Online Health Science Degrees

UMass Lowell health science student, Sovanlouri Chim, at commencement

Online Health Science Degrees

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Sovanlouri Chim
M.S. in HIM, Health Service Management option

On-Campus and Online Health Science Degrees and Certificates

Choose from more than 20 accredited programs in clinical laboratory sciences, health informatics, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, physical therapy or public health. UMass Lowell's online health science degrees and certificates provide experiential learning opportunities with premier health organizations, laboratories, clinics, non-profits and government agencies throughout the region.

Explore Health Science Programs

  • Clinical Pathology
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Health Informatics
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Health Service Management
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Pathogen Diagnostics
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Public Health Studies
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Applied Biomedical Sciences, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Dietetics, M.P.H.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Epidemiology, M.P.H.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Health Information Management: Health Informatics Option, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Health Information Management: Health Service Management Option, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Healthcare Management, M.P.H.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Nursing, M.S.
    With the following Options: Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Health Nurse Practitioner
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences, M.P.H.
    On Campus | Mix | Online

Health Science Careers

Our health science degrees and certificates open career pathways in nursing, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy, health information management and more. Demand for our health sciences graduates has skyrocketed. UMass Lowell's growing reputation of excellence, and experiential learning opportunities, will position you well for employment upon graduation.

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Source: Lightcast, 2023, Health Science Jobs in Massachusetts
"Overall employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 2 million new jobs over the decade."
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations, visited January 4, 2023

Top Companies Hiring UMass Lowell Health Sciences Graduates

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Lahey Health System
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • South Bay Community Services

Faculty Spotlight

Dan Berlowitz, M.D., M.P.H.

Dan Berlowitz brings decades of experience as a physician, researcher, educator and administrator at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A prolific author with more than 220 publications, his research interests center on assessing and improving the quality of medical care in ambulatory and long-term care settings. With strong methodological expertise in quality assessment, risk adjustment and the use of large databases, his research findings have led to improvements in uncontrolled hypertension and pressure injuries.

Dan Berlowitz, M.D.

Real Faculty. Real Campus. Real Research.

Whether you study online or on-campus, you will learn from world-class faculty, clinical leaders, practitioners and researchers who will prepare you to understand industry needs and how to improve care and outcomes.

Student Stories

"I was able to reinvent myself and have known faculty who have improved my critical thinking and leadership skills. My experience has been wonderful. My professors were really supportive, and I was lucky to get into a research assistantship and have some hands-on experience in research, which helped me get a job soon after graduation."

Minu Mohan

Master's in Public Health

"Earning my master's has been a personal goal for many years, one that I didn't think I could achieve working a full-time job and caring for three children. UMass Lowell's online MPH program is making it both possible, and affordable, and I love the opportunities the program affords to interact with faculty and my fellow students."

Anne Carey-Stone

Master's in Public Health

"I think the situation I was in was very fortunate because work every day felt like a paid internship. It felt like everything I learned in the master's degree program was . . . I was either seeing it or applying it at work every day. So, it really went hand in hand. I'm glad I was a full-time employee and a student."

Andrew Horn

Master of Science in Health Informatics

Upon graduation, you may take advantage of the worldwide network of UMass alumni.

Highest Lifetime ROI

UMass Lowell has the highest lifetime return on investment for public research universities in Massachusetts. Our online tuition is among the lowest in the U.S. Additionally, substantial scholarships, grants and other financial aid opportunities are provided.

Stackable Credits

You may apply credits earned from Health Informatics and Health Management certificates toward respective master's degree programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When you earn a health science degree, your career opportunities are bound to expand. With the demand for health services growing rapidly, you will find job security and stability in nearly every health care profession. What you can do with a health science degree depends on your degree level and concentration. Through UMass Lowell's online programs, you can choose from over 20 health care programs at the graduate certificate, masters and doctoral levels.
  • The goal of public health is to prevent disease and optimize the collective health of a community. Unlike nurses, doctors, pharmacists and physical therapists, who focus on individual health, public health is concerned with the overall public's well-being. Aspiring public health professionals have many concentrations they can pursue online or on-campus at UMass Lowell, including epidemiology, dietetics, healthcare management and social and behavioral sciences.

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