UMUC Awarded Multi-Year DOD Contract

UMUC is excited to announce that we will continue to educate U.S. military troops in the Middle East and Africa after being awarded a new 54-month contract by the U.S. Department of Defense.

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (9 Feb 2017) – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will continue educating U.S. military troops in the Middle East and Africa after being awarded a new 54-month contract by the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract calls for UMUC to offer undergraduate and graduate instruction at military installations across the region.

Faculty will teach at U.S. military installations in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt (Sinai), Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Students will have access to on- site and online courses, as well as testing services at National Test Centers, in order to achieve their academic goals while serving at overseas locations.

“UMUC continues to be the primary education service provider for U.S. military personnel deployed around the world,” said Gen. Lloyd “Milo” Miles (U.S. Army-Ret.), senior vice president for Global Military Operations at UMUC. “The awarding of this contract is clear affirmation of the dedication of our faculty and staff abroad and a university-wide commitment to those who serve and sacrifice to protect us.”

The new Middle East and Africa contract extends through academic year 2020-2021. UMUC also holds contracts to offer instruction in Europe through 2023 and in Asia through 2022.

UMUC, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, first began sending faculty overseas in 1949 and has continuously served the higher education needs of active duty military and their families since.

“No other university in the country has had a longer, continuous relationship with the military,” said Javier Miyares, president of UMUC. “As I have often said with great pride, serving the military is in our DNA.”

In addition to undergraduate liberal arts programs, active duty military personnel and eligible civilians for the first time can take classes and earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the naval base in Bahrain.

About University of Maryland University College

At University of Maryland University College (UMUC), we believe our military servicemembers, veterans, and their families deserve the opportunity to earn a respected associate’s, bachelor's, or master's degree that builds on their experience and prepares them for the next step in their careers and their lives. To make it possible, we offer on-site and online courses, in-demand degrees to prepare you for today's job market, and the reputation of a public state university.

Proud to have served our military for 71 years, we serve more than 50,000 active-duty servicemembers, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and their family members on U.S. military installations in 20+ countries and across the nation.

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