Completing a Human Development 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.

Go to graduate admission requirements page for more information. Select an area of interest from the various offerings in the College of Education to determine the admission requirements and deadlines. 

Please refer to the Guide to Applying for instructions on how to apply for graduate admission. If you have questions or concerns, we ask you to first review our list of Frequently Asked Questions.  International applicants, please visit the International admissions webpage for additional information.  For questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application please contact:

Judy Foster, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Office of Student Services, College of Education
(301) 405-2359                  

After you apply for graduate admission you may check your application status by logging into the online graduate application using your user name and password.  Graduate faculty in the Academic Department you applied to will review your completed application for graduate admission.  Questions regarding application reviews and decision recommendations should be directed to the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM).  Please contact:

Jannitta Graham, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
(301) 405-2827

 

Please contact the Office of Student Services, ed-advising@umd.edu, or (301) 405-2364

Academic advisement for graduate students is provided by the graduate faculty in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM).   For advising information, please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Jannitta Graham at (301) 405-8384 or jgraham7@umd.edu

Visit the Graduate School Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship web page for additional funding opportunities 

For information about other student financial aid, review the Office of the Student Financial Aid website.

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. 

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact our Graduate Coordinator, Ms. Jannitta Graham, at jgraham7@umd.edu or by phone at 301-405-2827. 

 

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

Jannitta Graham, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
(301) 405-8432

 

Academic deadlines are provided by the Office of the Registrar for the academic year.

Students should check with their Department or Program for any deadlines it may have.  Please contact:

 

Jannitta Graham, Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
(301) 405-2827

POLICY
Graduate students in the College of Education are responsible for meeting University and the Graduate School policy, and for meeting Program requirements.   The Graduate Catalog  is the official listing of Policies governing graduate education at the University of Maryland.  The schedule adjustment policy is available from the Office of the Registrar and provides information on adding and dropping courses, penalties, and refund schedules.

 

HANDBOOKS
The Graduate Student Life Handbook provides information on academics, campus resources, finances, health, job opportunities, and information on how to get involved as a graduate student. 

 

FORMS
Graduate students are required to submit various forms at specific points in the program and as part of the degree clearance process. To determine the steps and forms that are required, visit the following link "Graduate Studies forms"