How to Apply: Instructional Systems Development Certificates

The application deadline for Spring 2020 is December 1st 
Spring 2020 Classes Start: January 27, 2020

At a Glance

Locations Offered

  • Completely Online

Programs Offered

  • Master of Arts: Instructional Systems Development
  • Graduate Certificate: Instructional Systems Development
  • Graduate Certificate: Instructional Technology
  • Graduate Certificate: Distance Education

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree: Earned from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a comparative foreign institution. 
  • No specific undergraduate degree is required.
  • GREs or the GMAT are not required.

Current UMBC Enrolled Students

If you are enrolled in a different UMBC MA or PhD. program you may add an Instructional Systems Development Certificate Program onto your current program. Please consult the Advisor in your current program to learn how these courses will fit in with your program. You may contact Renee Eisenhuth to learn more at reisen@umbc.edu.

Certificate Courses and Advance Standing in the ISD Master’s Degree Program

Certificate courses can be applied to the ISD Training Systems Master’s degree. Many students who graduate from the Master’s program often start by taking courses in the certificate program. After a student completes one of the certificate programs, they have already completed 4 of the 12 courses for the Master’s degree.

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Application Process:

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

Students who miss the application deadline may still take courses as a non-degree student and apply for formal admission the following semester.


Mailing Instructions

All application documents can be mailed to: 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Graduate School, ISD Graduate Program
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

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