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.

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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-Shady Grove Professional Programs Alumni Panel and Networking Event. October 10.
UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Programs Alumni Panel and Networking Event
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00 pm

Join us for an overview of UMBC-Shady Grove's graduate degree options, a panel discussion with program alumni who are active in their industry, and an opportunity to interact one-on-one with program directors and current students.

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

Join us for our upcoming in-person 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.

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