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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - [UMCES], CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND

Cambridge, MarylandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1925Established Year

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Found in 1925, the headquarters of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are in Cambridge, Maryland. The university is a part of the 12 institutions at University System of Maryland and has an operating budget of about 48.1 million USD. UMCES is based on a research and education system that works towards finding a solution to the environmental problems using science through a wide range of comprehensive programs.

UMCES Campus

UMCES Ranking

UMCES, a part of the USM, was ranked at #64 in National Universities and #24 in Top Public Schools by U.S. News and World report in their 2020 rankings.

Highlights

Institution TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
UG Application PortalCommon Application
Student Retention Rate96%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Online
Campus Housing CapacityN/A
Annual Cost of Attendance42,560 USD

UMCES Campus

  • UMCES has four research laboratories across the state,
    • Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons
    • Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg
    • Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge
    • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore
  • Every laboratory indulges its students in various activities by conducting various seminars and events.
  • There are 95 graduate students at UMCES
  • The faculty number is about 70 at UMCES.
  • Students comprise 67% females and 33% male students.

UMCES Residence

The institute has no provision to support the accommodation of students. Thus students can try exploring the housing options available across the USA.

It costs nearly 1,500 USD per month for a single-room accommodation. The cost may vary based upon the facilities offered and the room type.

UMCES Programs

  • The programs offered at UMCES include graduate studies, undergraduate research internships, and K–12 environmental education activities.
  • UMCES students pursue M.S. and PhD in partnership with the University System of Maryland.
  • There are three partnership graduate programs offered,
    • Marine Estuarine and Environmental Sciences (MEES)
    • The University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS)
    • Frostburg State University master’s in biology
  • The Chesapeake Bay offers Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates for students majoring in biology, ecology, chemistry, etc.
  • UMCES also offers 5 programs under K-12 with their graduate programs.

UMCES Application Process

Students seeking admission at UMCES need to take care of the following points before making an application:

  • Application portal: Online
  • Application deadline: January 15 (Fall), October 1 (Spring)
  • Admission requirements
    • Official transcripts of all college-level work. (minimum 3.0 GPA at undergrad level)
    • A brief essay clearly defining areas of research interest and research objectives
    • A current CV or resume.
    • Three LOR’s from people familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
  • Students can submit Official Graduate Record Examination Scores as an option.
  • International students would be required to submit English proficiency scores (TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Graduation rate: 91%; Retention rate: 98%

UMCES Cost of Attendance

Students enrolled at UMCES need to incur the following expenses, on average, every academic year.

Types of ExpensesUndergraduate (USD)Graduate (USD)
Tuition and fees36,89130,885
Books and supplies1,2501,250
Living costs15,83715,837

UMCES International Student Scholarship

  • The university system of Maryland offers institution-based scholarships and grants to the students.
  • Top scholarships include:
    • USM Regent scholarship: First year full-time undergraduate students receive the scholarship covering the entire cost of tuition and additional costs such as books, room, board, academic materials, etc.
    • Maryland Prepaid College Trust: A method adopted by the university to let parents prepay for their child’s tuition offering various tuition plans and payment options.
    • Maryland State Scholarship Administration: the State of Maryland provides financial assistance depending on the student’s requirements.
  • In view of the limited number of institution-specific scholarships, students can look for external scholarships offered to international students in the USA based on different eligibility criteria.

UMCES Alumni

UMCES alumni include:

  • Aimee Hoover, Knauss Fellow with NOAA Fisheries
  • Aaron Watson, Assistant Marine Scientist for South Carolina's Department of Natural Resources
  • Holly Bamford, Chief conservation officer for National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and many more.

UMCES Placements

  • UMCES offers a summer undergraduate internship every year under the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.
  • IMET offers nine-week project research in marine sciences all using molecular tools.
  • UMCES alumnus now works as, assistant marine scientist, Secretary of Inter-American convention, Branch chief etc.
  • The alumni work with the Department of Natural Resources, Environmental protection agency, biotechnology firms, etc.
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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population
FAFSA Code002103
Average Cost of Attendance$39,000 / Year

Attendance Cost

$39,000

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$39,000 / Year
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