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The Dough & Degrees Program

Papa John's International has teamed up with University of Maryland Global Campus to provide you with an achievable and affordable path to a bachelor's or master's degree. Papa John's corporate team members pursuing undergraduate degrees can take up to two courses per term (six per year) for only $5,250—a potential savings of more than 40 percent on out-of-state tuition. Corporate team members pursuing graduate degrees save 25 percent on most master's programs, 5 percent on specialty programs.

In addition, Papa John's franchise employees, spouses, and dependents also receive a 25 percent discount on non-specialty undergraduate and graduate programs. Plus, all UMGC students benefit from no-cost digital materials for most courses. To learn more about the benefits available for franchise employees, spouses, and dependents, contact cls@umgc.edu.

Online bachelor's and master's degrees in some of today's most in-demand fields

Special pricing on tuition and waived application and technology fees for Papa John's corporate employees

A career-focused curriculum you can complete entirely online

Enrollment support, including a virtual, streamlined admissions process that does not require the SAT or ACT

A full suite of student services, including tutoring and mentoring

Flexible transfer credit policies, so you can earn your degree faster

Degree Programs

Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in these subject areas


Protect data, study cyber threats, and take advantage of a program that can help you earn valuable industry certifications.

IT and Computer Science

Learn how to plan, design, and integrate IT systems technology, software, and more.

Business and Management

Gain skills in accounting, business administration, finance, human resources, marketing, and more.

Healthcare and Science

Join our accredited Nursing for Registered Nurses program or career-focused programs in healthcare, biotechnology, or environmental management.

Liberal Arts and Communication

Expand your knowledge of history and the humanities and build transferrable skills in communication, English, graphic design, and more.

Public Safety

Build a strong foundation in public service fields such as criminal justice, homeland security, investigative forensics, and legal studies.

About UMGC

About UMGC

We were founded more than 70 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and servicemembers. Today, we continue our global tradition with online and hybrid courses, more than 140 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.