University of Maryland--Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers a diverse array of accredited academic programs blending a time-honored curriculum with instruction in contemporary fields such as allied health, construction management technology, criminal justice, hospitality/tourism and professional golf management.Fifteen miles from the Chesapeake Bay and 25 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, UMES' attracts a multi-cultural student body from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives. As an 1890 land-grant institution, its focus is on teaching, research and outreach - with an emphasis on stewardship of the environment, land and sea.UMES was founded in September 1886 by the Methodist Episcopal Church as a prep school with three teachers and nine students. Today, it is a vibrant, 1,138-acre doctoral research university with 170 full-time faculty members and 4,000-plus students, two-thirds of whom are African-American. With 38 undergraduate, 15 master's and eight doctoral programs, UMES' commitment to core values that emphasize arts and sciences form the foundation for instruction in agriculture, business, computer science, criminal justice, educator training and health care professions. Twenty-seven academic units have peer-review accreditation.Among UMES' signature undergraduate programs are construction management technology, hospitality-tourism management, engineering and aviation science. The university is the lone historically black institution accredited by the PGA of America to offer a unique bachelor's degree program in which recipients not only play golf at a highly skilled level, but also are prepared for a broad spectrum of careers across the multi-billion dollar golf industry.Researchers and their students are engaged in identifying effective uses domestically for unmanned aircraft - commonly known as drones - with a focus on environmental monitoring and demonstrating how farming can be more efficient through precision agriculture techniques in the use of nutrients and irrigation.UMES is a leader nationally among public historically black institutions for its "green" approach to utilizing, teaching and researching alternative energy strategies.Graduate offerings include master's degrees in applied computer science, criminology and criminal justice, cybersecurity, food and agricultural sciences, marine-estuarine-environmental sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, quantitative fisheries and resource economics, rehabilitation counseling, and toxicology.Doctorates are awarded in the fields of food science and technology, marine-estuarine-environmental sciences, organizational and educational leadership, toxicology, pharmacy - practice and research, and physical therapy.UMES consistently has the highest graduation rate of student-athletes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. A MEAC charter member, UMES has amassed 28 conference championships and seven national championships - the most of any Division 1 historically black institution.Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, UMES' low student-faculty ratio, funded research, a tradition of inclusiveness and its membership in the University System of Maryland make it an engine of growth and economic development.

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Public, Coed 1886 N/A Semester N/A J.T. Williams Hall, Room 2106, Princess Anne, MD 21853 (410) 651-2200
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Maryland Princess Anne 484