In 1807 the University of Maryland online, Baltimore was founded. It comprises some of the oldest professional schools of law, dentistry, pharmacy, social work, medicine and nursing in the United States. Dental school of this university was the first such school in the world. It was chartered by an act of the Maryland General Assembly, founded in 1840 as the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. In October 2006 the school moved to a new building which offers some of the newest facilities and technologies in the world for both education and patient care. The third-oldest law school in USA is the University of Maryland online Law School. It moved to a new building in 2002 and it is the only law school in the country with a famous author buried on its campus This school ranked 36th among law schools according to the 2008 edition of US News and World Report law school rankings and furthermore was ranked among the top 10 programs for health, environmental and clinical law. It takes about 225 full-time day students and about 50 evening students per year. The current dean Haddon was named one of 25 most influential people in legal education by the National Jurist in 2012.

University of Maryland Baltimore online

The University of Maryland online School of Medicine is the fifth oldest and the first public medical school in the United States. It offers a joint MD/Master of Public Health degree. The majority of the PhD granting programs that were previously department based were recognized to for the Graduate Program in Life Science in July 2005. It also houses the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences established in 1956. This program offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, that takes 3 years to complete and PhD in rehabilitation sciences. The program was ranked fifteenth in the nation in the 2010 edition of US News and World Report physical therapy school rankings. The School of Nursing of University of Maryland is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools in the United States. It is known for innovative educational programs addressing urgent healthcare needs nationally and internationally. This school pioneered the first nursing informatics program in the world and the nation’s first nursing health policy program. The University of Maryland online School of Nursing was ranked the seventh best nursing school in the 2008 edition of US News and World Report, according to the most recent nursing school rankings. To accelerate degree completion a variety of combined and flexible programs are offered. This includes the second Bachelor’s degree option and the RN to BSN online program. The School of Pharmacy is the four oldest school of pharmacy in the United States and was the first institution offering pharmacy in the state. It was founded in 1841 and according to the most recent pharmacy school rankings, it was ranked 17th among pharmacy schools in the 2012 edition of US News and World Report. A top program in social work education is the School of Social work which was ranked 18th among schools of social work in 2008.