A Doctoral Program with a Community College Specialization

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University of Maryland University College offers a Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration1,2 for seasoned managers and executives already working in community colleges and other institutes of higher learning. Designed for busy professionals, UMUC's program offers flexibility and convenience through an online format with limited residencies, as well as the practical knowledge you need to become a leader.

Lead Your Community College

75% of current community college presidents responding to an AACC survey said they expected to retire before 2022—along with thousands of other top administrators from the baby boom generation. UMUC's Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration can help you be ready.

  • Become a stronger leader with personalized executive coaching.
  • Learn from faculty with extensive college administration experience.
  • Study in a supportive learning community alongside the same group of students throughout your program.
  • Study anywhere, any time with convenient online classes.
  • Meet your professors and fellow students during two-day on-site seminars each semester.
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The UMUC Difference

About UMUC

UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland. As a global university, UMUC serves more than 80,000 students around the world. We specialize in providing high-quality academic programs tailored to busy professionals.

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 20+ countries and territories.

Why Study at UMUC?

At UMUC, you can:

  • Balance work, family and education with flexible online learning.
  • Learn from faculty-practitioners who bring real-world experience to the classroom.
  • Earn a respected degree from a university with a national reputation for excellence and regional accreditation.

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

  • 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.

Finance Options

As part of UMUC's commitment to making higher education more affordable for all students, our financial aid office offers personalized advice about financial assistance options. Our counselors will help you understand your options and research ways to meet, manage, or lower the cost to attend college.

Financial Aid Counselors are Here to Help

  • Our knowledgeable counselors will guide you through the financial aid process.
  • We will help you find applicable scholarship opportunities.
  • You'll learn about options for financing your education, including our interest-free monthly payment plan.

Student Services

UMUC provides a wide array of services, tools, and support to help you get the most from your education. Our friendly and knowledgeable advisors will help you choose the right degree program and plan your career path.

Resources for Students

  • Assistance with résumé writing and career planning through the Career Center, as well as opportunities to network with employees, alumni, and other students.
  • One-on-one writing advice and online writing resources available 24/7 through the Effective Writing Center.
  • Access to research support 24/7, including an online library of articles, books, research, reports, and more.
  • Tutoring and mentoring for undergraduate students.
  • Technical support available 24/7 for any online problems or questions.

1 Requires on-site residencies.

2 Program not available to Maryland residents.

3Full-time faculty and staff of American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) member colleges may qualify for a 25 percent discount on tuition for the DMCCPA program at UMUC. The discount is only available to students who have not been awarded a UMUC scholarship.