Overview and Achievements

UMBC reflects the future of research universities. Young and dynamic, the university is small enough to provide personal attention, yet large enough to provide state-of-the-art facilities and the finest of faculty. With 37 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs, and 21 graduate certificate programs, UMBC seeks to provide students with an enriched experience drawing upon leading scholars attracted to a campus that prides itself on diversity and multiculturalism.

The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity.

UMBC graduate students also have access to courses, practical experiences and research opportunities at other campuses in the University System of Maryland through the University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore (UMGSB). Created in 1985, the UMGSB represents the combined graduate and research programs at UMBC and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) – the university system's doctoral research campuses in the Baltimore area.