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University of Massachusetts Amherst: Distance Learning Programs


Amherst, Massachusetts
Continuing Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst was founded in 1863. It is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It first offered distance learning courses in 1998. In fall 2004, there were 1,087 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, e-mail services.

Contact Ms. Lucinda Butler, Adviser, Continuing Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Continuing Education, 100 Venture Way, Suite 201, Hadley, MA 01035-9430. Telephone: 413-545-2414. Fax: 413-545-3351. E-mail: [email protected]


BBA Business Administration

BS Hospitality and Tourism Management; Nursing–RN to BS Mobility Online track

Certificate of Completion Food Safety FIRST

Certificate Arts Management; Business Studies; Casino Management; Criminal Justices Studies; Exercise and Nutrition–Basics in Exercise and Nutrition for Health and Human Performance; Food Service Management; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Journalism–Certificate of Online Journalism

MBA Business Administration–Professional Master of Business Administration

MEd Science Teachers

MPH Public Health Practice

MS Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Management

MS/MPH Nursing/Public Health–MS in Nursing and MS in Public Health

PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering


Undergraduate— accounting and related services; biology; business administration, management and operations; community health services; comparative literature; criminal justice and corrections; education related; English; environmental/environmental health engineering; finance and financial management services; foods, nutrition, and related services; hospitality administration; journalism; legal professions and studies related; management sciences and quantitative methods; marketing; natural resources and conservation related; natural resources conservation and research; philosophy; psychology; sociology; wildlife and wildlands science and management.

Graduate— accounting and related services; biology; chemical engineering; educational administration and supervision; education related; engineering/industrial management; finance and financial management services; health professions related; human resources management; international business; management information systems; marketing; mechanical engineering; nursing; public health; statistics; technical and business writing.

Non-credit— business, management, and marketing related; management sciences and quantitative methods; nutrition sciences.

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