UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community.
It is part of The University of Massachusetts, with a five-campus system of national and international repute, recognized for the quality of its academic programs and the scope and excellence of faculty research. UMass offers its 18,000 students Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences and prepare them to be work ready, life ready and world ready, emphasizing experiential learning through cooperative education, service and research. It offers 120 Bachelor’s, 42 master’s and 36 doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. The Lowell programs support workforce and economic development through innovation, entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships. Recognized as a “high research university" by the Carnegie Foundation; its annual research expenditures exceed $70 million, giving great emphasis to "Nano-manufacturing", robotics, bio-manufacturing and wind energy and to inter-campus and inter-disciplinary Ph.D. programs. It has cultivated external partnerships to provide opportunities for research by faculty and students. UMass Lowell’s alumni earn the top starting and mid-career salaries of graduates of New England’s public research universities and receive the 10th best return on education investment among all public institutions in the nation, according to a report released by PayScale Inc. All of UMass. Student body represents 42 states and 79 nations with a 17:1 student to faculty ratio. Sports: UMass Lowell has 17 Division I athletic teams, nicknamed River Hawks Rankings: UMass Lowell is now among the top-100 public universities in the country and is New England's fastest-growing public doctoral university. Its economic impact is approaching $1 billion annually. UMass Lowell is No. 4 among Top women-led Businesses. To support its growth, the campus opened 12 new buildings in the past six years. No. 156 National University Ranking (U.S. News & World Report), 80 Public University Ranking (U.S. News & World Report), 28th in ROI in the nation. Top 200 Research Universities in Nation (U.S. News & World Report), with over $160 million in financial aid awarded annually.
Location & Facilities
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, by Merrimack River, 30 miles northwest of the city of Boston. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles, Lowell, known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and America's industrial Age, is packed with history. 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. Spend a day exploring art galleries or stroll along the Merrimack River, which winds through the city center. Hike, bike or cross-country ski 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 hands-on learning opportunities such as co-ops and internships. And with Route 128 nearby and Boston only a 40-minute commuter rail ride away, once you graduate you're right where the jobs are.
As the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, the City of Lowell has long been a gateway for immigrants, making it a city rich in cultural diversity. Lowell also borders one of the world’s primary technology industry corridors, which extends education beyond the classroom, with easy access to hands-on learning opportunities such as co-ops and internships. CAMPUS: With world-class facilities, UMass Lowell has a 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 you’ll find world-class facilities for learning and research — including 100 percent smart classrooms — along with topnotch venues for performing arts, athletics and recreation. UMass Lowell has three campuses along the Merrimack River. University Crossing is on east campus, the heart of the university featuring Undergraduate Admissions, student services, the bookstore and Crossroads Cafe. Engineering, science and business majors call North campus home. South campus has an eclectic mix of students from health sciences, humanities, social sciences and fine arts. The UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center is located downtown. UMass Lowell has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, opening 10 new buildings. Lowell’s sports programs compete in Division I.
ROOM AND MEAL PLAN CHARGES. *These prices are subject to change. **The room charge listed reflects that of a traditional double room. Additional fees may apply, depending upon your individual status or the number of courses you enroll in.
List of Departments (Faculties)
PROGRAMS and DEGREES: UMass Lowell is a national research university offering doctoral, master's and graduate certificates programs, i.e. 175+ degree programs: 100+Undergraduate Majors, 40+ Master's Programs, 30+ Doctoral Degrees,
COLLEGES: UMass Lowell has six colleges offering over 100 majors: Undergraduate and Graduate
1. College of Education
2. College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
3. Francis College of Engineering
4. Kennedy College of Sciences
5. Manning School of Business
6. Zuckerberg College of Health Science
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: *GSSP Program and Pathway:
o * GSSP PROGRAM: The UMass Lowell Global Student Success Program (GSSP) provides an excellent opportunity to achieve Undergraduate and Graduate degrees while supporting students through necessary adjustments to university culture and preparing students for a rigorous academic curriculum. You will be a university student from day one with the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate degree programs, graduate programs, and intensive academic English, as you pursue your dreams of completing a U.S. bachelor’s or graduate degree program.
The UMass Lowell UNDERGRADUATE Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor’s degree program. When you successfully complete the GSSP, you will move directly into the second year of your undergraduate degree program. No SAT/ACT is needed to apply.
