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Since the Pilgrims arrival in 1620, Massachusetts has forever been associated with the colonial experience and the early European settlers of North America. Its capital city, Boston, where eighty-percent of the population lives, is all but synonymous with this image: puritans, patriots, political dissenters, advocates of religious freedom, Founding Fathers. (When we think of the American Revolution, we tend to think of Boston – not, strangely enough, Philadelphia – largely thanks to the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere’s famous ride.) But Massachusetts is more than a mere historical relic, trapped in time – far from it. It’s the third most densely populated state in the union, and boasts the country’s third-highest per capita income at $53,221. It’s among the best states for business: venture capital investment, information technology, healthcare, finance, tourism. Thirteen Fortune 500 companies are located in Massachusetts. And, with Boston being a major hub of the Northeast corridor, Massachusetts has one of the most robust, cutting-edge transportation systems in the country. But if there’s one Massachusetts asset that’s been there from the start – and that remains the United State’s very, very best – it’s higher education: the state boasts some of America’s and the world’s top universities. And now, thanks to increased investment and development of online education, those universities are more accessible and affordable than ever.

In-state tuition is often applied to public schools offering online programs. Many online programs require some face-to-face time, or more numerous support services at their brick and mortar locations. Intensive study experiences–often on the weekends or in several week long bouts–enable many online students to accelerate their time until graduation. And students looking at online education can drastically expand their educational options if they also look to hybrid degrees (degrees where degrees can be taken partially, or mostly online). Finally, one of the most common stipulations in scholarships is that students be from a certain state or region, often more funds are available to students seeking degrees in-state.

Eight Massachusetts public schools offer online degrees: Fitchburg State University, Middlesex Community College, North Shore Community College, Northern Essex Community College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Westfield State University. Among these, UMass Amherst and Lowell offer the largest selection of degrees, 31 and 24, respectively. Amherst’s 13 bachelor degrees range from Arts Management, to Business Administration, to Criminal and Social Justice programs. (An RN to BSN is available, as well.) Master’s tracks are primarily MBA and MEd concentrations. The majority of Lowell’s online degrees are graduate-level – MBA and MEd concentrations – plus some bachelor tracks in IT, English, Psychology, and Business, among others. For students primarily interested in pre-professional studies, Middlesex Community College offers 11 online associate degrees, by far the most in the state. Areas of study include Business, Accounting, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Fire Protection & Safety Technology, and Psychology. Behind Lowell, Westfield State offers the third-most online bachelor degrees.

Eighteen private schools in Massachusetts offer online degrees, including Boston University, Brandeis University, Nichols College, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Wheelock College, Endicott College, and Lasell College. (For those interested in medicine and health, note also Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.) Northeastern is the largest private school provider, and second-largest in the state, with 30 degrees offered online. Most of these are master’s studies in Project Management, Nonprofit Management, Engineering Management, Homeland Security, Applied Behavior Analysis, Public Administration, and a unique MS in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices, among others. (Northeastern also offers 8 bachelor’s degrees – the most offered among private schools – and 2 doctorates in Education and Physical Therapy.) Boston University ranks second with 24 available degrees (including 19 masters), followed by the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (12), Lasell College (12), and Bay Path College (10). Associate tracks are harder to come by among private schools, but Boston offers one online AAS in Criminal Justice.

Potential Resident?

For a variety of reasons, a student may look to move to the state of their online college program whether specifically required by the program or not – be it for a job, location desirability, school benefits, etc. Different states have different policies, however, and some of them can be rather demanding. Massachusetts, fortunately, is straightforward. Student (or students’ parents, if they are dependents) must have lived in the state for 12 consecutive months prior to your enrollment at a Massachusetts public university; or 6 months if the student is planning to attend a community college. Among the documentation that might be required to prove residency are: valid driver’s license, pay stub, utility bills, voter registration, signed lease or recent receipt, etc. For further instructions/scenarios, UMass Amherst has a fairly comprehensive page dedicated to in-state tuition requirements.

