USG's fall 2020 operations have been modified to protect the health and safety of our campus community. All services are being provided remotely. Access to campus buildings is restricted, as most classes are online and on-campus instruction is limited to a small number of lab courses. 

Students, faculty and staff who will be on campus this semester for classes or essential operations are required to certify with their home campuses that they have completed a Covid-19 test within 14 days prior to their return to campus and that the test was negative. Anyone who is on campus is required to wear a mask at all times, consistent with CDC and Montgomery County guidelines. Visit the USG Onward web page for additional details.

Established in 2000, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) offers select degree programs from nine public Maryland universities on one convenient campus in Montgomery County.

Students apply directly to the university offering their chosen major, and on the application, they simply select USG as their preferred campus location. The professors, curriculum, and degree are provided by the home university (it does not say USG on your diploma!), but students at the USG campus benefit from small class sizes, increased scholarship opportunities, and an array of customized on-site services and student life - leading to a more personalized, cost-effective, and time-saving path to degree completion.

USG's innovative and pioneering partnership approach to higher education is designed to connect local college students to outstanding career opportunities, while providing regional employers with a highly educated, skilled workforce. Only the upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses are offered on the USG campus, fostering a supportive environment of students focused on completing their degrees and advancing their careers.


Everything You Need to Succeed on One Campus

In Demand Degrees

The 80+ programs at USG are offered through nine renowned Maryland public universities.

Convenient Location

USG’s location in Rockville enables local students to balance work and family life with academics.

Support Services

Student and academic services including internships, career advising, counseling, writing and study skills are all available on campus.


Students enrolled in programs at USG are eligible to receive scholarships from both their university AND from USG.

Small Classes

USG is the perfect option for students seeking a smaller, individualized classroom feel. The average class size is 30-35.

Fun Student Life

Students at USG are sure to find their niche with 50+ student organizations and fun events on campus.