University of Maryland/University College
Graduate School

For more than 50 years, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has fulfilled its principal mission: To serve adult, part-time students through high-quality learning opportunities. One of the 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland, UMUC offers a complete range of educational services both in the traditional classroom and through contemporary distance learning formats. Classes are held throughout Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and in hundreds of locations overseas. Students also can "attend class" from anywhere in the world that is connected to the World Wide Web -- even from places as remote as Antarctica. UMUC currently serves more than 78,000 students worlwide.

The Community
The administrative offices of UMUC are located just inside the Washington Beltway in Adelphi, Maryland, about 8 miles from downtown Washington and 25 miles from downtown Baltimore. UMUC offers courses to students around the globe via the World Wide Web, as well as in the classroom. Courses are offered at College Park and at five other locations around the region; they include Rockville, Washington, Waldorf, and Annapolis. 

Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
Bringing together expertise in technology, international business, management, and education the Graduate School at UMUC offers seventeen degree programs with twenty-two specialty tracks and three accelerated executive programs.  UMUC also offers a Doctor of Management and four dual MBA degrees.

Graduate Degrees Include: Doctor of Management, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Distance Education, Master of Education, Master of Accounting and Information Technology, Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management, Master of Science in Biotechnological Studies, Master of Science in E-Commerce, Master of Health Care Administration, Master of Science in Information Technology,

Master of International Management, Master of Science in Computer Systems Management, Master of Science in Environmental Management, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Technology Management, Master of Science in Telecommunications Management, and the Master of Science of Software Engineering. Executive programs include: Executive Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Science in Technology Management, Executive Master of Information Technology. The Executive Program allows students to complete their degree in an accelerated format. In addition, UMUC offers more than thirty-five Graduate Certificates

The school offers courses around the greater Washington, D.C. area while also serving students at a distance via the world wide web. The Graduate School offers all of their degree programs at a distance.

Facilities and Resources
The Graduate School manages the Institute for Environmental Management and the Institute for Global Management, both of which help ensure a transfer of knowledge to organizations and communities represented by students. Four fully equipped computer laboratories serve students around the Washington region. Graduate students have borrowing privileges at all University System of Maryland (USM) libraries, including Morgan State University and St. Mary's College of Maryland. The USM on-line catalog, VICTOR, provides access to USM library resources. In addition, students may access more than 90 Web databases, including ABI-Inform, LEXIS-NEXIS, academic universe, and Moody's FIS online. Information about library services may be obtained at or or by calling 301-985-7209 or 800-888-UMUC ext. 7209. In addition, students have easy access to a wide array of institutions in the greater Washington-Baltimore region, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives. 

Expenses and Aid
Tuition for regular format degree programs is $415 per semester hour for Maryland residents and $621 per semester hour for nonresidents. For up-to-date information on UMUC's tuition rates, visit Active duty military and their spouses are eligible for in-state tuition.

UMUC provides housing information for international students but does not directly provide housing facilities. Students can obtain this information by contacting the University at the address below.

Financial Aid
Since approximately 92 percent of the Graduate School's students are employed, the primary source of financial aid is in the form of student loans for qualified applicants. Limited scholarship monies are available for students with strong academic records and for those meeting donor criteria.

How to Apply
Applications are received and admission decisions are made year round. A $50 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application. The specific requirements for admission to each degree program may be found in the 2001-2002Catalog. Internationally educated applicants seeking a Form I-20 must contact the office of Student Affairs at 301-985-7155 (telephone) or 800-888-UMUC ext. 7155 or to arrange for individualized admissions assistance. For further information students may write, call, fax, e-mail, or send a message to UMUC's Web site. 

Who to Contact
For more information, contact: 
Graduate School 
University Boulevard at Adelphi Road 
Adelphi, MD 20783 
Tel: (240) 582-2565 
(800) 888-UMUC ext.2565
Fax: (240) 582-2575 

The Faculty and Major Research Interests
Forty of the Graduate School's more than 250 faculty members work full time for the university as academic administrators with teaching, program design and management, faculty supervision, and advising responsibilities.

