"Develop Professionally at UMMS"

Professional Employees Collection

The Lamar Soutter Library, located on the first floor of the medical school, has resources for all staff, including The Professional Employees Collection.  This collection was compiled by the Staff Development Subcommittee of the Professional Employees Committee.  Established in 2005, the collection consists of popular works in the areas of personnel management, leadership, organizational change and innovation, employee performance appraisal, the use of teams in the workplace, and other related topics.


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Tuition Remission and Waiver

Tuition benefits are available through tuition assistance, tuition remission and tuition waiver to eligible employees.

  • Tuition assistance is available for full-time, benefited employees who wish to take classes related to their present position and provides a reimbursement of a portion of the tuition cost.
  • Tuition remission and tuition waiver is available for employees, their spouse, domestic partner, and dependent children up to age 25.

Tuition remission and tuition waiver can be used at MA state and community colleges, state universities and UMass campuses.  Forms are available via HR Benefits (6-5260, option #1).  Graduate courses for your spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent children are taxable to the employee.  To view the tuition policy, please go to our intranet.

UMass Donahue Institute

The UMass Donahue Institute, part of the President’s Office, provides learning solution contracted consultation to government, business, and non-profit organizations in the areas of research, organizational development, training, and technical assistance.  It is the public service, outreach, and economic development unit of the President's Office.  The Donahue Institute draws on the faculty and staff from the five UMass campuses, bridging academic theory to real-world business application.  Leaders may wish to contract with the Donahue Institute when responding to workplace needs.

UMass Online

UMassOnline is setting the standard for distance learning, featuring: a flexible, 24x7 format, fully accredited online degree and certificate programs, award-winning faculty, and unparalleled 24/7/365 technical support.  Earn your degree and become part of 330,000+ alumni network.

Assumption College Educational Partnership

Associates and Bachelors degrees are available through the Center for Continuing & Career Education (CCE) at Assumption College. These programs provide a 25% tuition reduction. For more information visit their website, call 508-767-7364, or email conted@assumption.edu.

The Graduate School of Assumption College has made arrangements with UMMS to offer its Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling programs to UMMS employees for 75% of the established graduate tuition.  For more information regarding the programs please contact the Assumption office at 508-767-7387.  Additional information may be found on our website.

Clark University Educational Partnership

Graduate Degrees/Professional Certification
The Clark University College of Professional and Continuing Education (COPACE) offers its Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Professional Communication, or Master of Science in Information Technology graduate degrees to UMMS employees at a 30% discount off the established graduate tuition.  For more information about graduate degrees, visit our website, or contact Susan Yi-Millette at 508-793-7212 or email smillette@clarku.edu.  To learn more about COPACE at Clark University go to their website.

Part-Time MBA/MSA
UMass Medical School employees will also get a 15% discount in the part time Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Program.  For more information contact Patrick Oroszko at 508-793-7682 or POroszko@clarku.edu.  To learn more about the programs go to their website.