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 Event

UMBC Office of Professional Programs International Information Session. Virtual. Wednesday February 22, 2023. 9 to 10:30 AM ET.
International Prospective Student Information Session
Wednesday, February 22 at 9:00 am

Join us virtually to interface with the Office of Professional Programs, Graduate Program Directors, and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County! This session will allow you to receive information and ask questions about the University, our Professional Programs, and how to begin your studies in the U.S.