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FallMay 15Apr 15
SpringOct 15Sep 15
SummerApr 15Mar 15
No Graduate admissions for Summer term.*
 *The Homeland Security Graduate Program (MS) will offer summer admissions.

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Graduate Students

UDC offers graduate programs in high-growth fields ranging from Business and Public Administration to Science, Engineering and Technology fields to Education and Human Services. UDC’s programs, many of which are accredited and all of which reflect the most current and highest academic standards and learning outcomes, are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed for personal and professional success.

Admissions Standards

Graduate applicants are encouraged to visit individual graduate program web pages as admissions requirements vary by graduate program.

In general, all UDC graduate programs require:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, generally in a preferred field of study;
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5-3.0 at the undergraduate level; and
  • Proficiency in verbal and quantitative skills as demonstrated through the GRE, GMAT, and/or other discipline-specific examinations.

Application Requirements

Applicants to UDC Masters Degree programs must submit all of the following for admission:

  • Completed online application for Masters Degree Applicants
  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee
  • Official college transcript(s) reflecting all course work, grades, and date of graduation
  • Official GRE, GMAT, or other examination scores required by program
  • A 500-word statement about your academic and professional goals, research interests, relevant prior experience, motivation for graduate study in your proposed program, and any other information you believe will assist the faculty in considering your application for graduate admission
  • Two letters of recommendation

Some graduate programs may have additional requirements. Please refer to the program you are interested in for specific requirements by visiting the program website and/or contacting the Program Director.

Please visit the Application Requirements page for additional details on the online application process and submission of transcripts, test scores, and other credentials to the Office. You can also access the additional forms needed for graduate admissions here.

Non-Degree Admission Application Requirements

A non-degree applicant is one who wishes to undertake graduate study but is not currently seeking admission to a degree program. Admission will be based on the applicant's preparation for advanced study and specific training in a selected field of concentration.

Non-degree applicants are required to submit an online application for non-degree applicants and transcript showing a date of graduation from an accredited Bachelor’s degree program.

Enrollment in Undergraduate Courses

A graduate student enrolled in The University of the District of Columbia may enroll in undergraduate courses to satisfy special needs or requirements. However, credits earned in undergraduate courses do not apply toward the total credits required for a graduate degree.

Readmission of Graduate Students

Any student who does not enroll for two consecutive semesters, excluding the summer term, must apply for readmission. The non-refundable readmission application fee must accompany the application. Applications for readmission must be submitted to the Office of Recruitment & Admission by the application deadline.

Graduate Transfer Credit

Up to 9 semester hours earned at another institution may be applied to a master's degree. For transfer credit, individual courses (1) must have been completed with a grade of "B" or better; (2) must have been completed within five years of the beginning of the semester for which the student is admitted to a degree program, and (3) must not have been a part of a program for which a degree has been awarded.