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Each of our graduate programs has its own specialized criteria and individual due dates. Applicants are best served to review each program's “How to Apply” page. Early and direct communication with graduate program staff is essential to ensuring a smooth application process.

Our most competitive applicants have earned a GPA of 3.0 or better in their previous studies, have extensive research experience, and provide excellent recommendation letters. Each program has their own admissions committee where the members take a holistic approach to reviewing each application.

We recently changed our GRE requirements for some programs as follows:

GPILS ProgramRequires GRE for Admission
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD) NO
Epidemiology and Human Genetics (PhD) YES
Gerontology (PhD) YES
Molecular Medicine (PhD) NO
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (PhD) NO
Neuroscience (PhD) NO
Physical Rehabilitation Science (PhD) YES (Note: Applicants to this program who currently hold PT licensure in the US are not required to submit GRE Scores.)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MS) NO
Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Science (MS) NO
Epidemiology and Human Genetics (MS) YES 

To begin the application process, please fill out the request more information form and you will receive an email from the appropriate graduate program staff member.

Once you are ready to officially apply you can do so online through the Graduate School website.

Please do not hesitate to contact our graduate program staff or faculty program directors with any questions.  They are always eager to hear from prospective students and discuss our programs!

Additional Information for International Applicants:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required to be considered for admission.  Please refer to the Graduate School website on international applicants for additional information. International applicants are required to provide a transcript evaluation from a NACES member evaluation agency in addition to official, translated transcripts or mark sheets.

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International Students

The daily experiences of our academic community are enriched by the diversity of experiences, backgrounds and origins of our faculty, students, staff and post-docs.

Our school, much like the greater Baltimore area, is fortunate to be comprised of people of all nationalities. Our diversity continues to be a strength and point of pride on our campus.

The Office of International Services on University of Maryland, Baltimore campus functions as the primary source for information serving the international student and scholar population, providing advice and support on matters of an academic, personal, and cultural nature.

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