Online Programs


OAEE Graduate Admissions for International Students (Online Programs) 

The online Professional Master of Engineering (ENPM) Program and the online Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GCEN) Program are open to qualified applicants holding a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field. Because these programs are available 100% online, and students would not need a visa, the application deadline and requirements differ from the programs available on-campus.

Our Online ENPM and GCEN programs include:

Bioengineering – MEBI & Z083

Cybersecurity - MECY & Z092

Energetic Concepts – MEEC & Z072

Energy Systems Management and Policy – Z107

Fire Protection – ENGF & Z049

Project Management – MEPM & Z040

Reliability – MERE & Z042

Sustainable Energy – MEEE & Z082

Transportation Systems – METS & Z102

Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for application to the ENPM and GCEN programs.

Application Deadlines

Fall – March 15

Spring – September 30

Step 1: Complete the Online Graduate Application

An online graduate application must be completed and submitted before sending any supporting materials to the University. This will ensure that these materials can be linked with your application as they are received. 

Step 2: Pay your Application Fee

Before you submit your online application, you will be assessed a non-refundable $75 application processing fee.  International students without a credit card can make arrangements to pay with their local bank through Peer Transfer.

Step 3: Complete Your Application Supplemental Form (ASF)

After you submit your online application, you will be able to access your Application Supplemental Form (ASF). Through the ASF, applicants provide additional information that includes:

  • Letters of Recommendation – must be submitted electronically in order to avoid delays in reviewing your application. You will enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders when you complete your ASF. These letters are usually from the applicant's former professors who are able to give an in-depth evaluation of the applicant's strengths and weaknesses with respect to academic work. Additional recommendations may come from employers or supervisors who are familiar with the applicant's work experience.
  • ENPM requires three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • No Statement of Purpose/Goals – we do not require this and will not review if submitted.

Step 4: Submit Transcripts and Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants must send official, sealed undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all post-secondary schools they have attended. Transcripts must be issued in the original language with a literal English translation. NO WES evaluations will be accepted.

Transcripts should be mailed to:
University of Maryland College Park
Enrollment Services Operation -- Attn: Graduate Admissions
Room 0130 Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742

English Language Proficiency Requirements


You will be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores if you do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution or from one of the English speaking countries (below).  If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with international credentials, you will still be required to submit English test scores if you do not hold a degree from one of the countries on this list.

Options for providing evidence of English proficiency include:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score
For the University of Maryland to receive your TOEFL score, please use the reporting code 5814.

Pearson's (PTE) Score
PTE test takers can send their score reports to the University of Maryland through their Pearson Account.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Score
The University of Maryland downloads IELTS scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account.  IELTS test takers should contact their IELTS test center directly to request electronic test scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account: 

  • University of Maryland - The Graduate School
    The Graduate School
    2123 Lee Buliding
    College Park
    Maryland, 20742
    Please note: The Graduate School will not accept paper IELTS test report forms.

If your TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score falls within the range for conditional enrollment, the Graduate School may admit you with an English language condition. If so, you will be notified of this requirement in your official admission letter issued by the Graduate School. 


For the University of Maryland, College Park to receive your scores, please use the reporting code 5814

Requirements for Full Enrollment Requirements For Admission to English Bridge Program Requirements for Admission to Intensive English
Total 100 90-99 84-89
Speaking 22 18 18
Listening 24 18-23 18-23
Reading 26 20-25 20-25
Writing 24 20-23 20-23


IELTS Requirements

IELTS Requirements for Full Enrollment Requirements For Admission to English Bridge Program Requirements for Admission to Intensive English
Overall 7 6.5 6.0
Listening 7 6.5 6.0
Reading 7 6.5 6.0
Writing 7 6.5 6.0
Speaking 6.5 6.5 6.0

PTE Requirements

PTE Requirements for Full Enrollment Requirements For Admission to English Bridge Program Requirements for Admission to Intensive English
Total 68 61-68 56-60


The Graduate School at the University of Maryland will only accept official test scores sent directly by the testing agencies. You must request the testing agencies that administer either TOEFL, or IELTS, to report your test scores to the University of Maryland, College Park. The University’s institutional score reporting code is 5814. The department code is not important. TOEFL scores are sent electronically from ETS. Scores are downloaded 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. 


Step 5: Provide Financial Certification

Proof of liquid finances to cover one year's worth of expenses (tuition, fees, books, insurance, and living expenses) is required to be issued an Immigration document (I-20/DS-2019).  Cost of Attendance.

  • A current official bank statement from your sponsor or yourself. The statement should clearly indicate the name(s) of the account holder(s) and the actual amount of money in the account(s).  Please note we cannot accept solvency certificates.
  • We do not accept loans or non-liquid assets.

If you have a sponsor, the following information from your sponsor is required:

  • The Certificate of Finances form or a letter of guarantee completed and signed by your sponsor.
  • If your sponsor is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, an official, notarized Affidavit of Support (I-134 form signed by all sponsors) is required. If you have dependent(s), please show additional financial support of $4500 for each dependent.

Note: We encourage students to submit financial documents prior to the application deadline.  However, financial documents may be submitted after the deadline.  Students may also submit their financial documents after receiving a recommendation from their department. However, financial documents are required to receive an official admission decision.

Visa Documentation

If you are already in the United States, attach copies of your passport, US visa, I-94 card, and all pages of your I-20/DS-2019.
If you are a Permanent Resident or hold another visa status please include copies of the Immigration documents showing your status.


Please send all documentation to the address below:

University of Maryland College Park
Enrollment Service Operations
Application for Graduate Admission
Rm 0130 Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742


Application Review Process

After your application is complete, it will be reviewed by OAEE which will decide whether or not to recommend you for admission. International students’ transcripts, certification of finances, and TOEFL or IELTS scores must also be reviewed by the Graduate School. The Graduate School makes all final admission decisions and will issue your official admission letter. Please note that it is not mandatory to submit your certification of finances before OAEE reviews your application. However, you will not receive the official decision from the Graduate School until you submit your certification of finances.



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