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University of Massachusetts in Boston (UMass Boston)

UMass Boston has four online undergraduate programs ranked No. 35
Address: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125, United States

Description University of Massachusetts in Boston (UMass Boston)

  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Curriculum: University Pathway Program, Pre-Master's Program
  • Students age: from 17 Years
  • Total number of students: 67,000
  • Accommodation type: residence
  • Language of instruction: English.

The University of Massachusetts is located near the center of the bustling and developed Boston, not far from the Presidential Museum and the John F. Kennedy library. The windows of the buildings offer an impressive view of the harbor and the bay, and the city itself provides excellent opportunities for leisure and entertainment.

Massachusetts University is the flagship among the educational institutions of the city and region. It is part of the UMass system, which allows him to successfully combine the educational experience of small institutions and the rich, broad opportunities of a large university, to conduct important large-scale research. Classes are formed small in order to make the studying even more effective and productive, actively developing not only academic, but also creative abilities. Approximately 93% of faculties have the highest rankings in their core spheres (speaking of day forms).

The University is in the TOP-20 state universities, in the TOP-100 universities around the country (Life Sciences, 2014-2015), in the TOP-200 best universities in the world (56th place), and the MBA program is in corresponding ranking on 41 place. It is one of the best research universities not only in the state, but also in the USA as a whole, as well as the only state university in the city - it is proud of its 150-year history (it was founded in 1863), is able to combine historical traditions with the latest innovations. The university is a member of the University of Massachusetts. Boston is generally considered to be one of the educational capitals of the United States: there are such giants of the educational world as Harvard, Boston University and Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - a total of more than 100 universities and colleges.

Today there are about 67,000 students studying here, each year about 12,600 qualified specialists in various fields of science graduate and undergraduate programs. Among the graduates are many well-known personalities, researchers who have achieved significant scientific successes: holders of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes, members of the National Academy of Sciences.

The university has a large budget of nearly a billion dollars - only 480 million are spent annually on research projects. The most powerful academic specialties in the university are humanitarian and exact sciences, mathematics, and business.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Massachusetts in Boston (UMass Boston)

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from 34 323 $ / year

A great opportunity is provided for foreign students to qualitatively prepare for admission and successful study on the chosen bachelor's program. One key direction is selected, which the student studies especially carefully and in-depth:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Administration
  • Management and business
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Health and the environment.

Additionally, there is an academic English course, study of additional subjects corresponding to the chosen specialty. After the student successfully completes the preparatory course, he actually guarantees himself a place in the second year of the university.

The duration of the program is 2 semesters, 1 academic year (if the student has enough good knowledge of English - IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 69), usually 3 semesters (at the level of English IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL iBT 59). You can start studying in September, January or May.

Additionally, medical insurance, registration fees and fees, accommodation and meals are paid.

from 29 743 $ / year

Studying in the preparatory program will help students to improve their language and academic knowledge, to qualitatively prepare for the GMAT / GRE examinations (usually the results are required by the admissions office in the Master's program). After successful completion of the program, the student is enrolled in the master's program in the chosen specialty, while the modules studied and passed are counted in the main course: this makes it possible to save time and not duplicate parts of the curriculum.

The following specialties are offered, according to which the graduate of the preparatory course can continue studying:

  • International relationships
  • Accounting (MS)
  • Natural and Computer Science
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • International Management (MS)
  • Business (MBA)
  • Information technology (MS)
  • Finance (MS).

You can start studying in September, January or May.

For students the following specialties and directions for obtaining a diploma and a bachelor's degree are offered:

  • Physics
  • Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences (Environment, Earth and Ocean Studies)
  • Archaeology and History
  • Political Science
  • Computer Science
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Art
  • International Management (Information Management)
  • Economics
  • Theater Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Supply Chain and Management (Logistics and Management)
  • Philosophy and Public Policy
  • Music.

The cost of studying should be specified by your manager, it may vary depending on the chosen specialty and direction.