The UMass Lowell GRADUATE Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, but need additional academic and/or English support to gain entry to a master’s degree program. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn credits toward your graduate degree program. No GRE/GMAT is needed to apply. We are committed to your success and ensuring you attain your goals. It is at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus. Starting dates : August, January or May. It is both for U.S. & International students from all over the world.
o PATHWAY: Degree Pathways are a semester-by-semester sequence of courses recommended for successful completion of a degree, diploma, credential or certificate from the university. Degree Pathways are a sample semester-by-semester sequence of courses which might be followed for successful completion of a degree, diploma, credential or certificate from the university. Students should follow the degree pathway appropriate to their catalog year. A student’s catalog year is typically defined by the date of their entry into the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Students choose between a general option and a thematic option when choosing the pathway.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS. UMass Lowell is a comprehensive research university offering more than 100 undergraduate majors in a wide array of disciplines across our six colleges. Some programs allow students to earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years. Minors within academic departments, as well as interdisciplinary minors, allow students to pursue an additional area of interest.
MAJORS: UMass Lowell has six colleges offering over 100 majors: Undergraduate and Graduate.
MINORS: UMass Lowell offers more than 50 different minors. Some minors are based in individual departments, and some are interdisciplinary, including courses from multiple departments or colleges. Note that some minors are specifically designed to pair with particular majors.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: The College of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BA Ed) degree, leading to dual teacher licensure in elementary (grades 1-6) and moderate disabilities (PK-8). It also offers an undergraduate minor in education for students who are exploring teaching or other education-related work. The College of Education was the first in New England, and one of 44 institutions nationwide, to offer the innovative UTeach program designed to prepare well-qualified STEM teachers through the STEM Teaching minor open to STEM majors only. In addition, the college offers master degrees and doctoral degrees and engages its students in opportunities for advanced study and research.
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES: FAHSS offers over 24 undergraduate & graduate degree programs through our 11 academic departments and numerous interdisciplinary programs. Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), Master of Music (MM).
FRANCIS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: The College of Engineering offers four-year undergraduate programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering; programs leading to Associate and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (in evening part-time programs through Continuing Education), five-year dual-degree programs with the College of Arts and Sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts, and five-year programs leading to both Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering. It also offers the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (BME): in addition to preparing students for professional careers in BME, will also prepare its graduates to pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in BME or other engineering masters and doctoral programs in the nation. The program is designed to be 126 credits in length and, on a full-time basis, could be completed in four calendar years. At the graduate level, UMass Lowell offers a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (BMEBT) through the University of Massachusetts system.
KENNEDY COLLEGE OF SCIENCES: The sciences and mathematics departments of the UMass Lowell Kennedy College of Sciences offer undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students who matriculate for the degree of Bachelor of Science may pursue majors in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics and Applied Physics.
It also offers master’s programs in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Applied Physics, Polymer Science, Radiological Sciences and Protection, and doctoral programs in Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics.
MANNING SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: The Manning School of Business, led by Dean Sandra Richtermeyer, is fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The school offers an undergraduate program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in the eight areas of management. Following the AACSB philosophy, the school endeavors to create the intellectual climate required to offer a dynamic, high quality undergraduate education in business through a challenging, relevant curriculum. To enhance the quality of the management program, the faculty of the school is actively engaged in teaching, research, outreach, and other scholarly activities designed to support a major focus on institutional excellence.
Majors: Business Administration: B.S.B.A., Accounting Concentration, Entrepreneurship Concentration, Finance Concentration, International Business Concentration, Management Concentration, Management Information Systems Concentration, Marketing Concentration, Supply Chain & Operations Management Concentration.
Minors: Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations and Information Systems
ZUCKERBERG COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with majors in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Nutritional Science, Public Health, Exercise Physiology and Nursing. All departments in the college also offer graduate degrees.
Majors: Clinical Laboratory Sciences: B.S., Clinical Science Option, Medical Laboratory Science Option, Exercise Physiology: B.S., Nursing: B.S., Nutritional Science: B.S., Public Health: B.S., Community Health/Health Promotion Concentration, Environmental/Occupational Health Concentration, Health Sciences Concentration
Minors: Clinical Sciences, Nutrition, Public Health
· GRADUATE PROGRAMS: UMass Lowell offers more than three-dozen master's programs, including Education Specialist (Ed.S.) post-graduate programs: Many of our programs have non-thesis options. If you're not ready to matriculate into a full program, consider the certificate programs. Doctoral programs offered: more than two-dozen in a wide range of disciplines.
