UMBC is ranked as a Doctoral/Research University (High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation, one of the highest classifications for a research university in the U.S. UMBC is a major center for graduate education and research. Graduate students work closely with faculty, whose funding sources include the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Department of Education and the state of Maryland. Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration are encouraged through UMBC's 30-plus research centers and institutes.
With 24 doctoral degree programs, 39 master's degree programs, and 23 graduate certificate programs, UMBC seeks to provide you with an enriched experience drawing upon leading scholars attracted to a campus that prides itself on diversity and multiculturalism. UMBC graduate students come from 45 states and over 100 countries, who go on to careers in such fields as information technology, university teaching and research, mental health delivery, arts, education, business, industry, government, and policy making.