Graduate Studies

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Recognized for its groundbreaking research that addresses complex issues, UMass Boston offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 11 colleges and schools serve more than 16,000 students—including nearly 4,000 graduate students—from 150 countries.

At the graduate level, our internationally renowned scholars and highly motivated students make use of the university’s public research  institutes and centers, as well as a library equipped with the latest information-retrieval technology. The urban areas immediately surrounding our campus provide our social scientists and humanities students with numerous opportunities to conduct their research in collaboration with community and nonprofit organizations.

UMass Boston offers 22 doctoral programs and 90 master's, post-master's, and graduate certificate programs. Our faculty members associated with these programs are among the most accomplished scholars in their fields. Their research, writing, and consultancies have earned them national and international reputations. At the same time, they are widely known for their commitment to teaching and mentoring and their accessibility to students.


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