How to Apply: Community Leadership Master’s

Fall 2020 Application Deadline: August 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Classes Start: August 27, 2020

If you’re an aspiring or practicing leader who wants to enact transformative social change, learn more about applying for UMBC’s Community Leadership program!


Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in any subject

  • Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants should have experience working or volunteering in community-oriented organizations
  • GRE scores are not required for admission
  • International applicants should refer to the International Admission Page for special admission information
  • Applicants should provide a reference from a professor or employer

Application Process

  • Apply online
    • Select proposed program Community Leadership 
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Academic Goals and Research Interests” section
    • Insert names of references into “References” section
    • Complete residency information to be reviewed for in-state tuition rates
  • Request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to be sent to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or emailed to gradschool@umbc.edu.
  • Submit resume as an attachment in the “Additional Admissions Documents” or submit to gradschool@umbc.edu.

Your application should include the following documents: (Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.)

  • Completed application including residency form (Residency form determines in-state tuition eligibility)
  • Statement outlining the student’s goals and expectations in the program. This also is an opportunity for applicants to further explain their background and qualifications for the program and provide any additional information about themselves or their career experience that they feel will benefit the evaluation of their application.
  • Resume (When applying online, upload your resume to the graduate school application.)
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Reference from professor or employer
  • Non-refundable application fee ($50 online)

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Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to: 
UMBC Graduate School, MPS: Community Leadership 
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

If you require further assistance, please contact Renee Eisenhuth.

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