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Professional Studies

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 credential.

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Attend an Open House on April 23 to meet Program Directors and learn about UMBC Professional Graduate Programs in Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Engineering Management, Health Information Technology and Systems Engineering.

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Professional Programs at UMBC

Summer Session at UMBC

Summer Session is a great way for current, incoming and visiting students to earn credit and move one step toward graduation. Registration for Summer Session 2014 begins March 24.

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Summer and Winter Programs

Summer and Winter Sessions provide an opportunity 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).

UMBC also offers Summer STEM, an initiative to help UMBC and visiting students stay on track with their STEM curriculum by offering a variety of STEM courses.

The Universities at Shady Grove

UMBC offers several undergraduate and graduate programs at The Universities at Shady Grove.
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UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove

UMBC is one of nine institutions represented at The Universities at Shady Grove, a consortium of universities within the University System of Maryland. Located in Rockville, MD, UMBC-Shady Grove is close to many government agencies, contractors and major healthcare organizations.

Undergraduate Programs Offered:

•  History
•  Political Science
•  Psychology
•  Social Work

Graduate Programs Offered:

•  Biotechnology
•  Cybersecurity
•  Geographic Information Systems
•  Industrial/Organizational Psychology

English Language Training

  •   Intensive English Program
  •   Academic English Program
  •   Mini-Sessions
  •   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
•  Mini-Sessions
•  Part-Time Study
•  Group Programs


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Professional Training

UMBC Training Centers delivers high quality, flexible non-credit professional, scientific and technical training programs.


The Shriver Center

Professional Training

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