University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 70 years ago to serve the higher education needs of working adults and service members just like you. You're our foundation. Your needs are woven into everything we do, and they continue to drive us today. You're why we’re here—and why we've grown to become the largest online public university in the nation, offering the choice of more than 90 programs and specializations.
Education for Working Adults
Going back to school is an important decision. At UMGC, we respect your time, so let's get right to it. Here's why we think we're the right university for you:
- When we say we're a state university with a global campus, we mean it. UMGC is a member of the University System of Maryland, and we've earned a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. We offer online courses that you can access anywhere, and we have more than 140 classroom and service locations.
- Our 90+ degrees, certificates, and specializations are designed to equip you with real-world skills. Courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs are taught by professors who've been there.
- We offer a truly online learning experience. UMGC courses are designed from the ground up to be collaborative online learning experiences that prepare you for today's digital business environment. Plus, we've replaced nearly every textbook with no-cost digital course materials to allow you to study from anywhere and to help keep your education costs down.
- Your accomplishments and experience matter more to us than test scores. Our streamlined admissions process doesn't require the SAT or GRE, and we offer multiple start dates throughout the year, so you can get started whenever you're ready. Plus, you can earn credit for what you already know.
- Serving the military is in our DNA. Sure, we know the ins and outs of Tuition Assistance and veterans benefits, but our commitment to you is so much more than that. We've been serving the armed forces since 1947, so we uniquely understand the challenges you face in earning your degree.
The mission of University of Maryland Global Campus is improving the lives of adult learners. We will accomplish this by:
- Operating as Maryland's open university, serving working adults, military servicemen and servicewomen and their families, and veterans who reside in Maryland, across the United States, and around the world;
- Providing our students with affordable, open access to valued, quality higher education; and
- Serving as a recognized leader in career-relevant education, embracing innovation and change aligned with our purpose, and sharing our perspectives and expertise.