University of Maryland, Baltimore County or UMBC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This full accreditation was possible because of the quality services and education that the university offers. Reviews and rankings of the university include it being ranked no.2 by the Computing Research News on the aspect of the Information Technology programs awarded by U.S Universities.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s online program on Master of Science in Information Systems aims to make it possible for professionals to advance their career. The online program through its online classes provides a comprehensive program handled by campus-based research faculty where one could apply his or her learning in the future. Classes are 100% online which means that classroom attendance is not required. Online degrees and online courses are being handled by experts and students are given access to an online advisor that could be of guidance in any related online program concerns. This online program in Information Systems caters to different areas of study namely Database or Data Mining, Human-Centered Computing, Software Engineering, System Analysis and Design, and Application Domains.

Admissions in the university involve requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, minimum GPA, language requirements, and transcripts. Tuition for Fall 2010 is $777 per credit hour, $740 for Summer 2010 and Spring 2010. Financial aid is given to students in need of financial assistance. There are different scholarship programs that would definitely fit one’s need. These include Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program , Humanities Scholars Program, Linehan Artist Scholars Program, and Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars .