Admission to Graduate Education Programs
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.
The information on this page is, therefore, designed to acquaint you with some of the requirements and procedures for admission consideration to the College of Education. Please make sure to follow-up with your respective program for any additional application requirements.
The application must be received by the appropriate published deadlines. Application deadlines vary according to the program and area of specialization, so be sure to check your intended program website for specific dates.
** International applicants must adhere to the campus deadlines of the Office of International Education Services. International applicant deadlines are much earlier than those for domestic applicants due to the extra requirements and clearance steps. NOTE: Please check with your program deadline that may fall MUCH earlier than the international deadlines.**
Application Process Checklist:
- Application:The graduate admission application is the first part of the application process. Please Do NOT send ANY paper documents to the College of Education or to your program unless specifically instructed to do so.
- "Application Supplemental Form" (ASF):Shortly after the on-line application is submitted, you will receive an e-mail request to complete the "Application Supplemental Form" (ASF) where you will identify academic information that is specific to you and your goals. You may save your application and return to complete it. After submitting your application you may log-in to the same application site, as a returning user, in order to track the status of your application.
- Recommenders:You must submit contact information for 3 recommenders in support of your application. Letters should be from current or previous professors or others who can assess the quality of your academic performance and scholastic potential. In the ASF you will be asked to list the names and email addresses of each of your recommenders. Your recommenders will receive an automatic email notification with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation on-line. Both you and the recommender will be notified when the electronic letters have been received.
- Official Transcripts:You must submit an official transcript for every institution attended at which you earned 9 or more credits. If transfer credits are listed on another institution's transcript, you must submit an individual official transcript from the institution at which the transfer credits were earned. You do not need to submit a transcript for credits earned at the College Park campus of the University of Maryland as this will be provided for you through the Graduate School system.
Official transcripts should be sent to:
University of Maryland, Enrollment Services Operations
Application for Graduate Admission
0130 Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742
Goal Statement: Applicants must submit a statement of their goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study. You will need to submit the statement electronically, by uploading it to your on-line application.
Test scores:Test requirements vary by program depending on the specialty area and the degree being sought. Please contact the program directly for specific requirements. Standardized test score reports can be submitted by the testing authority if the institutional code for the University of Maryland, College Park (Code 5814) is used when the exam is taken. The exams required are the MAT or GRE or Praxis I exams (required upon admission for certification programs)
- Completed Application: After all of your application materials have been received, your completed application will be sent to the program for review by the Admissions Committee. You may contact the Program Coordinators directly if you have any questions or concerns about the review process. Once a decision has been made you will be notified by e-mail. Please make sure your information is up-to-date in the online application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department: Human Development and Qualitative Methodology (HDQM)
Programs: Human Development and Measurement, Statistics, & Evaluation.
Contact: Eileen Kramer at (301) 405-8432 or email@example.com
Department: Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
Programs: Curriculum & Instruction and Education Policy Studies.
Contact: Joy Jones at (301) 405-3324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.