ACADEMICS 101

ACADEMICS 101


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Maryland has 12 colleges and schools, as well as Letters and Sciences, which provides advising for undergraduates who are deciding their majors. Most of our schools and colleges have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report or other ranking authorities as among the best in the nation—and in some cases as the No. 1 programs of their kind.

In Spring 2019, the university awarded 5,367 bachelor’s degrees, 1,362 master’s degrees and 265 doctoral degrees. The most popular undergraduate majors are computer science, biological sciences, mechanical engineering, public health science and economics.

Undergraduate Study

Our 12 schools and colleges offer over 90 undergraduate degree programs. Terps are consistently ranked among the highest achievers in the state, nation and around the world, with approximately 34,000 students applying for about 4,000 first-year seats. We encourage students to pursue their passions and make connections beyond the classroom. More than half of all first-year students find their niche in special living-learning programs that allow students with common academic interests to share residence halls, courses and hands-on experiences. Other exciting opportunities include study abroad, Washington, D.C.-area internships and faculty-assisted research.

For more information, follow us @ApplyMaryland and visit admissions.umd.edu.

Graduate Study

Maryland’s Graduate School, based in the Lee Building, offers more than 200 advanced degree and certificate programs enrolling almost 11,000 students representing every state and 115 countries. The programs include doctoral and master’s degrees, special terminal degrees such as the MBA and MFA, and graduate certificates. Among the resources and programming to support student success are programs for diverse graduate students, professional and career development and the Graduate School Writing Center.

Learn more about admission, individual programs and student funding at gradschool.umd.edu.

Extended Studies

The Office of Extended Studies offers additional academic opportunities through Summer Session, Winter Session, the Terp Young Scholars Program and professional programs.

For more information, visit oes.umd.edu.

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