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UMBC’s applied graduate programs will put your career outlook into focus.

Taught by highly-experienced practitioners and thought leaders.

To address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities, UMBC offers a broad array of professionally-focused master’s degree and certificate programs in education & training, management & leadership, as well as engineering.

Two locations, and online–you choose what works best for you.

Our growing selection of courses are designed to fit the busy schedule of the working professional. Many are conveniently offered in hybrid and online formats, as well as in-person at our Catonsville campus or The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

We want to make your education approachable and affordable.

UMBC offers a variety of scholarships and funding opportunities for new and prospective students, including financial aid for regional students, alumni, and program-specific scholarships.

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A perspective view of some of UMBC's well-known brick buildings, surrounded by lush trees, with a forested horizon in the distance.

Our students build applied knowledge through programs that focus on tomorrow’s innovations, growth, and success.

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If you’re still working out the details of your professional journey, you don’t need to be a student yet to join our virtual and live events. Visit our community open house events and seminars on your own time.

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