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.


The GMAT or GRE is required of all applicants, regardless of previous academic history or work experience. For more information on the GMAT and to request an official score report, please visit For more information on the GRE and to request an official score report, please visit

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

  • GMAT - Online MBA code is SQT-N8-32
  • GRE - Institution code is 5814

Academic History

The online application allows you to upload a copy of your transcript(s) for each college or university attended. If the transcript where you received your degree does not state the degree was conferred, please also upload a diploma or copy of your degree received. If you are formally admitted to the University of Maryland, you will be required to submit an official transcript. If your transcript is not in English, please also upload a notarized copy of your 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.


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 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

International Applicants

All students, including international students, are required to attend two on-campus residencies scheduled at the beginning and the end of the program. The residencies will take place at the Smith School of Business on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland.*

* Each residency period will be three days in duration. The University of Maryland at College Park cannot issue a Form I-20 or Form IAP-66 to students enrolled in the online MBA program for the attendance of the residencies.

Requesting a Deferral

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

If you'd like more information about the Online MBA program, please download a program brochure.