How to Apply: International Instructional Systems Development Students

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

The following additional program admissions requirements (beyond those required by the graduate school) apply to all students that do not hold a bachelors degree or higher from a regionally accredited United States college or university.


Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree: Earned from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a comparative foreign institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with grades on a scale other than 4.0, will be evaluated based on standards for the country of their degree
  • English Proficiency Test Scores: TOEFL score of 99 on iBT (internet-based test) or Pearson Test of English score of 68. Scores must be less than 2 years old.
  • Admissions Committee review

Application Process

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

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Mailing Instructions

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


Obtaining Immigration Documents

Our program is offered online. U.S. Department of Education regulations require students with F-1 visas take a minimum number of in-person courses every semester. The ISD graduate program does not offer enough in-person courses to comply with that regulation. As a result, no I-20’s for F-1 visas will be issued by UMBC for this program. However, international students have the option of taking the program online in their home country, since they would not have to obtain a visa.

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