Master of Distance Education (MDE)

Who awards the MDE degree?

Your degree is a Master of Distance Education & E-learning (MDE), which will be awarded by the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

Institutional accreditation

UMUC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in Philadelphia, one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Program accreditation

The MDE program is further accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development-Technology-Enhanced Learning (Externer Link EFMD CEL), Swiss Centre for Innovations in Learning, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

For further details see the Externer Link UMUC websites.

Program awards

The MDE is also an award-winning program.The program has won the Program of Excellence within the Distance Education Community of Practice award from the Externer Link UCEA and the Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program award from the Externer Link Sloan Consortium.

Learn more about UMUC and MDE awards.