Admission Criteria


  • The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a Land Grant, Historically Black College Founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy.  UMES is approved by the State of Maryland and fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  The PGA Golf Management Program admitted the first cohort in the fall semester of 2008.  Accredited by the PGA of America, the program is designed to educate and prepare students for successful careers in the golf industry.

    Students are admitted into the University of Maryland Eastern Shore PGA Golf Management Program on a competitive basis. Each year’s incoming class size is determined by the number of students currently enrolled, the number scheduled to graduate, and the program’s projected retention rate.

    Prospective students must first apply for entrance into the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Once admitted to the University, the student petitions for admittance into the PGA Golf Management Program. A verification of a USGA handicap of 12 or less will be required. This must be verified by handicap card or equivalent.

    UMES standards for admission:

    SAT score: 930 (English and Math)

    High School GPA: 2.5

    Handicap Verification will include:

    1. A copy of a current USGA handicap index card indicating a handicap of 12 or less.
    2. The Confirmation of Playing Ability Form filled out by a PGA Golf Professional or High School Coach.
    3. Successful completion of the PGA’s Playing Ability Test (PAT).