Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Admission Guidelines

  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B or better)
  • GRE is optional. Applications who have GRE scores are encouraged to submit
  • International applicants only:  "International applicants only: see English Language Proficiency Requirements, click here:"
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Statement of career goals and research interests
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or resume

Well-qualified applicants who are interested in the program but fall short in one or more areas are encouraged to contact the Director of the VMSC Graduate program, Dr. George Belov. Email Address:         

More information about the University of Maryland English Language Proficiency requirements can be found here.

Application Deadlines

Applicants Spring Fall 

All Student

July 5

January 5

University of Maryland Graduate Application Process

University of Maryland Application requirements and a step-by-step guide can be found at the UMD Graduate School.

All application materials must be submitted electronically via the Graduate School’s online application.  Please note that there is a non-refundable application of $75 for each program you apply to.

International applicants should review the UMD Graduate School’s Before You Apply section prior to beginning the application process.

Test Score Reporting

All test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE) should be reported to Institution code:

  • 5814 - University of Maryland, College Park