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University of Massachusetts Boston

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About

History

In 1982, Boston State College was incorporated into UMass Boston, eliminating duplicate programs. The university took over Boston State’s remaining graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as its evening division. These additions created momentum for UMass Boston to expand both its degree offerings (including doctoral programs) and its presence in the community.

Education

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a student body of 15,989 undergraduate and graduate students. In fall 2019, the university’s 10 colleges and schools offered 79 undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees, undergraduate certificates, post-baccalaureate certificates) and 114 graduate programs (master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, graduate certificates, CAGS, and post-master’s certificates). 

Research

At UMass Boston, we are dedicated to rigorous, open critical inquiry, providing a gateway to intellectual discovery in all branches of knowledge, and a crucible for artistic expression.

Our faculty, research staff, and students foster imagination, creativity, and intellectual vitality. Responsive to the call of diverse disciplines, schools of thought, and public constituencies, we expect and welcome divergent views, thus honoring our shared commitment to expanding, creating, and disseminating knowledge.

Services

Student services

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs provides leadership and administrative guidance for an integrated network of 13 departments that span the range of student needs and interests from New Student & Family Programs to campus safety to student well-being, engagement, and a host of other services and opportunities in-between. 

Housing services

UMass Boston’s Office of Housing and Residential Life is here to help you with both your on- and off-campus housing needs. Due to concerns over COVID-19, UMass Boston is currently operating online only. Many answers about the campus’s response to the coronavirus can be found here. In addition, please check your UMass Boston Email and the housing website for continued updates on housing resources and services.

Library services

The library supports the campus’ academic pursuits, providing resources and staff to guide constituents in the complex process of discovery and effective use of informational materials.

The library also facilitates important conversations on scholarly communication, copyright, research, teaching, and learning in higher education, shaping the future of academic scholarship.

Medical services

University Health Services is committed to providing quality physical and mental health services to our students, education, and outreach to promote and enhance the wellbeing of our campus community.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Division of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs at UMass Boston provides a wide array of athletic and recreational opportunities for students, alumni, faculty and staff. Whether it’s varsity sports, health and wellness, intramurals, or special events that holds your interest, there’s something for everyone.

Student clubs

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaper, radio station, art gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. 

Accreditation

The University of Massachusetts Boston will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit April 12-15, 2015 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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