The Science Academy enables working professionals to earn University of Maryland degrees while continuing to work full-time.
The Science Academy currently offers degree programs in:
- Bioinformatics & Computational Biology - Master of Professional Studies
- Data Science - Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate
- Machine Learning - Master of Professional Studies
- Quantum Computing - Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate
All programs offer high-quality, rigorous courses, taught by world-class faculty, designed to provide you with skills to be competitive in your field.
Not sure if the Machine Learning or Data Science program is better suited for you? Learn more about these programs.
Why Choose the University of Maryland?
Renowned Science, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty at a Top-Ranked Research University
Scores of University of Maryland programs earned accolades in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Schools lists, with 53 top-25 rankings in overall and specialty categories. Combined with the university-wide and undergraduate program rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Colleges, UMD has 70 schools, colleges, programs and specialties on the publication’s top 25 lists, which are widely used by prospective students when considering where to apply to school.
U.S. News ranks UMD's undergraduate computer science program at No. 16 and its graduate program at No. 17. The undergraduate artificial intelligence specialty ranks No. 16 and the graduate artificial intelligence specialty ranks No. 15. UMD also ranks No. 15 in Fortune's Best Master's in Data Science Programs in 2022.
Because of the university’s outstanding reputation, the Science Academy attracts high-quality instructors who are committed to teaching excellence.
The Science Academy is run by the university’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS). Science Academy programs are led by faculty members in CMNS and the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
The Science Academy draws on the university’s collective expertise to provide academic programs that are both rigorous and relevant. Instructors provide a challenging and engaging learning environment, emphasizing applied and experiential learning, preparing you to advance your career.