UMT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance
Education and Training Council (DETC, www.detc.org).
The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed
by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
The Distance Education and Training Council was founded in 1926 to promote good
educational standards and ethical business practices in distance learning institutions
in the United States. In 1955, DETC established its independent nine-member Accrediting
Commission, which shortly thereafter gained the recognition from the U.S. Department
of Education. In 2003, DETC gained the recognition of the Council for High Education
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 accrediting organizations.
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,
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 United States.
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 affiliated with the Department of Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education
Support (DANTES, www.dantes.doded.mil)
and is listed in their catalog of Nationally Accredited Distance Learning Programs.
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 G.I.
Bill programs (www.gibill.va.gov).
UMT is a strategic partner of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU,
UMT is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC,
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