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Systems Engineering

 

 

Admission Requirements

 

  • An undergraduatedegree in Engineering or Information Technology.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Students with a GPA less than 3.0 may be admitted to the MS program provisionally or to the Graduate Certificate program.)
  • GREs and letters of recommendation are not required if you earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. university.

Application Process

Applications for the Master's in System Engineering program are accepted year round. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring semester or summer session.

To apply, complete a Degree-Seeking UMBC Graduate School Application and use program code SYST.

Students applying to the Masters in Systems Engineering and the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Cybersecurity program, must also submit the “Application for Enrollment in a Post Baccalaureate Certificate” form and current resume to be considered for the Cybersecurity Certificate program. Admission to the Systems Engineering program does not guarantee admission to the Cybersecurity certificate program. For additional information, contact Lisa Gambino, 410-455-3034 or gambino@umbc.edu.

Apply online or by mail:

Your application should include the following documents:

  • Completed application including residency form (The residency form determines in-state tuition eligibility.)
  • Statement of academic goals
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Application fee ($50 online / $70 paper)

Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to:

UMBC
Graduate School, MS Systems Engineering
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

If you require further assistance, please contact Kim Y. Edmonds or 410-455-3899

Financial Assistance

Graduate assistantships and scholarships are not offered for this program. However, students may apply for need based financial aid and graduate assistantships available within other campus departments.  For more information on financial aid options, click here.

International Applicants -  SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

The following information is provided for international applicants interested in applying to the Master of Science in Systems Engineering. International applicants should read the information provided carefully prior to applying.

International Student Admission Requirements:

All students need to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or other physical science.*
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale, or equivalent, is desired.   Applicants with grades on a scale other than 4.0, will be evaluated based on standards for the country of their degree.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores with a minimum combined score of 306 are desired. Verbal Reasoning should be at least 153 and Analytical Writing at least 4.5. GRE scores are not required if your undergraduate degree was completed at an accredited U.S. university.
  • TOEFL Scores: Minimum scores: 99 (iBT). Scores must be less than 2 years old.
  • iBT Score Breakdown: Writing (23), Listening (23), Reading (25), Speaking (28, 23 acceptable if have 2 years' work experience in supervisory or management position in the U.S.)

    OR

  • IELTS Score: Minimum score of 7.5 required

*If you have a three-year degree versus a four-year degree your transcript will be reviewed to determine whether you have met the necessary pre-requisites for the Master’s program. Eligibility for admission can only be determined upon receipt of a complete application.

Application Process

All international applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow sufficient time to receive all the necessary documents and to process and assess the application.

International applications are accepted for the fall and spring semester. We encourage all international applicants to send in their documents at least six months prior to the start of the semester applying to.

You can apply online or by mail:

Mailing Instructions:

All application documents should be mailed to:

UMBC
Graduate School, M.S. Systems Engineering
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 U.S.A.

Your application packet should include the following documents:

  • Completed degree-seeking application (including residency form). Use program code SYST.
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Statement of academic goals
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Graduate Record and TOEFL scores forwarded to UMBC by ETS - UMBC’s institutional code is 5835
  • Application fee ($50 if apply online / $70 if apply by mail)

    If paying by check, the check must be drawn on a bank with a U.S. location. The check should be payable to UMBC.

Please note: All international students are required to submit Graduate Record and TOEFL scores unless you attended a university in a English-speaking country or hold an undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution. IALTS are not accepted in substitution for TOEFL scores.

Obtaining Immigration Documents

If you intend to apply for an F-1 visa and require an I-20 from UMBC, please include the following additional documents with your application.

  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certified bank statement or bank verification letter from financial sponsor showing a minimum of $29,000 (USD) in available funds.
  • Letter from financial sponsor stating they will be responsible for all living expenses and school-related expenses for the duration of your stay at UMBC.

You can send these documents after you receive your admission decision; however, it could delay you receiving your I-20. Your I-20 is processed after you have been formally accepted into the program.

All immigration related questions should be addressed to the International Education Services at ies@umbc.edu.

All documents should be mailed to:

UMBC
Graduate School, M.S. Systems Engineering
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 U.S.A.

Financial Aid/Tuition/Assistantships

Presently the program is not offering any financial aid or graduate assistantships. Other campus departments may have graduate assistantships .

We appreciate your interest and looking forward to receiving your application.

If you require further assistance, please contact Kim Y. Edmonds or 410-455-3445.