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.

COVID-19 updates for the Fall 2021 semester.

Outside the Albin O. Kuhn library with students passing by

Two Locations

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

Programs Offered at Both Locations

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Technical Management

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Featured Events

Join us for our upcoming virtual Open Houses 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. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, gain information on financial aid and career opportunities, and find out why UMBC is the perfect place to expand your education.

UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Programs Virtual Open House. Tuesday October 12. 6 to 7 PM
Fall 2021 Shady Grove Professional Programs Open House
Tuesday, October 12 @ 6:00 pm
UMBC Professional Programs Virtual Open House. Wednesday October 13. 6 to 7 PM
Fall 2021 UMBC Campus Professional Programs Open House
Wednesday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm

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