Graduate Programs Overview

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Amherst, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $16,235 for Massachusetts residents and $32,341 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred sixty-nine graduate programs: 79 Master's, 57 Doctorate, 31 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA
Graduate School Students7,141 students
2,282 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$16,235
Out-of-State$32,341
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 169 Graduate Programs
79 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 33 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $16,235 and $32,341 for non-Massachusetts residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $930 for Massachusetts residents and $1,792 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$14,014$30,120
Fees$2,221$2,221
Cost per Credit$930$1,792
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$13,329 (On-Campus) / $13,329 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,400 (On-Campus) / $1,400 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$31,964$48,070
Off-Campus Total$31,964$48,070
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$15,613$15,367$15,782$16,209$16,235
Out-of-State$31,733$29,991$30,845$31,724$32,341

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 335 major areas - 78 Master's (8 online programs), 55 Doctorate (1 online programs), 30 Post-Bachelor'(11 online programs), 1 Post-Master'(1 online programs). 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
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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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
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
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
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
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

Graduate Student Population

Total 31,350 students enrolled in University of Massachusetts-Amherst including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,141 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,533 male and 3,608 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,603 full-time and 4,538 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,282 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 253 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total7,141
Men Students3,533
Women Students3,608
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total7,141
Full-time Students2,603
Part-time Students4,538
By race/ethnicity 3,428 White, 331 Black, and 494 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
Total7,141
American Indian /
Native American
9
Asian494
Black331
Hispanic404
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
4
White3,428
Two or more races127
Un-Known542
99 students are younger than 22 and 1,356 students are older than 65. The school has 3,588 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,097 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total7,141
21 & Under99
22-241,514
25-292,074
30-341,284
35-39813
40 & Over1,356
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, 2,282 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 253 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,141
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,282
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses253
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,606
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,282
Massachusetts Resident1,049
Other State In U.S.1,207
Outside of U.S.26



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