The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, UMBC was founded in 1966 as a division of The University of Maryland. It is a public research institution situated on a 500 acre campus three miles from the city limits of Baltimore. Through combining research opportunities and a liberal arts education, UMBC strives to become a superior research institution. Through efforts including workforce training, community partnerships and entrepreneurial actions, UMBC also contributes to local and state economic development.
UMBC offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate-level certificates from the following colleges and schools:
- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Engineering and Information Technology
- College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
- The Erickson School
- Graduate School
- School of Public Policy
- School of Social Work
The department of Online Learning offers several graduate level degree and certificate programs which can be completed fully online.