UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


Within the University System of Maryland, the University of Maryland, Baltimore was the first school founded. The school began in 1807 as the College of Medicine of Maryland (Chapter 53, Acts of 1807). In 1812, it enlarged its professional curricula and changed its name to the University of Maryland (Chapter 159, Acts of 1812).

In 1856, the Maryland State College of Agriculture was founded, and in 1920 it merged with the Baltimore professional schools to form a new University of Maryland. Its Baltimore campus was the University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB) (Chapter 480, Acts of 1920).

Through the merger of campuses and components of the University of Maryland with those formerly under the Board of Trustees of the State Universities and Colleges, the University of Maryland System was created in 1988 (Chapter 246, Acts of 1988). At that time, the University of Maryland at Baltimore was made part of the University of Maryland System. In 1997, the University of Maryland at Baltimore was renamed the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the System became the University System of Maryland (Chapter 114, Acts of 1997).

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMAB) offers professional and graduate instruction. It includes the schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Complementing these schools at the Baltimore City campus are the University of Maryland Medical System, which includes the University of Maryland Hospital, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, R Adams Cawley Shock Trauma Center, and other research and public service centers.

DENTAL SCHOOL

Origins of the Dental School of the University of Maryland trace to 1840 when the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery was founded. The College later consolidated with the Maryland Dental College (founded in 1873), the Dental Department of the University of Maryland (founded in 1882), and the Dental Department of the Baltimore Medical College (founded in 1895).

SCHOOL OF LAW

515 West Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

655 West Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 1559

Established in 1807 as the College of Medicine of Maryland, the University of Maryland School of Medicine is the fifth oldest medical school in the nation (Chapter 53, Acts of 1807).

SCHOOL OF NURSING

655 West Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

The School of Nursing of the University of Maryland was founded in 1889.

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

20 North Pine St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

In 1840, the School of Pharmacy of the University of Maryland was founded as the Maryland College of Pharmacy.

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

525 West Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 1777

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