Tuition, Cost of Living and Opportunity

Massachusetts public school tuition is slightly higher than the national average: $11,588 compared to $9,142, per four-year university in 2015-16. That’s a 5% increase over the year before (the national average is 3%) and a 12% increase over the past five years (the national average is 13%). There are several factors that we should take into account. First is quality: UMass, the state’s flagship public university, is among the top public research systems in the country, according to US News, the Princeton Review, and other leading publications. As so, Lowell, Amherst, and Dartmouth all represent excellent values. Further, and perhaps most important, the state has a relatively high cost-of-living (Boston in particular drives up expenses), which of course carries into education costs. (Yes, unfortunately this may affect online education, too; though it’s still cheaper on the whole.) Still, the $11,588 is still almost $4,000 cheaper than the highest public tuitions in the U.S, and Massachusetts’ 5-year percent change is less than the national average.

Boston has at least 7 universities offering online degrees. These include Boston University, Northeastern, Suffolk University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College. Northeastern is the largest of these – and the second-largest in the state – with 30 degrees available online, including 8 bachelors, 20 masters, and two doctorates; these cover a range of discipline but especially excel in management, education, healthcare, and business. Boston University offers 24 online degrees, tied for third-most in the state (with UMass Lowell). For those interested in graduate business programs, Suffolk offers 3 unique tracks, especially for online delivery: an Executive MBA, a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, and an MBA. And, of course, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is an excellent opportunity for online healthcare students: 2 bachelors, 8 masters, and 2 doctorates, including an MHA, MSN, MPH, and Doctor of Health Sciences. Wentworth specializes in management tracks – Project, Construction, and Technology – and Wheelock offers an MEd in STEM. (Note that nearby Brandeis, in Waltham, also offers online degrees.)
In Worcester, online degrees are offered at Assumption College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Assumption, founded in 1904 as a Roman Catholic liberal arts college, offers a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling (rare to find available online). Worcester Polytechnic Institute (or WPI) offers 15 masters degrees, one of the largest offerings in Massachusetts. Predictably enough for an engineering and technology university (one of the first in the United States), almost all its degrees are science-focused: MS’s in Power System Management, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Bioscience Administration, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, with concentrations in Analog / Rf Design, Power Systems, Digital Design, and more. Note that both WPI and Assumption are four-year private schools.
Both American International College and Western New England University offer online degree options in Springfield. American International, located in Mason Square, offers 3 MS in Nursing concentrations, including a traditional MSN and MSN with concentrations in Nursing Administrator and Nursing Educator. Western New England, which was originally a part of Northeastern, specializes in online business education: undergraduates can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration, and graduate students can choose between a traditional MBA, an MBA in Sports Management, and an MS in Accounting. Note that both American International and Western New England University are four-year private schools.

Opportunity Comparison

City
Population
Cost of Living
Top Industries
Local Online Degrees
Boston
667137
144%
Finance, Technology
7
Worcester
101328
129%
Manufacturing, Retail
2
Springfield
153060
121.7%
Trade and Transportation, Education and Health Services, Manufacturing
2
Lowell
109945
136.8%
Healthcare, Education
1
Cambridge
123867
147.8%
Education, Technology
1
New Bedford
95072
134.8%
Manufacturing, Healthcare
1
Brockton
93810
134.3%
Healthcare, Manufacturing
0
Quincy
92271
139.8%
Manufacturing, Insurance, Healthcare
0
Lynn
90329
137.5%
Education
0

Online Schools in Massachusetts

The 15 Best Online Universities in Massachusetts

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15 Results Name Number of Online Degrees US News Rank School Type Rank
Name

Boston University

Online Programs

24

US News Rank

N41

Type

Private

1
Founded in 1839, Boston University has an enrollment of about 32,500, split between undergraduate and graduate students. BU is ranked as one of the best private research universities in the country, according to the Times Higher Education, US News, Forbes, Newsweek, and other top publications. Of particular note are its programs in public health, social work, business, and law. Twenty-four programs are available online, with a particular emphasis on master’s tracks: Music Education, Banking & Financial Services, Health Informatics, Criminal Justice, and Project Management, among them. Also are available are two bachelors, two doctorates, and a wide range of certificates, from Applied Business Analytics, to Product Design, to Risk Management, to Web Application Development. To further demonstrate its commitment to online education, the school recently created the Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), which has launched a large selection of free MOOCs.

