University of Massachusetts Lowell

Address: One University Avenue
PC: MA 01854
City: Lowell (Massachusetts)
Country: United States of America
Tel: 001 978-934-4897
Fax: 001 978 934 3075
IRO Email

History and Objectives

The UMass began as the Lowell Normal School, a teaching college founded in 1894, and the Lowell Textile School, founded in 1895 to train technicians and managers for the textile industry. Over the next 75 years, both institutions extended their offerings to meet the growing needs of the region. Lowell State and Lowell Tech, as they were then known, merged in 1975 to form the University of Lowell. The campus became part of the UMass’ System in 1991.

Nowadays, UMass Lowell is a comprehensive, national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The campus offers its 15,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering, education, fine arts, health and environment, humanities, liberal arts, management, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers.

Governing Team

  • Chancellor
  • Provost
  • Vice Chancellors
  • Academic Administrators
  • Academic Deans


  • Massachusetts

International Programmes

  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Korea Foundation
  • Assistive Technology Programs in Ireland, Israel, Turkey, and India
  • Member of the CGU
  • Member of EMUNI, WACE, International Partnerships


From August to May (August-December; January-May). Also 2 summer sessions between May and August.


College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Art
  • Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
School of Health and Environment
  • Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences
  • Community Health and Sustainability
  • Nursing Department
  • Physical Therapy Department
  • Work Environment Department
The Francis College of Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering
College of Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics and Applied Physics


It offers more than 120 undergraduate, 32 masters and 20 doctoral degree programs in six colleges:

  • Graduate School of Education
  • Francis College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Manning School of Business
  • College of Sciences