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University System of Maryland Hagerstown

Participating Universities

Towson University

Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation’s best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields.

Towson’s department of nursing offers two tracks to obtain a bachelor’s degree: a basic program for students who are not yet licensed to practice as an RN, and an RN completion program for registered nurses who are graduates of either community colleges or hospital diploma programs.

The nursing degree, master of science program is designed to prepare graduates to assume key roles in the delivery of health care to individuals and families within a community-based nursing practice. Options are available in education or administrative roles or advanced clinician.

The university’s nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Department of Nursing holds memberships in the following organizations:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing
  • Council on Collegiate Education in Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board

You can visit Towson’s website at at

Upcoming Towson University Nursing Program Open Houses at USMH:

Program Directors:

Dr. Kathy Ogle

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Salisbury University

Salisbury University (SU) is a premier comprehensive Maryland public university, offering excellent, affordable education in undergraduate liberal arts, sciences, pre-professional and professional programs, including education, nursing, social work, and business, and a limited number of applied graduate programs. Our highest purpose is to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and core values that contribute to active citizenship, gainful employment, and lifelong learning in a democratic society and interdependent world.

Social Work
SU offers its bachelor of arts in social work and master of social work programs at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH). These satellite programs are “blended,” meaning they use the latest technology, including face-to-face classroom instruction, fully interactive live video and online instruction from SU’s full-time faculty. This unique program allows students to complete all components of the degree in Hagerstown. The programs are designed with the working student in mind with courses scheduled in the evening and during the summer term.

All of SU’s undergraduate and graduate social work programs are fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, a must for earning licensure.

Public Health
Looking for a career that would allow you to be part of the current response and help others in a variety of settings? The Public Health program from Salisbury University at USMH prepares students to become certified Community Health Education Specialists (CHES). Watch this video to learn more about a career as a Community Health Education Specialist. The possibilities are endless!

We are now a CEPH accredited program!

Graduates of the public health program become employed in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofit organizations and healthcare. Graduates are also prepared to continue their education as graduate students of diverse disciplines, including public health, health education, business administration, public relations, occupational therapy, curriculum and instruction, psychology and social work. Health educators plan, implement and evaluate programs based on assessed needs of their target populations.

The public health program prepares students to work with individuals, groups and families in a variety of settings, including health behavior organizations and wellness centers. With our program as your core, you could become one of the following:

  • Drug Counselor
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Recreation Coach
  • Volunteer Services Coordinator
  • Youth Program Specialist

For more information, please visit

Program Directors:

Social Work (BSW)
Patrick Burke

Social Work (MSW)
Anne Chillingworth-Shaffer

Community Health
Ashley Petrolino

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University of Maryland Global Campus

UMGC education offers many advantages not found at other institutions. Offering maximum convenience, flexibility, and a broad array of course selections, it’s no wonder UMGC is the educational choice for adult students worldwide.

As a globally focused university serving more than 90,000 students worldwide, UMGC offers an unparalleled breadth of programs, each tailored to meet the needs of the marketplace. Whatever your field of interest, you’re sure to find the program that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career.

UMGC’s programs are designed to provide you with in-demand skills and expertise. The curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest information, concepts, and practices in a variety of fields, so you’ll be armed with the education and skills you need to advance. You can visit UMGC’s website here.

Program Directors:

UMGC Student Services

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Frostburg State University

Founded in 1898, Frostburg State University is a comprehensive, regional university. It is the only four-year institution of the University System of Maryland (USM) west of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, thereby serving as the premier educational and cultural center for western Maryland.

Frostburg State University is distinguished by an excellent, diverse faculty, dedicated staff, and service to the communities of western Maryland. The primary program emphasis at the University is high-quality, affordable education.

The University acknowledges its responsibility to enrich the educational opportunities for students throughout the State and to provide programs and services responsive to the cultural, community service, and economic development needs of the region.

Through USM, Frostburg offers upper-division courses leading to selected undergraduate and graduate degrees. You can visit Frostburg’s website at or, to see what Frostburg has available at USMH, visit

Program Directors:

Kathy Griemsmann

Liberal Studies
Linda Steele

Dr. Marty Mattare

Dr. Christopher Masciocchi

Physician Assistant
Vichuda Wachs

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Program Overview

University: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Program Level: Undergraduate

Degree: Bachelor's Degree

Department: Business/Management

Apply today to receive $1,000 toward your tuition!

Exciting careers await with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)!

Your choices are "limited" to every vacation spot imaginable!

  • Hotels
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Restaurants
  • Catering
  • Casinos
  • Cruise Lines
  • Spas
  • Sport Venues
  • Country Clubs
  • Historical Sites
  • Theme Parks
  • Tourism destinations worldwide!

You could join the hospitality or tourism industries as an operations manager, sales manager, event planner, human resources manager, accounting manager, business account representative, tour operator, tour guide, destination sales manager, visitor center manager, or one of the many other opportunities.

Graduates are sought after by employers such as Mariott Hotels, Walt Disney Company, Maryland Live Casino, Sodexho Contratct Services, Princess Cruises, Hyatt Hotels, T.G.I. Friday's Restaurants, Aramark, MGM Grand, Hilton, Gaylord Hotels, and so many more.

Classes are taught in person at our new, state-of-the-art facility, conveniently located in downtown Hagerstown. Expert faculty ensures an education leading to success.

Courses are currently being conducted live following Maryland Health and CDC guidelines and also offered virtually allowing you to take classes from the safety of your home or wherever you are.

For more information about the University of Maryland Eastern Shore or to apply, please visit the UMES HTM website.

Program Directors:

Dr. Pamela Allison
(410) 651-6567


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