University of Massachusetts-Amherst Graduate School

University of Massachusetts-Amherst (referred to as UMass Amherst) is a Public, 4 years school located in Amherst, MA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of UMass Amherst is $16,625 for Massachusetts residents and $33,750 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,838 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 32,229 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Massachusetts-Amherst (referred to as UMass Amherst) is a Public, 4 years school located in Amherst, MA.
The school is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (1/1/1932 - Current).
UMass Amherst Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass Amherst)
Address374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 1003
Phone413-545-0111
Webhttps://www.umass.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org
Financial Infohttps://www.umass.edu/financialaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of UMass Amherst is $16,625 for Massachusetts residents and $33,750 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,838 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 32,229 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 328 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 47 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$33,750
$16,625 for Massachusetts Residents
Student Population7,838
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs328 graduate programs
(47 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at UMass Amherst is $16,625 for Massachusetts residents and $33,750 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $798 for Massachusetts residents and $1,749 for out-of-state students.
UMass Amherst offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts Residents$16,625
Out-of-State$33,750
Tuition per Credit Hour
Massachusetts Residents$798
Out-of-State$1,749
UMass Amherst offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)47 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Massachusetts-Amherst is $16,625 for Massachusetts residents and $33,750 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.87% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$13,606$2,176$28,669$2,176
2019-2020$14,014$2,195$29,529$2,195
2020-2021$14,014$2,221$30,120$2,221
2021-2022$14,014$2,237$30,572$2,237
2022-2023$14,364$2,261$31,489$2,261
The graduate school tuition & fees of UMass Amherst is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Massachusetts. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Massachusetts graduate tuition is $19,750 (public) / $30,247 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$16,625$33,750
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Massachusetts Graduate Schools$24,582$28,108
Public$14,054$19,750
Private$30,247
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $15,523 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at UMass Amherst.
On-campus living costs are increased by 3.52% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,523. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.52% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$12,626$1,400$12,626$1,400
2019-2020$13,004$1,400$13,004$1,400
2020-2021$13,329$1,400$13,329$1,400
2021-2022$13,595$1,400$13,595$1,400
2022-2023$14,123$1,400$14,123$1,400
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $798 for Massachusetts residents and $1,749 for other students at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.94% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$906$1,742
2019-2020$930$1,792
2020-2021$779$1,673
2021-2022$779$1,699
2022-2023$798$1,749

