Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Graduate School.

As you read this message, the world is just starting to emerge from an economic crisis, the likes of which hasn't been seen since the Great Depression. The United States and many other countries around the world have been affected. And as a global university, UMUC has marshaled its resources to help our students wherever they live, work and study.

Education will play a major role in the economic recovery by providing new knowledge and skills that will allow many adult learners to become more valuable to their employers, and thereby not only survive the downturn but also advance their careers. Many others will find renewed opportunities by moving into career disciplines that are projected to experience exponential growth in the coming decade. Whichever scenario is motivating you to pursue your graduate-level education, you can be sure that you'll have the full support of the UMUC faculty and staff.

So please consult the online catalog for future reference and use it as your guide throughout your studies at UMUC. If you are starting your program in this academic year, the academic and administrative requirements outlined on these pages will govern your program until graduation.


Aric Krause, PhD
Vice Provost and Dean
The Graduate School