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General FAQs
What is UMUC?
University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a proud part of the University System of Maryland, is a recognized pioneer and global leader in online higher education. We offer members of the U.S. military and adult learners worldwide a convenient and affordable education powered by the resources of an acclaimed state university.
Where is UMUC located?
UMUC is a “virtual university” — meaning that our higher education programming is online, and accessible to students everywhere on a flexible schedule that fits their lives. While our main office is located in Adelphi, Maryland, we also have 20+ on-site locations in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas. We also have divisions in Asia and Europe.
How big is UMUC?
UMUC is the largest public university in the United States, educating more than 95,000 students across the country. With divisions in Asia and Europe and a presence in military installations in more than 25 countries and territories, UMUC is also a leading provider of education services to the U.S. military.
What positions are you currently recruiting for?
For a complete list of current career opportunities at UMUC, please visit our Job Search page.
What are the benefits at UMUC?
To view the benefits offered at UMUC, please visit our Benefits page.
Faculty FAQs
What qualifications are required to teach at UMUC?
Candidates must have a master’s degree, and most positions require a terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., DBA, J.D.) from a regionally accredited institution. Exceptions to the terminal degree are based on professional, industry and/or teaching experience.
What are the benefits of teaching at UMUC?

UMUC isn’t just a great place to learn — it’s a great place to work. Our faculty members enjoy a flexible schedule that fits into their professional lives, a comprehensive benefits package, and the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals from diverse backgrounds (ranging from academia to military officers and corporate executives) in bringing real-world experience to our classrooms and curriculum.

Teaching highly motivated, working adult students, our faculty members have the freedom to work online from most locations in the world for a global leader in quality distance education — or on-site at one of more than 100 classroom locations, both within the United States and abroad. Some classes even utilize a hybrid format, leveraging both formats to offer the best of both worlds. In all cases, teaching at UMUC means the opportunity to work with the most advanced proprietary web teaching software while enjoying comprehensive faculty training and support.
What faculty positions are you currently recruiting for?
For a complete list of current career opportunities at UMUC, please visit our Job Search page.
What’s the average number of students per class in a typical undergraduate or graduate program?
UMUC offers small class sizes, with an average of 25-35 students.
Who is the typical UMUC student?
Many UMUC students have years of workplace or military experience, and together they represent a complete spectrum of diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, life experience, and professional and educational backgrounds. They’re motivated by a common desire to acquire the education, insight and knowledge to build a better future — and share the challenges of limited time and the demands of jobs and family.
What degrees, certificates and courses does UMUC offer?
UMUC proudly teaches cutting-edge curricula designed to prepare our students for advancement in the workforce. For a complete list of our current offerings – which include more than 95 career-relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree and certificate programs – please visit our Academic Programs page.
Does UMUC sponsor Visas?
At this time, UMUC does not offer visa support for faculty.
What’s the difference between adjunct/part-time and collegiate 12-month/full-time teaching positions?
The workload for Adjunct Faculty (which includes Adjunct Instructors, Adjunct Assistant Professors, Adjunct Associate Professors, and Adjunct Professors) may not exceed 18 semester hours per academic year. Collegiate 12-month/full-time faculty teach either online or on-site, and are eligible for our generous benefits package.