Diversity and the Graduate School
Graduate School Admissions
Graduate programs of the University of Maryland, Baltimore seek a diverse student body. It is the Graduate School's goal to continue to enrich the graduate experience by encouraging applications from qualified and genuinely committed applicants regardless of age, class, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or national identity.
The Graduate School offers 23 programs that focus on advanced training, research, and education in biomedical, life, health, and social sciences. Information about the Graduate School's programs of study is online at graduate.umaryland.edu/acad_programs.html. Admissions information including an online application is available at graduate.umaryland.edu/admissions.html.
The Graduate School waives the graduate application fee for undergraduates presently in and supported by the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.
Financial Assistance from the Graduate School and University
The cost of graduate education should not be a barrier to the fulfillment of one's goals. There are many financial aid programs that may cover most, if not all, of one's expenses.
The Graduate School offers funding to qualified students in the form of graduate research assistantships, Program Enrichment Fellowships, and Graduate Merit Awards. See graduate.umaryland.edu/cat_financial.html for more information.
Students may apply for need-based financial assistance to help meet the costs of tuition, fees, books, and supplies and normal living expenses not covered by tuition remission or other resources. Need-based assistance includes Federal Work-Study, federal Stafford loans, and alternative loans. Complete information is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid by calling 410-706-7347 or by visiting www.umaryland.edu/fin/.
Other Funding Opportunities
Funding opportunities are also available to graduate students through National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health programs and through many other public and private foundations. Many programs help students of a particular race, gender, nationality, or ethnic background who wish to pursue graduate studies in the sciences.
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