Union Graduate College begins in the early 20th century in USA (New York), it is a part of a federation of Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, Dudley Observatory, and Union College which together form Union University, a historic linkage dating back to 1873. Many degrees like Masters in Electrical Engineering were available as early as 1905 and awarded as a first graduate degree by Union to a woman. Union Graduate College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in discipline areas that dove-tailed with the College’s academic strengths: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science (Geology), French, German, Greek, Latin, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, and Spanish. The first class of 15 MAT students graduated in 1990. Union College continued to expand its graduate degree study offerings with new masters programs in Management, Engineering, Education and Bioethics developing innovative programs through strategic relationships with other highly respected Upstate New York education institutions such as Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy, and Albany Medical College. Union College established what was then known as the “Center for Graduate Education and Special Programs” to administer these advanced degree programs. Union Graduate College is accredited by some of the organizations like The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), National Board Certification, The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and The New York State Board of Regents, Office of College and University Evaluation.