About

UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable high-quality education.

Whether you’re pursuing a career path or still searching for one, UMass Lowell is the ideal place to discover and achieve your purpose. Our campus is bursting with energy— enrollment is up, new academic programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. Most importantly, our students are more successful than ever thanks to highly accredited programs, our focus on experiential “hands-on” learning, and personal attention from our accomplished and committed faculty and staff.

An education at UMass Lowell will get you ready to take on the world. Our graduates are wanted and trusted by employers and graduate schools alike.

Welcome to UMass Lowell. Learning with purpose.

Our Mission

The University of Massachusetts System's mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world.

In accord with the UMass System's mission, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a public research university committed to excellence in teaching, research and community partnerships. The University is dedicated to transformational education that fosters student success, lifelong learning and global awareness. UMass Lowell offers affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge. The programs span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. The University continues to build on its founding tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships with industry and the community to address challenges facing the region and the world.

Research at UMass Lowell
  • US News & World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the U.S.
  • The National Science Foundation ranks our Physics Dept. 59th in the U.S.
  • Our researchers have projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Occupational Health and Safety.
  • In 2012, researchers brought in more than $60 million in research funds.
  • The University of Massachusetts ranks 13th in the U.S. for intellectual property generated.
  • The new Saab Emerging Technology & Innovation Center will support research on applications of nanotechnology.
  • Our researchers developed biodegradable nanospheres that allow drugs to be absorbed directly through the skin.

Research

Research at UMass Lowell
  • US News & World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the U.S.
  • The National Science Foundation ranks our Physics Dept. 59th in the U.S.
  • Our researchers have projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Occupational Health and Safety.
  • In 2012, researchers brought in more than $60 million in research funds.
  • The University of Massachusetts ranks 13th in the U.S. for intellectual property generated.
  • The new Saab Emerging Technology & Innovation Center will support research on applications of nanotechnology.
  • Our researchers developed biodegradable nanospheres that allow drugs to be absorbed directly through the skin.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (6)
Business & Management (4)
Social Sciences (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Humanities (2)
Law (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Services

Offices & Services

  • Academic Affairs
  • Access Services (UCAPS)
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Administrative Services
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Alumni Relations
  • ARAMARK Food Services
  • Army ROTC
  • Assessment Testing
  • Athletics Department
  • Book an Event
  • Bookstore
  • Budget Office
  • Bursar's Office (see Student Financial Services)
  • Campus Ministry
  • Campus Police
  • Campus Safety
  • Campus Recreation Center
  • Campus Transportation
  • Career Services, Offices of
  • Cash Management Services (Formerly Bursar's Office)
  • Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services
  • Central Receiving
  • Chancellor's Office
  • Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property
  • Community Engagement
  • Continuing Education/Professional Education
  • Controller
  • Copy Center
  • Counseling Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Dean of Students Office
  • DifferenceMakers (Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
  • Dining Services
  • Disability Services, Office of
  • Distribution Services
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Employment Opportunities (Student)
  • Enrollment & Student Success
  • Environmental and Emergency Management
  • Environmental Health and Safety (Environmental and Emergency Management)
  • Equal Opportunity and Outreach
  • Facilities
  • Faculty Development Center
  • Faculty Senate
  • Faculty Union
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Financial Services
  • Graduate Admissions
  • Graduate Employee Organization
  • Health Services
  • Help Desk
  • Housing
  • Human Resources
  • ID Services
  • Information Technology
  • International Students and Scholars Office
  • Institutional Compliance
  • Institutional Research
  • International Programs
  • iSiS
  • Judicial Affairs
  • Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA)
  • Libraries
  • Lowell, About
  • Mailroom
  • Media Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Office Services
  • Parking Information
  • Photo Gallery
  • Police, University
  • Press Room
  • Procurement Office
  • Property Office
  • Provost's Office
  • Public Affairs (now University Relations)
  • Radiation Safety Office
  • Registrar's Office
  • Research Administration, Office of
  • Residence Life, Office of
  • Social Media
  • Special Events
  • Student Activities & Leadership, Office of
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Employment
  • Student Financial Services
  • Study Abroad
  • Transportation, Campus
  • Transportation, Lowell
  • Transportation Services
  • Tutoring Services
  • UCAPS (UCard, Access and Parking Services)
  • UCard
  • UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • University Advancement
  • University Relations (formerly Public Affairs)
  • Veterans Service
  • Web Services

Student Life

Get ready to take on the world right here on UMass Lowells state-of-the-art urban campus. Spanning more than 125 acres along the Merrimack River, UMass Lowell boasts a total square footage of more than 3 million, divided into three campus clusters North, South and East.

