Military Spouses & Families Academics at UMUC
Academics at UMUC

Degrees and Certificates for Military Spouses and Families

Choose a degree or certificate program you can take anywhere the military takes you and your family, thanks to online and on-site classes around the world.

An associate's, bachelor's or master's degree, or certificate 1 from University of Maryland University College is a great option for military spouses and family members. Online courses mean you don't have to worry about relocations affecting your education.

Study at a Military-Friendly University that Understands Your Needs

Associate's Degrees

Relocations and deployments can make the typical college model unworkable, so we offer an associate's degree for spouses of active-duty military to ensure that if you're always on the move, so is your education.

Bachelor's Degrees

We offer a large variety of bachelor's degrees entirely online, so you can earn the undergraduate degree you want no matter where military service takes you.

Master's Degrees

A wide range of master's degrees are available at UMUC. You can complete a graduate degree entirely online to jump-start your portable career.


You can earn credentials quickly with any of our certificates, all of which are available entirely online. And, if you decide you want to pursue a degree, you can apply your certificate credits to a degree program.

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Using Veterans Educational Benefits?

If you're using your spouse's or parent's veterans educational benefits, our dedicated military advisors can help you discover the path to an affordable degree by helping you understand educational benefit and financial aid options.

Jana Lowther Military Spouse"I wanted more than anything to finish [my degree], so as soon as I arrived on base, I went to the education center. The counselor there directed me to UMUC, where he said I could take everything I needed online."

Janna Lowther

Military Spouse
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Additional Programs Offered Overseas

UMUC Europe and UMUC Asia students may enroll in any online degree or certificate program. In addition, special division-specific programs are available on-site overseas. See the full list of UMUC Asia programs and UMUC Europe programs.