University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts is a five-campus public research university system renowned for the quality of its academic programs, the scope and excellence of its research, and its enduring adherence to its public service mission. UMass provides access to high-quality, affordable education that advances knowledge and improves the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world.

The University of Massachusetts has been providing high-quality educational opportunities for more than 150 years. It was established in 1863 under the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act as the Massachusetts Agricultural College, located in Amherst. It later became known as the Massachusetts State College in 1932 and in 1947 became the University of Massachusetts. The Medical School and Boston campuses were established in 1962 and 1964, respectively. The Lowell campus, previously the University of Lowell, and the Dartmouth campus, formerly Southeastern Massachusetts University, were consolidated into the University under Chapter 142 of the Acts of 1991.



The UMass Boston Undergraduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) offers an alternative pathway to the University of Massachusetts Boston for international students who may not qualify for direct entry and who seek a supportive study environment. The Undergraduate ISSP is offered in a two or three semester format, which is equivalent to the first year of a UMass Boston bachelor's degree program. After successfully completing the Undergraduate ISSP, you will move directly into the second year of your undergraduate degree.

The Graduate International Student Success Program is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program.


  • Study at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus in the exciting cosmopolitan city of Boston.
  • Become a UMass Boston student upon admission.
  • Small class sizes mean you receive more personal attention from lecturers.
  • Access comprehensive student support services covering all aspects of your academic and non-academic life.
  • Have the opportunity to study in acclaimed and fully accredited programs in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Management and College of Science and Mathematics opening many professional doors.


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