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
- A wide range of programs: Take your pick from more than 95 undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as business, education, healthcare, and liberal arts, all available online or on-site. Browse our most popular programs for military spouses by career interest.
- Faculty with real-world experience and knowledge: Our faculty-practitioners balance theory with application to ensure you receive an education that you can immediately apply in your career.
- Military-friendly programs and policies: Our dedicated military advisors can help you choose the program that is right for you and navigate your spouse or sponsor's military benefits, financial aid, scholarships, and other payment options, so you can stay focused on your education.
Relocations and deployments can make the typical college model unworkable, so we offer an associate's degree for spouses and family members of active-duty military to ensure that if you're always on the move, so is your education.
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.
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.
"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."