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The University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a mandate to become nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in research and the advancement of knowledge, the university serves as the primary statewide center for graduate education and research, and offers an extensive array of services and programs to state government, business and industry. The campus is strategically located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor, one of the most prosperous and fastest growing areas in the United States.

About Graduate Studies

The College of Education Graduate Studies programs offer degrees with multiple areas of specializations. The three departments encompass highly rated programs and faculty with opportunities to study abroad. We hope that once you have viewed the multitude of graduate education degree options available to you, that you will take the opportunity to explore the possibility of joining our esteemed rank of graduate candidates.


About the College of Education

The College of Education at the University of Maryland ranks among the top 23 colleges of education according to U.S. News & World Report. College programs prepare educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, researchers and educational specialists. Graduates work with individuals from infancy through adulthood in schools, community agencies, colleges and universities. Educational programs are accredited and approved by the following: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Maryland State Department of Education, American Psychological Association, Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Professions. For more information, visit the College of Education website.


Focus of the College of Education

A primary focus of the College of Education is on graduate education and research. Goals for the graduate professional degree programs are to prepare nationally recognized scholars and policy makers; to develop students with exceptional research competencies; and to prepare students to assume leadership roles in their professions. The College offers an array of graduate areas across three departments leading to the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, the Master of Arts, and the Master of Education degrees. Some programs offer the option of an Advanced Graduate Specialist (AGS) certificate. The College of Education also offers a variety of post-baccalaureate certificate offerings.

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