Discover the university made for you.
University of Maryland Global Campus was founded in 1947 to make respected, state university education accessible to working adults and servicemembers. Back then, that meant sending professors overseas to post-war Europe. Today, it means offering affordable online programs and student services to help you advance your education and plan for your next success, no matter where life takes you—even under the most challenging circumstances. You’re why we’re here and why we’ve grown to become the largest online public university in the nation. Don’t wait—you’re ready to succeed again.
Affordability, convenience, flexibility, and a wide variety of degree and certificate options are just some of the benefits of attending UMGC. Whether you're pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate, we can help you balancing your present commitments with an online program that fits into your schedule and life needs--and one that carries the reputation of a state university backed by the University System of Maryland. Plus, we offer 175+ classroom and service locations worldwide, 125+ degrees and certificates, lifetime career services, multiple start dates with a streamlined admission process, no-cost digital course materials in place of textbooks, a dedicated military advising team for our military-affiliated students, and more.
UMGC’s mission is to "inspire hope, empower dreams, and transform lives . . . one student at a time." We are an open enrollment Maryland state university dedicated to serving working adults, military servicemembers and their families, and veterans who reside in Maryland, across the United States, and around the world.
Yes! We have several student organizations or clubs and encourage students to get involved. These organizations can provide students with meaningful, valuable connections and support as they pursue their academic and career goals. Clubs are generally online, so members can participate no matter where they are.
UMGC is known for our commitment to delivering a wide variety of respected online programs to working adults and military servicemembers, veterans, and their family members. We're also known for our reputation as a Maryland state university and our dedication to helping our students reach their academic and career goals.