2019-2020 Graduate and Professional Program Catalog (Updated Spring 2020) 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate and Professional Program Catalog (Updated Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Selected Student Services Available to Graduate Students

Office of the Registrar


The Office of the Registrar is the official University repository of academic records. The services listed below are representative, but not limited to those offered by the Registrar’s office.

  • Issuance of Transcripts
  • Enrollment Verifications
  • Withdrawal from the University
  • Graduation Audits
  • Credit by Examination
  • Coordination of Cooperative Programs
  • Change of Major
  • Degree Certification
  • Course Withdraw
  • Inter‐Institutional Enrollment

Contact Information:
Student Development Center
Suite 1120, 1st Floor

Phone: 410‐651‐6413 / 410‐651‐6414

Health Center


The Charles R. Drew Student Health Center assists students in maintaining their physical wellbeing by providing basic health care services such as treatment for acute conditions, immunizations and screenings.

All registered students, including graduate, transfer and international students, regardless of number of credit hours being taken, are required to provide a completed health history form and proof of up‐to‐date immunization status for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and tuberculosis (TB) prior to registering for and/or attending classes. Students living in campus housing must also meet the meningitis requirement.

Registration blocks will be placed on students who have not submitted the required documents. This will prevent students from registering for/or attending classes until the records are received and processed. To avoid delays, students should submit the records as soon as possible.

The deadlines for submission are: August 1 for the Fall semester and January 1 for the Spring semester.

Students who encounter difficulty obtaining documentation should contact the Student Health Center for assistance.

A University‐sponsored health insurance plan is available. Full‐time international students (undergraduate and graduate) are automatically enrolled in the insurance plan unless they opt out. To opt out of the University health insurance plan, students must sign the insurance waiver in the Student Health Center and present proof of current valid health insurance coverage. Waivers must be completed by September 7 in the Fall and by February 7 in the Spring. If no waiver is completed, the student’s account will be billed for insurance at the current rate.

Domestic graduate students (full or part‐time) are eligible for the plan but must enroll directly. Copies of the insurance brochure may be obtained from the Student Health Center or accessed online at http://njcservices.com/umes.htm Students with questions about using the insurance should contact the Health Center staff.

Contact Information:
Charles R. Drew Health Center
1 Backbone Road
Phone: 410‐651‐ 6597

Hours of Operation
Monday ‐ Friday
8:00 am ‐ 11:00 am (walk‐in)
1:00 pm ‐ 4:00 pm (by appointment)
For medical emergencies after these hours, students may seek assistance through Public Safety or Residence Life staff members.

University Counseling Services


Counseling Services serves the UMES enrolled students who seek assistance with developmental and mental‐health related concerns such as individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, psychiatric services, and referral services The Center also serves the broader campus community by offering a wide variety of programs in direct support of the University’s mission including workshops on improving study skills and communicating effectively. Counseling Services is composed of professional counselors and consulting psychiatrists who have years of experience working with college‐aged students. The staff provides a confidential atmosphere and a safe environment in which students may explore and resolve issues of concern.

All services are free of charge.

Contact Information:
Student Development Center
Second Floor, Suite 2260
Phone: 410‐651‐6449

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m.
For after hour emergencies, Counseling Services may be reached through the University Police at 410‐651‐3300.

Student Services Center


The Student Services Center (SSC) offers facilities and offices for registered student organizations at UMES. The SSC and the Office of Student Activities offer cultural, recreational and educational programs, events and activities for students, faculty and staff, as part of curricular program offerings. The Office also provides events management planning services for the University community. Programs and activities are designed for the education, development and enjoyment of all students. Lectures, movies, cultural forums, theatre arts, leadership development workshops, meetings, intramural sports and recreations are some of the many programs and activities sponsored in the Center and across the campus.

The Student Services Center is designed as a “one‐stop‐shop” for student needs. The building houses a variety of departments and services for students, including:

  1. the Office of Student Life and Enrollment Management;
  2. the Office of Campus Life;
  3. Career Services;
  4. Auxiliary Enterprises;
  5. the Student Government Association;
  6. International Student Programs;
  7. the campus post office;
  8. a bookstore;
  9. a game room with both billiards and a bowling center;
  10. a dining hall, a snack bar and lounges;
  11. a theatre and a ballroom;
  12. a resource center;
  13. an ATM (sponsored by the State Employees Credit Union of Maryland (SECU).);
  14. the Hawk Center.

Career Services Office


The Office of Career Services assists graduate and undergraduate students as well as alumni with all aspects of career development. The staff provides individualized career counseling. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of resumes, interviewing techniques and other job search strategies.

The Office maintains a computerized job listing of current employment, employment directories and lists of prospective employers and many other career related resources. Referrals and on‐campus interview services are also available to students and alumni registered with the Office. The Office also supplies information about internships, summer jobs and also programming for graduate/scholarship preparation and assistance.

The Office provides information about testing for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers (PRAXIS) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

All students are strongly encouraged to register with the Office prior to graduation in order to establish a Credential Portfolio file and to become eligible for the services provided by the Office.

The Career Services Office also administers the Cooperative Education program, which has opportunities for graduate students. Interested students should contact the Office for details.

Contact Information:
Student Service Center, Suite 2158
Phone Number: 410‐651‐6447

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities


The Office maintains a comprehensive support network for students with disabilities. The Office is available for assistance with:

  1. information and referral on vocational rehabilitation and other community agencies or available resources;
  2. pre‐admission and campus visits;
  3. specialized orientation to campus as needed;
  4. vocational counseling and career guidance referral;
  5. facilitating a positive work relationship between faculty, staff, and students with disabilities;
  6. information on classroom accommodations;
  7. advocacy.

Contact information:
Phone: 410‐651‐6461
Email: djoseph@umes.edu

Academic Support Services


Consult the Academic Support Services Office for assistance with writing skills.

Contact Information
Center For Access and Academic Success
Student Development Center, Suite 2200
Phone: 410‐651‐6457
Email: CAAS@umes.edu

Athletic Center

The William P. Hytche Athletic Center includes an Olympic‐size swimming pool, NCAA regulation indoor track, state‐of‐the‐art exercise and fitness center, racquetball courts, dance studio, multi‐sports arena, and academic classrooms.

Computing Resources


There are over sixteen computer departmental laboratories located in 10 buildings on campus. Additionally there is the Waters Hall Computing Center which has 5 computer laboratories, one of which is dedicated for graduate student use.

Contact Information:
Academic Computing Center, Waters Hall
Email: pataylor@umes.edu

Hours of Operation:
Monday‐Thursday from 8:00 am. to 11:45 pm
Fri. from 8:00 am. to 4:15 pm
Sat. from 8:00 am. to 4:15 pm
Sun. from 2:00pm to 9:45 pm