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Online M.S. in Information Systems Application Requirements

Minumum Requirements for Admission

Bachelor’s Degree: A 4-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution.

Test Scores: We DO NOT require GRE or GMAT scores for admission. You may submit them if you have them, but it is not required.

Minimum GPA: An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred.

Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 are able to apply and should submit additional documents for possible consideration. These typically include a resume, personal statement, transcripts, certificates, recommendation letters, awards received, and any other relevant documents. Supporting documents should be submitted within your online application and in PDF format.

Language Requirements: Those whose native language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency by taking a test or providing extra documentation. More details can be found on the international students page.

Transcripts: We require that you upload unofficial transcript(s) with your application so that we can quickly provide you a preliminary admissions decision. This can be done within the application portal. Files should be in PDF format.

All students are required to provide official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended by the end of their first semester. Applicants who have attended non-English language universities must provide an official English language transcript and an official native language transcript or mark sheets from every post-secondary institution attended. The UMBC Graduate School will accept official WES ICAP Course-by-Course evaluations as fulfillment of the requirement for official transcripts in the admissions process.

Each set of documents must list subjects studied, grades or marks received and rank in class or divisions. Students whose universities issue only one set of official records must have their academic records copied and notarized by a public official certifying the documents are true copies of the originals.

Physical transcripts can be mailed to: UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250.

Electronic transcripts should be sent to Kathie Nee ( for domestic applications and to Scott Philips ( for international applications.

Application Fee: A $50 application fee is required. This can be paid within the online application system.