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General Requirements

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.

  • 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.

All students should review The Graduate School Application Process.  All international students must follow The Graduate School International Admissions Process

Program Requirements

The program may have additional requirements. Complete information, including deadlines, may be found on the program’s application page.  Please note: each program has a specific major code which must be used when applying.

Submit Application

Submit The Graduate School Application. A nonrefundable application fee of $75.00 is required.  


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.

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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