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Graduates and faculty members discuss the UMUC experience.

The UMUC Difference

Earn a respected degree online from University of Maryland University College (UMUC), part of the University System of Maryland and the nation's largest public university.

  • 95+ career-relevant programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
  • Flexible online and on-site classes that fit your life.
  • Affordable tuition and financial aid options.
  • Advisors who can help you find ways to accelerate your bachelor's degree.

Why Study at UMUC?

Why Study at UMUC?

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the largest public university in the United States and one of the 12 degree-granting insitutions in the University System of Maryland. As a global university, UMUC serves more than 92,000 around the world. We specialize in providing high-quality academic programs tailored to adult students.

The university is proud to offer acclaimed faculty and world-class student services to educate students online, throughout Maryland, across the United States and in more than 25 countries around the world.

Designed for Adult Students

Designed for Adult Students

  • Convenient, flexible online and on-site classes.
  • Experienced faculty, many of whom are leaders in the fields they teach.
  • Curriculum that reflects workplace trends and best practices to give students a competitive edge.
  • Comprehensive student support services to assist in choosing a degree, career planning and more.
  • Affordable tuition and a range of ways to meet, manage or lower higher education costs.

Regionally Accredited

Regionally Accredited

  • UMUC is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation means your degree will be recognized and respected.
  • UMUC is governed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Degree Programs at UMUC


Undergraduate Programs Designed for Busy Adults

Relevent Curriculum

  • UMUC's undergraduate programs combine flexible and convenient classes with academic excellence and the professional relevance today's employers demand.
  • Our currifulum is tailored to the latest workplace trends and best practices.
  • Many of our instructors are actively working in the fields they teach to ensure what you learn has real-world applications.

Prior Learning Program

  • We recognize not all college-level learning happens in the classroom. The Prior Learning program can help you earn your bachelor's degree faster.
  • You can earn college credit by demonstrating what you've learned on the job, volunteering or in the military.


Graduate Degrees to Help Advance your Career

The Graduate School at UMUC offers a wide range of career-specific programs to help you gain the skills and credentials you need to advance your career. With our flexible online and on-site classes, you can earn your master's degree while maintaining your professional and personal obligations.

Learn from Industry Professionals

  • Our curriculum is designed in part by government and industry professionals, and our faculty tailor their teaching to what's happening in the field.
  • UMUC stays at the forefront of workplace trends and best practices‚Äč to help prepare you to make immediate contributions to your chosen career.

Earn a Degree in a Growing Field

  • Many of our master's programs were specifically created to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce, including growth industries, such as cybersecurity, homeland security, information technology and health care administration.
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