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• 18,000+ students across six colleges
• Top 100 public university (
U.S. News & World Report)
• Fifth fastest-growing public doctoral university in the nation (
The Chronicle of Higher Education
• 42 master’s degree programs and 36 doctoral degree programs
• $68+ million in annual research and development expenditures  
• Ranked 13th in the US for intellectual property generated
• #1 among New England public research universities for students’ 20-year ROI (
• Ranked a “Best College for Your Money” (
Money magazine)

What you can study at Umass Lowell 
Master’s Programs

• Accounting
• Administration, Planning & Policy for Mass Teachers
• Applied & Computational Mathematics
• Applied Biotechnology
• Atmospheric Sciences
• Autism Studies
• Bio/Cheminformatics
• Biological Sciences
• Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology
• Biosafety
• Biotechnology
• Business Administration
• Business Administration: Information Technology
• Business Analytics
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Chemistry & Polymer Science
• Civil Engineering
• Clinical Lab Sciences
• Coastal & Ocean Administration, Science & Technology
• Community Social Psychology
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Computer Science: Entrepreneurship
• Criminal Justice
• Curriculum & Instruction
• Dietetics
• Education Administration
• Education Administration: Higher Education
• Electrical Engineering
• Energy Engineering
• Engineering Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Biotechnology
• Environmental Engineering Sciences
• Environmental Geoscience
• Environmental Studies
• Epidemiology
• Finance
• Health Informatics & Management
• Healthcare Innovation & Technical Entrepreneurship
• Healthcare Management
• History
• Industrial Mathematics
• Information Systems
• Information Technology
• International Business
• Marine Sciences & Technology
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Mathematics for Teachers
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Physics
• Music Education: Community Music
• Music Education: Teaching
• Nuclear
• Nursing: Adult-Gerontological
• Nursing: Family Health
• Nutrition
• Occupational & Environmental Hygiene
• Occupational Ergonomics & Safety
• Optical Science
• Optics
• Opto-Electronics
• Peace & Conflict Studies
• Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
• Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Physics
• Plastics Engineering
• Population Health
• Probability & Statistics
• Project Management for Life Sciences
• Public Administration
• Public Health
• Radiological Sciences & Protection
• Reading & Language
• Security Studies
• Software Entrepreneurship
• Solar
• Sound Recording Technology
• Work Environment

Doctoral Programs
• Accounting
• Applied Mechanics
• Applied Psychology & Prevention Science
• Atmospheric Sciences
• Bio/Cheminformatics
• Biochemistry
• Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology
• Business Administration
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Cleaner Production & Pollution Prevention
• Computational Mathematics
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Crime, Criminals & Community
• Criminology & Justice Studies
• Electrical Engineering
• Energy Engineering
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Studies
• Epidemiology
• Ergonomics
• Finance
• Global Perspectives on Crime & Justice
• Global Studies
• Green Chemistry
• Hygiene
• International Business
• Justice System & Policy
• Leadership & Organizational Studies
• Leadership in Education
• Leadership in Schooling
• Literacy Studies
• Management Information Systems
• Marine Sciences & Technology
• Mathematics & Science Education
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Physics
• Nursing
• Nursing Practice
• Occupational & Environmental Hygiene
• Occupational Epidemiology
• Occupational Ergonomics & Safety
• Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Physical Therapy
• Physics
• Plastics Engineering
• Polymer Science
• Radiological Sciences
• Research & Evaluation in Education
• Technology & Criminal Justice
• Terrorism Studies
• Victims, Crime & Justice
• Work Environment Policy

UMass Lowell also offers more than 60
graduate certificates across sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, education, and health sciences.

U Mass Lowell is a national research university committedto preparing students for workin the real world—solving real problems and helping real people—by providing an affordable, high-quality education.

With leading faculty, national research centers, and a full range of support systems to guide your studies and shape your future, UMass Lowell provides all the resources you’d expect from the second-largest university in the UMass system. Despite our size, we are always focused on improving your academic success.

Here’s what sets us apart
Our people
UMass Lowell students represent more than 45 states and 69 nations. Our faculty and researchers come from both higher education and industry—and from all over the world. They are business leaders, scientists and engineers making groundbreaking discoveries, best-selling authors, award-winning artists, and community leaders.

Our location
Just 30 miles from Boston, UMass Lowell is located on a high-energycampus in the heart of a global community. The birthplace of Jack Kerouac and the Industrial Revolution,Lowell is an exciting crossroads where diverse cultures, history, and creativity intersect. Former mill buildings and cobblestone streets now add charm to a bustling downtownsteps away from the UMass Lowell campus.
Our research
From our earliest days as a source ofbrainpower for the Industrial Revolution unfolding in Lowell’s textile mills to the founding of the first plastics engineering department inthe country, UMass Lowell has spentmore than a century at the edge ofwhat is possible. Today, more than ever, UMass Lowell is emerging as a leader in bridging the gap between research and solutions that change people’s lives.

Home to 23 research centers andinstitutes, UMass Lowell is an activeresearch institution with a unique interdisciplinary approach. No matter what your field of study, you canreach across the aisle to enhance theinnovation and interest in your research, working alongside our world-class research faculty.
Our facilities
But that’s only the beginning. Thepersonal attention you can expectfrom our faculty and staff is enhanced by our world-class facilities. UMass Lowell boasts 100% “smart classrooms,” equipped with technology that helps faculty explain complex topics. The campus also features state-of-the-art laboratories, research centers, athletic facilities, and function rooms.

Since 2010, UMass Lowell has aggressively grown its infrastructure, investing more than $600 million inconstruction and acquisitions and opening 14 new properties—including the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, the Pulichino Tong Business Center, and the Innovation Hub businessincubator.



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144 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult & Geriatric Nursing                
Atmospheric Science            
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)                
Biomedical Engineering          
Biomedical Science                
Business Doctorate & PhD                
Business-Management, MS/MA              
Cell & Molecular Biology                
Chemical Engineering              
Civil Engineering              
Clinical Lab Sciences                
Cognitive Psychology                
Community Psychology              
Computer Science              
Conflict & Peace Studies              
Criminal Justice          
Curriculum & Instruction            
Developmental Psychology                
Educational Administration            
Educational Leadership                
Electrical Engineering              
Engineering Management                
Environmental Engineering                
Environmental Science                
Environmental Studies              
Evening MBA Programs                
Family/Consumer Sciences                
Forensic Science              
General MBA            
Health Informatics            
Higher Education                
International Business                
MBA - Accounting            
MBA - Finance            
MBA - Information Systems          
MBA - International Business            
MBA - Leadership            
MBA - Marketing            
Manufacturing Engineering                
Marine Science              
Mechanical Engineering              
Nuclear Engineering                
Occupational Health              
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
Pharmaceutical Science            
Physical Therapy                
Physiology & Radiology                
Public Admin                
Public Health              
Reading & Literacy            
Software Engineering              
Supply Chain Management                
TESOL Education                
Teaching Math              
Teaching Music                
Teaching Science          
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Student Body

4,215 students

1,294 full-time

2,921 part-time




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