If a student is from a country where English is a foreign language then the TOEFL is required for admission.

Exam scores must be sent directly by ETS.

  • School code (University of Maryland): 5814
  • Department code (AMSC): 54

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is used in college and university settings. A student who achieves a TOEFL score of 620 (paper based test) (260 CBT, 105 IBT) or higher will have a greater chance to be admitted with financial support than an otherwise similar student with a lower score.

Students who have earned degrees from the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement:

  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuna
  • Botswana
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grand Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamacia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa 
  • St. Lucia
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • The Bahamas
  • The British Virgin Islands- St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia 
  • Zimbabwe

Note: Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE is required.