Accommodation, housing and food

Most students choose to live in residences located directly on campus, which are cozy, comfortable and equipped with everything necessary for life. Students of older age (undergraduates) can rent housing in the city - an apartment, studio or apartment.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : Accounting and management, Accounting Concentration, Africana Studies, BA, American Studies, BA, Ancient Greek, anthropology, Anthropology (Minor), Anthropology, B.A., Arabic language, Arabic Studies, Archaeological Field School in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Archaeology and History, BA, Archaeology on the Eastern Pequot Reservation, architecture, art, Art, BA, Asian Studies, BA, astronomy, Biobehavioral Studies, biochemistry, Biochemistry, BS, bioengineering, biology, Biology (Minor), Biology, BS, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Track, Bookkeeping, business, Business and communication, Business and management, chemistry, Chemistry (Minor), Chemistry, BA, Chemistry, BS (ACS-Certified), Chinese, Cinema Studies Program, Classical Languages (Minor), Classical Languages, BA, Classical Studies (Minor), Classical Studies, BA, Clean Energy and Sustainability (Minor), Clinical medicine, Cognitive Science (Minor), Communication and media, Communication BA, Communication Minor, Community Development, BA, Computer Engineering, BS, Computer Science (Certificate), Computer Science, BA, Computer Science, BS, computer techologies, Creative Writing Concentration/Minor, criminology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, BA, Cross-Cultural East Asian Studies (Minor), Dance (Minor), design, Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings (EECIS), BA, East Asian Languages (Minor), economics, Economics, BA, Electrical Engineering, BS, engineering, Engineering Physics, BS, English, BA (The English Major), Environmental Anthropology Program (Minor), Environmental Biology Minor and Certificate, Environmental Science (Minor), Environmental Science, BA, Environmental Science, BS, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, BA, Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy, BA, Exercise and Health Sciences, BS, Field School in Historical Archaeology at Hassanamesit Woods, Finance Concentration, Financial accounting, Financial analytics, Frank J. Manning Certificate in Gerontology (online), French (Minor), French, BA, Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for the Environment (Minor), German Studies, Global Affairs, BA (online), Global Aging and Life Course Studies, BA, Greek language, Health care, history, History of art, History on Nantucket, History, BA, Human Rights (Minor), Human Services, BA, Information Technology, Information Technology Major, International Education, International Management Concentration, International Relations (Minor), International Relations, BA, international relationships, Irish Studies (Concentration/Minor), Italian (Minor), Italian, BA, Japanese, journalism, Labor Studies (Minor), Labor Studies Program, Labor Studies, BA, Latin American and Iberian Studies, BA, Latin American Studies (Minor), Latin American Studies (Program), Latin language, Latino Studies Program, law, Leadership and Organizational Change Concentration, management, Management Information Systems Concentration, Management Major, Management Minor, Marketing Concentration, mathematical analysis, Mathematics (Minor), Mathematics, BA, Mathematics, BS, maths, Middle/Secondary Education (Minor), modern languages, Music, BA, Native American and Indigenous Studies (Minor), Nursing - Accelerated, BS, Nursing - RN-BS, Nursing - Traditional, BS, personnel Management, philosophy, Philosophy & Public Policy, BA, Philosophy and Law (Minor), Philosophy, BA, physics, Physics (Minor), Physics, BA, Physics, BS, Political Science (Minor), Political Science, BA, Professional & New Media Writing Concentration/Minor, psychology, Psychology, BA, Psychology, BS, Public Policy (Minor), Religious Studies (Minor), RN-to-BS (online), Science, Medicine, and Society: Past and Present (Minor), Social Psychology, BA, sociology, Sociology, BA, South Asian Studies (Minor), Spanish (Minor), Spanish Language (Minor), Spanish, BA, Spanish/English Translation Certificate (online), statistics, Supply Chain and Service Management Concentration, the financial analysis, Theatre Arts, BA, Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program, UTeach, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, BA and Minor
Events list: Athletics, badminton, basketball, dancing, gym, hockey, Kayaking, skating, Swimming in the pool, table tennis, volleyball

Events University of Massachusetts in Boston (UMass Boston)

In their free time, students can attend a variety of student communities, clubs and sections - more than 100 of them work on the campus: it's creative, scientific, academic, sporting.

Equipment University of Massachusetts in Boston (UMass Boston)

Students study in spacious, bright, well-equipped classrooms, attend computer classes (wireless broadband is provided throughout the territory).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of the UPP program is $ 28800, Pre-Master's is $ 25137 (duration of training is 2 semesters). The price does not include and is paid separately:

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Training aids, books and materials
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer to both sides
  • Visa fees and expenses
  • Consular fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The requirements for applicants vary depending on the program:

  • Applicants for UPP must provide a diploma / high school diploma (GPA no lower than 3.0), and demonstrate sufficient level of English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent TOEFL results;
  • Pre-Master's applicants will need a bachelor's degree and a TOEFL certificate (from 69iBT) or IELTS (from 5.5). Especially high scores are needed for those students who plan to study at the faculties of conflictology, international relations, computer technologies and applied physics;
  • MBA as well as finance, IT, accounting and international business departments will require knowledge of English at the IELTS level of 6.0 or TOEFL from 8.0, as well as a certificate of secondary education (GPA 3.0 - 3.2).

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University of Massachusetts in Boston (UMass Boston) reviews

A good education. The daughter graduated in 2017.The campuses that are very expensive to live near the university can be rented in Dorchester, which is literally 10-15 minutes away. The university is open for everyone to see the device and life for 24 hours. which is very surprising, no barriers and requirements.
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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