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    Now your education is more affordable than ever.

    If you're an International Public Safety Association (IPSA) member, or the spouse or legal dependent of a member, you can save 25%* on out-of-state tuition for most programs at University of Maryland Global Campus, thanks to our alliance with IPSA. Plus, new students can save $50 when they apply to UMGC with our application fee waiver.

    The discount applies to more than 75 degrees, certificates, and specializations, with just a few exclusions.* Available programs cover a wide range of in-demand disciplines such as business, information technology, cyber security, and more. Plus, you can complete almost any UMGC program entirely online.

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    New for 2021: Public Safety Executive Leadership Program

    Developed to equip you with the most current tools and methods necessary to become a leader in the field, this undergraduate certificate program consists of the following five online courses (15 credits total) that can be immediately transferred toward a UMGC bachelor's degree in public safety administration, homeland security, or criminal justice:

    • Contemporary Public Safety Practices (3 Credits, PSAD 304)
    • Public Safety Planning (3 Credits, PSAD 306)
    • Public Safety Legal Issues and Public Policy (3 Credits, PSAD 408)
    • Public Safety Research and Technology (3 Credits, PSAD 410)
    • Public Safety Leadership (3 Credits, PSAD 416)
     

    Online Degrees for Working Adults

    Prepare for an even more rewarding career as a leader in the field of public safety. University of Maryland Global Campus offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in criminal justice, homeland security, legal studies, public safety leadership, and more.

    90+ degrees, certificates, and specializations

    Special pricing that saves you 25% on out-of-state tuition for most programs if you qualify*

    A career-focused curriculum you can complete entirely online

    Virtual admissions, enrollment support, and a streamlined admissions process that does not require the SAT or ACT

    A full suite of student services, including tutoring, mentoring, and lifetime career services

    A transfer policy that lets you fast-track your certificate with up to 7 transfer credits

    Career-Relevant Courses

    We offer career-relevant degree and certificate programs to help you become a more valued member of the team.

    Choose from a variety of academic programs in fields like

    • Cyber Security
    • Public Safety Executive Leadership
    • Information Technology
    • Criminal Justice
    • Business & Management
    • and more

    Get Started in Four Easy Steps

    Apply for Admission to UMGC

    Complete the UMGC Application for Admission. Select your employer on the application form. Plus, under these agreements, new students can save $50 when they apply to UMGC with our application fee waiver.

    Verify Your Affiliation with IPSA

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    The UMGC Experience

    The UMGC Experience

    University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 70 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and servicemembers. Today, UMGC continues its global tradition with online and hybrid courses, more than 170 classroom and service locations worldwide, and more than 90 degrees, certificates, and specializations backed by the reputation of a state university and the University System of Maryland.