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Application Instructions

Any student applying for admission to a graduate program at the University of Maryland must meet the following minimum admission criteria as established by the Graduate School. International students have additional criteria. A nonrefundable application fee of $75.00 is required.

  • Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Applicants must have earned a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Applicants must provide an official copy of a transcript for all of their post-secondary work.

Each program may have additional requirements. Complete information, including deadlines, may be found on the individual program’s application page. Click on the Program Code to link to the program’s application page. See The Graduate School’s step-by-step guide to applying.

Department Program Name Type Program Code
Anthropology Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Master's


[Begins fall 2019]

Anthropology Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Certificate


[Begins fall 2019]

Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime Risk, Compliance, and the Law Certificate


Accepting applications beginning spring 2019.

Chemical and Life Sciences Chemical and Life Sciences Master's CLFS
Communication Interpreting Master's MPIN
Communication Consecutive Interpreting Certificate Z080
Communication Translation Master's MPTR
Communication Translation Certificate Z079
Communication Enhanced English Fluency, F2F Certificate Z105
Communication Enhanced English Fluency, OL Certificate Z106
Computer Science Data Science Certificate Z104
Economics Applied Economics, WDC Master's MPEC
Economics Economic Analysis, WDC Certificate Z074
Economics Applied Economics, UMCP Master's MPEM
Economics Economic Analysis, UMCP Certificate Z098
Education Special Education for General Education Teachers in Inclusive Classrooms Certificate Z123
Entomology Applied Entomology Master's MPAE
Entomology Beekeeping Certificate Z088
Entomology Integrated Pest Management Certificate Z089
Entomology Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Certificate Z090
Entomology Urban Agriculture Certificate Z091
Entrepreneurship Technology Entrepreneurship Master's MPTE
Journalism Multimedia Journalism Certificate Z071
Psychology Clinical Psychological Science Master's MPPS
Psychology Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's MPIO
Public Health Behavioral and Community Health Master's MBCO
Public Health Public Health Practice and Policy Master's PHPP
Public Health Principles of Public Health Certificate Z076


Official transcripts are required. A PDF of the unofficial transcript, however, may be used to accompany the online application. If official transcripts are not submitted at the time of application, students receive provisional admission. Official transcripts must be submitted to receive full admission. Such notification is provided in the Graduate School’s admission letter/email; no additional reminders are sent. Failure to submit official transcripts by the end of your first semester results in a registration block. The Graduate School removes the block when official transcripts have been received. Send official transcripts to: Enrollment Services Operation, 0130 Mitchell Building, 7999 Regents Drive, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

International Students

Eligible international applicants must also fulfill the Graduate Admissions Process for International Applicants. International students already in the U.S., Permanent Residents, or Holders of Another Visa Status must check with the State Department prior to submitting the application to determine whether or not the visa permits participation. International students may only register for the specific calendar-based program (semester or term) into which they were admitted. TOEFL scores are only valid for two years after the test date; IELTS scores have a recommended two-year validity period.

  • Face to Face, Semester Based: International students and applicants with foreign credentials are eligible to apply for face to face, semester based programs.
  • Face to Face, Term Based: International students and applicants with foreign credentials are eligible to apply for face to face, term based programs.
  • Online, Term or Semester Based: Admitted international students participate 100% as online students. Immigration documents (F-1 or J-1 visas or I-20) are NOT issued for online programs.

Accept Offer of Admissions

The Graduate School sends the official admission decision via the email provided in your application (known as the "email of record" on your student account). In this official admission decision email, there is a link to either accept or reject the offer. Should you not accept, the offer of admission is rescinded by The Graduate School and the application withdrawn. See The Graduate School’s policy on Offer of Admission (including deferral of admission term changes).

Golden Identification Program

The Golden Identification Program is not eligible for Continuing Education Programs (Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Non-Credit Learning) administered through the Office of Extended Studies. See Golden ID Program.

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