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Earn a Bachelor's or Master's at University of Maryland Global Campus

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

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

Explore Ways to Make Your Degree Affordable

We are committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs. UMGC awarded over $19 million in scholarship funds  to our students in the last aid year. But, that's not all. We also offer:

  • No-cost digital resources in place of textbooks for most courses
  • Credit for what you know. At UMGC, we value your experience, so you can earn up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s for prior learning, work and life experience. Or, you can transfer up to 12 credits toward a master’s
  • Our interest-free monthly payment plan

Plus we can help you explore more ways to make your education affordable: 

  • Federal financial aid, loans, grants, and scholarships
  • 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 56,000 active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and their family members. UMGC has been ranked a top university for veterans for the past nine years, and we boast the following accolades:

  • UMGC was named the No. 1 “Best For Vets” Online/Hybrid University by Military Times in 2023.
  • UMGC was ranked the No. 1 “Best For Vets Employer” in Education by Military Times in 2021, 2022, and 2023. 
  • UMGC was named among the “Best of the Best: Top Veteran-Friendly Schools” by U.S. Veterans Magazine in 2023.

Get Personalized Advising & Support So You Can Succeed

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 success coaches, advisors, tutors, and mentors
  • Over 160 corporate 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. When we say that we offer lifetime career services, we mean it! For over a decade, we've been providing our students and alumni with a full suite of lifetime career services—at no additional cost. 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 and InternPLUS, 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
  • Career Connection, a blog for UMGC students and alumni to get expert advice from specialists in UMGC’s department of Career Services


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.