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Publications Design Admission Requirements


  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited college or university or a 2.8 GPA and a portfolio indicating high potential
  • potential for success in the program documented by a portfolio and evidenced by either a strong undergraduate background in professional writing, graphic design or digital media or substantial professional experience

Applicants who do not meet all of these qualifications may, with the approval of the program's admission committee, be accepted if there is space available. Additional criteria may apply; see the UB Graduate Catalog for further information.

Application deadlines:

  • fall semester admission: July 1
  • spring semester admission: Dec. 1

*Applications received after the deadline dates will be considered depending on availability of space, strength of your credentials and sufficiency of time for processing.


  • Online application. Complete and submit the online application and pay the $50 application fee. (To pay in-state tuition, you must submit the Maryland In-State Residency form). You can submit your Statement of Personal Interest electronically as part of the online application.
  • Official transcript(s). Request that an official transcript of all prior college or university work (including graduate courses, if applicable) be sent directly from each institution attended; electronic transcripts are encouraged.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae. Submit your resume/CV directly to the Office of Graduate and International Admission and Enrollment.

Please send the following two items as a single PDF document directly to

  • Writing Samples. Submit two writing samples  demonstrating your writing abilities. You may use any type of professional writing or a paper written for a college course.
  • Portfolio. Submit a digital portfolio (or a link to an online portfolio) demonstrating your design capabilities. If you do not have a design portfolio, indicate that in a note.

Send materials not electronically available to the University of Baltimore Office of Graduate Admission, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Contact Us:

For more information about graduate admission, please contact the Office of Graduate and International Admission and Enrollment at or 410.837.6565.