Extended Studies


2250 Artemesia Building

Director, Programs & Marketing/Communication: Terrie Hruzd

Extended Studies 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, providing students with flexibility and convenience to make progress towards graduation. Summer Session includes Terp Young Scholars, a three-week pre-college experience that targets academically talented high school students. 

Undergraduate Programs include Freshmen Connection, Undergraduate Programs at the Universities at Shady Grove, and Undergraduate Programs at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland. Freshmen Connection serves spring-admitted freshmen who start earning UMD credits in the fall semester and get on track to graduate in four years. With Undergraduate Programs at Shady Grove and Southern Maryland, students in their final two years earn a UMD undergraduate degree in a convenient learning environment.

Professional and Continuing Education includes Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Continuing Education, and Executive Education Programs, and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Graduate Programs 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.