University of Massachusetts-Amherst Graduate Schools

University of Massachusetts-Amherst (referred to as UMass Amherst) is a Public, 4 years school located in Amherst, MA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is $16,209 for Massachusetts residents and $31,724 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,078 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 30,593 including undergraduate students.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst Graduate School Overview

University of Massachusetts-Amherst (referred to as UMass Amherst) is a Public, 4 years school located in Amherst, MA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (1/1/1932 - Current).
University of Massachusetts-AmherstDirectory Information
School NameUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst (referred to as UMass Amherst)
Address374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
Phone413-545-0111
Webhttps://www.umass.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org
Financial Infohttps://www.umass.edu/umfa
The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is $16,209 for Massachusetts residents and $31,724 for out-of-state students. The school has 7,078 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 30,593 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 162 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 14 programs are available online classes.
UMass Amherst Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$31,724
$16,209 for Massachusetts Residents
Student Population7,078
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs162 graduate programs
(14 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is $16,209 for Massachusetts residents and $31,724 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $930 for Massachusetts residents and $1,792 for out-of-state students. University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers the alternative tuition plans.
UMass Amherst 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts Residents$16,209
Out-of-State$31,724
Tuition per Credit Hour
Massachusetts Residents$930
Out-of-State$1,792
University of Massachusetts-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 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 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 at UMass Amherst
Distance Learning (Online Classes)14 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

University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Massachusetts-Amherst is $16,209 for Massachusetts residents and $31,724 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.85% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$12,782$1,972$28,002$1,972
2016-2017$13,524$2,089$29,644$2,089
2017-2018$13,210$2,157$27,834$2,157
2018-2019$13,606$2,176$28,669$2,176
2019-2020$14,014$2,195$29,529$2,195
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $14,404 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.69% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,404. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.69% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$11,503$1,400$11,503$1,400
2016-2017$11,897$1,400$11,897$1,400
2017-2018$12,258$1,400$12,258$1,400
2018-2019$12,626$1,400$12,626$1,400
2019-2020$13,004$1,400$13,004$1,400
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $930 for Massachusetts residents and $1,792 for other students at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.87% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$606$1,240
2016-2017$856$1,645
2017-2018$882$1,694
2018-2019$906$1,742
2019-2020$930$1,792

Graduate Programs at UMass Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 164 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,959 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 Degree7881,517
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship530295
Doctor's degree - other2160
Post Bachelor's Degree301187
Post Master's Degree110
Total164211,959

