|About||The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public teaching & research institution that nurtures & launches leaders.|
Maryland's historically black, 1890 land-grant institution has its purpose and uniqueness grounded in distinctive learning, discovery and engagement opportunities in the arts and science, education, technology, engineering, agriculture, business and health professions.
A student-centered, doctoral research, degree-granting university, UMES is known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate program, applied research and highly valued graduates. UMES provides individuals, including first-generation college students, access to a holistic learning environment that foster multicultural diversity, academic success, and intellectual and social growth.
UMES prepares graduates to address challenges in a global, knowledge-based economy while maintaining its commitment to meeting the workforce and economic development needs of the Eastern Shore, the state, the nation and the world.
UMES offers an impressive array of accredited degree programs that blend a time-honored curriculum with instruction in such contemporary fields as allied health, aviation science, construction management, criminal justice, engineering, hospitality and tourism management.
A short drive from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, UMES is known for its multi-cultural student body drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives. As a land-grant institution founded in 1886, the university's focus is teaching, research and outreach -- emphasizing stewardship of the environment, land and sea.
Among graduate degree programs are doctorates offered in educational leadership, food science and technology, marine-estuarine environmental science, organizational leadership, pharmacy, physical therapy and toxicology.
|Awards||Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Founded||Sept. 13, 1886|
|Products||UMES offers college-level instruction at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels. It also is home to the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland's agriculture extension program.|