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Admission to Graduate Education Programs

Unsure which program to apply to? Review our list of Program and area of specialization offerings.  Would you like more information before applying? Submit an inquiry form and we will contact you in regard to the specific program of interest.

Requirements and Application Routing Information
Applicants to programs in the College of Education are reviewed when a completed application is on file. Each college and program may set admission criteria and procedures beyond that of the Graduate School. The University of Maryland Graduate School is the official admittance office for all graduate students across the College Park Campus. The Graduate Catalog contains criteria and policies regarding admission.

University of Maryland's Graduate Application Process
The University of Maryland’s Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons application system. Before completing the graduate application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements site for specific program instructions.

As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:

  • Graduate application
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Program/Department supporting documents (as applicable)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies

The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in the graduate degree program to which you apply.   The admission recommendations from the programs/departments are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School.  Thus, all degree seeking applicants must be formally admitted to the University of Maryland Graduate School. 

Information for International Graduate Students
The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students.  International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.

The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance.  Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents.  Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues.


Education Graduate Program Coordinator Contact Information:

Department: Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)
Programs: Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, School Counseling, Student Affairs, Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education Policy, and Special Education.
Contact: Carol Scott at (301) 405-2858 or cscott18@umd.edu.

Department: Human Development and Qualitative Methodology (HDQM)
Programs: Human Development and Measurement, Statistics, & Evaluation.
Contact: Jannitta Graham <> at (301) 405-8432 or jgraham7@umd.edu

Department: Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
Programs: Curriculum & Instruction and Education Policy Studies.
Contact: Joy Jones at (301) 405-3118 or jonesj@umd.edu.

Programs: Curriculum & Instruction Master's of Education Certification programs (MCERT)
Contact: Office of Student Services at (301) 405-2364 or ed-advising@umd.edu


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