Earn Degrees from Two World Leaders in Education

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Through this career-advancing, dual-degree program, you can earn a master's degree from UMUC and one of three master's degrees from Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU).

Through a unique cooperative program agreement, students will be able to earn a Master of Distance Education and E-learning (MDE) degree from UMUC and a Master of Science in Interactive Educational Technologies, a Master of Arts in Online Curriculum and Instruction or a Master of Arts in Online Education Leadership and Management degree from HBMeU. In the dual program, students complete a primary master's degree at HBMeU and during the same time frame earn a UMUC degree by successfully completing half the credits of the secondary master's program. UMUC will accept 18 HBMeU credits toward the 36 credits required for the UMUC degree.

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To learn more about UMUC's program, visit the MDE Hub.

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About HBMeU

  • HBMeU was officially launched on February 1, 2009, by his Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai.
  • The university traces its origins to the e-TQM College that started seven years prior as the only institution with an e-learning platform in the UAE.
  • HBMeU is a pioneer in e-learning with a mission to reshape education by providing a model of lifelong learning, including open access to short courses, executive development programs and certificate and diploma courses, leading to accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

About UMUC

  • One of the 11 accredited, degree granting institutions in the University of Maryland System.
  • More than 65 years of experience educating adults.
  • Online student services and resources available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Courses taught by faculty with significant academic and professional experience.