Professional Programs

UMBC’s applied graduate programs will put your career outlook into focus. Our students build applied knowledge through programs that focus on tomorrow’s innovations, growth, and success.

Claim Your Future.

We offer a broad array of professionally-focused master’s degree and certificate programs that address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities. Taught by highly-experienced practitioners and thought leaders in the field, students acquire the latest knowledge, skills, and preparation required to excel in the workplace.

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Two Locations & Online

Courses are designed to fit the busy schedule of the working professional and many are conveniently offered in hybrid & online formats and in-person at our Catonsville campus and The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

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Featured Events

UMBC Professional Programs Information Session. Saturday, November 4, 10 AM to 12 PM.
Professional Programs Virtual Information Session
Saturday, November 4 at 10:00 am

Join us for our upcoming virtual information session to explore how our professional programs can help you meet your goals, build your professional network, and equip you with the technical, leadership, and management skills that employers are looking for.

UMBC-Shady Grove Graduate Faculty Q and A session. Saturday, November 11, 10 to 11:30 A.M.
UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Programs Graduate Faculty Q&A – Virtual
Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 am

Join UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Programs for our upcoming virtual Q&A for a chance to ask our faculty members your questions about our programs!

Unable to attend? See our full event listing for more opportunities to connect with us!