Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)

Introduction

About the school

Universidad Metropolitana is a private post-secondary educational institution and a member of the Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS), a non-profit organization.

History

Six decades ago, three distinguished educators, Ana G. Méndez, Florencio Pagán Cruz, and Alfredo Muñiz Souffront recognized the need for new approaches in education to keep pace with social and economic changes in Puerto Rico. In 1949, they laid the groundwork for the creation of modern, flexible institutions of higher education. The first of three such institutions, Puerto Rico Junior College, opened its doors in 1949. It started with a campus in Río Piedras, and in 1959 moved to new facilities in Cupey.

In 1969, the founders organized the Ana G. Méndez Educational Foundation (AGMEF) in order to extend their twenty years of experience in higher education to a broader population. As part of this ongoing development, the Colegio Universitario Metropolitano was established in the Cupey campus in 1980, and became Universidad Metropolitana in 1985.

Mission

Universidad Metropolitana’s mission is to provide its students with an atmosphere of academic freedom and intellectual challenge, the necessary resources to help them develop high cultural and ethic values, critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, linguistic and technological skills as well as personal and professional skills required for success in their professions and their daily lives.

The academic experience is supported by modern technologies applied to teaching, learning, and process assessment.

UMET's distinctive institutional features are marked by the commitment to the quality of learning, undergraduate and graduate scientific research, local and international internship opportunities and student and faculty exchange with prestiged Institutions, and community service.

UMET is highly committed to environmental resources preservation and their sustainable development.

Universidad Metropolitana subscribes to a flexible admissions policy that provides open channels of communication between the academic community and the administration to simplify administrative procedures and directly involve the academic community in the decision-making process within a traditional hierarchy of rules and regulations. This policy is supported by a highly qualified faculty, committed to academic excellence. Students’ support services are integrated and geared towards the achievement of their academic, social and cultural goals.

Universidad Metropolitana recognizes its responsibility to offer "face-to-face", as well as distance learning services to expand higher education options in Puerto Rico. UMET is a learning community that responds swiftly to the needs and interests of its students, faculty and administrative personnel set in adequate, safe and attractive facilities. Team work and a deep sense of belonging between groups is favorable to the personal and professional development of its human resources.

Universidad Metropolitana recognizes that education is a lifelong process and values adult education as a contribution to non traditional forms of higher education. UMET promotes individual and collective commitment with excellence in all aspects of the post-secondary education realm in an environment of great intellectual challenge with ample opportunities for the development of human talent and potential.

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Foreign and International Students

Foreign and International Students that apply as new students must submit the following documents:

  • Official transcript of last studies
  • Certificate of Equivalence of the academic credentials
  • EXADEP (PAEG) or GRE scores.
  • Completed Affidavit of Support form (I-134) provided by the Admissions and Financial Aid Office authorization.
  • Evidence of Visa (F1), Card of Resident permanent or evidence of card that indicates to study.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 payable to Universidad Metropolitana.

Foreign Students applying as transfer students must bring the following documents:

  • Official transcript of last studies.
  • A copy of the Catalog of the University attended in the country of origin.
  • Evidence of Visa (F1), Card of Resident permanent or evidence of card that indicates to study.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 payable to Universidad Metropolitana.

*The student has 45 days to deliver the credit transcript, if the students do not comply with this term, his registration will be cancelled.

Contact information:

  • Oficina de asuntos internacionales umetinternacional@suagm.edu
  • Admisiones admisiones-umet@suagm.edu
  • Tel. (787) 766-1717, ext. 9-6532
  • Tel. (787) 766-1717, ext. 9-6657
  • Tel. (787) 766-1717, ext. 9-6321

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) - Conservation and Management of Natural Resources

Campus Part time February 2019 Puerto Rico San Juan

The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Conservation and Management of Natural Resources offers an outstanding and updated curriculum which prepares students to assume management responsibilities required by today’s environmental field. [+]

The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Conservation and Management of Natural Resources offers an outstanding and updated curriculum which prepares students to assume management responsibilities required by today’s environmental field.

The academic and field experiences of the School allow students to develop the competencies in the area of environmental management which will enable them to assume leadership positions in the public and private sectors.

The main goal of this program is to prepare an educated and skilled professional that contributes to solving the environmental problems of the world to achieve a sustainable development.... [-]


Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) - Environmental Risk Management and Assessment

Campus Part time February 2019 Puerto Rico San Juan

The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Environmental Risk Management and Assessment offers an outstanding and updated curriculum which prepares students to assume management responsibilities required by today’s environmental field. [+]

The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Environmental Risk Management and Assessment offers an outstanding and updated curriculum which prepares students to assume management responsibilities required by today’s environmental field.

