Applications for the online Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science programs are now being accepted until June 30, 2019 for classes beginning in Fall 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science

This four-minute video offers answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Masters of Science and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science programs.

In most instances, candidates who have earned a bachelor's degree in an area of science, health or policy, engineering, or business from a U.S. or international institution are adequately prepared to successfully complete the MS in Regulatory Science program. International students residing abroad are eligible for enrollment. International applicants whose first language is not English must provide current, official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores.

Apply to the MS in Regulatory Science Program

Applications for admission to the MS in Regulatory Science program are evaluated on the basis of the following:

  • Preferred minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and overall quality of academic transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically. Applicants should send their recommenders to this webpage to complete the online recommendation form: http://cf.umaryland.edu/graduate/letter_of_recommendation/. Recommenders may submit letters before an applicant's online application has been submitted.
  • Resume submitted to sessien@rx.umaryland.edu. Please put in subject line "Resume: [Last Name], [First Name]".
  • A concise "Statement of Goals in Regulatory Science." Please discuss your career objectives pertaining to regulatory science, including relevant work experience as appropriate. Download instructions on how to write your statement here. This statement should be e-mailed to sessien@rx.umaryland.edu. When you reach this field in the online application, simply type "Submitted directly to the department," in the space provided.
  • International applicants must also take TOEFL or IELTS, with minimum 600 for the paper-based test and 100 for the internet-based test; or, minimum score of 8 on the IELTS.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is not required.

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

  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
  • Three Letters of Recommendation using the Graduate School form
  • "Statement of Goals in Regulatory Science"

Applicants may apply online.

Applications, transcripts, and official standardized test score reports must be sent to the Graduate School:

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Graduate School
620 West Lexington Street, Suite 5110
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Supplemental application materials, including letters of recommendation and the Statement of Goals, may be sent directly to:

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Attn: Sharese Essien
20 Penn Street, Room 503B
Baltimore MD, 21201
sessien@rx.umaryland.edu

Apply to the Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science Program

Application requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science are slightly reduced compared to those for the MS in Regulatory Science.

Like applicants for the MS in Regulatory Science program, applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science must provide a completed application form (and pay the required application fee). Other required items include:

  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants (official test scores, not copies)
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation using the Graduate School form
  • A concise "Statement of Goals in Regulatory Science." Please discuss your career objectives pertaining to regulatory science, including relevant work experience as appropriate. Download instructions on how to write your statement here. This statement should be e-mailed to sessien@rx.umaryland.edu. When you reach this field in the online application, simply type "Submitted directly to the department," in the space provided.

Applications, transcripts, and official standardized test score reports must be sent to the Graduate School:

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Graduate School
620 West Lexington Street, Suite 5110
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Supplemental application materials, including letters of recommendation and the "Statement of Goals," may be sent directly to:

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Attn: Sharese Essien
20 Penn Street, Room 503B
Baltimore MD, 21201
sessien@rx.umaryland.edu

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science program, like applicants for the MS in Regulatory Science program, are not required to take the GRE.