Students interested in applying to the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering must apply online at the University of Maryland Graduate School web site. Official transcripts should be submitted to the following address:
Enrollment Services Office
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Letters of recommendation must be submitted online. You will receive email instructions on how to submit online recommendation letters once you have completed the online application. You will also receive instructions on how to check the status of your application online. Due to the volume of applications, this online method for checking the status of your application is strongly encouraged.
All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Aptitude Test. For information on these examinations visit the Educational Testing service web site at www.ets.org or write to Graduate Record Examinations, Box 955, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA.
The institutional code for the University of Maryland is 5814. The GRE's code for MSE is 1403.
Foreign students whose native language is not English must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). New IBT TOEFL and IELTS requirements are in effect beginning with the Spring 2009 semester. Under the new IBT TOEFL, a total of 100, as well as specific scores on sub tests, are required for unconditional admission. Please visit the University of Maryland's Office of International Services (OIS) website for specific information.
For information on the test visit www.toefl.org or write to TOEFL, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA. Because the reporting of GRE and TOEFL scores may be several months after the tests are taken, applicants are advised to arrange to take these tests well in advance of the application deadlines that are mentioned below. Copies of test scores will not be accepted. Your file will not be considered complete until original test scores are reported directly from ETS to the University of Maryland. The Admissions Committee will only review files which are complete.
The institutional code for the University of Maryland is 5814. The TOEFL's code for MSE is 69.
The deadline for submission of application materials for Fall semester admission is December 1. The deadline for submission of application materials for Spring semester admission is June 1. Students wishing to be considered for financial aid should apply for Fall admission.
Any questions on visa requirements should be addressed to the Director, International Education Services, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. Additional information can be found at the IES website.