Welcome to the University of Maryland’s Graduate School.

At the University of Maryland, College Park we are committed to our graduate students and the programs in which they are enrolled. Our graduate student community consists of approximately 10,500 students, 4,600 of whom are pursuing a Ph.D., 5,200 who are enrolled in traditional and professional master’s programs and nearly 700 who are not yet seeking a degree but are enrolled in graduate courses. International students make up more than 40% of our graduate student population. We pride ourselves on our diverse and stimulating campus culture.

In many ways, graduate study is an apprenticeship. Graduate work takes time, patience, focus, discipline, and the willingness to make many personal sacrifices. Despite those challenges, the University of Maryland campus, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and the graduate student community can provide a most agreeable environment.

We are delighted you are considering a graduate program at the University of Maryland, College Park. We offer a wide array of distinguished programs in many disciplines. This website has been designed to assist you in selecting the right program, submitting a competitive application, and monitoring your application until a decision has been made. Please read all instructions carefully to ensure a proper and complete application, and to avoid mistakes that may delay the consideration of your file.

We wish you success as you consider continuing your education at the University of Maryland.