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Free online courses from University of Maryland Global Campus

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) specializes in educating busy professionals like you. We are a public state university offering career-relevant, affordable education that fits your life. You can earn most degrees and certificates entirely online. At UMGC, you can build your professional value with each class you take. With classes taught by faculty with real-world experience, our programs focus on practical, applicable skills and knowledge that you can apply right away.

We continually strive to ensure that our academic programs, course delivery formats and students services meet the highest standards of excellence. UMGC is proud to collaborate with edX to expand our delivery of high-quality online courses for lifelong learners in Maryland and around the world. UMGC is an institution within the University System of Maryland (USMx) and is dedicated to the system mission of providing high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities.

Since 1947, UMGC has been dedicated to educating working adults around the world. With such a long, rich heritage, UMGC has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence by providing

  • Innovative, high-quality education developed in partnership with employers to address workforce needs and skill gaps
  • 90+ degrees, specializations, and certificates , many in high-demand fields such as business and management, cybersecurity, IT, healthcare and more
  • Online and hybrid classes and 140+ classroom and service locations throughout the world, including military installations
  • Student resources and services including dedicated advising, zero-cost textbooks for nearly all courses, 24-hour library services, tutoring and mentoring, career counseling, and special services for military and veteran students, including our Veterans Resource Center

UMGC is one of twelve institutions that make up the University System of Maryland (USM). USM is the state of Maryland’s public higher education system, with a mission to improve the quality of life for the people of Maryland by providing a comprehensive range of high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. USM and its Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation has launched USMx to help institutions leverage the affordances of online learning, and give students the flexibility to interact with content, faculty, and learning communities in the ways that best meet their needs.

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University of Maryland Global Campus MOOCs

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. University of Maryland Global Campus courses found below can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. Select a course to learn more.