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For admission into Civil Systems, students must hold a B.S. in engineering or a closely aligned technical degree and they must meet the admissions criteria for the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The evaluation criteria include overall academic record, GRE scores, strength of letters of recommendation and compatibility of student goals with those of the program. When applying to this program, students should indicate that their application is to Civil Systems.

International students must also show proof of financial resources sufficient to cover the cost of their education and living expenses for the duration of their program of study, as required by U.S. immigration and visa regulations. In addition, international students that do not hold a degree from a U.S. College or Univeirsty must furnish proof of English Language proficiency in the form of a TOEFL score.

Admission Deadlines

Spring Admission

  • International Applicant Final: June 1
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Preferred (for best consideration for financial aid): September 1
  • US and Permanent Residents: October 15

Fall Admission

  • Preferred (for best consideration for financial aid): December 1
  • International Applicants: February 1
  • US and Permanent Residents: May 1

Application Materials

Applicants to Civil Systems should visit Graduate School Admissions to initiate their on-line application.

Applicants to this program must complete the online Application Supplemental Form (ASF) and submit the following items to this location:

Graduate School
Enrollment Services Office—Graduate Admissions
0130 Mitchell Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

  1. Original transcripts
  2. Official GRE scores
  3. Official TOEFL scores (for international applicants only)
  4. Statement of purpose (if not in the on-line application)
  5. Proof of financial support (for international students only)
  6. Three letters of recommendation (if not in the on-line application)

Decision Dates

In most cases, students who have applied to this program for fall admission by the preferred deadline should receive notification of their admission or rejection by March.

Those who applied for spring admission by October 31, should be notified of their admission or rejection by December.

Status Check

Students who have submitted all application materials may check the status of their application, and the arrival of their supplementary application material online through the ASF system.

Deferment of Admission

U.S. and permanent residents may defer admission for up to one year after they have received an admission letter from the Graduate School of the University of Maryland.   A request for deferment must be submitted in writing to the University of Maryland Graduate School. International students may defer their application, but not their admission.

Application Withdrawal Dates

Students who do not register for the semester for which they were admitted, and who have not applied for and been granted a deferment, must reapply to enter the program.

All incomplete applications, including applications from international students, that have not included proof of sufficient personal funds by May 31 (for fall admission) and November 1 (for spring admission) will become inactive and will be withdrawn from the system.




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