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Online Master's Programs — Admission and Application Information

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law or the Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Application Deadline

Applicants to either of the Master of Science programs should complete the application by December 15, 2017 for Spring 2018 enrollment. Later applications may be considered on a space-available basis. The Spring 2018 semester starts January 9, 2018.

Review Process

Applicants to the Master of Science programs are evaluated through a thorough assessment of the prior academic record, professional experiences, accomplishments, and interest in our program.

Online Law Programs Application Checklist

A completed application to the online Master of Science programs consists of the following:

PART I

  • Completed online application form
  • Statement of Interest
  • Résumé or CV showing, at a minimum: dates of all degrees and non-degree certifications received, and all employment, with dates. It is also helpful to include skills, honors, awards, accomplishments, and interests.

PART II

  • $35 non-refundable application fee, paid by check
  • Submission of Supporting Documents
    • Official, certified transcripts from all colleges or universities attended for any length of time, whether or not a degree was received (transcripts must be sent by the college or university directly to the Maryland Carey Law Office of Admissions)
    • Letter of recommendation from former or current employer – one letter is required, but up to three will be considered
    • Character and fitness form and explanations, where appropriate

Transcripts

Please arrange for each college or university you have attended, for any period of time, to send us a transcript of your work at that institution. Transcripts must be sent directly by the issuing institution to the School of Law at:

Office of Admissions – Online Program
University of Maryland
Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Suite 130
Baltimore, MD 21201

Statement of Interest: What We Expect

Your statement of interest should be between 500 and 1000 words and should primarily address your area of interest and your reasons for applying to either program. You may also wish to include information about your personal and/or professional background.

Résumé

We require a résumé or curriculum vitae detailing all educational institutions attended and degrees and non-degree certifications received, with dates, and all employment, with dates. It is also helpful to include skills, honors, awards, accomplishments, and interests.

Letter(s) of Recommendation: Guidance

We require one letter of recommendation, preferably from an individual who can speak to your professional accomplishments and interests, such as a current or former supervisor in an employment context. We will consider up to three letters, should you wish to arrange for additional letters to be sent. We are primarily interested in learning about your work ethic, motivation, professional skills and accomplishments, and interest in further education. All letters of recommendation must be accompanied by a Letter of Recommendation Form, which indicates whether or not you are waiving future access to the letter. Please complete the form, and provide a signed copy to your recommender to submit with your letter of recommendation. Your recommenders should mail their letters, accompanied by the waiver form, directly to us at the address above, or may email their letters, accompanied by the waiver form, to us at admissions@law.umaryland.edu.

English Language Competency Exams

Because facility with written and spoken English is necessary in order to successfully participate in our program, applicants for whom English is a second language or not their primary language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English Proficiency is demonstrated by an official TOEFL score of at least 600 paper-based or 90 internet-based, an official IELTS score of at least 7, previous attendance at a U.S. institution, or proof that English is the applicant’s native language. Please arrange for scores to be sent directly to the law school. Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.

Scholarship

A limited number of merit-based scholarships covering a portion of tuition are available to help defray the cost of tuition. Applicants to the online programs are eligible to apply for a scholarship, unless receiving full tuition support from an employer or other entity. Applicants for an MSL Scholarship must disclose all non-loan financial support which they anticipate receiving to help defray the cost of attending the MSL program. MSL applicants interested in applying for an MSL Scholarship should submit the MSL Scholarship Application form to admissions@law.umaryland.edu.

Applicants with Disabilities

The School's admissions policies fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with the School's commitment to diversity, the life experiences and backgrounds of applicants with disabilities may be viewed positively in admissions decisions. Applicants may use the personal statement or a separate, optional diversity statement to emphasize these factors.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this application or about the admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law at (410) 706-3492 or admissions@law.umaryland.edu. Be sure to notify the Office of Admissions promptly of any change in your address as well as any new facts that may change the responses to any part of your application.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, protected veteran's status, or age. The University is required by federal regulatory agencies to supply admissions and enrollment information by racial, ethnic and gender categories. Provision of the information is voluntary and will not be used to determine eligibility for admission.

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