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Applying to UMBC’s graduate programs is easy, safe, and secure. You can apply online as a degree seeking, non-degree seeking, or certificate student. Our online applications are managed by our trusted partner, CollegeNET. When you Apply Online, you can create an account, submit your application information and pay the $50 application fee by credit card over a secure internet connection.

Graduate Admissions Application ➔ 

If you have any questions as you apply, please contact the appropriate Graduate School staff member for assistance or contact our Main Office at or 410-455-2537

For a full understanding of the admissions process, please review our Admission Policies.

Please note that application decisions can take 6-8 weeks after the program’s deadline and depend on how many applications a department receives. You will receive an email once the department processes your decision letter. You will be able to see your decision letter by logging in to the application website.  Your decision letter will be where the application checklist was.

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