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University System of Maryland Hagerstown

Participating Universities

The University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park, is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a mandate to become nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in research and the advancement of knowledge, College Park serves as the primary statewide center for graduate education and research.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at College Park is one of the best engineering graduate schools in the nation (according to US News & World Report magazine). Students can earn a master of engineering degree or graduate certificate in engineering through courses offered at USMH.

You can learn more about the graduate engineering programs available at USMH at

Towson University

Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation’s best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields.

Towson’s department of nursing offers two tracks to obtain a bachelor’s degree: a basic program for students who are not yet licensed to practice as an RN, and an RN completion program for registered nurses who are graduates of either community colleges or hospital diploma programs.

The nursing degree, master of science program is designed to prepare graduates to assume key roles in the delivery of health care to individuals and families within a community-based nursing practice. Options are available in education or administrative roles or advanced clinician.

The university’s nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Department of Nursing holds memberships in the following organizations:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing
  • Council on Collegiate Education in Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board

You can visit Towson’s website at at

Program Directors:

Dr. Bonnie Fuller


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Salisbury University

Salisbury University (SU) is a premier comprehensive Maryland public university, offering excellent, affordable education in undergraduate liberal arts, sciences, pre-professional and professional programs, including education, nursing, social work, and business, and a limited number of applied graduate programs. Our highest purpose is to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and core values that contribute to active citizenship, gainful employment, and lifelong learning in a democratic society and interdependent world.

SU offers its bachelor of arts in social work and master of social work programs at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH). These satellite programs are “blended,” meaning they use the latest technology, including face-to-face classroom instruction, fully interactive live video and online instruction from SU’s full-time faculty. This unique program allows students to complete all components of the degree in Hagerstown. The programs are designed with the working student in mind with courses scheduled in the evening and during the summer term.

All of SU’s undergraduate and graduate social work programs are fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, a must for earning licensure. You can visit Salisbury’s homepage at

Program Directors:

Anne Chillingworth-Shaffer

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University of Maryland University College

UMUC education offers many advantages not found at other institutions. Offering maximum convenience, flexibility, and a broad array of course selections, it’s no wonder UMUC is the educational choice for adult students worldwide.

As a globally focused university serving more than 90,000 students worldwide, UMUC offers an unparalleled breadth of programs, each tailored to meet the needs of the marketplace. Whatever your field of interest, you’re sure to find the program that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career.

UMUC’s programs are designed to provide you with in-demand skills and expertise. The curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest information, concepts, and practices in a variety of fields, so you’ll be armed with the education and skills you need to advance. You can visit UMUC’s website at

Program Directors:

UMUC Student Services

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Frostburg State University

Founded in 1898, Frostburg State University is a comprehensive, regional university. It is the only four-year institution of the University System of Maryland (USM) west of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, thereby serving as the premier educational and cultural center for western Maryland.

Frostburg State University is distinguished by an excellent, diverse faculty, dedicated staff, and service to the communities of western Maryland. The primary program emphasis at the University is high-quality, affordable education.

The University acknowledges its responsibility to enrich the educational opportunities for students throughout the State and to provide programs and services responsive to the cultural, community service, and economic development needs of the region.

Through USM, Frostburg offers upper-division courses leading to selected undergraduate and graduate degrees. You can visit Frostburg’s website at or, to see what Frostburg has available at USMH, visit

Program Directors:

Cameron Dennison

Liberal Studies
Dr. Mark Gallagher

Dr. Marty Mattare

Dr. Christopher Masciocchi

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Coppin State University

Founded in 1900, Coppin State University is a model urban, residential liberal arts university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore. An HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), Coppin has a culturally rich history as an institution providing quality educational programs and community outreach services. Coppin offers 53 majors and nine graduate-degree programs. A fully accredited institution, Coppin serves Baltimore residents as well as students from around the world, with flexible course schedules that include convenient day, evening, and weekend classes and distance learning courses.

Learn more about Coppin State University at Hagerstown.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Maryland Eastern Shore is bringing their Hospitality & Tourism Management bachelor's program to USMH - Coming Spring 2018

Program Directors:

Tiffany Ahalt


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