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Application Process

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UMBC has a centralized application process.
Before starting, we recommend you go through the guidelines.
Applicants will need to submit the following to complete an application for the program:

  1. Application form (online only)
  2. Professional resume
  3. Three professional or academic letters of reference (if submitting paper references, attach this recommendation form to each of them).
  4. An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  5. Residency* form (domestic students only) Click Here For More Information
  6. Financial responsibility form (international students only)
  7. International Students: Click Here for More Information

Application requirements for the MAgS program differ slightly from the standard UMBC grad school requirements.

Here’s how:
  • Do NOT answer the essay question found on the UMBC Graduate School Application.
    Instead, write two 300-350-word essays (topics stated on online form).
  • GRE/GMAT scores are NOT required.
  • TOEFL score is mandatory only if you are an international student.

Here’s a list of FAQs.
Any Questions, please contact:
Leigh Appel at or Elaine Rudder at