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Dean Philip DiSalvioWe live in challenging times. Pressured by career demands and the need to balance our professional and personal lives, choosing how best to continue your education and choosing which higher education institution is best suited to your needs matters more than ever.

The College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS), one of 11 colleges at UMass Boston, bridges academic rigor with real-world relevance and provides you with access to the resources of a world-renowned center for learning. With the high standards and academic reputation of the University of Massachusetts behind you, earning a UMass Boston credential distinguishes you in a highly competitive environment.

With academic achievement at our core, CAPS understands the challenges of the adult working professional. Through the vast array of degree, certificate, and professional development opportunities found through our portals, you’ll discover educational offerings that will help broaden your professional competencies, sharpen your skills, jump-start your career, and guide you toward a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

Courses are offered in many delivery formats, including traditional, online, evening, and weekends – both on and off our Boston campus. Our international programs provide a global perspective needed to thrive in a multicultural world.

Contemporary and emerging fields require a cadre of individuals with the educational credentials, energy, and imagination to lead in our fast-paced, knowledge-based economy. CAPS can help pave the way for you as you expand and deepen your knowledge-base and acquire powerful career tools to take on new leadership roles.

I invite you to explore everything we offer and discover how we might help as you get to where you want to go.

Philip DiSalvio, EdD
Dean, College of Advancing and Professional Studies