Name

Northeastern University

Online Programs

30

US News Rank

N47

Type

Private

2
Established in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university in Boston, with a total enrollment of approximately 25,000, and is ranked among the best schools in the nation by the Princeton Review, Forbes, US News, and Bloomberg Businessweek. All programs are built for dynamic, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial learning, and the university offers numerous study abroad opportunities across the globe in Australia, Scotland, Greece, South Africa, France, New Zealand, England, Japan, and Antartica, among other countries. Thirty programs are available online, including 20 master tracks in areas as diverse as Project Management, Sports Leadership, Applied Nutrition, Public Administration, Finance, and Homeland Security. Bachelor’s degrees (8 total) are offered in Finance and Accounting, Management, IT, Leadership, and Political Science, and the school also has online doctoral tracks and certificates.

Name

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Online Programs

31

US News Rank

N75

Type

Public

3
Established in 1863, The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research university with a total enrollment of approximately 30,000. Ranked among the top 30 public universities in the country by Forbes, US News, and BusinessWeek, UMass Amherst has well regarded programs in Education, Public Health, Sociology, Computer Science, Psychology, Business, and more. As a member of the Five Colleges consortium, students also have access to courses at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. Thirty-one degrees are offered online: 13 bachelors, 15 masters, 2 doctoral, and one associate. Bachelor tracks cover Business, Education, and Health Studies; master tracks are primarily MBA and MEd concentrations. Courses deliver through the Blackboard platform to support an intimate, collaborative learning environment, and include tools like live chat rooms, discussion boards, and asynchronous course work.

Name

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Online Programs

15

US News Rank

N57

Type

Private

4
Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts was established in 1865. With about 6,000 enrolled, WPI has been recognized by US News, Businessweek, and the Princeton Review, which has listed it #22 on its “Most Connected Campus” ranking. Not coincidentally then, Worcester offers 15 master’s degrees, which are primarily in engineering: Power Systems, Computer, System Dynamics, Robotics, Bioscience, Environmental, Electrical, etc. Also of note: Forbes ranked WPI #9 in its “Top Colleges for Getting Rich”; in 2015, undergraduates’ average starting salary was nearly $67,000. Most online courses are asynchronous to allow for maximum flexibility, but classes remain highly collaborative through discussion boards, web conferencing, live chat rooms, and more. Upon admission, all students are matched with a support team member to assist with scheduling, curricular concerns, and registration. Career services are also available.

Name

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Online Programs

24

US News Rank

N156

Type

Public

5
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, at 17,500 students, is the second-largest university in the state after UMass Amherst. Lowell is particularly well known for its average student return-on-investment: Forbes and PayScale have both listed it 10th overall for value. Twenty-four degrees are available online, including one associate, seven bachelors, and sixteen masters. Bachelor’s are offered in Business, Criminal Justice, IT, English, Psychology, and Liberal Arts. Master’s degrees include several MEd concentrations, an MBA, and studies in Security Studies and IT. Courses are taught both by full-time faculty and adjunct faculty with a a wealth of real-world experience. All students receive personalized academic advising, schedule flexibility, and 24/7 tech support.

Name

Brandeis University

Online Programs

8

US News Rank

N34

Type

Private

6
Just outside Boston, Brandeis University has a student enrollment of about 6,000 and was established in 1948 on the former site of Middlesex University. One of the top private schools in the country, Brandeis has been ranked highly by Times Higher Education, USA Today, Forbes, and US News. (The Princeton Review also ranked it 1st in the country for student engagement in community service.) It offers 8 online master’s degrees: Information Technology Management, Project And Program Management, Online Instructional Design & Technology, Bioinformatics, Health And Medical Informatics, Information Security, Software Engineering, and Strategic Analytics. (For those interested, a hybrid MBA is also available.) All online classes are capped at 16 students to encourage an intimate and engaging educational setting, and course work is designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate students’ schedules. Additional resources include personal academic advising and 24/7 tech support.

