UMT is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC, www.deac.org).
The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized
accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission was founded
in 1926 to promote good educational standards and ethical business practices
in distance learning institutions in the United States. In 1955, DEAC established
its independent nine-member Accrediting Commission, which shortly thereafter
gained the recognition from the U.S. Department of Education. In 2003, DEAC
gained the recognition of the Council for High Education Accreditation (CHEA).
UMT is an institutional member of Council
for Higher Education Accreditation (www.chea.org). CHEA is a
private, nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation
activities in the United States. CHEA is largest institutional
higher education membership organization in the United States
with approximately 4,000 accredited colleges and universities
and more than 60 participating national, regional, and specialized
UMT's Project Management degrees (Master of
Science in Management, Project Management; Master of Business
Administration, Project Management; Master of Science in Computer
Science and Information Technology, IT Project Management; Doctor
of Philosophy on Management) earned Specialized and Professional
Accreditation by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation
Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC, www.gacpm.org).
UMT is also a Global Registered Education
Provider of PMI (PMI, www.pmi.org). PMI is the leading international
nonprofit professional association in the area of Project Management.
UMT is authorized to operate an institution
of higher education, to enroll students, and to award associate's,
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees by the State Council
of Higher Education for Virginia (www.schev.edu).
UMT is approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services of U.S. Department of Homeland Security to accept F-1
visa international students to study at UMT’s campuses in the
The U.S. Department of State has approved
UMT as a designated sponsor for the Exchange Visitor Program,
which enables foreign students to study at UMT in the United
States on a J-1 visa.
UMT is approved by the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs to provide education and training to veterans
and active duty military personnel using the various GI Bill®
UMT has entered into Memoranda of Understanding
(MOUs) with certain organizations. In 2004, UMT and Defense Acquisition
University (DAU, www.dau.mil) entered into an MOU related to
acquisition management and project management programs. In 2006,
UMT and National Technical Information Service entered into an
MOU related to online degrees and certificates in project management
and acquisition management.
www.ed.gov - U.S. Department of Education
www.chea.org - Council on Higher Education Accreditation
www.deac.org - Distance Education Accrediting Commission
www.pmi.org - Project Management Institute (PMI)
www.dantes.doded.mil - Defense Activity for Nontraditional
Education Support (DANTES)
www.gibill.va.gov - G.I. Bill Programs
www.dau.mil - Defense Acquisition University (DAU)