Time and again, students tell us they love University of Maryland University College because we offer quality courses that fit into their busy lives. Better yet, we offer a variety of different options so you can choose your perfect fit.

Start When You're Ready

You don't have to wait for an entire semester to go by before you start classes at UMUC. Rolling admission and frequent session start dates throughout the year mean you can jump in at any time.

Study Any Time Online

Almost all of our courses are available entirely online. You won't have to log in at set times, so you can choose to study when it fits in your schedule, whether you're an early bird, nighthawk, or weekend warrior.

Learn in a Hybrid Format

Hybrid classes are a great option for students who want to combine online learning with a traditional classroom experience. With  20+ locations in the United States offering hybrid classes, many in the D.C. and Baltimore regions, there's a good chance we offer hybrid classes near your home or work.

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FAQs: Flexible Scheduling

Can a UMUC education fit my lifestyle? +

With online and hybrid classes as well as rolling admission and multiple start dates each term, we make it easy to fit education into your life. Plus, we offer flexible transfer credit options and fast paths to credit, including credit for military experience, prior learning, and learning on the job.

Does UMUC offer online and hybrid courses? +

UMUC offers almost all courses entirely online. Select courses are also offered in a hybrid format that combines online study with on-site class meetings. We have  20+ locations in the United States offering hybrid classes.

What UMUC degrees are available to me online? +

Nearly all of UMUC's programs are available fully online. Select programs require some hybrid courses or an on-site residency. Programs that require an on-site component have those requirements clearly listed on the degree webpage and in the catalog.

What is a hybrid course? +

Hybrid courses blend online learning with on-site classroom interaction. Each course meets at least half of the time in person, so you can benefit from personal time with your instructor and classmates.

I am used to a classroom lecture setting. How will this compare to UMUC's online classes? +

UMUC's online courses are flexible, which means you do not have to log into the class at a particular time. In class, your instructor might post videos and course content or provide presentations to explain course concepts. You will also interact with your instructor and your classmates through online discussions. Read more about our learning experience online.

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For alumna Lydia Williams, the flexible schedule of the UMUC doctoral program was key to having a life outside of work and school.