University of Maryland – Eastern Shore (UMES) located on 1,100 acres (4.4515 km²) in Princess Anne, Maryland
University of Maryland – Eastern Shore is part of the University System of Maryland. UMES is a historically black university, as well as an 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant University. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
The university comprises five schools:
- School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences
- School of Arts and Professions
- School of Business and Technology
- School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
- School of Graduate Studies
Signature undergraduate programs are hotel and restaurant management, fashion merchandising, construction management, professional golf management (sanctioned by the PGA), aviation science, and teacher education. Business, criminal justice, and biology are the most popular majors. UMES also has a four-year engineering program.
UMES offers master’s degrees in applied computer science, criminology and criminal justice, food and agricultural science, rehabilitation counseling, marine and environmental science, and toxicology. UMES also offers a Master of Education (M.Ed) in career and technology education, special education, and counseling. A Master of Arts in teaching (MAT) in art education, agriculture, biology, business, chemistry, English, family and consumer sciences, math, music, social studies, or technology education is offered through the Department of Education. Beginning in fall 2013 UMES also offers a Master in Medical Science (MMS) in physician assistant studies.
UMES offers doctorates in food science and technology, marine and environmental sciences, toxicology, and organizational leadership. Other terminal degree programs include doctorates in physical therapy (DPT) and educational leadership (EDLD)– and starting in the fall of 2010, a doctor of pharmacy doctorate (Pharm.D.).