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Advance Your Active-Duty Military Career

A degree from UMUC can help you advance in the military and prepare for your future civilian career.

As drawdown continues and promotion opportunities narrow, earning a college degree has become even more important. One or two extra promotion points could be all it takes. A bachelor's or master's degree from University of Maryland University College can set you apart from the competition.

And while your degree will take hard work and dedication, we'll support you along the way. Contact our specially trained military advisors, and we'll help you create a degree plan to balance classes along with your work and training schedules.

Rachel Thomas Military Advisor Fort Hood"My job is to help our students get a path to a degree as quickly as possible. With troop drawdown happening right now, the degree is key. It is one of the components to help soldiers keep their jobs."

Rachel Thomas

On-Base Military Advisor
Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas

From Active Duty to a Civilian Career

Your separation or retirement from the armed forces may be on the horizon, and our degree programs can help you land a good civilian job. Many of our programs are aligned with careers for GIs.

The Power of a Degree

A college education is a solid investment in your future. Moving from a high school diploma to a bachelor's degree nearly doubles the weekly wages of a typical U.S. worker.3

But the power of a degree doesn't stop with your paycheck. UMUC will help prepare you for a lifetime of success in the workplace. In addition to enhancing your fundamental knowledge and competencies, our academic programs also build your soft skills. Improving your communication, time management, problem solving, and critical thinking can set you apart from the competition.

Quick Facts


management consultant is the top job for veterans 2


veterans earn about $10,000 more a year than the average American 3


bachelor's degree recipients earn about twice as much a week as high school graduates 4

1 Source: "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers Fourth Quarter 2013," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 22, 2014
2 Source: "Top Jobs for Veterans," PayScale, February 13, 2012
3 Source: "A Snapshot of Our Nation's Veterans," U.S. Census Bureau, July 16, 2012
4 Source: "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers Fourth Quarter 2013: Table 5," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 22, 2014

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