Extended Studies


0600 Service Building

Director, Programs & Marketing/Communication: Terrie Hruzd

Extended Studies (EXST) 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, Winter, and Undergraduate Programs, and Professional and Continuing Education.

Summer and Winter Sessions 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 in person or online. Summer Session offers flexibility to make progress towards graduation during three-week or six-week sessions. Summer Session includes Terp Young Scholars, a three-week pre-college experience that targets academically talented high school students. Winter Session offers convenience to keep learning during the first three weeks of January.

Undergraduate Programs include Freshmen Connection, Undergraduate Programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), and Undergraduate Programs at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM). Freshmen Connection serves spring-admitted freshmen who start earning UMD credits in the fall semester and get on track to graduate in four years. Undergraduate Programs at Shady Grove and Southern Maryland offer a variety of academic programs where students earn a UMD undergraduate degree (final two years) in a conducive learning environment.

Professional and Continuing Education includes Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Continuing Education, and Executive Education Programs, and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Graduate Programs offer graduate degrees and certificates that are crafted with expertise, innovation, and convenience to advance professional career goals. Post-Baccalaureate Programs prepare students for graduate or professional school training. 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 utilize UMD’s expertise to offer online programs that expand knowledge and career opportunities.