How to Apply: Integrated Product Development and Manufacturing Certificate

Application Deadline(s)

Fall 2024: August 1, 2024
Spring 2025: December 1 , 2024

At a Glance



Locations Offered

  • UMBC Campus (Catonsville)

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in a technical background, marketing, industrial design and similar disciplines. Note: Engineering background not necessary with appropriate experience.
  • 3-5 years experience in product and systems development
  • GRE scores are not required for admission
  • Applicants should have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point grading scale in their B.S. course work and any previous graduate courses. (Applicants with an appropriate level of knowledge and professional experience are strongly encouraged to apply.)

Application Process

Applications for the certificate program are accepted for the Fall and Spring Semesters. To apply, complete a UMBC Graduate Application for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs. Use program name: Integrated Product Development & Manufacturing (IPDM).

  1. Apply Online
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Academic Goals and Research Interests” section
    • Complete residency information to be reviewed for in-state tuition rates
  2. Request Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to be sent to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or emailed to
  3. Submit resume to

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 of academic goals
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Non-refundable application fee ($50 online)
  • Current resume

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Currently Enrolled Master’s Students

If you are currently enrolled at UMBC and interested in applying for this post-baccalaureate certificate, you may apply by filling out an Application for Enrollment in a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program. Use Professional Programs,, for the program coordinator’s information. For questions about the process, please contact

Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to: 
UMBC Graduate School, Certificate in Integrated Product Development and Manufacturing 
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

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