|About Continuing & Professional Education (CPE)|
The advantage of a leading university. Join over 11,000 students each year who choose UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education for learner-driven programs that draw on the expansive resources found only at a major institution of higher learning.
Geared to the nontraditional learner. 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.
Your education. Your terms. Low-residency degrees. Online options. Field-based training. We take your real-world experience and real-life needs into account by letting you choose when, where and how you want to learn, whether it’s through:
Online flexibility. UMass Amherst integrity. Our online and blended learning classes and degree programs — developed and taught by resident UMass Amherst faculty — meet the same stringent academic standards as our traditional on-campus offerings. Choose from a wide range of career-focused disciplines, including:
For a current list of classes, click here .
Undergraduate courses: High school diploma or certificate of General Educational Development (G.E.D.)
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools in the six New England states. Membership in the association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators. Many of the campus's schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies.