Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2021 admission. The deadline to submit the online application and fee is Feb. 1, 2021.

All supplemental materials, including official transcripts, must be received and processed by the University no later than March 15, 2021, to be considered for acceptance. Please make sure any items being mailed are postmarked far enough in advance to meet this deadline. Complete applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Applying early is encouraged.

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1, 2021 Online application and fee must be submitted.
March 15, 2021 Supplemental items must be received and processed.

Applicant Qualifications:

Prospective students interested in applying to the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program should possess the following:

  • Interest in a career in the medical cannabis industry.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to travel to the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., once per semester (Fall and Spring) for required symposia.*
  • Preferred minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and overall quality of academic transcripts.

* This program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore due to the amount of online courses. Please Note: For-credit study is prohibited in visitor visa status (i.e., B-1, B-2, ESTA/Visa Waiver Program). Please visit the Office of International Services website and contact them for more information.

Admissions Process:

Applications for admission to the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program are evaluated on the basis of the following:

Online Application

  • Completion of the online application. Please follow the instructions for completing the application and providing supplemental items here.

Supporting Materials

Supporting materials are required as part of your application review. Please submit the online application before sending your supporting materials or supplemental items.

  • Transcripts – An official transcript from each college or university that you are currently attending or you previously attended must be provided in a sealed envelope by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions are accepted in lieu of sealed, paper transcripts.

    Please have your transcripts mailed to:

    ATTN: Admissions
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    The Graduate School
    620 W. Lexington St., Suite 5110
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    Official electronic transcripts may be sent directly from your degree-granting institution to

    Transcripts (U.S. only) may also be provided through one of the following transcript clearinghouse services:

    When selecting where to have your electronic transcripts sent via a transcript clearinghouse service, you must choose one of the following options: U of MD Baltimore Graduate School or U of MD Baltimore Records.
  • Recommendations – Please provide three (3) recommendations from professors or others who can attest to the quality of your academic performance, scholastic potential and other non-cognitive factors. Your recommendations are managed by the online application; you will need the email addresses of your recommenders for this process.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) – Your resume or CV may be uploaded as part of your online application (please make sure you ‘submit’ the online application form first).
  • Essay – Your essay may scanned and uploaded as a supplemental item to the online application (please make sure you ‘submit’ the online application form first). The statement should be between 300 to 500 words and should indicate why you intend to enroll in this program and what you expect to get out of this program. Please indicate in your Statement that you are applying for the Master of Science (MS) in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics.
  • English Language Proficiency – International applicants must take the TOEFL or IELTS and achieve a minimum, total score of 100 on the internet-based test (or 600, pbt) on the TOEFL; or, a minimum, total score of 8 on the IELTS. **PLEASE BE ADVISED that all students are required to travel to the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., once per semester (Fall and Spring)**
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is not required.

To apply for the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program, students must submit a completed application form, official test scores (not copies), official transcripts, and other supporting documentation, as outlined below:

  • Official transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
  • Three Recommendations
  • Essay/Statement of Interests and Goals in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics

Questions or More Information:

For more information regarding the online application process and submission of your supplemental materials, please contact the University of Maryland Graduate School Admissions Office at or (410) 706-7131.