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Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about joining UMGC as a graduate student.

New students and those students who have not registered for classes at University of Maryland Global Campus in the past two years will need to apply for admission. Apply and get started today.

Graduate Admissions Criteria

At UMGC, we offer a streamlined admissions process that does not require the GRE or GMAT. Applicants for graduate certificate and master's degree programs must complete and submit an application for admission along with a nonrefundable application fee. To be admitted, you must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited degree-granting university or college. Degrees from other accredited institutions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For most programs, you can enroll in and begin earning your first 6 credits at UMGC as long as you submit an official transcript(s) demonstrating completion of a bachelor's degree by the last day of the first term of enrollment at UMGC. However, for some programs, we must receive and verify your official transcript(s) demonstrating completion of a bachelor's degree prior to admission. See the Graduate Admissions Policy for details.

Regardless of your program, if you were educated outside of the United States, your official transcript(s) must be submitted and evaluated prior to admission and additional requirements may apply.

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