The University of Maryland's Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons application system. As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically. You will need to submit the following along with your application:
The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean. To ensure the integrity of the application process, the University of Maryland authenticates submitted materials through TurnItIn for Admissions.
The University of Maryland, ranked #51 globally, is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. Graduates from our top 10 ranked program come from around the world including India, China, Iran, Australia, Korea, Central America, South America, Africa and Europe. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.
Portfolio (Multimedia Requirements section of application)
STEM Program (30.3301-Sustainability Studies)
This program has been recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics as a STEM Program under the category of 30.3301- Sustainability Studies. International students graduating from our program are eligible for up to 3 years of Optional Practical Training (OPT). More information about the benefits of STEM designation can be found here.
The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance. Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information. The International Graduate Students FAQs page may also be helpful in answering some of the commonly asked questions.