For Prospective Students

The College of Liberal Arts, the largest and most intellectually diverse college of UMass Boston. CLA offers students a choice of 19 academic departments, 27 majors, and 10 graduate programs. We promote interdisciplinary thinking and we encourage you to pair a major in one field with a minor in another, either within CLA or in one of the other colleges on campus.

Are you a student returning to complete a degree after years in the work force or a student arriving straight from high school? Do you have a BA in hand and an interest in one of our graduate programs? Whether you are applying as a graduate or an undergraduate, the diversity of our students, the dedication of our faculty and our array of academic options increase the likelihood that you will find CLA a comfortable and interesting fit as you journey to your degree.

For entering freshmen:

For transfer students:

For graduate students: