Universityof Massachusetts Dartmouth Boston

Universityof Massachusetts Dartmouth Boston

Universityof Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth, UMassD, or “UMD”) is one of four campuses and operating subdivisions of the University of Massachusetts. It became a UMass campus in 1991 when Southeastern Massachusetts University was merged into the University of Massachusetts system. Dartmouth is best known for its programs in engineering, nursing, marine science, business, visual and performing arts, and also its Portuguese studies programs. UMass Dartmouth is host to one of the nation’s most extensive undergraduate and graduate programs in Portuguese language and literary studies, offering both a BA and an MA in Portuguese studies, as well as a Ph.D. program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian studies and theory. The campus also has the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture which sponsors numerous publication series, as well as international conferences in Portuguese and Portuguese-American studies. The university is home to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, located in a special section of the Claire T. Carney Library, and the UMass-Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese.


It is located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States, in the center of the South Coast region, between the cities of New Bedford to the east and Fall River to the west.


  • The UMass system is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and across its campuses enrolls about 71,000 students.
  • The UMass system was ranked 42nd in the world in 2013 by the Times World University Rankings.
  • UMD was also ranked as the 19th best university in the world in the Times of Londons 2011 World Reputation Rankings. In 2012, the state of Massachusetts introduced $607 million in new bond funding to advance high-quality instructional and research facility projects throughout the UMass system.


  • Your pathway into a Bachelor or MBA degree at one of the USA’s most respected universities
  • Flexible start dates:September, January or June
  • Small class sizes mean extra attention from your teachers
  • Top ranked Business and Engineering programs
  • Beautiful, 700-acre campus with on-campus accommodation and over 100 student clubs and organizations
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