Graduate School Noncredit Course: UCSP 615 - What is Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC?

The noncredit course UCSP 615 - Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC is required for all UMUC graduate students within 6 credits of graduate study.

This course is an introduction to the skills and techniques needed to successfully complete a graduate program at UMUC and handle the scholarly challenges encountered in graduate school and beyond.

Focus is on developing a skills "toolbox" that includes learner-readiness assessments, tools for studying in the online environment, and techniques for using library and information resources to effectively conduct and present research. Strategies for taking ownership of academic and professional success, goal setting, time management, critical thinking, and ethics and integrity are also covered.

Information regarding the duration of the course can be located on the UMUC Graduate Calendar webpage.