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 164 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,959 students have completed their studies.
  • 1,517 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 60 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 87 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 20 completers-
Animal Sciences4-
Food Science14-
Plant Sciences2-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 16 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation16-
Architecture [+] 24 completers-
0-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning9$43,600
Environmental Design/Architecture2-
Landscape Architecture7-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology6-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 4 completers-
African Studies0-
African-American/Black Studies4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 completers-
Communication2-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 127 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science127-
Education [+] (1 completers) 167 completers$43,200
Education164$43,200
Art Teacher Education3-
Music Teacher Education0-
Engineering [+] (2 completers) 135 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Chemical Engineering0-
Civil Engineering17-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering77-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering4-
Mechanical Engineering17-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering17-
Industrial Engineering3-
Engineering Technology [+] (2 completers) 4 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management4-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 24 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics1-
Comparative Literature3-
Chinese Language and Literature5-
Japanese Language and Literature5-
German Language and Literature0-
French Language and Literature3-
Italian Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature1-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics6-
English Language And Literature [+] 16 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Creative Writing12-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 42 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1-
Botany/Plant Biology5-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology4-
Microbiology11-
Exercise Physiology2-
Biostatistics7-
Evolutionary Biology0-
Epidemiology9-
Neuroscience3-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 26 completers-
Mathematics21-
Applied Mathematics5-
Financial Mathematics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 26 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Nutrition Sciences11-
Marine Sciences1-
Sustainability Studies14-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 21 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management21-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Philosophy1-
Physical Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Astronomy1-
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science6-
Physics6-
Psychology [+] 9 completers-
Psychology9-
Human Services [+] 23 completers-
0-
Public Policy Analysis23-
Social Sciences [+] 35 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology2-
Economics9-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics4-
Geography7-
Political Science and Government6-
Sociology7-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 41 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts5-
Fine/Studio Arts3-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8-
Music25$30,700
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (4 completers) 166 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Communication Sciences and Disorders29$55,500
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling16-
Public Health91$57,400
Environmental Health3-
Health Services Administration10-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17-
Business [+] (4 completers) 565 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management418$97,100
Accounting106$66,400
Labor and Industrial Relations14-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)27-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total1,517
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 8 completers-
Animal Sciences2-
Food Science5-
Plant Sciences1-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 2 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation2-
Architecture [+] 2 completers-
0-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning2-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 6 completers-
African Studies0-
African-American/Black Studies6-
Communication and Journalism [+] 8 completers-
Communication8-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science14-
Education [+] 31 completers-
Education31-
Engineering [+] 48 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Chemical Engineering10-
Civil Engineering10-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering9-
Mechanical Engineering4-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering14-
Industrial Engineering1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 19 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics7-
Comparative Literature6-
German Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature6-
English Language And Literature [+] 12 completers-
English Language and Literature12-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 35 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Botany/Plant Biology1-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology15-
Microbiology1-
Exercise Physiology4-
Biostatistics0-
Evolutionary Biology5-
Epidemiology3-
Neuroscience6-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Nutrition Sciences5-
Marine Sciences1-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 7 completers-
Philosophy7-
Physical Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Astronomy3-
Chemistry20-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Physics12-
Psychology [+] 13 completers-
Psychology9-
School Psychology4-
Social Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology3-
Economics2-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics2-
Political Science and Government3-
Sociology8-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Communication Sciences and Disorders0-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling0-
Public Health0-
Environmental Health1-
Health Services Administration0-
Nursing Science8-
Business [+] 9 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management9-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total295
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 60 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist5-
Nursing Practice55-
Total60
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 11 completers-
Latin American Studies1-
American Indian/Native American Studies0-
Women's Studies10-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1-
Education [+] (4 completers) 17 completers-
Education0-
Multicultural Education1-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration9-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Reading Teacher Education7-
Engineering [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Engineering0-
Computer Engineering0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Genome Sciences/Genomics1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 18 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Mathematics and Computer Science11-
Historic Preservation and Conservation3-
Sustainability Studies4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Physical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Materials Science0-
Materials Sciences (other)5-
Psychology [+] 1 completers-
Psychology0-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics1-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] (2 completers) 4 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies4-
Music Pedagogy0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (10 completers) 22 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Public Health21-
Health Services Administration0-
Bioethics/Medical Ethics0-
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems0-
Nursing Education1-
Business [+] (2 completers) 2 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Transportation/Mobility Management0-
Organizational Leadership1-
Accounting and Related Services (other)0-
Management Information Systems and Services (other)1-
History [+] 4 completers-
History0-
Public/Applied History4-
Total87
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at UMass Amherst

For academic year 2019-2020, total 7,078 students enrolled into University of Massachusetts-Amherst graduate schools where it has total 30,593 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,559 full-time and 4,519 part-time students. By gender, 3,576 male and 3,502 female students are attending University of Massachusetts-Amherst graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,0783,5763,502
Full-time2,5591,2521,307
Part-tme4,5192,3242,195
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
There are 3,465 White (48.95%), 310 Black/African American (4.38%), 353 Hispanic (4.99%), 484 Asian (6.84%), and 2,466 students with other races. 1,837 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,0783,5763,502
American Indian/Native American716
Asian484254230
Black/African American310127183
Hispanic353168185
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander312
White3,4651,6561,809
Two More1324785
Un-Known487254233
Non-resident Alien1,8371,068769
University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,383 graduate students (33.67% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 224 graduate students (3.16% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Distance Learning Student Population at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Number of Students
Total7,078
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,383
Enrolled Some Online Courses224
Not in Online Courses4,471
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. 1,580 students are aged 20 to 24 (22.32% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.01%), 442 students are aged above 50 (6.24%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Graduate Student Population By Age at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
TotalMaleFemale
Total7,0783,5763,502
Age 18-19110
Age 20-21844242
Age 22-241,496775721
Age 25-292,0361,045991
Age 30-341,303633670
Age 35-39812432380
Age 40-49903450453
Age 50-64422186236
Over 6420119
Age Un-Known110

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