A Degree You Can Trust

UMass Lowell is one of the nation's top-ranked research universities, and offers degree programs at all levels through the doctorate. With our award-winning online programs, you'll have access to the same high-quality curriculum as our on-campus programs.
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 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 MBA Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Ranked as One of the Best Online MBA Programs in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
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Fully Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
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One of the Best Public Online Colleges in the U.S.
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Online Master's Degree in Criminal Justice

Academic Accreditation and Professional Memberships

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation indicates that the University is recognized and approved by regional and national associations concerned with the quality of higher education.

Professional programs at the baccalaureate level also are accredited by the following national associations:

  • ABET, Inc.
  • AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Computing Sciences Accreditation Board
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

The following bachelor's degree programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

The University is also a member of the following associations of higher education:

  • AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Council on Education
  • American Society of Allied Health Professions
  • Association for State Colleges and Universities
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • National Association of Summer Sessions
  • National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
  • New England Board of Higher Education
  • North East Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association

What Our Students are Saying

What Our Students are Saying

A graduated student
Julie M., Recent Graduate
"I had a great experience with UMass Lowell's online program. I was able to take classes while working full time. The great thing about online classes is that they don't make you feel like you're not connected to your teachers."
A graduated student
Drew W., Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Student
"The UML professors are very knowledgeable. The experience they have comes through in their teaching. I got very robust training with each course and that came through with each particular professor."
A graduated student
Alexandra D., Psychology Major
"I chose UMass Lowell because I wanted a program that was well-established, successful and well-organized and that offered a wide variety of classes. I was even given the opportunity to design and conduct psychological research. "

A graduated student
Thalia C., Marketing Student
"UMass Lowell's online marketing courses allow me to make the most of my studies by making my own schedule and learning at my own pace. The professors do a terrific job including real-life scenarios and case material to engage students."
A graduated student
Lynn H., Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
"I earned my degree entirely online because it was so convenient, and I could work full time. Most people would probably think that you don't have the interaction with the professors and the students, but if you are active in the discussion boards, and do what you're supposed to do, it's really like sitting in class."
A graduated student
Nebyu T., Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
"When I was considering an online bachelor's degree program, UMass Lowell was at the top of my list. As a state university, it is affordable, plus it has a good reputation. I work full time and being able to take my courses online made it possible for me to bring my education to the next level."
A graduated student
John K., Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
"I started working right out of high school and eventually found myself working in IT. When I decided to go back for my bachelor's degree, I did a lot of research into a number of online programs. What I liked best about UMass Lowell was the depth and breadth of their online courses."