PRINCESS ANNE, MARYLAND — University of Maryland Eastern Shore
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers an impressive array of accredited academic programs blending a time-honored curriculum with instruction in such contemporary fields as allied health, construction management technology, criminal justice, hospitality/tourism and professional golf management.
Fifteen miles from the Chesapeake Bay and 25 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, UMES is home to a multi-cultural student body drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives. Its focus as an 1890 land-grant institution is on teaching, research and outreach, emphasizing stewardship of the environment, land and sea.
UMES was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church as a prep school on Sept. 13, 1886 with nine students and three teachers. Today, it has evolved into a vibrant public research university with 200 full-time faculty members and nearly 4,400 students from three dozen nations. Its 1,138-acre footprint on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland includes a 385-acre farm adjoining a tidal creek that is used for agriculture research.
UMES’ 15th leader is Dr. Juliette B. Bell, a biochemistry educator-researcher who came to Princess Anne. Md. in July 2012 from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where she was chief academic officer.
The university offers 38 undergraduate, 16 master’s and eight doctoral programs, including its newest, a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering Technology. Together, they represent UMES’ commitment to core values emphasizing arts and sciences form a foundation for instruction in agriculture, business, computer science, criminal justice, educator training and health care professions. Twenty-eight academic units boast peer-review accreditation. read more