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Overview

Each of our graduate programs has its own specialized criteria and individual due dates that can be found on each program's "How to Apply" page.

We highly recommend early and direct communication with graduate program staff to ensure a smooth application process. They are always eager to hear from prospective students to discuss our programs and all of the things that the Graduate Program in Life Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore has to offer you!

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.


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.


Did you know...only 4 of our programs require the GRE for admission:

  • Epidemiology and Human Genetics (PhD)
  • Epidemiology and Human Genetics (MS)
  • Gerontology (PhD)
  • Physical Rehabilitation Science (PhD) (Note: Applicants to this program who currently hold PT licensure in the US are not required to submit GRE Scores.)

International Students

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required to be considered for admission.

International applicants are required to provide a transcript evaluation from a NACES member evaluation agency in addition to official translated transcripts or mark sheets.

Please refer to the Graduate School's information regarding international applicants for additional information.

International Student Experience

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 and 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 the 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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Visit UMB!

Do you want a chance to experience the UMB campus before applying? Reach out to a member of our graduate program staff to discuss how they can help!