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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Graduate School Catalog

UMBC is a selective public research university in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The university is in the top tier of research universities nationally; the Carnegie Foundation classifies UMBC as a Doctoral / Research-Extensive university.

Graduate programs at UMBC are designed to serve both professional and research-oriented students. The UMBC Graduate School offers 39 masters degree programs, 24 Ph.D. programs and 21 certificate programs in the natural and social sciences, engineering, public policy, and arts and humanities.

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Regional Accreditation

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Period of Accreditation: Member since 1966
Last Reaffirmed: March 2, 2017
Next Evaluation Visit: 2025-2026


State Authorization

UMBC is authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the State Licensing Authority, to confer degrees.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fax: (410) 332-0270 

Telephone:  (410) 260-4500


Specialized Accreditation by Program

Several of UMBC’s programs have gained specialized accreditation as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For additional information regarding specialized accreditation visit: Accreditation at UMBC

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