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About OES


Summer Session, Winter Session, Undergraduate Programs, and Professional Studies

The Office of Extended Studies (OES) partners with University of Maryland (UMD) academic units to provide administrative services for credit and non-credit initiatives that target a diverse range of students at the pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, and professional level. Programs include Summer Session, Winter Session, Undergraduate Programs, and Professional Studies.

Summer Session and Winter Session serve current and incoming UMD students, visiting students from other two- and four-year institutions, professionals, and lifelong learners. Both sessions offer courses that meet on campus or anywhere online. Summer Session offers flexibility to make progress towards graduation during six convenient sessions. Winter Session offers convenience to keep learning during three-weeks in January (between the end of fall and the beginning of spring semesters).

Undergraduate Programs include Freshmen Connection, Undergraduate Programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), and Pre-College Programs. Freshmen Connection serves spring-admitted freshmen who start UMD in the fall semester and get on track to graduate in four years by earning up to 17 credits toward their undergraduate degree. Undergraduate Programs at USG offers a variety of academic programs where students earn a UMD undergraduate degree (final two years) in a conducive learning environment with world class facilities. Pre-College Programs features Terp Young Scholars which targets academically talented high school students who learn to navigate the college experience during three weeks in July either on campus or online.

Professional Studies includes Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Continuing Education, and Executive Education Programs, and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Graduate Programs offer master's degrees and graduate certificates that are crafted with expertise, innovation, and convenience for professionals who want to advance their knowledge and career goals. Post-Baccalaureate Programs prepare students for professional schools, graduate programs, and professional achievement. Continuing Education Programs offer non-credit learning opportunities through UMD’s Open Learning Catalog. Executive Education Programs serve managers, business leaders, and executives with customized training programs. UMD MOOCs connects UMD’s expertise with online programs that expand knowledge and career opportunities. 

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