Admission to the minor will be limited to no more than 25 students per year, selected through a competitive application process.  This limitation on potential enrollments is necessary because of the small size of the JPSM faculty.  Successful applicants will have completed at least 30 semester credits and have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement with a minimal GPA requirement of a 3.2.  Students who apply to the program are expected to be able to work independently.

Students seeking admission to the minor will be asked to:

  • Complete an application form

  • Submit a letter of support from a faculty member or advisor

  • 1/2 page statement of interest in the minor program

  • Provide a copy of their transcript

The faculty committee responsible for oversight of the minor will evaluate the applications submitted.  In selecting students to the program, the committee will emphasize academic achievement, including in particular evidence of successful completion of courses in quantitative subjects.

Interested students should contact JPSM at jpsm-contact [at] umd [dot] edu. Applications for admission will be reviewed each semester.  Once admitted to the program, students will work with the Program Director or an assigned faculty advisor to plan the courses to be taken to complete the minor.  Students will be expected to be in touch with their faculty advisors before the start of each semester to ensure that they are continuing on track to complete the minor requirements.