Name

Lasell College

Online Programs

12

US News Rank

R26

Type

Private

7
Lasell College, established in 1851, has a student body of 1,800. For a school of its size, Lasell’s online presence is large: 12 masters available in Human Resources Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations, Business Administration, Elder Care Management, Sport Management, and more. Courses deliver through the Moodle learning platform to encourage an interactive, collaborative environment, which includes discussion boards, live chat rooms, and conferencing. (For maximum flexibility, course work is asynchronous.) Additional resources include customized academic advising, a 24/7 help/tech support desk, live webinars, library services, and tools to determine individual students’ learning styles.

Name

Simmons College

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

R16

Type

Private

8
Established in 1899, Simmons College in Boston has a student enrollment of approximately 6,000, and is divided into the undergraduate college, College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies, School of Library and Information Science , School of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Management, and School of Social Work. (The undergraduate college is women-focused, but the graduate school is coeducational.) Online, it offers an RN to BSN track, plus a unique accelerated Master of Health Administration, MSN, and RN to MSN. With an average class of about 18 students and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Simmons maintains a highly intimate, collaborative educational environment that promotes diversity, community, and “transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose.” Students also enjoy academic advising and support, counseling, career development, library services, tech support, and additional services.

Name

Western New England University

Online Programs

5

US News Rank

R58

Type

Private

9
Originally the Springfield Division of Northeastern College, Western New England University began offering classes in 1919, and today has a student body of 4,000 spread across five schools in arts and sciences, business, engineering, law, and pharmacy. Its online offerings represent a heavy emphasis on business, including a BBA, MBA, MBA in Sports Management, and an MS in Accounting. (Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.) With a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, WNEU fosters an intimate and collaborative learning environment that also supports diversity: students come from 40 states and 26 different countries. Online resources include a writing center, career services, academic advising, tutoring, tech support, and more.

Name

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Online Programs

12

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Private

10
Established in 1823, MCPHS University (a.k.a., the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) has a student body of 7,000 and campuses in Boston, Worcester, and New Hampshire. Its online offerings, launched in 2011, represent perhaps the best range of medical degrees in the state: two bachelors in Dental Hygiene and Health Sciences; eight masters in Health Administration, Nursing (several concentrations), Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences, and Public Health; and a Doctor of Health Sciences and Post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway. Most important for online and on-campus students alike, MCPHS students rank as the #1 earners in New England a decade after enrolling (with a a median annual income of $116,400), according to the U.S. Department of Education; and Forbes ranked MCPHS the #1 College Offering Value for Money. Ninety-percent of students receive some form of financial aid. Admissions are rolling.

Name

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Online Programs

3

US News Rank

R13

Type

Private

11
Wentworth Institute of Technology, established in 1904, is a technical design and engineering college in Boston, with a student enrollment of approximately 3,500. Its online presence is small but highly specialized: a BS in Project Management, MS in Construction Management, and MS in Technology Management. The average class size for undergrads is only 15 to maximize student-to-teacher interaction and support a collaborative educational setting, with a focus on experiential learning. All students are required to a minimum of two co-op semesters, and fifty-percent are offered jobs by their co-op employer upon graduation (there are 100 such co-op employers associated with the school). Wentworth’s emphasis on experiential learning is particularly helpful for management students in need of real-world, on-the-job training, and the school offers numerous interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial-focused activities in addition to the co-op requirement. Eighty-percent of students received some form of financial aid.

