass Lowell professional master's degree programs provide the advanced training that translates into a competitive advantage for individuals entering and advancing in their careers. Professional master's programs, including the Francis College of Engineering programs, provide an industry recognized credential that conveys an advanced level of knowledge in the field. Many students participate in paid internships or co-ops during their studies.

Benefits of the professional master's degree programs at the University of Massachusetts Lowell include a wide range of nationally accredited programs in engineering, science, health, music, education, and management, biomedical engineering and biotechnology; a range of four-course certificate programs that provide specific knowledge in emerging fields; and options for online, on-campus, and blended programs.

With more than 70 graduate certificates, 36 masters degree, and 22 doctoral degree programs, UMass Lowell offers an affordable, top quality education. Graduates of UMass Lowell's advanced degree programs are poised to become effective practitioners and industry leaders.

About the University

UMass Lowell is one of five campuses that make up the University of Massachusetts system and currently enrolls about 3,500 graduate students. It is a comprehensive, national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community.

For more than a century, UMass Lowell has been preparing students to work in the real-world, solve real problems and help real people. The University began as the Lowell Normal School, a teaching college founded in 1894, and the Lowell Textile School, founded in 1895 to train technicians and managers for the textile industry. Over the next 75 years, both institutions extended their offerings to meet the growing needs of the region. Lowell State and Lowell Tech, as they were then known, merged in 1975 to form the University of Lowell. The campus became part of the University of Massachusetts system in 1991.


The renaissance city of Lowell, Massachusetts, located in a burgeoning technology belt, is less than an hour's drive from Boston, beaches, and ski country. Lowell is an exciting crossroads where diverse cultures, history and creativity intersect. Let this vibrant city be your stage as you get ready for work, life, and all the world has to offer.

Financial Aid

Graduate assistantships carrying stipends, and tuition and fee waivers, are available to qualified graduate students in all programs. The Office of Financial Aid assists graduate students through the Federal Work-Study program, Federal Perkins Loan program, and Federal Stafford Student Loan program. UMass Lowell uses the FAFSA. There are also several scholarship and grant programs available.

Applying to a UMass Lowell Graduate Program

UMass Lowell accepts graduate applications on rolling admissions. Some programs have specific deadlines, and applicants should confer directly with their academic program of study.

Most programs require official GRE scores. Programs in the Manning School of Business require either GMAT or GRE scores. The Graduate School of Education requires the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required of all applicants from schools whose language of instruction is not English.

Location & Contact

University of Massachusetts Lowell

1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
United States

Graduate Admissions Office

Phone: 978-934-2390
Fax: 978-934-4058

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