Graduate Programs at UMass Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 185 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,345 students have completed their study at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Offered Degrees at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree8261,752
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship580349
Doctor's degree - other2146
Post Bachelor's Degree4220180
Post Master's Degree1118
Total185282,345
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Massachusetts-Amherst by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Natural Resources and Conservation (other) program with 20 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 448 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 39 completers.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 185 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,345 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,752 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 46 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 180 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 18 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 15 completers-
Animal Sciences2-
Food Science9-
Plant Sciences4-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 11 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation11-
Architecture [+] 22 completers-
Architectural Design1-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning13$43,600
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology8-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
African-American/Black Studies1-
Communication and Journalism [+] --
Communication--
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 159 completers-
Computer Science159-
Education [+] 125 completers$43,200
Education-$43,200
Educational Leadership and Administration17-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)72-
Art Teacher Education7-
Music Teacher Education--
Education (other)29-
Engineering [+] 127 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1-
Chemical Engineering12-
Civil Engineering7-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering45-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering10-
Materials Engineering--
Mechanical Engineering36-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering9-
Industrial Engineering7-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management18-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 31 completers-
Linguistics1-
Comparative Literature3-
Chinese Language and Literature7-
Japanese Language and Literature4-
German Language and Literature1-
French Language and Literature3-
Italian Language and Literature3-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics6-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3-
English Language and Literature [+] 20 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Creative Writing16-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 70 completers-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--
Botany/Plant Biology3-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology10-
Microbiology21-
Exercise Physiology4-
Biostatistics10-
Evolutionary Biology1-
Epidemiology17-
Neuroscience4-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 35 completers-
Mathematics12-
Applied Mathematics5-
Financial Mathematics18-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 131 completers-
Nutrition Sciences18-
Marine Sciences--
Sustainability Studies23-
Data Science, General5-
Business Analytics85-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 23 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management23-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] --
Philosophy--
Physical Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Astronomy1-
Chemistry--
Geology/Earth Science6-
Physics15-
Psychology [+] 14 completers-
Psychology14-
Human Services [+] 49 completers-
Public Policy Analysis49-
Social Sciences [+] 60 completers-
Anthropology3-
Economics16-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1-
Geography26-
Political Science and Government7-
Sociology7-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 38 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts2-
Fine/Studio Arts4-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Music28$30,700
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 147 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist25-
Public Health80$57,400
Environmental Health3-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine10-
Health Services Administration12-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17-
Business [+] (1 completers) 622 completers-
Business Administration and Management448$97,100
Accounting160$66,400
Labor Studies14-
History [+] 12 completers-
History12-
Total1,752
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 11 completers-
Animal Sciences3-
Food Science8-
Plant Sciences--
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 10 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation10-
Architecture [+] 1 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning1-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 5 completers-
African-American/Black Studies5-
Women's Studies--
Communication and Journalism [+] 9 completers-
Communication9-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 27 completers-
Computer Science27-
Education [+] 25 completers-
Education--
Educational Leadership and Administration12-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)9-
Education (other)4-
Engineering [+] 65 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1-
Chemical Engineering11-
Civil Engineering13-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering14-
Materials Engineering--
Mechanical Engineering8-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering14-
Industrial Engineering4-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 11 completers-
Linguistics3-
Comparative Literature4-
German Language and Literature--
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4-
English Language and Literature [+] 17 completers-
English Language and Literature17-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Botany/Plant Biology2-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology10-
Microbiology2-
Exercise Physiology--
Biostatistics7-
Evolutionary Biology7-
Epidemiology4-
Neuroscience6-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 12 completers-
Mathematics12-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 4 completers-
Nutrition Sciences4-
Marine Sciences--
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 4 completers-
Philosophy4-
Physical Sciences [+] 39 completers-
Astronomy1-
Chemistry23-
Geology/Earth Science8-
Physics7-
Psychology [+] 10 completers-
Psychology6-
School Psychology4-
Social Sciences [+] 43 completers-
Anthropology12-
Economics11-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics2-
Political Science and Government8-
Sociology10-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Music1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders--
Public Health--
Environmental Health3-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine--
Health Services Administration--
Nursing Science4-
Business [+] 6 completers-
Business Administration and Management6-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total349
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 46 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist7-
Nursing Practice39-
Total46
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (1 completers) --
Plant Sciences--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 8 completers-
Women's Studies8-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management18-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 23 completers-
Sustainability Studies6-
Data Science, General2-
Business Analytics15-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Health Services Administration1-
Business [+] (1 completers) --
Business Administration and Management--
History --
Total180
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences --
Total18

Graduate Student Population at UMass Amherst

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 7,838 students enrolled into University of Massachusetts-Amherst graduate schools where it has total 32,229 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,848 full-time and 4,990 part-time graduate students. By gender, 3,846 male and 3,992 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,8383,8463,992
Full-time2,8481,3771,471
Part-tme4,9902,4692,521
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,469 White (44.26%), 343 Black/African American (4.38%), 505 Hispanic (6.44%), 604 Asian (7.71%), and 2,917 students with other races. 2,359 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,8383,8463,992
American Indian/Native American817
Asian604308296
Black/African American343140203
Hispanic505208297
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander312
White3,4691,6341,835
Two More1596198
Un-Known388196192
Non-resident Alien2,3591,2971,062
University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,798 graduate students (35.70% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 651 graduate students (8.31% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total7,838
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,798
Enrolled Some Online Courses651
Not in Online Courses4,389
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. 1,732 students are aged 20 to 24 (22.10% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.03%), 460 students are aged above 50 (5.87%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,8383,8463,992
Age 18-19211
Age 20-211055154
Age 22-241,627868759
Age 25-292,3671,1781,189
Age 30-341,424717707
Age 35-39878416462
Age 40-49975439536
Age 50-64433164269
Over 64271215

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