The academic and field experiences of the School allow students to develop the competencies in the area of environmental management which will enable them to assume leadership positions in the public and private sectors. The main goal of this program is to prepare an educated and skilled professional that contributes to solving the environmental problems of the world to achieve a sustainable development.

Program Objectives ... [-]

Master

Master's degree in project management

Campus Full time February 2019 Puerto Rico San Juan

The NOW Program offers you the opportunity to finish your master's degree. Join the more than 8,000 professionals who decided to give themselves the opportunity to complete the academic degree they once started. [+]

The NOW Program offers you the opportunity to finish your master's degree. Join the more than 8,000 professionals who decided to give themselves the opportunity to complete the academic degree they once started.

The project management specialty is to develop professionals with the necessary skills to become effective project managers capable of generating ideas and creative projects. Its design allows to meet the educational demand of professional adults with years of experience in the business sector who wish to improve their training as administrators through the development of projects, business or strategic plans, as well as other initiatives required. These results are framed in the factors under which the success of a project is defined, understood within the parameters time, budget and customer satisfaction.... [-]


Master in Education with Specialization in Teaching Adapted Physical Education

Campus Full time Open Enrollment Puerto Rico San Juan

A program of study for those interested in becoming adapted Physical Educators for special populations in public or private scenarios. [+]

A program of study for those interested in becoming adapted Physical Educators for special populations in public or private scenarios.

The master's programs of the School of Education provide numerous and innovative alternatives for the development of professionals that are leaders in formal educational institutions and other related work environments.

Mission of the School of Education

The missions of the School of Education is based on the principle that education is the art of achieving positive changes founded on social ethics. Our goal of excellence is manifested in that a good quality of life is the product of the holistic instruction of the student and the educational professional. Academic autonomy, respect for diversity, equality and human dignity, as well as reflective and diverse thought, characterize our organizational environment.... [-]


Master in Marketing

Campus Full time October 2018 Puerto Rico San Juan

The specialty in Marketing aims to broaden the theoretical framework in the marketing area and develop the application and research skills for decision making. [+]

The specialty in Marketing aims to broaden the theoretical framework in the marketing area and develop the application and research skills for decision making.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students with Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration should comply with the following requirements:

Possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.

Submit an application containing:

Official transcripts of all university studies

Three letters of recommendation from individuals able to assess the candidate’s chances for success in the program.

Be interviewed by the Program Admissions Committe... [-]


Master of Arts in Education – Special Education

Campus Full time February 2019 Puerto Rico San Juan

This specialty is oriented to facilitate to the teacher of Special Education the tools that allow her/him to perform their functions effectively and efficiently in the classroom. In addition, the specialty at this level facilitates competing to her/him in the magisterial field for an associate teacher rank. [+]

This specialty is oriented to facilitate to the teacher of Special Education the tools that allow her/him to perform their functions effectively and efficiently in the classroom. In addition, the specialty at this level facilitates competing to her/him in the magisterial field for an associate teacher rank.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: MASTER PROGRAM

An applicant shall be eligible for admission if he/she complies with the following requirements:

Bachelor of Arts in Education or a related area from an accredited institution or a Bachelor of Arts with a Science degree in a particular field which required courses in education; Admission index of 3.00 on the Bachelor Degree. If at the end of completing the master degree, the student has a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, he or she must take the EXADEP educational test. Students with a GPA of 3.00 or more are exempted from taking the EXADEP. Oral and written competence in English and Spanish are required. Completed application form and appropriate fees within the time specified in the University calendar; Evidence of undergraduate and graduate studies (official transcript). ... [-]

Master of Education - Managing Leisure Services

Campus Full time February 2019 Puerto Rico San Juan

A program of study for those interested in developing, implementing, managing and evaluating leisure services and sports programs in governmental agencies, municipalities, and private institutions. [+]

A program of study for those interested in developing, implementing, managing and evaluating leisure services and sports programs in governmental agencies, municipalities, and private institutions.

Master Program Admissions Requirements

An applicant shall be eligible for admission if he/she complies with the following requirements:

1.Bachelor of Arts in Education or a related area from an accredited institution or a Bachelor of Arts with a Science degree in a particular field which required courses in education;2.Admission index of 3.00 on the Bachelor Degree. If at the end of completing the master degree, the student has a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99, he or she must take the EXADEP educational test. Students with a GPA of 3.00 or more are exempted from taking the EXADEP;3.Oral and written competence in English and Spanish are required;4.Completed application form and appropriate fees within the time specified in the University calendar;5.Evidence of undergraduate and graduate studies (official transcript).... [-]


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