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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:
Saturday, November 16th; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 28th; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Register to attend for free here.
Please be aware that this event has a set agenda. Drop-ins are not advised.

Program Directors:

Dr. Janice Hoffman

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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.

Community 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 Community 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 community 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 community 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
Lisa Steele

Liberal Studies/Business
Tammy Shockey

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

Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)! The purpose of this message is to highlight the extraordinary business and managerial career opportunities available in the hospitality and tourism industry to you as a UMES graduate, and invite you to join us.

Graduates of the HTM program are employed in regional and national positions with major industry employers. You will recognize some of these names as Marriott Hotels, Maryland Live Casino, Red Lobster Restaurants, Sodexho Contract Services, Princess Cruises, Hyatt Hotels, T.G.I. Friday’s Restaurants, and Aramark Contract Services. At graduation, HTM graduates enjoy multiple job offers from these companies and other high profile national and international leaders like the Walt Disney Company, Enterprise Auto Leasing, MGM Grand, Kimpton and Gaylord Hotels.

What will it be like at USMH while preparing for that great career opportunity? The HTM program is expected to begin at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) in Fall of 2019.  All required culinary arts and hospitality courses at the lower division level, plus all upper division courses required for the degree, will be taken in USMH’s new state-of-the-art Hospitality Center.  Study can be pursued either part-time or full-time. 

UMES presents the complete package for a lucrative and satisfying hospitality management career, which is available at no other university in the University System of Maryland. The program prepares students to enter middle management positions in lodging, restaurant, travel, attractions, meeting/convention services, and food service. 

To be considered for admission to the HTM program at USMH, a student should have attended an accredited institution of higher education and earned 54 or more credit hours, or earned a degree from a community college with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all previous work.  Students will be expected to have completed their general education requirements, and several business courses as part of these credits.  Upon entering the HTM program, they will complete a combination of lower division culinary arts and hospitality courses and all of their upper division major courses at USMH. 

Hospitality and Tourism Management: 120 Credits

  • UMES 40 credits of Gen Ed.: all or most will be satisfied at a community college
  • UMES 62 credits of HTM major courses: all 62 must be taken at USMH
  • UMES 3 credits of Supportive requirements: likely satisfied at a community college
  • UMES 15 credits of Electives: all likely satisfied at a community college

Therefore, a student transferring with 54 – 60 credits from a community college will need to take 62 credits from UMES for the major plus 0-6 credits of additional general education credits.

For more information about the University of Maryland Eastern Shore or to apply please visit:

Program Directors:

Dr. Julie Bellemare


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