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University of the District of Columbia

Washington, D. C., Washington, D.C., United States
The only public university in the nation’s capital and the only urban land-grant university in the United States, The University of the District of Columbia is committed to a broad mission of education, research and community service.

Master's Programmes

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



The University of the District of Columbia is historic and modern, all at the same time. Public higher education in the District originated in 1851 when Myrtilla Miner founded a “school for colored girls” in Washington, DC. In 1879, Miner Normal School joined the DC public school system. Similarly, Washington Normal School was established in 1873, as a school for white girls. 


UDC’s General Education Program is rooted in both the classical ideals of undergraduate liberal education and UDC’s unique history, mission, and student population. It gives students a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, helping them develop the intellectual tools they need to excel in any endeavor they pursue. It exposes students to the wisdom and perspective of a variety of disciplines, and it builds fundamental skills that they will be able to use no matter what their ultimate major or career. In a rapidly-changing, increasingly complex world in which our graduates may change careers multiple times, a strong general education is needed more than ever.


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 University of the District of Columbia offers career services such as Career Counseling, On and Off Campus Career Events and Career Assessments.

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Student services

he 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

University of the District of Columbia offers both on campus and off campus housing. All students who seek to live in University student housing must have all immunization records updated with University Health Services. Students will only be allowed to move into Housing once cleared by University Health Services.

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

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.

It was quite an interesting experience.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am glad and fortunate enough to study in this University.

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