UMBC reflects the future of research universities

Young and dynamic, our university is small enough to provide personal attention, yet large enough to provide a rich and diverse experience. Collaboration isn’t just a buzz word here — it’s a way of life among our faculty and students who take full advantage of the wealth of opportunities and meaningful partnerships this region has to offer.

With 39 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs, and 23 graduate certificate programs, UMBC seeks to provide you with an enriched experience among leading scholars at a campus that prides itself on diversity and multiculturalism. UMBC graduate students come from 45 states and over 60 countries. Our graduates have gone on to careers in fields such as information technology, STEM, university teaching and research, mental health services, arts, education, business, industry, government, and policy making.

Collaboration and Opportunity

UMBC is ranked as a Doctoral/Research University (Very High Research Activity, R1) by the Carnegie Foundation, one of the highest classifications for a research university in the United States. UMBC is a major center for graduate education and research. Graduate students work closely with faculty, whose funding sources include the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Department of Education and the state of Maryland. Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration are encouraged through UMBC’s 30-plus research centers and institutes.

Alumni Success

UMBC’s graduate alumni are doing amazing work all over the globe, from engineering the future of digital technology at Apple and Google, to examining the complexities of social and economic issues in our communities, to challenging the ways we understand art and culture, and even leading other universities. Read more about terrific Retriever alumni in UMBC Magazine, and UMBC News.

The Best of All Worlds

Nestled between Baltimore and Washington D.C., our beautiful 500-acre campus is perfectly situated to help you explore your passions. World-class museums, performance venues, restaurants, as well as excellent biking and hiking trails are all just around the corner.

UMBC is…
  • 4 minutes from BWI Airport
  • 15 minutes from Downtown Baltimore
  • 45 minutes from Washington, D.C.
  • 2 hours from Philadelphia, PA
  • 3 hours from New York City

All That’s Missing… is You

UMBC is a very special place; its position among the great American research universities is just unfolding. We invite you to learn more about the achievements of this vibrant community and how you can share in the distinction of being a graduate of UMBC.

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