Three UMUC Graduate Programs Accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center

UMUC joins a select list of higher education institutions worldwide to receive this accreditation

By Kerry O’Neill ( |   December 14, 2009

ADELPHI, MD (Dec. 14, 2009)— University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that three of its programs in the Graduate School of Management and Technology have been accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). UMUC joins a list of fewer than 30 institutions of higher education worldwide to receive this accreditation.

The three programs include the university’s Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science in Technology Management and Master of Science in Management. Each program offers a project management specialization designed to serve managers and other professionals who wish to acquire, enhance and certify their knowledge and skills in designing, integrating, developing and managing projects.

“UMUC is pleased and proud to receive this prestigious accreditation from the Global Accreditation Center for our graduate specializations in project management,” said Michael S. Frank, vice provost and dean of UMUC’s Graduate School of Management and Technology. “This accreditation recognizes our commitment to project management excellence, and demonstrates the quality and rigor of our programs.”

The accreditation resulted from a self-study conducted by faculty and staff at UMUC, followed by a site visit from GAC representatives in August 2009. The accreditation will remain in effect for a period of seven years, beginning December 1, 2009.