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Prepare for a Rewarding Career in a High-Demand Field

For more than 70 years, University of Maryland Global Campus has been a leader in distance learning. We were founded to bring a respected education from an accredited state university to working adults and servicemembers like you. You’re why we’re here—and why we’ve grown to become the largest public university in the country. UMGC offers programs in a wide range of high-demand fields, including

  • Business & Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Education & Teaching
  • Healthcare & Science
  • IT & Computer Science
  • Liberal Arts & Communications
  • Public Safety

Choose from 90+ Programs & Specializations

UMGC offers more than 90 programs and specializations—including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.

  • Undergraduate certificate: Earn a powerful credential in as few as 15 credits.
  • Bachelor's degree: Choose from 30+ programs and maximize your transfer credits to finish fast.
  • Graduate certificate: Bring your contributions to the next level with an advanced degree.
  • Master's degree: Advance your knowledge and professional value.
  • Doctoral degree: Achieve the pinnacle of expertise.

You can complete nearly every program entirely online. Choose from a range of innovative programs designed to provide you with real-world skills you can apply right away and a knowledge base you can build on for a lifetime.

Explore Ways to Make Your Degree Affordable

We are committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs. Just last year, UMGC awarded $15 million in scholarship funds to our students. But that's not all. We offer several options to help you save time and money. These include:

  • No-cost digital resources that have replaced textbooks for nearly every course
  • Accepting up to 70 credits from approved two-year schools and community colleges and 90 credits from approved four-year colleges and universities
  • Federal financial aid, loans, grants, and scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Our interest-free monthly payment plan
  • Tuition assistance and/or veterans education benefits for those who qualify
  • Employer discounts for eligible employees and their spouses and dependents through alliances with public and private sector organizations

Share in Our Rich Military Heritage

We have been serving the higher education needs of the U.S. Armed Forces since 1947. Today, we enroll more than 50,000 active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and their family members, and we boast the following accolades:

  • Military Times ranked UMGC as the top public university in its 2020 Best for Vets survey of online and nontraditional colleges and universities
  • Military Times ranked UMGC as the No. 4 cybersecurity program in the United States for 2018

Get the Support You Need

We're with you every step of the way—today through graduation day and every day after that. We provide the necessary student services and support to help you succeed. The following resources are available to you:

  • Personalized advising with qualified academic advisors, tutors, and mentors
  • 70+ employer alliances
  • Online writing feedback and 24-hour tech support
  • Access to the University System of Maryland online library system
  • Academic clubs and honors societies

Gain Access to Lifetime Career Services

We’re committed to helping you find the job you want in the field you love. For almost a decade, we've been providing our students and alumni with a full suite of lifetime career services – at no cost, and for the rest of your life. When we say that we offer lifetime career services, we mean it! We're proud to give our students and alumni access to the following resources:

  • Virtual recruitment fairs multiple times a year
  • 24/7 access to CareerQuest, our employer database that contains job and internship postings, tools to help with your resume and interview skills, and other career resources
  • Career planning guidance and support
  • Mentoring and network programs


Effective July 1, 2019, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) changed its name to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

UMGC is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.