University of the District of Columbia

UDC extends beyond its campus footprint, offering easy access to world-famous monuments, political intrigue and cultural attractions everywhere you look. An education here opens doors to opportunities that can only be found in the nation’s capital.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



UDC is historic and modern, all at the same time. Public higher education in the District is rooted in the school for “colored girls” that Myrtilla Miner founded in 1851 in Washington, D.C., which came to be called the Miner Normal School. 


UDC offers over 81 degree programs encompassing a wide range of education levels and interests.


The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the centralized unit charged with the coordination of research and sponsored programs activities on a campus-wide basis. The Office provides leadership, information, services, and support to the university community: faculty, research associates, students, and staff in the acquisition and administration of externally funded projects in furtherance of the instruction, research, and public service mission of the University.


The Office of Career Services’ mission is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni for career success through career planning, career readiness, and career opportunities services in partnership with employers/recruiters and faculty and staff to empower them to become transformative leaders in the workforce, government, nonprofit sectors and beyond.

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Student services

The Office of the Chief Student Development and Success Officer is responsible for the overall administration of programs and services in the Division of Student Affairs. The Chief Student and Development and Success Officer serves on the President’s cabinet and is chief advocate for promoting the general benefit and welfare of students. 

Housing services

In order to assist new, returning, and transfer students with their off-campus housing needs, UDC provides Off-Campus Housing Services. The mission of Off-Campus Housing Services is to acclimate students to the campus, the larger Van Ness community, Washington, D.C. at large. Specifically, these services are designed to support all students in making well-informed decisions when acquiring housing in and around the Washington, DC area and connect them to campus and community resources.

Library services

The mission of the Learning Resources Division of the University of the District of Columbia is to provide efficient support services to students, faculty and staff. In advancing its mission, the Division maintains cooperative programs with District of Columbia institutions for the exchange of materials and services to augment its support of learning and administrative activities.

Medical services

The purpose of University Health Services (UHS) at the University of the District of Columbia is to ensure a healthy campus environment and to promote the individual health and wellness of all members of the University community. UHS is committed to providing caring, quality, confidential services to the University community, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Student Life

Campus life

At UDC, the entire city is our campus. From community college to workforce development programs to the extension services, and more, we are active in every ward, educating and enriching the lives of students.

Sports facilities

University Health Services at the University of the District of Columbia introduces the university’s health and wellness initiative Get Up and Move! The initiative offers a combination of physical activity, disease prevention workshops, health promotion programs and learning about healthy lifestyles in a fun, interactive way. Students have the opportunity to learn about nutrition and engage in activities that improve their physical fitness, mental health and overall well-being. Each program is designed to encourage healthier living for the university community. 

Student clubs

University of the District of Columbia has a good number of Student Clubs and Organizations, designed for all the diverse students on their campus. 


The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Student Reviews

Una experiencia inolvidable
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

La calidad de la enseñanza es buena, lo mismo que el nivel del profesorado. Mi experiencia en general fue buena. Mejoraría con más practicas sobre el terreno

An integrated version of me
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of the Incarnate Word campus Ciudad de México has extraordinary professors, very well prepared, they push you to the best version of you and give to you the best tools to be a professional with a strategic mind, that take risks and take into light your projects, but also makes you a humble person that need to take into account other people.

My Experience at UDC
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have great professors that are all licensed architects and even though the course load was sometimes challenging it was great because I like challenges and I believe they make us better.

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

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