How to Apply: Systems Engineering 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 Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GREs and letters of recommendation are not required.

Application Process

To apply, complete a UMBC Graduate Application for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs and use program code CENS.

  • Apply online
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Personal Statement” section
    • Recommendations are optional. Please put N/A in these fields if you choose not to enter names of references.
    • Complete residency information to be reviewed for in-state tuition rates
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or email to
  • Submit resume as an attachment in the “Resume” section, or to or

The following information is required to process your application:

  • Completed application including residency form (determines in-state tuition eligibility)
  • Statement of academic goals
  • Transcript(s) from each college university attended
  • Current resume: Submit as an attached document during application process or email to
  • Non-refundable application fee ($50 online)

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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 Systems Engineering 
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Admission Notification

The Graduate School will notify the applicant by mail of the final admissions decision once all required documentation has been received and reviewed.

If you require further assistance, please contact the Office of Professional Programs.

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