UMass Boston

The Future of UMass Boston

UMass Boston is moving forward with a 25-year master plan that will create an environmentally sustainable and pedestrian-friendly campus. With new buildings and scenic walkways creating a greener, more inviting campus, and with growing academic and research capabilities, UMass Boston will continue to break new ground as Boston’s public research university.

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Integrated Sciences Complex

This 220,000–square-foot building is home to researchers looking at things such as infertility and cancer.

University Hall

This 190,000–square-foot building features specialized chemistry labs and art and performing arts spaces, including a black box theatre.

Academic Recognition

The School for the Environment, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, and the Honors College build on longstanding UMass Boston values.

  • UMass Boston’s graduate programs in clinical psychology, education, nursing, and public affairs ranked as top 100 programs on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools list.
  • UMass Boston’s online graduate education programs jumped 19 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. The online graduate education programs were ranked No. 35, up from No. 54 in 2019. UMass Boston has four online undergraduate programs. Collectively, those were ranked No. 93 on the list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
  • In 2019, Forbes ranked UMass Boston No. 247 in its fourth annual ranking of the 300 Best Value Colleges.
  • In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Massachusetts Boston in the first tier of national universities for the third year in a row. The Princeton Review named UMass Boston as one of its “Best in the Northeast” colleges. The Princeton Review named UMass Boston’s College of Management one of the Best Business Schools.
  • The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is the ninth-largest nursing school in the country.

Pioneering PhD Programs

UMass Boston is home to 30 doctoral programs.

Research & Innovation

Our areas of expertise include the biomedical, health, and life sciences; sustainability; and inclusion.

  • Among our prestigious research partners are the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, IBM, Sanofi and Genzyme, New England Aquarium, and the Boston Public Schools.
  • UMass Boston's Venture Development Center has helped launch 35 cutting-edge technology and life sciences startup enterprises.

Institutes & Centers

The more than 50 interdisciplinary research institutes and centers at UMass Boston bring faculty and students together to pursue research, teaching, and service on diverse topics.

About UMass Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city’s history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public research university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 207 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, offered through its 8 colleges and schools, serve more than 16,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service.

Source: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning