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Certificate and Pre-Professional Programs

All Terps can build an academic career that inspires their unique fearless ideas. 

Further add to your skills and proficiencies to propel you to the next level. 

Develop a specialization while pursuing your degree. 

Certificate programs offer an excellent opportunity for students to develop successful careers through academic mastery in specialized fields. For additional information regarding a specific certificate program, please contact the advising college or school as requirements among these programs do vary.

African American Studies

Applied Agriculture

Asian American Studies

Computational Science

East Asian Studies (HIST)

East Asian Studies (SLLC)

International Agriculture and Natural Resources

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Leadership Studies

LGBTQ Studies

Secondary Education

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Take the first step towards your postgraduate studies by participating in one of our pre-professional advising programs.

Our pre-professional programs are considered advising programs, not undergraduate majors, and they prepare students for postgraduate studies in pre-law, pre-veterinary medicine, and several health-related fields. On the admissions application, be sure to indicate your interest in a pre-professional program along with your choice of major.

The Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office


The Pre-Law Advising Office


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You are smart, scrappy and determined. You value diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination. Ready to start your fearless journey?

Be A Terp


You can only learn so much about a school from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

Come try on our campus for size! Stop by one of our top-notch athletic facilities. Have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy. Rub the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues for good luck. Get all your questions answered. It won't be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years. 

Please visit our updates page for information regarding visit opportunity changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Visit

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You've done your research and explored your options, and you know that UMD is the perfect place for you. Now it's time to apply. 

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Freshman applicants can apply using either the Common App or StandOut Admissions Network platforms. At this time, transfer applicants can only apply using StandOut Admissions Network.


Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.


State of Maryland Residents   Non-Maryland Residents

The University of Maryland has launched a new investment in need-based financial aid, the Terrapin Commitment program, which will provide up to $20 million annually for students from the state of Maryland.

The goal of the Terrapin Commitment program is to reduce the gap between a student’s total financial aid package and the cost of an education. The program will begin in January 2023 and ensures that tuition and fees are fully covered for Pell eligible, in-state students, who are enrolled full time and have unmet financial need. More details can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid's website.


Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! We are excited to welcome you into our world of fearless ideas.

You’ve received your admission letter, checked out your major and started celebrating with family and friends. To make enrollment official, check out information for newly admitted students to get everything you need to start your academic career at UMD. 

ENROLL (Freshman)    ENROLL (Transfer)