UMBC -- a major research university in the Baltimore-Washington area -- offers graduate students an exciting environment for advanced study. With 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering and public policy, UMBC is large enough to provide students with excellent training and research experience and small enough for close student-faculty interaction.

The University is a growing center for research and development and technology commercialization. Campus research grants and training contracts have topped $44 million, up from just $10 million five years ago. Patent applications by UMBC researchers have more than quadrupled in the past three years and more than 40 University-developed technologies are available for licensing. Adjacent to the campus, the UMBC Technology Center houses private research, development and training organizations seeking interaction with University faculty, students, and research facilities.