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The EDHD Masters Program

Completing a Human Development Master of Arts with Thesis, Master of Arts without Thesis, or Master of Education degree will help you acquire the foundational knowledge and research skills you will need to be competitive for admission to top-tier doctoral programs in Human Development and Psychology or obtain employment in a variety of academic and professional settings.  Your classes will be taught by nationally and internationally renowned faculty-researchers in educational psychology, developmental science, and quantitative methodology. Specially assigned faculty advisors will assist you in your program design, mentor your laboratory experiences, and provide career guidance.  You will have weekly opportunities to attend departmental seminars, colloquia, laboratory team meetings, and other academic gatherings in which fellow graduate students, departmental faculty, and visiting professors interact and learn from one another.

We invite you to explore the three master’s program options by reading our Human Development Master’s Degree Handbook. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact our Graduate Coordinator, Ms. Eileen Kramer, at ekramer@umd.edu or by phone at 301-405-8432.

Thank you for your interest in our Human Development Master’s Programs! We look forward to working with you in the near future.