University of Maryland – University College (UMUC)

3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, MD

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The University of Maryland - University College (UMUC) was founded in 1947.  It has many timely and cutting-edge programs that reflect global change. UMUC is headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, but offers classes in other locations such as Washington, D.C., Europe and Asia.  Its online courses are offered to students worldwide allowing for distance and accelerated learning from anywhere.  In fact, UMUC is a world leader in online education.

UMUC enrolls many active duty military personnel, reserves, dependents and veterans. It offers courses at more than 130 military installations around the world.

Through the "UMUC 411" program students can "test-drive" classes online by navigating class discussions with tabbed browsing, using advanced text editing features to communicate, and sending private messages to professors and classmates.


UMUC has two academic terms, spring (running from mid-January through mid-May) and summer (running from mid-May through late August or early-September for some MBA programs).  There are no classes in October, November or December.

UMUC offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.  Students may choose from more than 100 programs offering bachelor's degrees and minors, undergraduate certificates, master's degrees and specializations, doctoral degrees and graduate certificates. Many timely industries are represented in UMUC programs including management, information technology, homeland security and more. Courses are offered daily, on evenings and weekends, online or in a format that offers both on-site and online study courses.

Students pursuing a bachelor's degree may choose from the following majors, many of which also include minors.

Bachelor of Arts:

  • Asian Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Graphic Communication
  • History
  • Humanities

Bachelor of Science:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance
  • Fire Science
  • General Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Global Business and Public Policy
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Investigative Forensics
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Studies
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science

Available for the Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies:

  • Biotechnology
  • Laboratory Management

Students pursuing master's degrees may choose from the following majors. The Master of Science degree also offers specializations or dual degree options.

Master's Degree:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Acquisition and Supply Chain Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Distance Education
  • Education
  • E-Business
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Homeland Security and Information Assurance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Management
  • Management
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Nonprofit and Associate Management
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology Management
  • Telecommunications Management

Doctorate Degree:

  • Doctor of Management
  • Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration

Student Life

UMUC offers career development to students and alumni through its Career Quest program and many job fairs and career services.

Satellite Campuses

UMUC is headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, but offers classes in other locations such as Washington, D.C., Europe and Asia.

Community Life

UMUC has a strong social media presence and online community to help connect its thousands of online students to the UMUC experience.  (  All onsite UMUC student services like library resources, clubs and societies and career services and more are available online.

There is no campus housing offered at UMUC.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants University of Maryland – University College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Maryland – University College is about 50,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 2% enrolling as graduate students and 74% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $6,700-$8,000
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,370
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $280-$330 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $500-$600 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships58%$3,206
Receiving Student Loans37%$5,617

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Maryland – University College may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of UMUC is close to 3%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years0.9%
Graduating in 5 Years0.9%
Graduating in 6 Years0.9%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Maryland – University College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Library Science

    Natural Resources and Conservation


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

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