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Online Learning

Learn about our truly online experience, built for you.

University of Maryland Global Campus has been driving innovation in online education for more than 20 years. In 1997, we were among the first universities anywhere to offer web-based courses. Since then, we've been honing our expertise and refining our use of technology to deliver a seamless and satisfying online learning experience. It's part of our mission to make a high-quality education available to everyone, everywhere.

Benefits of Our Online Format

  • Say goodbye to textbooks: At UMGC, when we say "online," we really mean it. We've replaced textbooks with no-cost digital materials in nearly every course.
  • Study on your time: You won't have to log in at set times at UMGC. Most courses have weekly or biweekly due dates for assignments, but it's up to you to log in when it fits your schedule. Whether you like to study a certain day of the week, on weekends, in the morning, or late at night—even if you're overseas or in a distant time zone—you'll be able to fit your classes into your life.
  • Learn from scholar-practitioners and industry experts: Your online classes are taught by highly successful and experienced scholar-practitioners who are leaders in the fields they teach, and eighty-eight percent of our graduate school faculty have terminal degrees. You'll benefit from their diverse insights and gain the practical knowledge and real-world industry skills that employers are seeking. UMGC faculty also understand the challenges faced by working adults going back to school, and they’ll work with you to help ensure your academic success.
  • Collaborate with students and faculty: Online learning doesn't mean you're learning on your own. You'll find many opportunities to contribute to online discussions, work on group projects, and interact with your fellow classmates and professors. Some programs are offered in a cohort format, meaning you'll learn alongside the same group of students for your entire program, helping you to build strong friendships and networking relationships.
  • Focus on fewer courses at a time: We offer eight-week sessions for undergraduates, so you can focus on fewer classes at a time while still staying on track toward earning your degree. Many graduate courses are offered in a six-credit format, so you'll be able to focus on one class per semester.

How UMGC Supports Online Learning

Listen to our students talk about the benefits of studying at UMGC and how the online learning portal sets students up for success.

Admissions Events

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Hybrid Learning

Learn about the approach to hybrid learning at UMGC.

LEO: Our Online Classroom

UMGC's online, interactive classroom offers many features to provide you with the best learning experience.

Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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