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Master of Arts in Publications Design at the Universities at Shady Grove

You don't have to come to Baltimore for a UB degree.

Interested in knowing more about UB at USG?

Contact  Toyette Sullivan  at 301.738.6352, or register to attend an upcoming information session.

You can earn the University of Baltimore’s M.A. in Publications Design degree at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland.

USG is a partnership of nine University System of Maryland universities, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs from across the state at its campus in Montgomery County.

As a UB student attending USG, you will pay the same tuition and have the same financial aid opportunities as does any other UB student (you may pay differing fees based on your home campus). Your classes at USG will be taught by UB faculty, and you’ll graduate with a UB degree.

Upcoming Events at USG

Your UB at USG education is now even more affordable.

UB is now offering in-state tuition to graduate students in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia (Arlington, Loudon, Fairfax and Prince William counties and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park).

This tuition discount applies to programs at USG, where you pay the same tuition and have the same financial aid opportunities as does any other UB student.

Why choose the Universities at Shady Grove?

USG is located along Montgomery County's I-270 "high-tech" corridor, concentrated in the biotech industry but highly diversified with advanced professional, research and tech services at its core. When you graduate, you’ll be poised to make your mark as a writer, editor or designer in the many industries based in this expanding economic region—from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies to marketing firms, and much more.

How does the program work?

  • Classes are offered in a convenient weekend format.
  • Based on an evaluation of your academic background and admission portfolio, you may be required to take one or all of three foundation courses: Introduction to Web Development, Introduction to Graphic Design Principles and Workshop in Written Communication.
  • The 36-credit program requires seven core courses, one advanced writing course and four electives.
  • As part of your core requirements, you’ll take a course dedicated specifically to developing a portfolio.