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University System of Maryland Hagerstown

FAQs

What is the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown?

The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) is a regional higher-education center located in downtown Hagerstown. USMH operates under the auspices of the University System of Maryland (USM). The following institutions offer degrees at USMH: Frostburg State University; Towson University; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland University College and Salisbury University.

What academic programs do these institutions offer?

USM institutions currently offer 12 undergraduate and 7 graduate degrees onsite. 
Baccalaureate programs include: accounting, business administration, information systems management, early childhood education, nursing, 
criminal justice, cybersecurity, social work and liberal studies. 
Graduate programs include: business administration, elementary and secondary 
education, nursing, social work, and engineering.

From whom do students attending classes at USMH receive their degrees?

Participating students will be admitted to, taught by and will receive their degrees from the accredited University System of Maryland institution that provides their selected program.

Can I receive on-site advising?

Universities offering programs at USMH provide full- or part-time on-site counselors. Each participating university has a counseling office at the USMH center.

What library services are provided at USMH?

USMH students are able to search the online library catalog and have items delivered directly to USMH from any of the other USM libraries. There is a wide range of materials available through the University System of Maryland online catalog. USMH students can access any of their home school’s databases through the USMH Library’s computers. USMH students can use the library’s laser printer and copy machine free of charge for class-related functions. A librarian is on site to assist with questions during library hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

How do I apply?

To attend classes at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, you must apply for admission to one of our participating Maryland universities. The university to which you receive acceptance and enroll is considered your “home school.” You can apply online or pick up an application from one of our on-site advisors.

What computer facilities are available at USMH?

State-of-the-art computer labs are available in several locations. Students are provided with access to the Internet, online services and a variety of software programs. In addition, USMH students have free wireless network access throughout the facility.

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Students attending classes at USMH are eligible for the same financial aid and scholarships available to students attending the home institutions. In addition, there is scholarship money available specifically for students attending USMH.

Where do I park while attending classes at USMH?

The University District parking deck is conveniently located adjacent to the plaza entrance of the USMH building. The cost to park in the deck is $1.00/hour (up to one hour) - $8.00/day. Parking passes may be purchased from the City of Hagerstown for $60 per month. Parking in all downtown areas is free on Saturdays. There is metered parking, $.25/hour with a two-hour limit, on the street in the USMH area.