Become an expert in your field in a graduate program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Professionals who have completed a graduate program typically earn a higher salary than their colleagues who have only earned bachelor’s degrees. They can also receive more opportunities for career advancement, both within their current organizations and when seeking new positions. At the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, we offer graduate degrees in a range of topics that will prepare you for a fulfilling career. Whether you want to join a graduate program or a doctoral program, you’ll work closely with our esteemed faculty researchers to master the skills necessary to stand out in your field.
The first thing you might ask when starting your search for graduate degree programs may be, “What is a graduate degree that builds on my current skills and undergraduate degree?” From toxicology and marine sciences to cybersecurity and counseling, we have graduate programs that will put you on the path toward finding a career doing what you love. Students from across the world choose UMES to earn their graduate degrees because of our reputation not only as a top Maryland graduate school, but as one of the top graduate schools in the country.
School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences Graduate Degree Programs
Students interested in graduate degrees in agriculture and natural science choose UMES for our 385-acre research farm, our proximity to the wonderful ecosystems across the Eastern shore, and for our cutting-edge labs and classrooms where they can earn hands-on experience using the same equipment and tools used by professionals in their fields.
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) (M.S.)
Dr. Eric May
Professional Science Program (P.S.M.) in Quantitative Fisheries & Resource Economics
Dr. Paulinus Chigbu
Human Ecology (M.S.) -Options in Child Development, Nutrition (Clinical/ Non-clinical), Family and Consumer Sciences, and Fashion Merchandising
Dr. Bridgett Clinton-Scott
School of Business and Technology Graduate Degree Programs
When you join one of our Business and Technology graduate degree programs, you’ll build on your previous skills to master concepts in engineering and technology with a focus on leadership and management. You’ll join an engaged community of peers, faculty, and alumni dedicated to helping each other push the field of technology and business further each and every day.
School of Education, Social Sciences, and the Arts Graduate Degree Programs
Among Maryland graduate schools, UMES stand out for our exceptional Teacher Education and Criminology graduate degrees. Students earning our Teaching and Education graduate degrees receive expert guidance from faculty who have years of experience as teachers and mentors. Our Criminology graduate program approaches criminal justice from a holistic viewpoint that emphasizes the importance of social justice and creating a fair justice system.
Special Education (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)
Dr. Patricia Goslee-Contee
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Graduate Degree Programs
If you’re looking for a career in healthcare or rehabilitation counseling, the graduate degrees in our School of Pharmacy and Health Professionals will help you build the solid skills and expertise needed to find an impactful career helping patients and clients recover from physical trauma and find the medicine they need to live fuller lives.
Rural Health Disparities & Social Inequities (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)
Dr. Miriam C. Purnell
School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programs
We are proud to be the only doctoral-degree-granting university on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The graduate degrees within our School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences program are research-intensive and will give you many chances to work in the field or the lab on real-world projects. We emphasize career preparation, so you will have access to internships and employment opportunities at actual organizations—which can lead to full-time positions even before graduation.
School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) (Ph.D.)
Dr. Eric May
School of Education, Social Sciences, and the Arts Doctoral Programs
The doctoral graduate degrees we offer in our School of Education, Social Sciences, and the Arts prepare you to become an educator in leadership and organization. This is a particularly ideal doctoral degree if you want to study and teach leadership techniques across a variety of industries and organizations.
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Doctoral Programs
The graduate programs offered by the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions are research-oriented. They integrate multidisciplinary training to prepare students for careers performing groundbreaking research both in the lab and the field to help patients and clients live healthier lives.
Connect with UMES
What is a graduate degree program without the support of a community? When you join a graduate program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, you’ll become a member of a close-knit family of faculty and staff who will have your back every step of your journey.
School of Graduate Studies
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Engineering and Aviation Sciences Complex, Suite 3046,
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: 410-651-6507/7966 Fax: 410-651-7571
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Soar above and beyond as a hawk when you earn one of the amazing graduate degrees that we offer at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.