Name

Middlesex Community College

Online Programs

11

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

12
Established in 1970, Middlesex Community College has campuses online and in Bedford and Lowell. Its online offerings represent the largest selection of preprofessional associates degrees in Massachusetts (11), including in Business, Accounting, Hospitality Management, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Administration, Liberal Studies, Fire Protection & Safety Technology, and Psychology, among others. The average class is under 22 students to support an intimate and engaging learning environment, and over half of students receive some form of financial aid. Service-Learning is a particularly strong focus: the school was selected by Campus Compact as one of just 13 colleges to be named a model for exemplary civic engagement. All online course work is designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate students’ schedules, and generous transfer credit opportunities may accelerate degree completion time. For those interested in on-campus course work, hybrid options are also available.

Name

Suffolk University

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

R58

Type

Private

13
Suffolk University, established in 1906, is a private research school in downtown Boston with a student enrollment of 10,000. Ranked highly by both the Social Science Research Network and US News, Suffolk offers programs in business, law, management, politics, and criminal justice, among other disciplines. Its online offerings include a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, traditional MBA, and Executive MBA, which is unique for online delivery (each accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, class sizes are kept small enough to fulfill Suffolk’s mission to foster “engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines.” Its core values consist of opportunity, scholarly and professional excellence, community engagement, social responsibility, diversity, integrity, and a student-focused pedagogical approach.

Name

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Online Programs

5

US News Rank

R83

Type

Public

14
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has a student enrollment of about 9,000 and has been ranked highly by a number of major publications, including US News, Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and Times Higher Education; it has also been recognized by PayScale for its graduates average salary (in the top 17% of colleges and universities) and by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, in which it was a finalist for its community service engagement in economic development and interfaith initiatives. UMass Dartmouth offers 2 online bachelors in Business Administration and RN to BSN, plus three masters tracks, including an MBA, Master of Public Policy, and MS in Computer Science. (Note that Scrubs Magazine, a leading lifestyle magazine for nurses, has ranked the school’s nursing program in the top 50 nationwide.) All online course work is designed for maximum flexibility, and students have access to online tutoring, career development services, enrollment assistance, tech support, and more.

Name

Lesley University

Online Programs

6

US News Rank

R112

Type

Private

15
Lesley University is a private school in Cambridge with a student enrollment of 9,700. Divided into schools of Art and Design, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, and Adult Learning, Lesley offers 6 total online degrees: bachelors in Business Management and Psychology, and four MEd concentration tracks in Individually Designed Program For Educators, Educational Technology, Mathematics in Education, and Science in Education. Among graduate program alumni, 96% are employed, 85% said that their work is related to their career goals, and 76% are working full time. An 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures a productive and engaging learning environment, following the school’s mission to provide “transformative education through active learning, scholarly research, diverse forms of artistic expression, and the integration of rigorous academics.” For those interested, the school offers a wide range of online certificates, as well.

Accreditation and Financial Aid

Monitoring the accreditation of a university you are interested in attending is incredibly important. Accreditation ensures your credits can transfer that you can receive Federal financial aid, and most importantly that certain standards of educational quality are during your schooling. The highest accreditation standard for most programs in the United States is provided by regional accreditation agencies. The regional accrediting agency for Massachusetts is the New England Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies responsible for accrediting schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Making sure that a University you’re hoping to attend is regionally accredited–or accredited by a real and respected accrediting agency–is one of the most important choices you can make in ensuring the quality of your education.

Three Steps for Securing Financial Aid

  • Submit your FAFSA.
  • Check to see if additional forms are needed at your university of choice.
  • Search and apply for private scholarships.

Through the previous three steps most students find themselves offered some sort of federal grant, work study, private grant, scholarship, or stipend.

Database: All Online Colleges MA

Below we’ve listed all 26 Massachusetts-based universities currently offering online degrees. Toggle the “plus” signs on the right to see what degrees each university offers. And while we’re pretty sure that there’s plenty of Massachusetts-specific online education information below, remember that you can always visit the National Center for Educational Statistics College Explorer for the most advanced search of higher education institutions anywhere online!

