University of Maryland Eastern Shore emphasizes baccalaureate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, health professions, sciences, and teacher education. The University’s purpose and uniqueness are grounded in distinctive learning, discovery, and engagement opportunities in several fields. Maryland’s historically black, 1890 land-grant institution has its purpose and uniqueness grounded in distinctive learning, discovery and engagement opportunities in the arts and science, education, technology, engineering, agriculture, business and health professions. UMES is a student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate program, applied research and highly valued graduates. UMES provides individuals, including first-generation college students, access to a holistic learning environment that foster multicultural diversity, academic success, and intellectual and social growth. UMES prepares graduates to address challenges in a global, knowledge-based economy while maintaining its commitment to meeting the workforce and economic development needs of the Eastern Shore, the state, the nation and the world.