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About UMGC

Learn about UMGC's mission, accreditation, faculty, and history.

For 70 years, University of Maryland Global Campus has been the leading provider of education to the U.S. military overseas. UMGC is one of 11 regionally accredited, degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM). The university brings quality higher education wherever the military needs it, with cutting-edge degree programs and classes offered both online and on-site at military installations worldwide. As the first university to serve warriors overseas, UMGC has earned a global reputation for excellence. Headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, UMGC has on-site classroom locations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UMGC Asia's mission is to provide top quality education and services to U.S. military communities in Asia and the Pacific.

UMGC: A Military Heritage

In 1947, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) became the first U.S. university to educate American military servicemembers overseas. Today, UMGC’s student body includes more than 55,000 active-duty servicemembers, reservists, veterans and their family members. University of Maryland University College is now University of Maryland Global Campus.


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About Our Faculty

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Shared Governance
Learn about the three advisory councils, representing the interests of students, faculty, and staff at UMGC Asia.

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Careers at UMGC Asia
Find employment opportunities for faculty and staff.

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Contact UMGC Asia Headquarters
Get the address to UMGC Asia and find out the best contact numbers to reach headquarters.

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UMGC Asia Leadership
Learn about UMGC Asia's leadership team.

A Distinguished History

As the first university to serve warriors overseas, serving the military is part of our DNA. After World War II, the U.S. military decided it was a necessity to provide higher education opportunities to servicemembers stationed in Europe. UMGC was the only university willing to rise to the challenge, initially sending seven faculty members to teach classes throughout Germany in 1949. Since then, thousands of servicemembers, their family members, and civilians stationed overseas have earned degrees with UMGC Asia or Europe. Today, the university continues to send faculty and staff wherever needed, including downrange. In fact, UMGC was the first university to have boots on the ground teaching on-site classes in Iraq.

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An expert team of Program Coordinators and academic advisors is here to help students achieve their academic goals. Visit Steps to Get Started to begin your academic journey with UMGC today.

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