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UMUC Wins $250M to Educate Military Personnel Overseas

university of marlyandThe Pentagon has awarded the University of Maryland University College a contract renewal worth more than $250 million to continue educating military personnel and their families based in Europe.

UMUC has provided higher education programs for U.S. troops overseas since 1949 and it will extend services through the 2022-2023 academic year under the new contract, the state university said Monday.

Both active duty military and Defense Department civillian personnel can receive undergraduate education in liberal arts or graduate degrees in cybersecurity, business administration, social service and homeland security.

Under the new agreement, UMUC will oversee national test centers across Europe that facilitate exams intended to help service members qualify for professional certifications.

UMUC will deploy faculty staff at U.S. military bases in countries such as Italy, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the U.K.

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