26 Results Name Number of Online Degrees US News Rank School Type Programs
Name

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Online Programs

31

US News Rank

N75

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Information Technology

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality And Tourism ManagementBachelor’s in Information Technology: Business Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Advocacy And Social Justice Studies Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Children’s Learning And Development Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Care And Education Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Science in Information TechnologySecond Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies ConcentrationsRn To Bs (Amherst)Rn To Bs (Boston)Rn To Bs in Nu

Masters Degrees

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration – Isenberg Online MBA At Umass Amherst
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration – Online MBAMaster’s Degree in Business Administration – Online MBA At Umass Dartmouth
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum And Instruction: Education of Diverse Populations Ed.S.
  • M.Ed. Learning, Teaching And Educational Transformation
  • M.Ed. Vision Studies (Orientation And Mobility)
  • M.Ed. Vision Studies (Teachers of Students With Visual Impairments)
  • M.Ed. Vision Studies (Vision Rehabilitation Therapy)
  • M.Ed./Cags: Science Education Online
  • Master of Education in Instructional DesignMaster of Education in School Counseling
  • Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction – Autism Studies
  • Master’s Degree in Curriculum And Instruction – Science Education, M.Ed.
  • Master’s Degree in Curriculum And Instruction, M.Ed.
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Amherst)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Boston)
Name

Northeastern University

Online Programs

30

US News Rank

N47

Type

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in LeadershipBS in Finance and AccountingBS in Liberal Arts with a Business Minor
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Management?
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in English?BS in Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Political ScienceBS in Human ServicesBS in Public AffairsBS in Technical CommunicationBS PsychologyBS in Operations Technology

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Masters in Sports Leadership
  • Masters on Finance
  • MBA
  • MS in Leadership
  • MS in Nonprofit Management
  • MS in Respiratory Care and Leadership
  • MS in Taxation
  • Master of Science in Legal Studies
  • Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security
  • Master’s program in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology
  • Master of Professional Studies in Informatics
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices
  • Master’s in Applied Nutrition
  • Master of Public Administration (Mpa)
  • Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MABA)
  • Master of Science in Commerce and Eco

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Name

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Online Programs

24

US News Rank

N156

Type

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Information Technology

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s in Information Technology: Business Minor Option
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice2nd Bachelor’s Degree –
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Sciencein Information TechnologyBachelor’s in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Masters Degrees

  • Master’s in Business Administration – Accounting
  • Master’s in Criminal Justice
  • Education Specialist in Administration, Planning And Policy, Ed.S – Principal Licensure
  • Education Specialist in Administration, Planning And Policy, Ed.S.
  • Education Specialist in Curriculum And Instruction: Education of Diverse Populations, Ed.S.
  • Education Specialist in Reading And Language, Ed.S.
  • Education Specialist in Reading And Language, Ed.S. – Teacher of Reading Licensure
  • Master’s in Curriculum And Instruction, M.Ed.
  • Master’s in Curriculum And Instruction: Autism Studies Option, M.Ed.
  • Master’s in Curriculum And Instruction: Science Education Option, M.Ed.
  • Master’s in Educational Administration, M.Ed.
  • Master’s in Educational Administration, M.Ed. – Principal Licensure
  • Master’s in Reading And Language, M.Ed.
  • Master’s in Reading And Language, M.Ed. – Reading Specialist
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Security Studies – Cyber Security |s|

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!
Name

Boston University

Online Programs

24

US News Rank

N41

Type

Private

Associates Degrees

  • Criminal Justice

Bachelors Degrees

  • Management
  • Criminal Justice

Masters Degrees

  • Music Education
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Management
  • Business Continuity, Security & Risk Management
  • Database Management & Business Intelligence
  • Insurance Management
  • International Marketing Management
  • IT Project Management
  • ManagementProject Management
  • Taxation Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Art Education
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Health Informatics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Health Communication
  • Social Work
  • SecurityWeb Application Development

