The University of Maryland’s Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons application system. Before starting the application, applicants should check the Admissions Requirements site for specific instructions.
As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:
- Graduate application
- Statement of purpose
- Letters of recommendation
- Program/Department supporting documents (as applicable)
- Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies
The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean. To ensure the integrity of the application process, the University of Maryland authenticates submitted materials through TurnItIn for Admissions.
Information for International Graduate Students
The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.
The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance. Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues. For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.
Applicants wishing to apply to our undergraduate program should visit: http://www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/
- Who Should Apply?
- Instructions for Applying
- Writing a Statement of Purpose
- Financial Aid
- Downloadable Files