You are about to submit an application to the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GCEN) program which are non-thesis, non-research based programs. For more detailed information regarding these programs, we urge you to visit our website at If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Anna Damm, Coordinator for Admission and Recruitment, at

The application process for all of our programs is done through the Graduate School of the University of Maryland.

Application Requirements

Before completing the application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements site for specific instructions. As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically.

The following information must be submitted in order to have a completed application. Please note that applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received. 

*Statement of Purpose
A traditional Statement of Purpose is not required for the Master of Engineering or Graduate Certificate in Engineering degree programs. However, the Graduate School requires this section to contain documents.

Please upload the following statement to the Statement of Purpose section: I [Full Name] understand that I am applying for the [Degree - M. Eng. or GCEN] program in [Program Name]. I understand there is no research or thesis in the program and no financial assistance provided.

Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must identify the required number of recommenders under the Important Links section. The recommenders will then fill out the recommendation forms through an automated email from the application system.

**GCEN Applicants - Letters of Recommendation are only required if the applicant's GPA is below 3.0, at which time the Applicant is required to submit two letters of recommendation.

English Proficiency Exams


    • Scores are sent electronically from ETS . Please use institution code 5814.

    • The Graduate School downloads scores once per month, so please request your score report well in advance. It may take up to four weeks for us to receive your scores. 


    • Scores can be sent electronically to the department. Please email a scanned copy of your IELTS report to Please ensure your Test Report Form (TRF) number is visible and legible.

    • If recommended for admission, an official IELTS test report will need to be sent directly to the University of Maryland for final review by the Graduate School. Mailing Address: University of Maryland, Enrollment Service Operations, Application for Graduate Admission, Room 0130 Mitchell Building, College Park, Maryland 20742

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

    • Scores are sent electronically from Pearson by selecting University of Maryland, College Park while viewing your scores in your account. View detailed instructions here

Transcripts from all previously attended higher education institutions should be uploaded to your application. If a transcript is not in English, you must provide both an original language version and English translation.

Please do not upload encrypted transcripts, as we will not be able to view them. Please print the document out, scan it, then upload a scanned version.

Only admitted students who choose to enroll will be required to submit official hardcopy transcripts to the Graduate School by the end of the fall semester. 


How To Apply 

Applications are submitted online via the Graduate School website. To begin the Graduate School application click here. When creating your application account, please ensure that your name matches the name listed on your official, government-issued identification (e.g., passport). When you are filling out the online application you will see several tabs which ask for different information.

Educational Intent

  • College/School: A. James Clark School of Engineering - Advanced Engineering Programs
  • Program of Study: Choose program of study. Click for a list of program codes
  • Degree: M. Eng. or Cert GR

Previous Education
Please enter your cumulative GPA for all schools attended as listed on your transcript. International students should NOT convert their GPA to the 4.0 scale.

Upload Requirements

  • Section #1 - Statement of Purpose
    • Please upload either the GCEN statement or the M. Eng. statement, described above.
  • Section #6 - Supplementary Application
    • Cybersecurity ONLY - Cybersecurity applicants may upload certification documentation to this section.

Please disregard all other items as these materials will not be considered as part of the application.

After responding to both required and relevant items, submit your application and pay the $75 application fee.

Application Status
You can log in to your application anytime to check the status of your application. This information will be displayed on your application dashboard.

Application Assistance

  • If you need to make any changes after you have submitted the application, you must contact the Graduate School at
  • For any technical difficulties with the online application, please contact Application Support.
  • For all other questions relating to the application process, please contact Anna Damm, Coordinator for Admission and Recruitment, at


Application Review Process

After your application is complete, it will be reviewed by the Office of Advanced Engineering Education. The department will decide whether or not to recommend you for admission to the Graduate School. The Graduate School makes all final admissions decisions and will issue the official admission letter.
Once the decision has been made, you will be able to view your decision letter online by logging back into your application.


I-20 for International Students

The I-20 is issued by the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office when the Graduate School grants admission. Admitted students will receive all necessary immigration information in order to obtain an I-20 directly from ISSS.


Deferral of Application or Admission

Applicants and admitted students may defer their application or admission one time, for up to one year. To request a deferral, please email Anna Damm at to discuss your eligibility to do so.


Application Withdrawal Dates/Termination of Admission Status

Please note that all incomplete applications and applications from international students who are not cleared for admission will be withdrawn. Applicants who do not register for the semester for which they are admitted will have their admissiont erminated.


Degree Programs

Our programs are listed as follows with online programs having their own listing for Program of Study:

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Programs

Major Code

GR Certif: Engineering-Aerospace


GR Certif: Engineering-Bioengineering


GR Certif: Engineering-Bioengineering (online)


GR Certif: Engineering-Chemical and Biomolecular


GR Certif: Engineering-Civil and Environmental


GR Certif: Cybersecurity


GR Certif: Cybersecurity (online)


GR Certif: Engineering-Electrical and Computer


GR Certif: Engineering-Energetic Concepts (online)


GR Certif: Engineering-Energy Systems Mgmt Policy


GR Certif: Engineering-Environmental


GR Certif: Engineering-Fire Protection


GR Certif: Engineering-Fire Protection (online)


GR Certif: Engineering-Materials Science


GR Certif: Engineering-Mechanical


GR Certif: Engineering-Project Mgmt


GR Certif: Engineering-Project Mgmt (online)


GR Certif: Engineering-Regulatory


GR Certif: Engineering-Reliability


GR Certif: Engineering-Reliability (online)


GR Certif: Engineering-Robotics


GR Certif: Engineering-Software


GR Certif: Engineering-Sustainable Energy


GR Certif: Engineering-Sustainable Energy (online)


GR Certif: Engineering-Systems Engineering Z067
GR Certif: Transportation-Systems (online) Z102


Master of Engineering Programs

Major Code

Master of Engineering-Aerospace


Master of Engineering-Bioengineering


Master of Engineering-Bioengineering (online)


Master of Engineering-Civil and Environmental


Master of Engineering-Chemical and Biomolecular


Master of Engineering-Cybersecurity


Master of Engineering-Cybersecurity (online)


Master of Engineering-Electrical and Computer


Master of Engineering-Energetic Concepts (online)


Master of Engineering-Environmental


Master of Engineering-Fire Protection


Master of Engineering-Fire Protection (online)


Master of Engineering-Materials Science


Master of Engineering-Mechanical


Master of Engineering-Project Mgmt


Master of Engineering-Project Mgmt (online)


Master of Engineering-Reliability


Master of Engineering-Reliability (online)


Master of Engineering-Robotics


Master of Engineering-Software Engineering


Master of Engineering-Sustainable Energy


Master of Engineering-Sustainable Energy (online)


Master of Engineering-Systems Engineering


Master of Engineering-Transportation Systems (online)



Office of Advanced Engineering Education

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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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