Degrees and Certificates for Military Students
Gain a competitive edge in the military and beyond by earning your degree or certificate at UMUC.
An associate's, bachelor's or master's degree, or certificate 1 from University of Maryland University College could be the key to advancement, whether you want to continue to build your military career or prepare for a civilian career. And online courses mean you don't have to worry about deployments or relocations affecting your education.
Advance Your Military and Post-Military Career at UMUC
- Programs that complement your military skills and experience: Take your pick from more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as business, IT and cyber security, public safety, and more, all available entirely online. Browse our most popular programs for active-duty servicemembers by career interest.
- Faculty who understand your challenges: Many of our faculty-practitioners teach on-site courses at military bases throughout the world, and many have served in the military, so they understand the unique obstacles to higher education that can arise for military servicemembers.
- Military-friendly programs and policies: Our dedicated military advisors can help you choose the program that is right for you and navigate your military education benefits, financial aid, scholarships, and other payment options, so you can stay focused on your education. Plus, our transfer credit policies allow you to receive credit for military experience, so you can earn your degree faster.
Relocations and deployments can make the typical community college model unworkable, so we offer an associate's degree for active-duty servicemembers and members of the National Guard and Reserves 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.
You can can complete a master's degree entirely online, gain a competitive edge, and be prepared to rise up in the ranks in the military or in a civilian 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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Understand Tuition Assistance and Veterans Education Benefits
Our dedicated military advisors can help you discover the path to an affordable degree by helping you carefully consider Tuition Assistance, veterans education benefits, financial aid, scholarships, and other payment options.
"I decided to study online for two reasons. First, I wanted to try a different mode of instruction, and second, I was looking for a way to continue my education even if I was deployed."