Facts about UMES

President: Heidi M. Anderson, Ph.D.  

Operating Budget 
$117.3 million in FY 2019, 38% in state support
Sponsored Programs
$17.1 million for research contracts and grants FY 2019, up from 13.1 million in FY 2001

UMES offers academic programs that are accredited by the following agencies:

  • The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Commission on Accreditation 
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AACFS)
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) 
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
  • Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA)
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) – Engineering program

UMES Academic Programs 

UMES offers an upper division certificate in Family Financial Planning and Special Education, and a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Rural Health Disparities and Social Inequities, bachelor’s degrees in 34 areas, 15 master’s degrees, and 8 doctoral degrees in physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, education, mathematics, information technology, humanities, and visual and performing arts (see the catalog of undergraduate 2018-2019  & graduate catalog 2015-2017); UMES Scholarships, Endowed Scholarships, and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Scholarship Funds.

New School of Pharmacy & Health Professions Building 

The new School of Pharmacy & Health Professions is an 110,000 GSF facility that will provide space for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions programs that include Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Rural Health Disparities and Social Inequities, Professional Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor and Master’s of Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate programs, Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master’s of Physician Assistant, and Rehabilitation Counseling and Bachelor’s programs of  Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Psychology, Kinesiology (Exercise Science) and all administrative support , and the office for the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

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