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Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate programs at UMBC are designed to serve both professional and research-oriented students. The UMBC Graduate School offers 37 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 21 graduate certificates programs in the natural and social sciences, engineering, public policy, and arts and humanities. At UMBC’s College of Engineering and Information Technology, breakthroughs are the result of creative but disciplined minds trained to see broad possibilities and achieve real results. They come from people eager to break new ground, to make new connections—in short, to fuse research with reality. What kind of student is drawn to our graduate programs? Someone who enjoys the challenge of problem-solving on their own and as a contributing member of a research team. We know from experience that this personal drive for answers makes a difference.

The UMBC Graduate School Catalog includes additional information about admissions to degree programs and requirements, graduate certificate programs, and additional resources.

UMBC College of Engineering & Information Technology Graduate Programs

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Students pursuing advanced studies in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering explore fundamental concepts of biological and biochemical phenomena with faculty at the leading-edge of engineering research. Learn more.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Biochemical Regulatory Engineering (Graduate Certificate)

Environmental Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Here the emphasis is on water resources. Faculty carry out projects focused on water quality, watershed hydrology, wastewater treatment and storm water management. Faculty offices are co-located with those of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) in the Technology Research Center at UMBC. Learn more.

Environmental Engineering – Exclusive focus environmental engineering and water resources (M.S., Ph.D.)

Computer Science & Electrical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

Current research concentrations include artificial intelligence, graphics and visualization, computer networks and systems, database and knowledge management, algorithms and computation theory, communications and signal processing, microelectronics, photonics, and optical communications. Learn more.

Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
Electrical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

Cybersecurity (M.P.S.) and Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy (Graduate Certificate)
Additional information about Graduate Degree and Graduate Certificate programs in Cybersecurity is available from the Division of Professional Studies website.

Engineering Management (M.S., Graduate Certificate)
Additional information about Graduate Degree and Graduate certificate programs in Engineering Management is available from the Division of Professional Studies website.

Health Information Technology (M.P.S.)
Additional information about Graduate Degree program in Health Information Technology is available from the Division of Professional Studies website.

Information Systems (M.S., Ph.D.)
UMBC offers two campus-based M.S. degrees, two campus-based Ph.D. degrees, and one online M.S. degree. All programs are designed for computer and information systems professionals who wish to further their knowledge and experience in the area of information systems or human-centered computing. Learn more.

Information Systems (M.S., Ph.D.)
Information Systems (on-line M.S. only)
Human-Centered Computing (M.S., Ph.D.)

Mechanical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Research is focused in biomechanics, design and manufacturing systems, mechanics and materials and thermofluid mechanics. Collaborative efforts by mechanical engineering department faculty-student research teams have led to number of notable discoveries, including a new kind of percussion drill bit, an automated machine for assembling fireworks and a controller for a pump with no moving parts. Learn more.

Mechanical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Computational Thermal/Fluid Dynamics (Graduate Certificate)
Mechatronics (Graduate Certificate)

Systems Engineering (M.S., Graduate Certificate)
Additional Information about Graduate Degree and Graduate certificate programs in Systems Engineering is available from the Division of Professional Studies website.