Graduate Program Overview

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a four-years, public school located in Amherst, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $16,251 for Massachusetts residents and $32,809 for out-of-state students. It offers 181 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst
TypeFour-years, Public
Address374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA
Graduate School Students7,409 students
2,913 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$16,251
Out-of-State$32,809
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 181 Graduate Programs
82 Master's, 60 Doctorate, 39 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at University of Massachusetts-Amherst with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Massachusetts residents, the tuition & fees are $16,251 and $32,809 for non-Massachusetts residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $779 for Massachusetts residents and $1,699 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$14,014$30,572
Fees$2,237$2,237
Cost per Credit$779$1,699
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$13,595 (On-Campus) / $13,595 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,400 (On-Campus) / $1,400 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$32,246$48,804
Off-Campus Total$32,246$48,804
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
In-State$15,367$15,782$16,209$16,235$16,251
Out-of-State$29,991$30,845$31,724$32,341$32,809

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 181 major areas - 82 Master's (5 online programs), 60 Doctorate (1 online programs), 38 Post-Bachelor'(18 online programs), 1 Post-Master'(1 online programs). 1,697 students have been conferred Master's degree and 855 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total1,69785514512
Men91332860-
Women7845278512
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Agriculture
Natural Resources and Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Construction Trades
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture
Natural Resources and Conservation
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources and Conservation
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources and Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business

Graduate Student Population

Total 31,642 students enrolled in University of Massachusetts-Amherst including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,409 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,599 male and 3,810 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,489 full-time and 4,920 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,913 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 405 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total7,409
Men Students3,599
Women Students3,810
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total7,409
Full-time Students2,489
Part-time Students4,920
By race/ethnicity 3,608 White, 329 Black, and 547 Asian students are attending at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total7,409
American Indian /
Native American
14
Asian547
Black329
Hispanic480
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
4
White3,608
Two or more races157
Un-Known571
102 students are younger than 22 and 1,485 students are older than 65. The school has 3,865 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,362 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total7,409
21 & Under102
22-241,582
25-292,283
30-341,431
35-39931
40 & Over1,485
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2,913 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 405 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,814
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,913
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses405
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,496
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,913
Massachusetts Resident1,440
Other State In U.S.1,425
Outside of U.S.48



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