CREST FAQs

Is CREST a school?
CREST is a Regional Higher Education Center (RHEC) in Frederick, Maryland that provides local access to graduate degree and graduate certificate programs offered by partnering universities.

 

Where do I apply?
CREST’s website provides links to application pages for our partner academic institutions. All application and admissions activities should be done through the institution offering the program.

 

Where do I send my tuition payments?
CREST’s website provides links to financial information pages for our partner academic institutions. All finance and tuition activities should be done through the academic institution offering the program.

 

Who will confer my degree or certificate?
Students who have successfully completed a program of study will graduate from the academic institution offering the program.

 

What are “blended” courses?
The term “blended” refers to the combination of on-site and online delivery methods for a specified course.

 

How do I apply for internships?
Students who are interested in pursuing local internships as part of a CREST-hosted academic program should go to the internship page on the CREST website to access and submit an application.

 

How do I find out about adjunct teaching opportunities at CREST?
CREST welcomes inquiries from local researchers who are interested in teaching opportunities here in the Frederick area. CV’s can be sent here.

 

Who are CREST’s STEM employer partners?
CREST is continually expanding its partnerships with employers in the local STEM community. Stakeholders include US government contractors, pharmaceutical and device manufactures, regulatory consulting companies, and infectious disease diagnostic developers.  

 

I don’t live in Frederick or in Maryland, can I still be a CREST-based student?
Although the CREST-based blended courses and laboratory opportunities are located in Frederick, CREST is available to everyone.

 

What if my question isn’t on the FAQ list?
Please contact us with your questions, here.