MS in Business: Information Systems
A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required. Do not send cash. Please
pay by credit card as you submit your application online. The application fee is
not refundable under any circumstances.
By the application deadline date, the Admissions Office must receive:
Only applicants who have completed the full sequence of preparatory studies and
examinations equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution
and who have demonstrated high academic achievement will be considered.
Bachelor of Commerce Degree
Students who hold the three-year Bachelor of Commerce degree from India are eligible
to apply for the MS program at Maryland only if they also possess one of the following
English Test Scores (TOEFL, IELTS)
All students at Maryland are expected to read, write, and speak English fluently.
International students must demonstrate a proficiency in the English language by
taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS. To view a
list of countries exempt from taking the TOEFL exam
please click here. Applicants
must achieve the following scores to qualify for full admission. Provisional admission
is not an option for MS students.
For the TOEFL, applicants must score at least 100. In addition, on the individual
sections applicants must score at least:
Applicants who take the IELTS must score a minimum of 7.0. In addition on the
individual sections, applicant must score at least:
When requesting that official scores be sent, please refer to the University
of Maryland institutional code 5814.
International applicants applying for an F-1 visa must submit the
Certification of Finance Form and supporting financial documents at the time of
application. Applicants to the information systems program must show $74,500 in
International Applicants Who Reside in the U.S.
International applicants who have U.S. addresses need to submit information about
their visa status with their application packet.
International applicants admitted to graduate study will be issued student visas
where appropriate. Foreign students should not leave their home country before obtaining
an official offer of admission from the Dean for Graduate Studies.
To enter the United States most foreign students will need a passport from their
government and a visa from the U.S. Consulate. To apply for a visa, the student
must provide evidence of a minimum of 48 graduate unit hours, or the equivalent
of a full course of study. The accompanying spouse or child of an F-1 student enters
the U.S. on an F-2 visa, which does not permit employment of any kind. Another commonly
granted visa is the Exchange Visitor visa (J-1), generally for students sponsored
by agencies, foundations, or their home governments. It is granted only with the
presentation of a Certificate of Eligibility Form (IAP-66). The accompanying spouse
or child enters the U.S. on a J-2 visa, which may in some circumstances permit employment
with approval from the U.S.
For further information, please refer to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
or U.S. Department of State.
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
It is important to note that, in many cases, an Exchange Visitor must leave the
U.S. at the conclusion of the program, may not change visa status, and may not be
eligible for any other visa until a two-year home country residency has been completed.
For further information concerning visas, please consult with the U.S. Consulate
in your country.
Note: The Visitor’s Visa (B-2) is not appropriate for students intending to study
in the U.S. Once an individual is in the U.S. on a B-2 visa, it is difficult to
change to a Student or Exchange Visitor visa unless that individual has previously
discussed study plans with the U.S. Consulate and has been issued a B-2 visa designated