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Accreditation

As an accredited institution, UMGC offers respected degrees in many career-relevant fields.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

What Is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a sign of credibility. It denotes institutional quality. Once an organization opens itself to outside examination, an accrediting body reviews specific standards and criteria and offers the institution opportunities for self-improvement. The Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education evaluate and recognize accrediting bodies that meet their standards.

Types of Accreditations

Regional Accreditation and National Accreditation

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education is no longer using or recognizing the terms "regional accreditation” or “national accreditation.” Instead, accrediting agencies and institutions can use either “institutional accreditation” or “national recognition.” UMGC has chosen to use the term, "institutional accreditation."

Institutional Accreditation

Public and private universities and colleges that offer a wide range of programs typically hold institutional (formerly regional) accreditation. To receive institutional accreditation, a university must pass a peer review by faculty and administrators from similar institutions. All of the institutions within the University System of Maryland, including UMGC, are institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the accrediting body available to Maryland and surrounding states.

Programmatic Accreditation or Recognition

This type of accreditation or recognition is given to a program, rather than to an institution, by a professional association affiliated with a particular academic discipline. It is assigned to an academic program that meets certain requirements set by that professional association.

Health Information Management and Technology Master's Degree

Health Information Management and Technology Master's Degree

The Health Information Management and Technology program's accreditor of the University of Maryland Global Campus is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for a Master's degree in Health Information Management and Technology has been reaffirmed through 2023. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Information Technology Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization

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Information Technology Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization

UMGC's master's degree programs with project management specializations are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Completing any project management course in this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and your certification is current and valid, you may receive credit for
(3 Credits, PMAN 634). PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Management Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization

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Management Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization

UMGC's master's degree programs with project management specializations are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Completing any project management course in this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and your certification is current and valid, you may receive credit for
(3 Credits, PMAN 634). PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

University of Maryland Global Campus has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Further information on student achievement is available in the Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at UMGC is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001-2399, 202-887-6791.

Project Management Graduate Certificate

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Project Management Graduate Certificate

UMGC's master's degree programs with project management specializations are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Completing any project management course in this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and your certification is current and valid, you may receive credit for
(3 Credits, PMAN 634). PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

AAQEP Accreditation (MAT)

University of Maryland Global Campus is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Master of Arts in Teaching has been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2029. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality. This program is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education as a professional education program leading to state teacher certification in the state of Maryland.

 

 

AAQEP Accreditation & EPP Pledge (MEd)

University of Maryland Global Campus is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Master of Education in Instructional Technology has been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2029. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality. The Master of Education program has also signed the EPPs for Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge, committing to prepare educators with the skills to successfully use technology for learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.

UMGC Recognized for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

The National Security Agency (NSA) Program Management Office has re-designated University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) education through the academic year 2027. Since April 2002, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have consistently designated UMGC as a leader in cybersecurity education. The announcement places UMGC among a select group of two-year, four-year, and graduate-level institutions nationwide to receive the prestigious distinction.  The goal of the CAE-C program is to promote and support quality academic programs of higher learning that help produce the nation’s cyber workforce.

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Additional Information

If you need additional information or documentation related to UMGC's accreditation or other federal or state approvals, please email the Chief Academic Officer at cao-office@umgc.edu.

UMGC is also a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland and is governed by the USM Board of Regents.

UMGC is authorized to provide hybrid courses and student support services at various locations throughout the United States. Learn more about our state authorization.

UMGC is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). University of Maryland Global Campus, 9625 Belvoir Road, Barden Education Center, Building 1017, Room 128, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.

History & Timeline

Discover how UMGC was started and learn about its milestones over the years.
 
 

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