Doctoral Programs

  • Music Education
  • Occupational Therapy
Name

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Online Programs

15

US News Rank

N57

Type

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Science in Power System Management
  • Master of Engineering in Power Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical And Computer Engineering (Ece)
  • Master of Science in Electrical And Computer Engineering (Ece)
  • Master of Science in Electrical And Computer Engineering (Ece) – Analog / Rf Design
  • Master of Science in Electrical And Computer Engineering (Ece) – Digital Design
  • Master of Science in Electrical And Computer Engineering (Ece) – Power Systems
  • Master of Science in Electrical And Computer Engineering (Ece) – Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Robotics Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in System Dynamics
  • Master of Science in Bioscience Administration

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!
Name

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Online Programs

12

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Completion

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • Adn To Ms in Nursing – Teaching And Learning
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Teaching And Learning
  • Adn To Ms in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene (Ad To Ms)
  • Master of Health SciencesMaster of Public Health (Mph)
  • Master of Science (Ms) in Dental Hygiene
  • Master of Science in Nursing – (Family Nurse Practitioner Track)

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctor of Health Sciences
  • Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway (Pharmd)
Name

Lasell College

Online Programs

12

US News Rank

R26

Type

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Science in Human Resources Management
  • Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Master of Science in Non-Profit Management
  • Master of Science in Public Relations (Pr)
  • Master of Science in Sport Management – Sport Hospitality Management
  • Master of Science in Sport Management – Sport Leadership
  • Master of Science in Sport Management – Sport Non-Profit Management
  • Professional Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Master of Science in Elder Care Management

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Middlesex Community College

Online Programs

11

US News Rank

N/A

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Public

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  • Associate of Science in Business Administration – Accounting
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration Career
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration Transfer
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  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement
  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice – Transfer
  • Associate of Science in Liberal Studies
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  • Associate of Science in Liberal Arts And Sciences

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Bay Path College

Online Programs

10

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N/A

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  • MS in Cybersecurity Management
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  • Master of Science in Higher Education Administration
  • Dual Degree
  • MFA in Creative Nonfiction
  • MS in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy

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Brandeis University

Online Programs

8

US News Rank

N34

Type

Private

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  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Project And Program Management
  • Master of Science in Online Instructional Design & Technology
  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  • Master of Science in Health And Medical Informatics
  • Master of Science in Information Security
  • Master of Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Strategic Analytics

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Westfield State University

Online Programs

6

US News Rank

R116

Type

Public

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  • Bachelor’s in Business – Management
  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies – Art
  • Bachelor’s in History
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology
  • Bachelor’s in Sociology

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Lesley University

Online Programs

6

US News Rank

R112

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Private

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  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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  • Master of Education in Individually Designed Program For Educators
  • Master of Education in Mathematics in Education
  • Master of Education in Science in Education

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Fitchburg State University

Online Programs

5

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N/A

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Public

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  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Rn To Bsn)

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration – Human Resources Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Management
  • Master of Science in Forensic Nursing

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University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Online Programs

5

US News Rank

R83

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Public

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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Rn-To-Bs

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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Science in Computer Science

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Western New England University

Online Programs

5

US News Rank

R58

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Private

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  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Bba)

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  • Master of Business Administration Sports Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Accounting

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Simmons College

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

R16

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Private

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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Rn To Bsn)

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  • Accelerated Master of Health Administration (Amha)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Rn To Msn)

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Endicott College

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

R66

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Private

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  • Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design
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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education in Athletic Administration

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Suffolk University

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

R58

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Private

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  • Executive Master Business of Administration
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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

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Wentworth Institute of Technology

Online Programs

3

US News Rank

R13

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Private

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  • Bachelor of Science in Project Management

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American International College

Online Programs

3

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N/A

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  • Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administrator
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Nichols College

Online Programs

3

US News Rank

R32

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Private

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  • Master of Business Administration
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Northern Essex Community College

Online Programs

2

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N/A

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Public

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Hebrew College

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2

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  • Master of Jewish Education
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North Shore Community College

Online Programs

1

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N/A

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Public

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  • Associate of Science in Fire Protection And Safety Technology

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Assumption College

Online Programs

1

US News Rank

R32

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  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling

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Wheelock College

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1

US News Rank

R92

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  • Master of Science in Education – Teaching Math And Science (Stem)

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