The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) offers an impressive array of accredited academic programs blending a time-honored curriculum with instruction in such fields as allied health, construction management technology, criminal justice, hospitality/tourism and professional golf management. With 38 undergraduate, 15 master’s and eight doctoral programs, UMES’ commitment to core values emphasizing arts and sciences form a foundation for instruction in agriculture, business, computer science, criminal justice, educator training and health care.Twenty-eight academic units boast peer-review accreditation.

UMES was founded in September 1886 by the Methodist Episcopal Church as a prep school and has evolved into a vibrant public research university with 200 full-time faculty members and nearly 4,300 students from three dozen nations. Its 1,120-acre footprint on the lower Eastern Shore includes a 385-acre farm adjoining a tidal creek that will be the focus of agriculture research.

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