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Professional Master's Programs

Professional Master's Programs

UMass Lowell’s Professional Master's Programs (PMPs) are non-thesis degrees with a hands-on focus. Many programs offer internship and project-based experience. 

Particularly in professions without independent licensure, PMPs provide an industry-recognized credential that conveys an advanced level of knowledge in the field.

PMPs provide students with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.Graduates of UMass Lowell’s professional masters programs are poised to become effective practitioners and industry leaders.

Professionals seeking advanced training in their field might also consider one of the Graduate Certificates offered by UMass Lowell. These are generally four-course programs designed to address specific needs and emerging fields in industry.

Please go to the Master's Programs page to see a complete list of master's programs at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Professional Master's Programs are available in:

Biological Sciences

     Biotechnology Option

Business Administration

Business Administration (online*)


Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering 
     Geotechnical Option
     Structural Option
     Transportation Option
     Environmental and GeoEnvironmental Option

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Community and Social Psychology

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (online*)

Economic and Social Development of Regions


Curriculum and Instruction 
     Teacher Certification Option 
     Science Education Option 

Curriculum and Instruction (online*)

Educational Administration

Educational Administration (online*)    

Reading and Language

Reading and Language (online*)

Electrical Engineering
     Information Systems Option
     Opto-Electronics Option
     Power and Energy Engineering Option

Energy Engineering        
     Solar Option
     Nuclear Option 

Environmental Studies

Atmospheric Studies Concentration

Environmental Engineering Sciences Concentration

Health Management Policy

Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship 

Marine Sciences & Technology

     Applied Mathematics Option    
     Mathematics for Teachers Option 
     Scientific Computation Option    
     Statistics and Operations Research Option

Mechanical Engineering

Peace & Conflict Resolution

     Optics Option

Plastics Engineering

Radiological Sciences and Protection

Work Environment
     Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Option
     Occupational Ergonomics Option 
     Epidemiology Option
     Work Environment Policy Option 
     Cleaner Production and Pollution Prevention Option

Sound Recording Technology