University of Maryland, Baltimore

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, commonly abbreviated UMB, is a public four-year university that was founded in 1807. It is the only public academic health, human services, and law center in Maryland. It is also the University System of Maryland’s original campus. The schools of education provide quality education, research, and clinical services in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, and social work. Additionally, it grants more than 61% of all professional practice degrees in law, dental, pharmacy, and medicine in the state of Maryland. UMB has become one of the most well known collaborative health centers in the country due to its innovative research and transfer of technology. It also fosters economic development in Maryland by conducting research that is recognized at a global level to improve health, cure disease, and treat patients. Currently, UMB educates about 6,350 students through 44 degree programs.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is committed to professional and graduate education, research, public service, and patient care. It prepares students to become leaders in health care delivery, law, social services, and biomedical science through its modern technological support. It is also dedicated to making sure that the education it provides offers a maximum benefit to the surrounding community as well as nationwide. UMB offers degrees at the bachelor, master, and doctoral level as well as undergraduate and post baccalaureate certificates.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers distance education courses through its individual schools of education. Online courses are delivered through the Blackboard course management system that features asynchronous communication among instructors and classmates and easy access to assignments and course materials. Students are able to consistently keep track of their programs in online courses through online grade books. Various online courses are divided into modules and feature guided exercises, tutorials, discussion questions, and research projects.

Accreditation

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools accredits the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Schools of Education

School of Law: its mission is to provide superior education to prepare students to become excellent lawyers to promote a just society. It features extensive experiential programs such as clinical law, environmental law, law and health care, and business law.

School of Nursing: committed to developing an environment that focuses on research to advance the science of nursing and provide high quality care. It offers various nursing programs including registered nursing, clinical nurse leader, family nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia, and nursing informatics.

School of Medicine: committed to providing superior biomedical education, quality patient care and service, and basic and clinical research to improve the health and well being of individuals. Offers various programs such as comparative medicine, oncology, trauma, and neuroscience.

School of Pharmacy: its mission is to direct pharmacy education, patient care, scientific discovery, and engagement in the community. It offers pharmacy programs through its three departments: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Practice and Science, and Pharmaceutical Health Services Research.

School of Social Work: dedicated to developing scholars and leaders to enhance the well being of at risk individuals and communities. Offers programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral degree level.

Dental School: strives to educate highly qualified oral health care professionals that contribute to the advancement of treatment of dental conditions. Offers various programs such as dental hygiene, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, operative dentistry, prosthodontics, and oral-maxillofacial surgery.

Graduate School: dedicated to facilitating and promoting academic excellence in graduate education. Offers master and doctoral degrees as well as dual degrees in various areas including life sciences, molecular medicine, toxicology, nursing, social work, and pathology.

Scholarships Offered

The University of Maryland, Baltimore participates in various scholarships offered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The awards include the Senatorial Scholarship, Delegate Scholarship, Loan Assistance Repayment Primary Care Services, Janet L. Hoffman Repayment Plan, Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Plan, Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing Students, Nurse Support Program II-Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship and Living Expenses Grant, Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship, and Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program. It also offers the Graduate and Professional School Scholarship and accepts scholarships from outside sources.

Financing Options

The University of Maryland, Baltimore participates in various financial aid programs to help students finance their education. The programs include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Parent PLUS Loan, and Federal Graduate Parent PLUS Loan. It also accepts Health Professions Loan and Nursing Loan as well as private alternative loans. UMB also offers an installment plan to enable students to pay in monthly payments for an administrative fee.

Credit Earning Options

Individual schools of education at the UMB have different policies for granting transfer credits. In general, the university grants credits for previous coursework completed at another accredited institution of higher education. Students must submit an official transcript and other supporting documents.