John O. Aje, D.Sc., George Washington University, 1988

Amjad Ali, Program Director, Technology Management, Ph.D., George Washington University, 2000

Nicholas H. Allen, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, DPA, George Washington University, 1986

Glenda J. Barrett, Program Director, Human Resource Management, Ph.D., George Washington University, 1993

Diane Bartoo, Program Director, Health Care Administration, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1985

Robert G. Beauchamp, Environmental and Waste Management, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, 1988

Frederick Betz, Program Director Technology & Engineering Programs, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1965

Alan D. Carswell, Program Director, Management Information Systems, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, 2001

David J. Cohen, Program Director, Telecommunication Studies, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1971

Jim Qiming Chen, Program Director, Information and Telecommunications Studies, Ph.D., Univesity of Maryland College Park, 1996

Eric B. Dent, Chair, Director of Management, Ph.D., George Washington University, 1997

Kathleen F. Edwards, Health Care Administration, Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1981

Michael Evanchik, General Management, Ph.D., University of Washington, 1989

Ralph Ted Field, Not-for-Profit Management, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1988

Emmett L. Fleming, Procurement and Contract Management , J.D., University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Law, 1976; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1977

Michael S. Frank, Chair General Management, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, 1981

Yolanda Gayol, Program Director, Distance Education, Ed. D., Pennsylvania State University, 1999

James P. Gelatt, Program Director, Interdisciplinary Studies in Management, Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1979

Donald L. Goff, Chair, Information Studies, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1991

Christina Hannah, Dean and Vice Provost of Graduate Programs Academic, Ph.D., Carleton University (Canada), 1989

Rosemary Hartigan, Program Director, MBA, J.D., University of Wisonsin Law School, 1978

Mary Hoferek, Program Director, Database Systems Technologies, Ph.D., University of Wisonsin, 1978

James Howard, Program Director, Accounting and Financial Management, Ph.D., George Washington University, 1991

Megan M. Hurley, Program Director, Education, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1998

Robert Jerome, Assistant Provost, Faculty and International Affairs, Ph.D., University of Geneva (Switzerland), 1981

Vinod Jain, Program Director, MBA, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, 1994

Paul F.G. Keller, Program Director, Computer Systems Management, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1977

Kimberly Kelley, Associate Provost, Information and Library Services, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, 1998

Judith B. Kirkhorn, MBA, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1977

Garth MacKenzie, Associate Chair, Information and Telecommunications Studies, MAS, Johns Hopkins University, 1977

Clarence J. Mann, Chair, International Programs, L.L.B., Yale University, 1963; Dr.jur., University of Bonn (Germany), 1967

Theresa Marron-Grodsky, Associate Chair Marketing, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, 1985

Sabrina Marschall, Program Director, Education, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1995

Salvatore J. Monaco, Chair, Office of Executive Programs, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1974

Robert Ouellette, Chair, Management of Technological Systems/E-Commerce, Ph.D., University of Ottawa (Canada), 1964

Stella Porto, Program Director, Applied Computer Systems, Ph.D., Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janiero, 1995

Alfred S. Raider, Program Drector International Management, J.D., University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Law, 1978; L.L.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987

John M. Richardson, Program Director, Telecommunications Management, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1951

Eugene Rubin, Chair, Distance Education, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1971;

Claudine Schweber, Associate Vice President, Office of Distance Education and Lifelong Learning, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978;

Nawaz Sharif, Program Director, Doctoral Program, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1970;

Joyce T. Shirazi, Information Systems Management, Ph.D., George Washington University, 1994;

Mary Ann Spillman, Program Director, Office of Executive Programs, Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1983;

Stephen V. Versace, Executive Programs, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1978.

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