A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required. Please pay by credit card as you submit your application online. We offer application fee waivers to active members or veterans of the United States Military as a special thanks for their service. Students must contact Loreal Lance anytime after beginning their application and at least 48 hours before submitting the application to ensure that all paperwork is managed accordingly. To activate your fee waiver, please email a copy of your DD Form 214 or proof of Active Duty to Loreal Lance at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting the application.
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:
- Full-Time MBA code is SQT-N8-23
- Part-Time MBA code is SQT-N8-26
- Institution code is 5814
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.
Applicants must demonstrate an ability to successfully complete quantitative coursework. Candidates without previous undergraduate or graduate quantitative coursework, strong quantitative skills displayed on the GMAT or GRE test, or quantitative centered professional experience, may be asked to demonstrate their abilities by taking a class (such as calculus) at an accredited institution prior to beginning MBA coursework.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
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 the countries listed here are waived of this requirement.
For TOEFL scores, 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. For IELTS, the University of Maryland downloads scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. IELTS test takers should contact their IELTS test center directly to request electronic test scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:
University of Maryland - The Graduate School
The Graduate School
2123 Lee Building
College Park, Maryland 20742-1815
Please note we cannot accept paper IELTS forms.
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.