Maryland Advantage is an incentive that helps all business master’s degree applicants with an undergraduate and/or master’s degree in the U.S. have a simpler admissions process. If admitted into a program, a financial award and other benefits are also available.
- A scholarship award
- A GMAT/GRE waiver
- Priority admissions decision
- A career coaching session
All incentives listed above - with the exception of the GMAT/GRE waiver - are guaranteed to all Maryland Advantage applicants. Applicants seeking a GMAT/GRE waiver through Maryland Advantage must meet the additional criteria outlined below.
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Obtaining a GMAT/GRE Waiver
If the degree program you are applying to requires GMAT/GRE test scores and you are seeking a waiver through Maryland Advantage, you must be an applicant who has completed their undergraduate and/or graduate degree in the U.S. and also meets the following criteria:
- Earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Earned grades of B or better in statistics and/or other mathematical coursework, depending on whether your program requires a strong quantitative background
Receiving a GMAT/GRE waiver does not guarantee admission into the program.
How to Participate in Maryland Advantage
If you are interested in using this incentive, please complete the Maryland Advantage Application before submitting your business master's application. You will be asked to upload your transcripts. Maryland Smith will notify you of your approval status within 14 business days.