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Authentic Online Education.

UMass Boston is the city’s only public research university. Our mission is access to higher education for all, and we’re taking it seriously. UMB Online gives you digital access to the same quality courses and programs we offer on campus, taught by the same academic departments, at one of the lowest online costs per credit available. We run this ourselves, not through a third party, so you get the very best of what UMass Boston has to offer.

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“ Creating new knowledge while serving the public good.

— Excerpt from UMass Boston Mission

Inspired Distance Learning.

UMass Boston has deep roots in Instructional Design — the use of technology and techniques to improve adult learning — so it’s only natural that we feature it. Each online course is prepared by a team of our own professors, instructional designers, and IT specialists, then vetted with students. That way, we can ensure the quality and accessibility for all.

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UMass Boston is an accredited, nonprofit university founded in 1965 as part of the University of Massachusetts system. Located a short public transit ride from downtown, our physical campus hosts a student body of more than 16,000. UMass Boston is the city’s only public research university, benefitting from and giving back to Boston’s thriving academic, business, technology, and medical industries.

I've done online courses at other schools. The UMass Boston program excelled in a lot of areas, such as course content and involvement by / access to professors.

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