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Admissions Requirements and Deadlines


For Domestic Students: Regular admission criteria for the Graduate School is required for all prospective degree-seeking Emergency Health Services graduate students. You must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least a 3.0. If your grade point average is under 3.2, you will be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for entrance into the Emergency Health Services program. Completion of another post-graduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 is an acceptable substitute. Those wishing to “test the waters” or to enroll in one or two courses without degree candidacy may register as Non-Degree Students. Consult with a departmental advisor for more information. Applications are available through the graduate school.
***The GRE requirement has been waived for students with a GPA below 3.2 but with at least a 3.0 for SPRING 2022 applications only. Future waivers are pending further review. GPA’s under 3.0 will be evaluated on a case by case basis.***


For International Students: Along with admission criteria for the Graduate School, an English proficiency test is required for most international students.

Minimum Scores Required:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 80
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5 overall (Preferred  a 7.0 overall), with a minimum 6.5 in both written and reading comprehension.
  • PTE Academic test: minimum score of 53
  • Duolingo minimum score of 105 (Accepted for current cycle of admissions)

Consult the UMBC Graduate School International Admissions page for further requirements and deadlines.

Application Submission Deadlines:

FALL (August) Semester start:

  • Domestic Students – July 1st
  • International Students – February 1st

SPRING (February) Semester start:

  • Domestic Students – December 1st
  • International Students – November 1st

Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis