UMass Dartmouth’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers a flexible, individualized learning environment for those pursuing both undergraduate and graduate study. The Division offers a comprehensive list of both degree and non-degree courses, made available in evening hours and summer sessions and designed specifically to meet the needs of part-time students.
The Division offers courses on campus and also at various sites in the greater Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod/Islands region. The UMass Dartmouth Professional and Continuing Education Center offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional training in Fall River. The Fall River site is located in the former Cherry and Webb Building; 139 South Main Street; Fall River, MA 02721.
The Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers a growing list of graduate programs for part-time students, assisting cohorts of students to complete their graduate degrees. The Division also offers a growing list of graduate courses, focusing on fields which have many part-time students.
In summers, through the Division of Professional and Continuing Education, students may sign up for independent study or research courses in many graduate fields and will also find a selection of formal courses in some fields.
MBA Part-Time Programs
The Charlton College of Business and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education together offer graduate-level Business Administration courses and the Masters in Business Administration at the new Professional and Continuing Education Center in Fall River.
- The MBA Part-Time Professional Track is offered to individuals with bachelor’s degrees and employed six or more years in a professional field, who wish to earn the MBA degree. These students join a cohort of other part-time students and advance towards their degrees through a program of course offerings scheduled for that cohort group.
- The Post-Baccalaureate Management Certificate, also offered to part-time professionals at the Fall River Center, enables one to meet the demands of new careers or prepare for future MBA study.
Requirements for the MBA and Management Certificate are described elsewhere in this catalogue.
Nursing Certificate Programs
The Certificates in Nursing Leadership/Management and in Nursing Education are offered by the Division for Professional and Continuing Education for part-time profes- sional students.
The Certificate in Nursing Education prepares the nurse leader in all areas of nursing education: client, continuing education and undergraduate education. The Nursing Leadership/Management Certificate prepares the nurse leader in essential areas of organiza- tional skills, budget development, and system-level knowledge.
Web-enhanced instruction of the courses is of special relevance to part-time professional students. Requirements for these two 12-credit certificates are described elsewhere in this catalogue.
Opportunities for Area Educators
Through the Division of Professional and Continuing Education Bridgewater State College and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have joined together to offer courses and programs for educators in the greater South Coast Region.
In addition, some area school districts have entered into partnership with UMass Dartmouth to offer their teachers access to professional licensure through the Master of Arts in Teaching, delivered in a cohort-based part-time format.
All courses for the MAT are offered through the Division of Professional and Continuing Education.
Those interested are invited to contact the Graduate Program Directors listed in the program sections of this catalogue. They may also contact the Division of Professional and Continuing Education for a copy of its latest bulletin and to discuss the Division’s programs and offerings:
Division of Professional and Continuing Education
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am to 7:00
pm, Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Phone, inquiries: 508 999-8775
Phone, registration: 508 999-9129
FAX: 508 999-8621