UNIX and Linux Online Certificate
Upgrade your skills with UMass Lowell's online UNIX/Linux certificate. This 6-course program is ideal if you have basic computer literacy and want to enter this fast-growing field or if you already work with computers and want to expand your abilities. The program curriculum emphasizes practical applications, building skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace and C Programming, the most common networking software language.
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
Required Courses (6 / 18cr)
Note: Some of these courses are also offered on campus. See our current course listings on this site.
Undergraduate Certificate Requirements
Students enrolled in UMass Lowell certificate programs must complete all courses and maintain a grade point average of 2.000 or better to earn the certificate. All certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period.
Students who successfully complete the certificate program should submit a Certificate Petition Form to have their certificate mailed to them.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.
Spring 2024 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|On Campus Lowell||$340||$1,020|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Applying into an Undergraduate Certificate Program
Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the Online Application Form or by printing and completing the Undergraduate Certificate Application Form in .pdf file format. Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript if applicable, sent to Graduate, Online & Professional Studies at the address below. Applications, transcripts, and other correspondence should be sent to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854
Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. You will be notified upon acceptance.