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Graduate & Professional Programs

The UMBC Graduate School is accepting applications for Fall 2020. Application deadlines for Spring 2021 start on September 1, 2020, and vary by program. See our full list of program deadlines.

During this temporary campus closure, our departments have continued access to up-to-date digital application files and are actively processing applications. We ask that applicants provide electronic documents when able to ensure the expedited review of their application. Applicants can upload documents via their checklist in the application system or email them directly to and we will attach them for you. Unofficial copies of transcripts and test score screenshots from ETS websites are accepted for initial review during this time.

Please be aware, if you are admitted we will require your official documents be delivered by the end of your first semester at UMBC. If you are unable to obtain an electronic version of your documents, or have concerns about your application, please reach out to Mike Suica, manager, Recruitment and Admissions, at or

We have posted all application processing and standardized testing updates and will notify prospective students of any changes on our Graduate School COVID-19 Update page.

English Language Institute

The ELI office is currently closed but all classes are continuing online. All faculty and staff are working remotely.

The ELI is accepting applications for future sessions and we are happy to work with individual applicants to advise them on their academic plans and upcoming sessions.

For more information, or to contact an ELI staff member, please email

Institute of Extended Learning

Currently, there are no changes to SEA courses scheduled for Summer 2020. If for any reason courses are canceled, students will receive a full refund. There are no cancellation fees for anyone canceling 21 days before the start of the course.

For more information, contact