Online Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC's Online Master of Science Degree in Information Systems allows you to continue your education while working full-time or if geography precludes you from on-campus access to an accredited honors university with nationally recognized IT programs. According to a recent issue of Computing Research News, UMBC ranks #2 in IT degrees awarded by major U.S. research universities.
About the Online Program
UMBC's completely online Master's in Information Systems is designed for professionals working in the IT field who want to advance their career. The graduate degree program which comprises 34 credit hours of coursework offers you the following:
- A comprehensive Master's degree in Information Systems developed by UMBC's leading research faculty
- 100 percent online learning—no classroom attendance required. You can even apply and register online
- Access to your own online advisor for one-on-one guidance, feedback and support
- The option to complete your degree in as little as two years
- No requirement for GRE scores
- Qualification for all federal financial aid programs—including employer reimbursement if offered by your employer
What can I expect from UMBC's online graduate program?
Flexibility: At this stage in both your personal and professional life convenience is at a premium. This is why we adapted our on-campus graduate program to a completely online format. Busy adults can complete course work in their own timeframe. Professionals who travel can use their downtime in between meetings or in their hotel room to study. With semesters starting in the fall, spring and summer you can complete your degree in as little as two years with 24 hour access to coursework, lecture examples and study materials.
Faculty: There are no "satellite" faculty members educating UMBC's online IS students. Our faculty comprises the same research-focused educators that teach on campus at UMBC in the university's new ITE (Information Technology and Engineering) Building. As a UMBC online graduate student, you will have access to your instructors and your online advisor for one-on-one guidance, feedback and support. This is designed to make your UMBC online experience a satisfying one while you advance your career.
Community: Distance learning does not mean you have to sacrifice being connected to research and industry news or IS Department research and academic events. As an online student you are always in touch with UMBC's Department of Information Systems. As our online community of faculty, students, alumni, and staff grows you can tap into the information associated with these resources at will, during and well beyond your graduate studies.