Sep 24, 2023  
2018-2019 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Online & Continuing Education

Online & Continuing Education (formerly University Extension (UE))

About Online & Continuing Education

Online & Continuing Education extends educational opportunities to students whose lives may not permit conventional college attendance. By collaborating with the colleges, Online & Continuing Education provides specified programs to students who seek flexibility to achieve their academic goals. Courses are conveniently scheduled throughout the calendar year to best meet the needs of online and adult students.
Online & Continuing Education is committed to providing access to a quality education whether the interest is one course or the earning of a degree or certificate. Most courses are offered online and some are offered face-to-face or in a blended format. Online & Continuing Education schedules courses during the primary semesters of fall and spring; and also, in a 3 week winter intersession and multiple summer sessions.

Students who attend the university through Online & Continuing Education typically work full-time, have family responsibilities and must fit college courses into their busy life in order to achieve their goal of earning a college degree. Online & Continuing Education serves students of all ages, including those who may have had to defer continuing their education for significant periods of time after high school or after beginning college. Online & Continuing Education offers support services to assist students in meeting their academic goals.

Hallmarks of Online & Continuing Education are its:
  • Variety of online degree and certificate programs.
  • Flexible learning format, tailored to the needs of adult students.
  • Summer and winter Intersession courses available for all students.
  • Opportunities to explore personal interests through courses.
  • Ease of registration.
  • Helpful and supportive staff.

To learn more, call 508-999-9202 or e-mail:

Registration & Payment Information

There are multiple ways to register for courses: by phone with a credit card, in person at the University Enrollment Center (UEC), through COIN self-service, online as a guest and more.

For registration questions, call 508-999-8857 or e-mail:

Degree & Application Information

UMass Dartmouth offers an open, rolling admissions policy and program for online and adult students. This provides degree candidates with an ongoing and user friendly process for initiating degree candidacy.

Online Graduate Degree Programs

The following are the online graduate programs offered through Online & Continuing Education:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Healthcare Management
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Online Graduate Certificate Programs
  • Business Foundations
  • Computer Science
  • Educational Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • International Business
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Public Management