MASTER PROGRAMS OFFERED: Master of Arts: Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Engineering, Education Specialist, Listed by Degree earned:
MASTER OF ARTS (MA): Community Social Psychology, Criminal Justice, History, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Security Studies
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA): General Business, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, International Business.
MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.): Curriculum & Instruction: Autism Studies, Curriculum & Instruction: Initial Certification. Curriculum & Instruction: Science Education, beyond initial, Curriculum & Instruction: Math Education, beyond initial, Educational Administration: Higher Education, Reading & Language
MASTER OF MUSIC (MM): Music Education: Community Music, Sound Recording Technology
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH): Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Environmental Sustainability & Health, Healthcare Management, Nutrition, Population Health
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS): Accounting, Autism Studies, Biological Sciences: Applied Biotechnology (PSM), Biotechnology, Biosafety (PSM), Environmental Biotechnology (PSM), Project Management for Life Sciences (PSM)
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology: Biomedical & Biotechnology (PSM), Business Analytics, Chemistry: Chemistry & Polymer Science (PSM), Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (PSM), Clinical Laboratory Sciences: Clinical Lab Science (PSM), Computer Science: Bio/Chemical Informatics, Software Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship (PSM)
Engineering Management, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies: Atmospheric Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences (PSM), Environmental Engineering Sciences, Environmental Geoscience (PSM). Finance, Health Informatics & Management: Health Informatics: Health Management, Information Technology, Marine Sciences & Technology: Coast & Ocean Admin. Science/Technology (PSM), Mathematics: Applied & Computational Mathematics: Industrial Mathematics (PSM), Mathematics for Teachers, Probability & Statistics, Nursing: Adult / Gerontological Nursing: Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, Family Health Nursing, Pharmaceutical Science, Physics: Phototonics, Public Health, Radiological Science & Protection: Radiological Science and Protection (PSM), Medical Physics, Security Studies: CBRNE Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cyber-security, Work Environment: Cleaner Production & Pollution Prevention (MS, PSM), Ergonomics & Safety (MS, PS), Epidemiology (MS.PSM), Occupational & Environmental Hygiene (MS, PSM)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING (M.S.E.) = Chemical Engineering: Leadership, Civil Engineering: Leadership, Environmental, Geo-environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, Computer Engineering: Leadership, Electrical Engineering: Leadership, Optics, Energy Engineering: Leadership, Nuclear, Solar, Mechanical Engineering: Leadership, Plastics Engineering: Leadership, Coatings & Adhesives, Fibers & Composites, Synthetic Fibers, EDUCATION SPECIALIST (EDS): Administration, Planning & Policy, Curriculum & Instruction: Education of Diverse Populations, Reading & Language
PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE MASTER'S (PSM) is an innovative, non-thesis degree option designed for students to pursue advanced training in science, health or engineering while simultaneously developing professional leadership skills highly valued by employers. PSM programs typically consist of 8 core courses in science, health or engineering, 3 professional courses in leadership, communication and project management, a paid internship or professional development project and a reflective seminar. PSM programs have been developed in concert with industry in response to employer demands for specific skills and knowledge above and beyond the core science curriculum. In contrast to typical Master’s degrees, which require a thesis as a step toward preparation for an academic career, PSM programs are designed as terminal degrees that prepare candidates to compete in the global market. In essence, PSM programs are the MBAs of the 21st century. UMass Lowell offers 19 PSM programs. Graduates earn a Master’s degree in Science with a PSM Option in the fields indicated below. Biological Sciences: Applied Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Biosafety, Project Management in Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Chemistry: Chemistry and Polymer Science, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Environmental Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, Marine Sciences: Costal and Ocean Administration, Science and Technology, Mathematics: Industrial Mathematics, Physics: Radiological Sciences, Professional Leadership, Work Environment: Cleaner Production & Pollution Prevention, Environmental Epidemiology, Ergonomics and Safety, Occupational & Environmental Hygiene. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING & BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM: The Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester campuses of the University of Massachusetts offer joint Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology.
Doctoral DEGREES: PHD: Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Marine Sciences and Technology, Physics, Polymer Science, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science. In Criminal Justice, in Global Studies.
TUITION: Annual tuition& fees for 2017/2018 (incl. $250 Campus Technology Fee $250 + $200 Student Activity fee)
In total aid, UMass Lowell has awarded over $168 million; the Average Need Based Package is of $15, 393, meeting an average of 90% of the needs.