The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a historically Black, land-grant institution. UMES offers bachelor’s degrees in 37 disciplines, spanning physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, education, mathematics, information technology, humanities, and golf management. Cybersecurity and pharmaceutical sciences are among the 15 master’s degree programs in UMES’ graduate school, which also offers two post-baccalaureate certificates and eight doctoral degrees.
UMES provides individuals, including first generation college students, access to a holistic learning environment that fosters multicultural diversity, academic success, and intellectual and social growth. UMES has been recognized for its focus on developing programs to serve critical workforce needs, especially in the health professions. According to the National Science Foundation, 60% of the degrees awarded at UMES are in high-demand STEM fields.