UMass Lowell Launches 7 New Online Programs

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UMass Lowell is adding seven new academic programs to its portfolio of over 75 online degrees and certificates this year. As an online education pioneer, we have over 25 years of experience developing high-quality courses led by the same expert faculty who teach on-campus. Our online degrees, top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Fortune, are known for affordability and convenience, providing busy adults the flexibility to learn at their own pace.

New Online Degrees and Certificates Available  

  1. Online Master’s in Plastics Engineering

UMass Lowell’s Plastics Engineering Department is an internationally renowned research and education leader. The online Master’s in Plastics Engineering teaches cutting-edge skills and knowledge to advance the careers of industry professionals. This program includes a two-week, on-campus immersive laboratory experience in the summer emphasizing hands-on learning.

  1. Online Master’s in Nursing (MSN)

Offered through the Solomont School, our top-tier online nursing degree is among New England’s most well-respected and affordable programs for nurse practitioners. Students can choose between an Adult Gerontological Primary Care or Family Health track. UMass Lowell’s MSN program graduates achieved a 100% pass rate for the national certification exams. Additionally, graduates continuously report one of the highest returns on investment due to the program’s affordability. Program participants also benefit from clinical placement assistance.

  1. Online Master’s in Public Administration (MPA)

Students seeking career advancement in nonprofit or government agencies should look no further. The online Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) is an interdisciplinary program that concludes with a capstone. This experiential learning opportunity allows students to practice their newly acquired skills and knowledge in a professional setting. Read more about the online MPA from Professor Aaron Smith-Walter, Ph.D.

  1. Online Bachelor’s in Economics

The online Bachelor’s in Economics teaches students theories and tools to address societal and economic problems. Program graduates have the in-demand analytical and technical skills for high-paying career paths and are well-prepared for graduate studies.   The flexibility of the curriculum makes it a good option for transfer students and those who change majors to make the most of their previously earned credits.

  1. Revised Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (and New Minor)

The revised online Bachelor of Information Technology and Associate in IT degrees reflect modern, industry-relevant curricula. The restructured B.S. in IT makes it an ideal choice for transfer students and those who have completed IT programs at community colleges who want to expand their knowledge and career opportunities. This program enables students to incorporate a specialization by completing an undergraduate IT certificate in tandem with their degree program.

Population Health Informatics and Technology (PHIT) Minor

The growing demand for IT professionals with a background in public health inspired the creation of the PHIT minor. Health Information Technology (PUBH.2030) and Introduction to Public Health Informatics (PUBH.2031) are now IT electives to facilitate this minor option without prolonging students’ degree completion timelines.

  1. Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

The four-course online Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management is available through UMass Lowell’s AACSB-accredited Manning School of Business. The certificate is open to professionals in any industry seeking advancement within their organizations and will provide the knowledge to drive meaningful change to gain a competitive edge. Also, completed courses can count toward UMass Lowell’s MBA.

  1. Graduate Certificate in Engineering Innovation

The online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Innovation prepares engineers to lead innovative and entrepreneurial projects from inception through commercialization. Through this four-course certificate, you’ll learn about market assessment, project management, human resource management and how to deliver organizational revenue.

Online programs offer the flexibility to study at your own pace, making school and work-life balance achievable. Whether you’re looking to enhance your current skillset or embark on an entirely new career path, online degrees and certificates are an affordable way to gain the necessary credentials to stand out in the competitive job market.

Begin your journey toward a brighter career by exploring the online programs available at UMass Lowell.

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