Application to our department takes two forms. The regular, or formal, UMBC application process is handled by the Graduate School. Alternatively, qualified individuals may apply through our Fee-Free Application Process.
If seeking financial support, please apply by January 1st.
Applications from all qualified students are both welcomed and encouraged. Potential students can submit their applications through the formal UMBC application process, which requires payment of the application fee. Instructions, including links to the on-line application, can be found at the Graduate School Step-by-Step Application Process site. Additional information on application to graduate study at UMBC is located on the Graduate School page [Graduate Application Guide].
The Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering is pleased to offer citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and those students receiving degrees from US and Canadian institutions, the opportunity to apply for admission to either of our two PhD programs without admission fees.
To take advantage of the Fee-Free Application offer you must be a US or Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of the US or Canada, or a graduate of a US or Canadian college or university. Applications by other individuals are welcomed and encouraged; however, those applicants are required to apply for admission through the formal application process, which requires payment of the application fee. (If your browser does not support forms, please contact the department by mail, telephone, fax, or email to the Graduate Program Director.)
Fee-Free Application Instructions:
- Complete the special CBEE Fee-Free Graduate School Application.
Either download (below) or request a special fee-free application package from our Graduate Program Director by email, mail, telephone, fax. Download the application materials:
 CBEE Fee-Free APPLICATION FORM
 CBEE Fee-Free APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- Submit the application and supporting documentation (transcripts, test scores, references, etc.) directly to the Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering. Deadline is February 1st*
Applications received directly by the Department, which meet the eligibility requirements of this program, will not be charged an application fee.
- Send completed applications to:
Director Graduate Admissions
Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
Engineering Building, Rm 314
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Fee-Free applications for admission to our programs for the Fall Semester must be received, along with all supporting documentation, by the Graduate Program Coordinator by February 1. The normal application fee will be required for all applications received after the February 1 deadline.
*deadline for applicants seeking financial support is January 1st.
If you have any questions about the application process or the graduate program contact us at:
Phone: (410) 455-3400
Fax: (410) 455-1049