As of May 15, 2020, Maryland Smith is no longer accepting specialty master's applications from international students who are not currently in the US due to visa processing time constraints.

The health and safety of our community remain a top priority. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the MBA/MS admissions office will not accept visitors or walk-ins until the University of Maryland deems it safe to reopen. Candidates should contact us at to adequately address your inquiry or set up a virtual consultation. The most up-to-date information from the University of Maryland is available at


All applications require the following:

  • $75 application fee
  • Essay articulating your qualifications and interest in the program
  • Current professional résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam (if you do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an English-speaking country)
  • Exposure to program specific relevant coursework, click here for pre-requisite requirements.

GMAT/GRE test score requirements vary per program.

Test Scores Required:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing Analytics

Test Scores Recommended:*

  • Accounting
  • Business and Management
  • Supply Chain Management

*Recommendations vary per program

Application Deadlines

Decision Deadlines

November 15, 2019

January 15, 2020

January 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

February 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

March 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

May 1, 2020*


July 1, 2020


* Last priority deadline for international applicants

High Performing Seniors

Students attending an accredited U.S. institution for undergraduate or master’s degree study may apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver. In order to qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently have an undergraduate or graduate degree with a 3.2 GPA or higher
  • Earned a B or higher in statistics, calculus, linear algebra or other quantitative coursework

Applicants will be notified of the waiver decision within 10 business days. This waiver does not guarantee admission into the program. All inquiries can be directed to

To apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver, please complete the high performing seniors application. You will be asked to upload a copy of your transcripts in the form.

U.S. Military Active Duty and Veterans

Maryland Smith appreciates the value active duty members and veterans bring to our community. We offer application fee waivers and GMAT/GRE waivers to active members, veterans and veteran family members of the U.S. military.

  • Application Fee Waivers
    This waiver is available to active-duty members, veterans or veteran family members using transferred VA GI-Bill benefits. When applying for the waiver, contact the MS Admissions Office at least 48 hours before submitting your application to ensure all paperwork is managed accordingly. To activate your waiver, email a copy of your transcript, DD Form 214 or proof of Active Duty to Your fee waiver must be activated before submitting your application.   
  • GMAT or GRE Waivers
    Active members and veterans, you may qualify for a GMAT or GRE waiver to our Specialty Master's degree programs if you've earned one of the following:
    • An undergraduate degree from a U.S. accredited university or college with a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • An undergraduate grade of B or higher in statistics or other quantitative courses.

Email to request the waiver. Your military experience will be taken into consideration with your professional resume, required essay and letter of recommendation.

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Admissions data averages for master's degree candidates admitted to Maryland Smith for 2019.

Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 Tuition Rates

Maryland Residents

$1,582 per credit

Non-Maryland Residents

$2,015 per credit


$2,098 per Master of Finance / Master of Quantitative Finance credit

Merit-Based Awards

Limited financial assistance is available in the form of a graduate assistantship or scholarship.

Information Sessions

If you’re interested in speaking with an admissions representative directly about a specialty master's degree or Plus 1 program, we are available for appointments via phone, Skype or in-person.

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