The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland's only public health, law, and human services university. Six professional schools and a Graduate School confer the majority of health care, human services, and law professional degrees in Maryland each year. UMB'S mission is to improve the human condition and serve the public good through education, research, clinical care, and service.
UMB is one of twelve institutions that make up the University System of Maryland (USM). USM is the state of Maryland’s public higher education system, with a mission to improve the quality of life for the people of Maryland by providing a comprehensive range of high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. USM and its Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation has launched USMx to help institutions leverage the affordances of online learning, and give students the flexibility to interact with content, faculty, and learning communities in the ways that best meet their needs.