Requirements

Application Requirements

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required. Please pay by credit card as you submit your application online. The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances. There are no fee waivers.

GMAT/GRE Exam

The GMAT or GRE is required of all MBA applicants, regardless of previous academic history or work experience. For more information on the GMAT, and to request an official score report, please visit www.mba.com. For more information on the GRE, and to request an official score report, please visit www.ets.org/gre.

When requesting a score report be sent to the University of Maryland, please use the following institutional codes:

GMAT

  • Full-Time MBA code is SQT-N8-23
  • Part-Time MBA code is SQT-N8-26

GRE

  • Institution code is 5814 

Academic History

The online application allows you to upload a scanned official transcript(s) for each college or university attended. If the official transcript where you received your degree does not state the degree was conferred, please also upload an official diploma or official copy of your degree received (most schools already list the conferred degree on the transcript). If you are formally admitted to the University of Maryland, you will be required to submit an official transcript at new student orientation. If your transcript is not in English, please also submit an official transcript translated into English.

The University of Maryland Graduate School requires all admitted students to have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.80/4.00. Applicants who have a grade point average below 2.80 are encouraged to use the optional essay to address this point.

Quantitative Preparation

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to successfully complete quantitative course work. Candidates without previous undergraduate or graduate quantitative course work may be asked to demonstrate their abilities by taking a class (such as calculus) at an accredited institution prior to beginning MBA coursework.

TOEFL

Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS official scores) is required for non-native English speakers. Those who have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from one of thecountries listed here are waived of this requirement.

Contact www.toefl.org to request an official copy of your TOEFL test score to be sent to the University of Maryland at College Park - institutional code 5814, departmental code 02. IELTS information can be found at http://www.ielts.org

Requesting a Deferral

Admitted students begin their MBA program in the semester for which they have applied. If a student needs to request a deferral for an emergency medical reason, the admissions committee will consider requests on a case-by-case basis.