Admissions Overview

UMass Amherst is a national research university, recognized for superb faculty and top-notch students who come from across the state and around the world. Whether you are a high school student starting your college search, or you are looking to continue your education, consider the options at UMass Amherst.


Find out more about our bachelor degree programs, how to apply, and application deadlines, or sign up for a campus tour.

Community College Graduates

The UMass Amherst Community College Connection is designed for community college graduates who participated in a Joint Admissions or MassTransfer program at a Massachusetts community college.

Graduate School

The Graduate School offers 74 masters and 47 doctoral degree programs. Explore our degrees and certificate programs, and learn more about the admission requirements, and funding support available.

Continuing & Professional Education

From working professionals building their skills base, to college students designing their own majors, to adults extending their universe — UMass Amherst programs are designed to help you realize emerging opportunities.

University Without Walls

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major designed to help adult students complete a bachelor's degree. You can earn credits for your work and life experience.