Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to UMUC, an institution devoted to serving your needs as an adult learner. Whether you are about to begin your first course with us or about to enroll in the last courses toward your degree, our goal is to help you plan your pathway to meet your educational and professional goals.

UMUC is the leader in higher education for students who desire high-quality programs offered in flexible and accessible formats. We have thousands of students located around the globe—and offer more than 30 undergraduate degree programs through many different educational formats. Even though we are a large institution, UMUC faculty and staff are committed to serving your specific educational needs. We believe your success is our success.

We prepare each schedule of on-site and online classes to provide you with a dynamic and relevant learning menu tailored to the needs of today’s learners. Please know that the staff of the Office of the Dean stands ready to assist you in meeting your goals and in making your UMUC experience more rewarding.

We welcome your input to improve the quality and content of the programs, and we hope you will stay in touch and provide feedback, as well as contact my office at deanundergrad@umuc.edu should you ever need assistance.

I am delighted to serve as your dean, and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you during the course of your studies here. You have my best wishes for an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience and much success in your academic career.


Matthew Prineas, PhD
Vice Provost and Dean
The Undergraduate School
E-mail: deanundergrad@umuc.edu