Expand your knowledge through cutting-edge research & enrich your community through creative enterprise.

UML student, Jordan Knight, Janson Borowko and Clark Lacossade by Phil Vassar's piano during sound check before the concert.

World-Ready Education

Through effective classroom engagement, research opportunities working with our distinguished faculty and a range of other experiential learning opportunities, students emerge from our degree programs equipped with the skills, insights and perspective needed to achieve success in their careers & improve their communities.

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Advanced Study Opportunities

Our graduate degree & certificate programs give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles in business, research, education, government and community organizations. Through our accelerated “bachelor's to master's” programs, students may earn dual credits that can be applied to both undergraduate & graduate degrees.

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Cutting-edge Research & Creative Activity

Our faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized researchers, scholars and creative artists engaged in developing new knowledge and contributing to the cultural fabric of our world. Our college’s research and cultural centers serve as hubs for scholarship and creative activity, and provide ample opportunities for student engagement.

By the Numbers

  • $4.6M
    in external research funding for 2022
  • 84.4%
    Freshmen Retention Rate
  • 70+
    Music concerts throughout the year
  • 11
    Research and Engagement Centers
  • 230
    Full-time Faculty
  • 12
    Academic Departments
  • 32
    Percentage of degrees awarded to FAHSS students in 2014-15
  • 30
    Musical ensembles
  • 2
    Campus art galleries

Student Profiles

Julie Lawton admires a mural in Coburn Hall
Julie Lawton '21
Political Science

Joining a club as soon as she arrived on campus got Julie Lawton experience on two political campaigns as well as internships in the Boston mayor’s office and the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus – all within a year.

I think it’s cool that I can connect my classes with what I learned in my internship.
Read More About Julie Lawton 
Tyler Davis is wearing air force uniform as he ties a red banner to a flag that displays a golden eagle and the words "DET 345 A FLIGHT."
Tyler Davis '19
Political Science

For Tyler Davis, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, the dream of being a pilot came true at UMass Lowell through Air Force ROTC Detachment 345.

UMass Lowell truly made me a better man. The faculty are amazing; they see their job as a calling, a mission.
Read More About Tyler Davis 
Honors College students Lindsay Blount, Kale Connerty and Erin Monahan work at the Thoreau Institute library with curator Jeffrey S. Cramer.
Erin Monahan '19
Public Administration

Erin Monahan finds value in learning principles applicable to a wide range of arts and humanities-based organizations. She is getting professional experience as an archivist through an internship at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods.

The program is helping me synthesize what I’ve learned through my nonacademic and academic experiences.
Read More About Erin Monahan 
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Pratibha Gautam '20
Economics

Pratibha Gautam’s job at a medical device incubator inspired her to pursue a career in health economics.

I came to understand that by studying economics, I could ... address equity issues.
Read More About Pratibha Gautam 
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Najifa Tanjeem '25
Global Studies

Najifa Tanjeem came to UML to work with a psychology professor.

I was fascinated by her activist and feminist research.
Read More About Najifa Tanjeem 

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