Here youll find world-class facilities for learning and researchincluding 100 percent smart classrooms along with top notch venues for performing arts, athletics and recreation. And we are breaking ground on extraordinary new buildings to meet the needs of our students, making UMass Lowell truly a campus on the move.

Clubs & Organizations

UMass Lowell has over 140 active student organizations. These clubs are open to all students and are a fantastic way to meet people, have fun, develop your leadership skills and make a difference.

University Dining

University Dining is proud to offer fresh, innovative cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere. Taste, value, nutrition, and convenience are located in twelve locations around campus.

We invite you to browse our site and find the latest meal plan and location information, as well as daily menus, special events, catering, employment, sustainability initiatives and more about things that matter most to you!

Campus Recreation

UMass Lowell Campus Recreation is committed to excellence in supporting the development of healthier and happier lifestyles. Through experiential education we strive to teach students the importance of exercise and recreational activities in preparation for a productive, balanced and rewarding life. We will offer diverse and dynamic recreational programming and facilities in order to meet the needs of our students and create a fun and connected University Community.

About the City of Lowell

Lowell Ranked #2 Best City in Massachusetts, #12 in all of New England

Go Local, a digital media business delivering local news and information, has rankedLowell the #2 Best City in Massachusetts. Lowell “placed in New England’s Top 10 in both Walkability and Well-Being. Among its Bay State peers, this city of 106,519 had the lowest property crime rate in the group (#8 overall), and the 2nd best violent crime rate. Lowell also scored points for its WiFi per capita (#3 overall)."

History, Culture, Creativity

The renaissance city Lowell, Massachusetts is an exciting crossroads where diverse cultures, history and creativity intersect. Let this vibrant city be your stage as you get ready for work, life, and all the world has to offer.

The birthplace of Jack Kerouac and the Industrial Revolution, Lowell's history echoes all around you. Former mill buildings and cobblestone streets now add charm to a bustling downtown, steps away from the UMass Lowell campus, which boasts a thriving arts scene, a population rich in cultural diversity, and a flair for festivals.

Discover restaurants representing more than a dozen different cultures. Spend a day exploring art galleries or take in a show. Stroll along the Merrimack River, which winds through the city center, and enjoy a picnic on the esplanade. Hike, bike, or cross-country ski the more than 1,000 acres of state forest nearby.

Lowell's location at the intersections of Routes 495, 93, and 3 extends your education beyond the classroom, with easy access to experiential learning opportunities such as co-ops and internships. And with 128 nearby and Boston only a 40-minute commuter rail ride away, once you graduate you're right where the jobs are.

Accreditation

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been continuously since 1975.

Professional programs, as designated below, also have been accredited by appropriate national associations. Accreditation indicates that the University is recognized and approved by regional and national associations concerned with the quality of higher education and it assures that study undertaken here has transfer value to other accredited institutions of higher education. Professional Accreditation
  • Baccalaureate degree programs in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Nuclear Option) Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Plastics Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org.
  • The Baccalaureate degree programs in Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration Program, the Master of Science in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MSITE) and the Master of Science in Accounting are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB)
  • The Work Environment Master of Science degree in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • The Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • The Baccalaureate programs in Art and Design are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • The Baccalaureate program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences: Medical Technology option is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACL)
  • The Baccalaureate and Masters degree programs in Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • The Graduate programs in Education are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • The Baccalaureate and Master's programs in Nursing are accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • The Baccalaureate program in Environmental Health is accredited by the national Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
  • The MS degree in Medical Physics, the PhD program in Radiological Sciences-Medical Physics Option, and the PhD in Biomedical Engineering Biotechnology, Medical Physics Option are accredited by the Medical Physics Commission for Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP)
  • The BS in Radiological Health Physics and the MS program in Radiological Sciences and Protection are accredited by ABET Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC)

For more information, contact Accreditation Liaison Officer Provost Ahmed_Abdelal@uml.edu at 978-934-2635.

Professional Memberships

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

  • American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Gerontology in Higher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • American Society of Allied Health Professions
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • 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
  • National League for Nursing
  • National University Continuing Education Association
  • New England Board of Higher Education
  • North East Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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Other Degrees

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