The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a degree-granting academic institution that is located on a 500-acre campus near Baltimore's Inner Harbor. It is a member of the University System of Maryland and is recognized and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is noted as being among the top three PhD-grating universities in the United States.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County offers undergraduate and graduate level degree programs through its campus in Baltimore, and an online Masters in Information Systems through distance learning. UMBC's online Masters in Information Systems tuition fee for Fall 2010 is pegged at $777.00 per credit hour. This figure is inclusive of all textbooks, instructional materials, courier / deliver fees. In addition, UMBC does not charge a “technology fee” separate from the tuition fees indicated. Financial aid in the form of federal grants, loans and scholarships are available to eligible students. UMBC also honors employer reimbursement if this is offered by a student's employer.
Admission to UMBC's online Masters in Information Systems depends on whether the applicant can meet the University's criteria. Applicants must hold a 4-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited academic institution (or an equivalent degree from a foreign university), meet the minimum GPA requirement and be able to speak and understand English. Applicants who are from non-english speaking countries will need to take and pass a TOEFL exam and meet the minimum grade. Transcripts from all academic institutions attended must be presented to the Admissions Office together with all other required admissions requirements and supporting documentation.
For more information, contact the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Admissions Office or visit the University website.