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University of Maryland, College Park - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

1. Quality of previous undergraduate and graduate work; 2. Strength of letters of recommendation from persons competent to judge the applicant's probable success in graduate school; 3. Scores on a nationally standardized examination. 4. Applicant's statement of academic career objectives and their relation to the intended program of study. 5. Other evidence of graduate potential.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission varies by department, but generally requires an undergraduate engineering or science degree, GRE exam and adequate references. Applicants with a marginal academic record may be conditionally approved for admission to the M.S. program if other evidence of accomplishment is provided (i.e. publications or exceptional letters of recommendation). Students apply to the UM Graduate School: Office of Graduate Admissions, 2117 Lee Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Admission to the Professional Master Program requires the applicant to hold a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field, submission of all college transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis if they have demonstrated a satisfactory experience in another graduate program and/or their work experience has been salutary.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL required; I-20 visa coordinated by the Office of International Educational Services (IES); Financial Certification; Room 3116 Mitchell Building; University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742;
(301) 314-7740. fax (301)314-9347 / e-mail

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

No special requirements.

Residency Requirements

Resident and non-resident students are accepted into graduate programs as transfers.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Graduate School stipulates that an overall 3.0 GPA be earned in all courses at the Masters level; only Masters level courses are transferrable with a grade of B; coursework must be taken within 7 years of the award of the degree the student is currently enrolled in. Complete, current rules can be obtained from the University of Maryland Graduate School.