For more than 75 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. As a working adult, you've already had proven successes in your personal and professional life. At UMGC, we’ll help you succeed again. UMGC offers open enrollment and programs in a wide range of high-demand fields, including
UMGC offers more than 125 degrees and certificates—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.
We are committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs. Just last year, UMGC awarded over $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 all sources combined toward a bachelor’s degree
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
We have been serving the higher education needs of the U.S. Armed Forces since 1947. Today, we enroll more than 55,000 active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and their family members, and we boast the following accolades:
Military Times ranked UMGC as the No. 1 "Best for Vets" in Primarily Online Education for 2022
Military Times ranked UMGC as the No. 1 "Best for Vets Employer" in Education-Teaching-Administration for 2022
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
Over 140 corporate alliances
Online writing feedback and 24-hour tech support
Access to the University System of Maryland online library system
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
Effective July 1, 2019, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) changed its name to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).
University of Maryland Global Campus is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. UMGC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland and is governed by the USM Board of Regents. 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.