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University of Massachusetts - Boston


University of Massachusetts is comprised of five campuses and the city of Boston homes one of them. This coeducational public research university is also known as UMass Boston and is set on Columbia Point. The campus of UMass Boston winds through some 177 acres of total area and accommodates more than 14,000 students. Established in 1852 as Boston State College, this prestigious Massachusetts higher learning institution was given university status in 1964 and renamed UMass Boston. In the city of Boston and its adjacent areas, University of Massachusetts - Boston is the only public university. As the university is strategically located, it is easily accessible from all part of the nation. The University of Massachusetts Boston is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. With a focus in the fields of therapy and counseling and liberal arts, UMass Boston offers plenty of courses to the prospective students. For the enthusiast students, online courses are also available. UMass Boston accommodates its students in eight academic divisions such as, College of Science and Mathematics, Graduate College of Education, College of Management, the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, College of Liberal Arts, College of Nursing and Health Sciences as well as College of Public and Community Service.

Course Details:

Courses offered by University of Massachusetts - Boston cover wide range of fields of study. Students are awarded with bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, while UMass Boston also offers certificate programs, corporate, continuing and distance learning courses. Degree programs offered by UM Boston include,

  • Art studies
  • Business and management
  • Computer science and engineering
  • Drama and performing arts
  • Education and teaching
  • Engineering
  • Family and social work
  • Law
  • Liberal arts
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing and emergency medicine
  • Nutrition and exercise therapy
  • Religion and philosophy
  • Science
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Therapy and counseling

    Admission Procedures:

    For admission at University of Massachusetts - Boston, prospective students can apply online or download the application form. UMass Boston does not follow open admission policy. Freshmen students are required to submit high school transcript, SAT-I or ACT scores, an Academic Recommendation Letter from a school-based counselor and/or teacher with the completed application form. For the no English speaking students, Verification of English language proficiency is required.

    Accommodation facilities:

    University of Massachusetts - Boston is a commuter university and no campus housing facilities are available here. But full assistance is offered to the students who need accommodation facilities near the campus. The Office of Student Housing (OSH) facilitates the students to find housing in the Boston area.

    Contact Details:

    University Of Massachusetts Boston
    100 Morrissey Blvd
    Boston, MA 02125-3393
    General Phone: (617) 287-5000