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Learn how UMBC’s nationally top-ranked graduate programs can help you claim your future.

UMBC offers 80+ graduate programs in high-demand fields with affordable tuition, research opportunities, and faculty mentorship.

With renowned, supportive faculty, top-ranked programs, a lifelong network and competitive tuition rates, The Graduate School at UMBC prepares you to reach your goals.

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Let us know more about your plans for graduate studies and we’ll help you find your place at UMBC.

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of 2021 graduates are employed or furthering their degrees within 6 months of graduation


Times Higher Education ranks UMBC as #3 in the nation for global social and economic impact


UMBC is 1 of only 137 Universities ranked as a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University for Very High Research Activity

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UMBC is worth the investment.

UMBC has been recognized as a “best value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and other publications. In 2022, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce also ranked UMBC in the top 10% of U.S. universities for return on investment, 15 years+ post graduation.

With affordable tuition and access to scholarships and assistantships through the Graduate School, the investment might be less than you think.

UMBC graduate students work closely on important research with renowned faculty.

Opportunities for working with world-class faculty and interdisciplinary collaboration are encouraged through our 30+ research centers and institutes. Classified as a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University, UMBC is in the top tier of research universities nationally.

With rapidly growing partnerships with government agencies, foundations and the private sector, our students, faculty, and alumni have the opportunity to drive positive change in their communities and the world.

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UMBC graduate and Ph.D. students celebrate commencement in May 2018.

UMBC graduates are career-ready.

Our graduates are recruited by leading businesses, government agencies and research labs, including:

• T.Rowe Price
• Accenture
• Northrop Grumman
• The CIA and NSA
• Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
• J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
• Morgan Stanley
• The Kennedy Krieger Institute, and more…

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Inquiring Minds

At UMBC, we are guided by our commitment to “Public Research for Public Good.” Our new publication, Inquiring Minds, shares a selection of recent innovative and impactful work by UMBC’s researchers and scholars.

Join our community of inquiring minds!

UMBC is a dynamic public research university that redefines excellence in higher education. We offer an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds — and we look forward to you being a part of it.

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