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Kennedy College of Sciences

Kennedy College of Sciences

The UMass Lowell Kennedy College of Sciences fosters critical and creative thinking for future solutions to environmental, economic and human problems, while helping students to develop the capacity to respond to a changing world.

A wide range of ongoing research and project opportunities exist within the various degree programs, and interdisciplinary study is emphasized. Graduates of these programs are heavily recruited both regionally and nationally by industry and governmental agencies.

Faculty in the Kennedy College of Sciences

NOTE: links to department catalog section at bottom of this page.

Graduate Programs Offered 

Master of Science (MS) - degree awarded in the following fields:

  • Bioinformatics Science (no longer accepting applications)
  • Biotechnology Option
  • Education, Communication and Outreach Option (This program does NOT lead to teaching licensure)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Atmospheric Sciences (Concentration)
  • Marine Sciences and Technology
  • Professional Science Master's Option (Coastal and Ocean Administration, Science and Technology) 
  • Mathematics 
  • Applied Mathematics Option
  • Mathematics for Teachers Option
  • Probability and Statistics Option
  • Scientific Computing Option 
  • Professional Science Master's Option (Industrial Mathematics)
  • Physics 
  • Optical Sciences Option
  • Radiological Sciences and Protection
  • Professional Science Master's Option  (Radiological Protection)

Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) - degree awarded in the following fields:

  • Applied Biology
    Biomedical Science
    Developmental & Evolutionary Biology  
    Quantitative Biology & Biophysics
    Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
    Biochemistry Option
    Environmental Studies Option 
    Green Chemistry Option
  • Computer Science 
    Computational Mathematics Option
  • Earth System Science
  • Marine Sciences and Technology
  • Physics 
    Applied Mechanics Option
    Atmospheric Sciences Option
    Energy Engineering Option
    Radiological Sciences Option
  • Polymer Science
    Plastics/Engineering Option