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Before submitting the online application for a specific program, applicants should review the Graduate School’s admission requirements and application process, program requirements and deadlines, and transcript requirements. All required elements must be uploaded into the online application.

Applicants applying for admission to any graduate program at the University of Maryland must meet the minimum admission criteria as established by the Graduate School. See The Graduate School – Admission Policies.

Domestic Applicants

International Applicants 

Program Specific Requirements & Deadlines

Graduate Program Application

Provide the following under section “Educational Intent:”

  • Level of Study: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate / Graduate Certificate.
  • Intended Program of Study:  
    • For off-site/international, Program Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (Z154).

Students Who Have Successfully Completed the Graduate Certificate

Students who successfully complete requirements for the Graduate Certificate may apply these credits towards a School of Public Policy master’s program if the student applies and is admitted. If applying within a five-year period of completion, students do not need to re-submit accompanying application materials or pay the application fee.

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 information is provided in the Graduate School’s admission notification; 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

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.

Applicants should contact the School of Public Policy via phone: 301-405-6342 or by email at

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