UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies offers a broad array of professionally focused master’s degrees,
graduate certificates, individual courses and non-degree training programs. The quality, diversity,
and flexibility of these education and training programs make it possible for students to pursue their
educational goals, whether for professional advancement, personal enrichment, or an academic
UMBC offers several undergraduate and graduate programs at The Universities at Shady Grove. Students enjoy small class sizes, close faculty-student collaborations, and a diverse student population.
Starting Fall 2013, UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove will offer its Biotechnology and Cybersecurity Master of Professional Studies programs. With a focus on management, these programs will prepare students in the technology-centric Rockville area for leadership roles in two of the region’s fastest growing industries.
- Engineering Management
- Geographic Information Systems
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Instructional Systems Development
- Music Entrepreneurship
- Systems Engineering
Professional Graduate Programs
Earn Professional Master’s credentials from UMBC, named a #1 up-and-coming university by U.S. News & World Report three years in a row. Professional programs are designed with convenience in mind. Online, hybrid and evening courses are perfect for the working professional.
• Engineering Management
• Geographic Information Systems
• Industrial/Organizational Psychology
• Instructional Systems Development
• Music Entrepreneurship
• Systems Engineering
Summer & Winter Sessions
Summer and Winter Sessions are a great opportunity for UMBC and visiting students to get a jump start on graduation requirements, lighten fall/spring course loads, focus on courses that need extra study time, and enjoy smaller classes and personal attention from UMBC’s exceptional, student-focused faculty. Students can earn up to 16 credits during Summer Session (May-August) , which offers 4,6,8 and 12 week sessions, and up to 4.5 credits during Winter Session (January).
- Intensive English Program
- Academic English Program
- Part-Time Study
- Group Programs
English Language Training
With caring and expert instructors, high-quality training using state-of-the-art technology, the English Language Institute (ELI) is place for everyone to build and enhance their English skills.
• Intensive English Program
• Academic English Program
• Part-Time Study
• Group Programs
UMBC Training Centers delivers high quality, flexible non-credit professional, scientific and technical training programs.
UMBC, Training Centers extends the academic excellence of UMBC to working professionals and organizations with
professional, scientific and technical training in high demand areas of study, including Cybersecurity, Information
Technology, Leadership Development, and Project Management. Courses and programs are offered at one of our
training locations, onsite, or online.
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The Shriver Center
The Shriver Center at UMBC serves as a national leader in applied learning, civic engagement, and community-based service delivery. Students gain a competitive career advantage and experience the real world through internship,co-op, research and service-learning opportunities. Learn More