Earn your degree ONLINE in Sustainable Food and Farming


The UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture is the only online program in the U.S. that offers over 40 online classes that may be taken either individually or toward completion of one of our three fully online academic credentials.  We offer:

  1. a  15-credit Certificate Program  and,
  2. a 60-credit Associate of Science degree and
  3. fully online 120-credit Bachelor of Science degree

In addition:

  • Online credits may be transferred to other universities and colleges.
  • These are 100% fully online degree programs (there is no need to come to campus).
  • We offer maximum flexibility to our students, which means it is asynchronous learning (there is no “live” time you ever need to log into a class. You complete your weekly work when you can which allows for students to work, run a farm or raise a family while completing their degree).
  • Students who hold previous degrees are common and its typical to only need to take 45-60 credits at UMass to complete your second BS degree for example.
  • We have many veterans in the program who use GI Bill funding.
  • No one is too young or too old!  The average age in our online program is about 34 years and students are from all over the world.
  • Not to brag but our students are passionate, mature and committed to learning,  which makes for rich discussions and shared experiences.
  • You may take as many or as few credits as you like per semester, or take a semester off if needed.  You can do this program at your own pace.
  • ALSO…. if you earn an A.S. or B.S. degree in Stockbridge, you may be eligible for a ZERO interest loan for a farming project after graduation! .

For a preview of all of our courses, see: Annual Online Class Schedule


UMass Online is one of the best in the nation! 

How to Enroll


A.S. Degree Graduation Checklist

B.S. Degree Graduation Tracking Form

Register for the 15-Credit Certificate

Other Options: If you are interested in a graduate level online Certificate, please see the Tufts University program.  If you are not interested in earning college credit, there are many non-credited workshops and short courses you can take outside of the university.  For a list see: non-university workshops and courses.