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Admission Requirements and Application Process

    The general admission process and requirements of the PSM degree program will be similar to those of other master’s or doctoral programs in the STEM disciplines at UMES. Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree in any of the STEM disciplines with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale. Application materials may be obtained at the Graduate School’s website at

    Applicants must complete:

    1.  Application forms
    2. Certification of Finance form (for international applicants only)
    3. Evaluation/Recommendation form
    4. Maryland Residency Status form
    5. Statement of Purpose form.

    Completed forms including evaluation/recommendation forms, and a non-refundable application fee of $30 must be submitted to the Graduate School. Domestic students must have their official transcripts sent directly by the issuing institution to the Graduate School. International students must visit and request an evaluation of their official transcripts to be sent to the Graduate School.

    Financial Support: Full tuition will be paid for the Fall 2013 semester (up to 10 credit hours), for qualifying students that are accepted into the program. Note: you must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident to receive financial support.

    Contact: For additional information on the program, you may contact Dr. Paulinus Chigbu the PSM Program Director at 410-621-3034 or by email –; or

    Judith Rose, Program Coordinator at 410-651-7496 or by email –

     You may also contact the School of Graduate Studies at, or by telephone at 410-651-6507.