Graduate Programs

Accelerated Master’s, Global Inclusion and Social Development MA

Save time and money by starting work toward your MA in global inclusion and social development while you're still an undergrad! This option is for students in the Honors College, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, and Human Rights Minor.

Accelerated Master’s, Middle/Secondary Education MEd

The Middle/Secondary Education master’s degree prepares you for initial licensure as a middle or high school teacher. Inquire your sophomore year and start taking graduate level courses your junior semester.

Accelerated Master’s, Rehabilitation Counseling MA

Save time and money by starting work toward your MA in rehabilitation counseling while you're still an undergrad! This option is for students in the Honors College, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, and Human Rights Minor.

Counseling MEd

The online Counseling Program is predominantly online, with the exception of two courses completed in-person during the first summer semester over a two-week intensive session.

Counseling MEd/CAGS (On Campus)

Located within an urban university, the Counseling Program is dedicated to the training of professionals who most likely will work in, and provide counseling and related activities to, individuals representing an urban and diverse population. 

Counseling Psychology PhD

The UMass Boston PhD in counseling psychology prepares doctoral-level professional counseling psychologists for careers as scholars, university faculty, and practitioners.

Critical and Creative Thinking MA

Develop the knowledge, skills, tools, and experience you need to make effective changes in education, work, social movements, science, or the arts.

Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) PhD

Through their research, students in the Early Childhood Education and Care PhD Program will address applied questions in policy and practice. The focus will be on young children, especially the first five years of life.

Early Childhood MEd

The Early Childhood (ECHD) graduate teacher education program leading to initial licensure Pre-K-2 is a 37-credit program. Our Early Childhood Community Professional (Non-Licensure) program is for early childhood educators working in the field.

Educational Administration MEd/CAGS

Within a common framework, students in UMass Boston's Educational Administration MEd/CAGS Program specialize through their practicum/internship experiences in preparing for leadership roles in schools and community organizations.

Elementary Education MEd

Learn about elementary pedagogy and content across the curriculum areas. All students seeking elementary initial licensure (grades 1-6) take the 36-credit sequence of courses, which supports students in their graduate level learning process.

Global Inclusion and Social Development MA

Whether you are switching careers, seeking a new opportunity, or looking to get a promotion, our master’s program in global inclusion and social development can help you reach the next level in your field.

Global Inclusion and Social Development PhD

The GISD PhD Program examines the interrelationships among health, wellness, social development, political participation, organizational behavior, and economic empowerment in the context of vulnerability.

Higher Education EdD/PhD

The Higher Education Program has an excellent track-record of graduating doctoral students and fostering their professional advancement.

Instructional Design MEd

Master the design and creation of education, training, and development programs for the adult learner in professional and academic environments.

Mental Health MS

The Mental Health MS online program meets the Massachusetts educational requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC). The program begins with a two-week program at or near the UMass Boston campus where you’ll get to know your cohort.

Mental Health MS (On Campus)

Our 60-credit hour MPCAC accredited program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as in many states.

Middle/Secondary Education MEd/Certificate

UMass Boston’s Middle/Secondary Education master’s degree prepares you for initial licensure as a middle school or high school teacher. As a public university with strong ties to local public school systems, there’s no better place to get your MEd.

Rehabilitation Counseling MS

U.S. News and World Report has ranked UMass Boston's Rehabilitation Counseling MS Program No. 1 in New England. Students may choose to take courses on campus or online.

School Psychology MEd/EdS

Those who hold a master’s degree in a closely related area (e.g., special education, counseling) should apply to the program at the EdS level. All others should apply to the program at the MEd level.

School Psychology PhD

Accredited by the American Psychological Association and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, the School Psychology PhD program provides students with core psychology training and the ability to become licensed psychologists.

Special Education MEd

Our MEd in special education is focused on social justice in urban schools, emphasizing students with disabilities and the knowledge, dispositions, and practices necessary to combat disproportional representation. Several courses can be taken online.

Teach Next Year MEd

Students will complete a course of study related to their selected teaching area: early childhood education (PreK-2), elementary education (grades 1-6), or selected subject areas in middle school or high school.

Undergraduate Education Minor

Our 18-credit hour undergraduate education minor provides students with information about teaching and learning in urban contexts and prepares them for licensure options.

Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies EdD/PhD

While focusing on urban school issues, this program recognizes the interconnectedness of such issues. We prepare educational leaders who represent a variety of backgrounds, striving to contribute to the public good.

Vision Studies MEd

Our Vision Studies program trains professionals to support people with blindness and low vision to achieve success.