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Academic Common Market

Looking for a college degree not offered by a public institution in your home state? ACM offers students the ability to study a specialized field at UMBC without paying out of state rates.

As a member of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), UMBC participates in the Academic Common Market (ACM).

Map of participating states in the Southern Regional Education Board, with Maryland bolded.

What is ACM?

The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a tuition-savings program that operates on the premise that if public institutions (excluding private institutions) in a student’s home state do not offer an undergraduate or graduate degree program major that a student intends on pursuing, then the student may attend a participating ACM out-of-state institution offering the degree of interest, and be granted a waiver of out-of-state tuition charges.

Participation in the Academic Common Market requires admission to UMBC and approval from your home state of residence.

Available Programs

Program TitleConcentrationDegreeEligible States
Ancient StudiesBA
Applied and Professional EthicsMADE
Applied SociologyMADE
Applied SociologySociologyMA
Emergency Health ServicesMSDE, KY, MS, TN, VA, WV
Emergency Health ServicesBSDE, VA, WV
Instructional Systems Development Training SystemsMA
Management of Aging ServicesBADE, VA
Public HealthBADE
Public PolicyHealth PolicyPhDDE
Visual ArtsCinematic ArtsBFADE
Visual ArtsAnimationBFADE
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