How to Apply: Systems Engineering Master’s

Application Deadline(s)

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

International Student Application Deadlines

Fall 2024: May 1, 2024
Spring 2025: October 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

Applications for the Master of Science in System Engineering program are accepted for the Fall and Spring semesters

Students applying to both the Master of Science in System Engineering and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Cybersecurity program must also submit the Application for Enrollment in a Post Baccalaureate Certificate form and current resume to be considered for the Cybersecurity certificate program. Admission to the Systems Engineering master’s program does not guarantee admission to the Cybersecurity certificate program. For additional information, contact

  1. Apply online
    • Select proposed program Systems Engineering  >>  Degree Code – Master’s
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Personal Statement” 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 as am attachment in the “Resume” section, or to or

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

  • Completed application including residency form (The residency form determines in-state tuition eligibility.)
  • Statement of academic goals
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Resume (When applying online, upload your resume to the graduate school application.)
  • Application fee ($50 online)

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Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to:
UMBC Graduate School, M.S. Systems Engineering
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

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

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