About Graduate, Online & Professional Studies

Southwick HallUMass Lowell's Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is one of the largest nonprofit Graduate, Online & Professional Studies programs in New England, featuring a huge selection of affordable part-time graduate and undergraduate courses, degrees and certificates - on campus or online.

Awards and National Recognition for UMass Lowell's Online Degrees and Certificate Programs

The Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies was an early pioneer in online education and has been making the University's traditional academic programs available to students all over the world for over 20 years. Their dedication to quality online education programs has earned the University several awards and national recognition for innovative programming, faculty development, and online teaching.

Building upon the strength of the University's outstanding faculty, along with a dedicated team of professional online course developers, the University is committed to the quality and success of its online programs.

Their nationally-recognized, award-winning online programs provide adult learners with an affordable option to advance their education or update their knowledge to become more "work ready" for today's world.

On-Site Corporate Education Programs for Companies Worldwide

UMass Lowell's Corporate Training Division serves as an outreach arm for the University with corporate America. UMass Lowell has long offered programs that feature corporate partnering and regional economic development.

Corporate programs have been delivered primarily in three major signature areas: Information Technology, Manufacturing Technology and Plastics Engineering Technology.


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The Online Learning Consortium Awards for Excellence in Online Education:

  • Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education
    Assessment for Excellence Program
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Education
    Jacqueline F. Moloney
  • Most Outstanding Online Teaching & Learning Program
    Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program
  • Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching
    Online Teaching Institute
  • Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching & Learning Programming
    Online Education Program
  • Excellence in Online Teaching
    Joan Cannon

UMass Lowell's Online Programs Have Received High Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Best Bachelors US News and World Report Award
Ranked as One of the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Best Online MBA Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Highest Ranked Online MBA Program in New England by U.S. News & World Report
Best Online Education Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Ranked as One of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Best Online Graduate Business Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Ranked as One of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Blackboard Catalyst Award
2020 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Inclusive Education