- 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), TOEFL Essentials score of 10.5, Pearson Test of English score of 68, Duolingo English Test score of 130, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0. Scores must be less than 2 years old (Exceptions to English Proficiency Requirement).
- Admissions Committee review.
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 LAPT graduate program does not offer enough in-person or hybrid 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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