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Please visit this site's homepage for an important message about nuclear engineering options at the University of Maryland College Park.

The Graduate Program in Nuclear Engineering offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The program is open to qualified students holding a bachelor's degree from accredited programs in any of the engineering and science areas. In some cases, students may be required to take additional background courses to fulfill program prerequisites.

Getting Started

Students interested in applying to the program must apply online at the University of Maryland Graduate School web site. Official transcripts should be submitted to the following address:

Enrollment Services Office
Graduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Letters of recommendation must be submitted online beginning with applications for Fall 2006 admission. You will receive email instructions on how to submit online recommendation letters once you have completed the online application. You will also receive instructions on how to check the status of your application online. Due to the volume of applications, this online method for checking the status of your application is strongly encouraged.

Entrance Exams

All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Aptitude Test. It is recommended, although not required, that applicants for financial assistance also take the GRE Advanced Engineering Test. For information on these examinations write to Graduate Record Examinations, Box 955, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA or visit the Educational Testing service web site at

Foreign students, whose native language is not English, must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Under the new IBT TOEFL, a total of 100 is required for unconditional admission. For information on the test write to TOEFL, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA or visit Because the reporting of GRE and TOEFL scores may be several months after the tests are taken, applicants are advised to arrange to take these tests well in advance of the application deadlines that are mentioned below.


The deadline for submission of application materials for admission for the Fall semester is February 1. The deadline for submission of application materials for admission for the Spring semester is August 1.

Applicants should be aware that these deadlines may differ from those published in the graduate catalog.

Visa Information

Any questions on visa requirements should be addressed to the Director, International Education Services, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. Additional information can be found at the IES website.




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