Degrees awarded

  • Associate
  • Baccalaureus (artium and scientiae)
  • Licenciatura (licentiate)
  • Magister (artium and scienctiae)
  • MD
  • DDS
  • Doctorate

Academic disciplines

  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Computer Science
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Film, Visual Media and Entrepreneurship
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Human Resources
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Social Sciences

Academic calendar

At UFM, as in most of Guatemala, the academic year begins in January and ends in November. Undergraduate programs operate on a semester system, graduate programs on either a quarter or a semester system. Undergraduate programs have an eight-week semester break in June and July. Commencements are in May and November.


Language of instruction

Although the language of instruction in most programs is Spanish, visiting professors often give classes and lectures in English. English is also the language of instruction at UFM’s Michael Polanyi College. In all programs, students are expected to have a working knowledge of English. At the undergraduate level, an acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is a degree requirement.