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.


Online Learning Consortium Logo

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
Online Bachelor's Programs
Best Bachelors
Online MBA Program
Best Bachelors
Online Education Programs
Best Bachelors
Online Grad Business

Best Bachelors
Online MBA Program
MS in IT Ranked 12th Nationally
Online IT Master's Degree
Top Online Schools Seal
Online Master's Degree in Criminal Justice
Get Educated Best Online Colleges Emblem
Online CJ, IT & MBA Programs

Best Online Colleges 
One of the Best Public Online Colleges in the U.S.
UPCEA logo
National and Regional
Award-Winner