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 Accelerated Professional Graduate Programs Information Session. Wednesday, March 6. 12 to 1 PM ET. Virtual
Accelerated Professional Graduate Programs Information Sessions
Wednesday, March 6 at 12:00 pm

Current UMBC juniors and seniors are invited to attend our virtual Accelerated Professional Graduate Programs Information Session to learn how to apply for admission to the accelerated program for one of the professional master’s degree options offered at UMBC in Catonsville, MD or at UMBC-Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

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