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Applications for admission are accepted year round. Students interested in the M.P.S.: Biotechnology should begin the program in the fall semester in order to progress through the five science courses that are offered in sequence starting each fall. International applicants can only apply for the fall semester to accommodate the need for full-time enrollment. Certificate students may begin in either the fall, spring semester and summer session.

Students may enter the program as a Master’s degree student, a certificate student, or as someone who simply wants to take a course for their own professional development (non-degree student).

To apply online, go to the UMBC Graduate School Online Application site.