College of Advancing and Professional Studies


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Our undergraduate and graduate programs lead to a degree granted by one of the university's colleges. The requirements for these programs can be fulfilled either entirely or in part through courses offered by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies. Course work for most of these degree programs can be completed online.

Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees


Master of Arts

Master of Education

Master of Public Administration

Master of Science

Certificate Programs

CAPS also offers graduate and undergraduate certificates in health, human services, education, information technology, nursing and more.
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State Eligibility

UMass Boston is not currently accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states.

A Note About Fees

Students enrolling in a degree or certificate program pay a one-time Combined New Student Fee of $643 (undergraduate); $390 (graduate). Students will be billed for this fee; it is not charged at the time of course registration.