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University of Maryland Baltimore

About

History

  • The Maryland General Assembly chartered the College of Medicine in 1807; it is now the nation’s oldest public medical school.
  • In 1812, the Maryland General Assembly rechartered the College of Medicine as the University of Maryland and expanded its mission.
  • To promote and enhance research, scholarship, and advanced study, the Graduate School opened in 1918.

Education

The University offers the following degrees:

  • 6 professional practice doctorate
  • 14 research and scholarship doctorate
  • 23 master's
  • 3 bachelor's
  • 20 postbaccalaureate certificate
  • 6 postdoctoral certificate
  • 4 certificate of advanced study

Research

Research Centers:

  • Bio- and Nano-technology Center

    Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Organized Research Center
  • Center for Addiction Research, Education, and Service
  • Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology—BioMET
  • Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics
  • Center for Drug Safety
  • Center for Health and Homeland Security
  • Center for Health Outcomes Research
  • Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources
  • Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions
  • Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Center for Research on Aging
  • Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research
  • Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Center for Translational Medicine
  • Center for Vaccine Development
  • Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
201
2019
201
2018
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
257 -43
2019
214
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The USGA is a campuswide student government that represents all UMB students on campus.  It consists of Student Senators who are elected each year to represent the seven professional and graduate schools at monthly senate meetings (usually the second Wednesday of each month). The USGA Senate meetings are centered around issues and events that involve all UMB schools and their respective students.  

Housing services

Fayette Square is the perfect building if you're a UMB grad student who's looking for a safe and secure place to live that is in close proximity to the UMB campus. Filled with tons of study spaces for those late nights, as well as washer/dryers, fully furnished apartments, elevators, and even a gym. 

  • Close to campus: Live within three blocks of all academic buildings
  • Security: Security features include a 24/7 housing office, video-camera surveillance, a gated community at Fayette Square, and UMB police and security patrols
  • Utilities included: Housing fees include all basic utilities (water, sewer, electricity, HVAC, cable, internet/WiFi)
  • Priority parking

Library services

UMB's libraries offer information resources and services to help students, faculty, and staff excel. With a wealth of databases, tutorials, study spaces, journals, and outstanding book collections, the HS/HSL and the Thurgood Marshall Law Library are well worth your visit.

  • Health Sciences and Human Services Library
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Library

ICT services

The Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) is the central information technology organization for UMB. Our mission and focus is to treat UMB students, faculty, staff, colleagues, and co-workers as treasured customers. Excellence in service to the UMB community is our challenge and responsibility.

Medical services

Student Health Center:

  • Physicals 
  • Routine gynecological examinations, including Pap smears 
  • Pre-ops
  • Contraception/Family Planning Counseling. 
  • Acute and chronic health care visits
  • Sports medicine 
  • Treatment of minor injuries
  • Allergy shot administration 
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Mental health services
  • Referral to specialty care

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Baltimore, the campus consists of 71 acres with 6.5 million gross square feet of space in 62 buildings.

Sports facilities

  • Three floors of recreation and fitness opportunities.
  • Fitness center featuring more than 90 cardiovascular stations, circuit training, free weights, and more.
  • Strength and conditioning room for power-lifting and strength training.
  • Two group exercise studios, cycling studio, and multipurpose areas.
  • Gymnasium with two basketball courts, volleyball, badminton, and two racquetball/squash conversion courts.
  • Elevated walking and jogging track (10 laps = 1 mile).
  • A five-lane, 25-yard "infinity" pool with a zero-depth entry ramp and a hydrotherapy bench with water and air-propulsion jets in the sixth lane.

Student clubs

  • Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA)
  • Global Medical Brigades (GMB)
  • Indian Association
  • International Student Organization (ISO)
  • Jewish Student Association (JSA)
  • Muslim Student and Scholars Association (MSSA)
  • Project Jump Start (PJS)
  • United Students of African Descent (USAD)

Accreditation

UMB was first accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 1921. The most recent on-site evaluation was April 2016.  At its session on June 23, 2016 the Middle States Commission on Higher Education acted to reaffirm accreditation and to commend UMB for the quality of the self-study process and report.  The next mid-point peer review is scheduled for 2021.  The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2024-2025.

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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