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Certificate Admissions

Grow your skills among a community of supportive Terps.

Further your education, develop highly sought-after career skills and join an expansive network of Policy Terps. Our admissions team is here to help you learn more about the School and our programs, understand the application process and answer any questions you have along the way.

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Our Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • CV/Resume

    *Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

Deadlines and Process

Learn more about the application requirements and deadlines for each of our certificate programs and how to apply.

Deadline for Spring 2022: January 7, 2022
Deadline for Fall 2022: July 29, 2022

To participate in this program, all students must apply and be accepted to the University of Maryland graduate school as Intelligence Analysis Graduate Certificate program students. To apply, please do the following:

  1. Complete a University of Maryland Graduate School application and pay a $75 application fee. For program code, please select Z021 – Intelligence Analysis.
  2. Submit all official sealed collegiate transcripts. You may upload unofficial copies on the application and submit official copies upon acceptance
  3. Upon completing your application, please contact the School of Public Policy Student Affairs office at 301.405.6331 or By alerting the School to your application, the Student Affairs office in the School can track your application through the admissions office and provide you with timely feedback on the status of your package.
  4. The Graduate School requires each applicant to submit official transcripts showing a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND meet one of the following admissions criteria:
  • have achieved a cumulative 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) average for work done at the undergraduate level; OR have earned a master’s, doctoral, or a post-baccalaureate professional degree (M.D., J.D., D.V.M., etc.) from a regionally accredited institution; OR
  • have attained a score that places the applicant in the upper 50th percentile of an appropriate national standardized aptitude examination such as the GRE, GMAT, or Miller Analogies Test ; OR
  • provide a letter of support from the Graduate Director of the degree program in which the applicant plans to take a course. 

Note: This certificate is not eligible for the Golden ID program.

Priority deadline for Spring 2022: October 24, 2021
Final Deadline for Spring 2022: December 19, 2021


  • Statement of Purpose - please include a description of your motivation for the program of study
  • Transcripts - upload your official transcripts for all prior academic work.
  • Resume

Note: Do not upload an encrypted transcript to the application. It will upload as a blank document and the program will not be able to use it for evaluation. Please print the document out, scan and upload it.

If you are a current University of Maryland, College Park, graduate student wishing to simultaneously complete this certificate program, you must complete the following application process:

  1. Complete the paper application.
  2. Submit the paper application with your statement of purpose, resume and copies of previous transcripts (unofficial is okay) either by emailing to or mailing to:
    Attn SPP Student Affairs
    3111 Van Munching Hall
    College Park, MD 20742
  3. Complete the application for fellowship.

Note: This certificate is not eligible for the Golden ID program.

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