UMBC’s applied graduate programs will put your career outlook into focus. Our students build applied knowledge through programs that focus on tomorrow’s innovations, growth, and success. We offer a broad array of professionally-focused master’s degree and certificate programs that address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities. Taught by highly-experienced practitioners and thought leaders in the field, students acquire the latest knowledge, skills, and preparation required to excel in the workplace. Courses are designed to fit the busy schedule of the working professional and are conveniently offered in hybrid format and in-person at our Catonsville campus, Columbia, and The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.