Graduate Admission Requirements for International Students

Official Documentation Indicating Successful Completion of the Equivalent of a U.S. Baccalaureate Degree

Applicants educated in countries other than the United States must have their official transcripts evaluated by an independent evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation both to the applicant and to University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Providing the transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC by means of one of the following:

  • A minimum score of 550 on the written version, or 79 on the Internet version, of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and a minimum score of 4 on the Test of Written English (TWE), except for the Internet-based TOEFL, where no TWE is required; or
  • A minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, including the academic writing and academic reading modules; or
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 12 credits of graduate coursework within the past two years, with a grade of "B" or higher, at a regionally accredited U.S. degree-granting institution or college. All credit is subject to review before being accepted as evidence of English proficiency.

Applicants must arrange to have official score reports sent directly from the testing agency to Graduate Admissions. The TOEFL score recovery code for UMUC is 5804. All scores (TOEFL, IELTS and EIKEN) must be no more than two years old.

Applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree from one of the following countries meet the English language requirement:

Anguilla

Malta

Antigua and Barbuda

Mauritius

Australia

Micronesia

Bahamas

Namibia

Barbados

New Zealand

Belize

Nigeria

Bermuda

Papua New Guinea

Botswana

Philippines

British Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico

Cameroon

Seychelles

Canada (except Quebec)

Sierra Leone

Cayman Islands

Singapore

Dominica

South Africa

Falkland Islands

St. Catalina

Fiji

St. Kitts and Nevis

Gambia

St. Lucia

Ghana

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Gibraltar

Swaziland

Grenada

Tanzania

Guyana

Tonga

Hong Kong

Trinidad and Tobago

Ireland

Turks and Caicos Islands

Jamaica

Uganda

Kenya

United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales)

Lesotho

United States Virgin Islands

Liberia

Zambia

Malawi

Zimbabwe