Four-Year Public Institutions
Morgan State University
Morgan State University is a public urban university offering a bachelor’s degree in more than 35 majors in arts and sciences, business management, education and urban studies, engineering, and science and mathematics. Students may earn a master’s degree in African-American studies, distance education, architecture, business administration, city and regional planning, economics, education, engineering, English, history, international studies, landscape architecture, mathematics, music, science, sociology, teaching and in transportation. The University also offers doctorates in history, math education, science education, urban educational leadership, management, and engineering. Curricula are designed to address regional demands for greater opportunities in higher education and to meet the educational needs of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland for professionals trained in a variety of disciplines.
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's College of Maryland, the state's public honors college, is committed to providing a liberal arts education of the same high quality found at prestigious private institutions but with the openness and affordability of a public college. St. Mary's fulfills its mission by offering to a diverse community of scholars a challenging academic program characterized by small classes, opportunities for independent research and study abroad, and faculty of the highest caliber. St. Mary's is committed to a campus that reflects the diversity of the world community and an education that is accessible. The learning experience at St. Mary's College is enhanced by its close-knit community, efficient use of technology, active student programming, and breath-taking waterfront location.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences was created by Congress via the Health Professions Revitalization Act of 1972. The shortage of military physicians at the close of the Vietnam conflict, which heralded the beginning of the "All Volunteer Force", was responsible for engendering the 1972 legislation; nonetheless, Congressman F. Edward Hebert envisioned the University to be much more than a recruitment vehicle for physicians. Rather, his vision was the establishment of the academic health center for the military. In addition to providing top quality military medical education and training programs, the school plays a significant role in medical research and consultation within and beyond the military community.
United States Naval Academy
Founded as the Naval School in 1845, the United States Naval Academy today is a four-year service academy which prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. The Academy is set on 338 acres between the south bank of the Severn River and historic downtown Annapolis. About 4,000 men and women represent every state in the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries. In addition to a core curriculum of academic and professional courses, majors re offered in 18 subject areas: eight in engineering; six in science, mathematics and computer science; and four in the humanities and social sciences. Bachelor of science degrees specifying a major field are awarded to midshipmen upon graduation. They are commissioned as ensigns in the U.S. Navy Reserve or second lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and will serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as naval officers.