Student Services

Admission to Graduate Education Programs

Unsure which program to apply to? Would you like more information before applying?  Review our list of Programs and area of specialization offerings. For further assistance, we invite you to complete our College of Education Graduate Inquiry Form in which the appropriate program will respond with additional program and admission information for you within 48 hours.

Requirements and Application Routing Information
Applications to programs in the College of Education are eligible for review when a complete application with required materials is received. Each college and program may set admission criteria and procedures beyond that of the Graduate School. The ߲о Graduate School is the official admittance office for all graduate students across the College Park Campus. The contains criteria and policies regarding admission.

߲о's Graduate Application Process
The ߲о’s Graduate School accepts applications through its EnrollmentRx application system.  To start a graduate application go to . Before completing the graduate application, applicants are asked to check the site for specific program application instructions.

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

  • Transcripts*
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Program/Department supporting documents ()
  • Test scores (if applicable)**
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies
    *International transcripts: You must upload a scanned official copy of all previous degree transcript(s) issued in the original language with a literal English translation, and certificate and diploma.
    **Some programs may require GRE or MAT or Basic Skills exam reports.  Please check your .

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 ߲о Graduate School. 

Information for International Graduate Students
The ߲о is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The Office of  (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 ߲о Graduate School offers admission to international students based on the academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance.  International students recommended for admission will then receive instructions for obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the ߲о which will require the submission of additional documentation.  Please see the for more information.

If you are interested in applying as a Non-Degree seeking, visiting student, or Golden ID (for Maryland senior citizens) please see the webpage. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues.

Education Graduate Program Coordinator Contact Information:

Department programs contact 
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)

Doctoral Programs:
Program of Counseling Psychology, School Psychology
Program of Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Policy
Program of Special Education

Master’s Programs:
Program of Counseling Psychology, School Psychology and School Counseling
Program of Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Policy
Program of Special Education

Carol Scott

cscott18@umd.edu

(301) 405-2858 

Human Development and Qualitative Methodology (HDQM)

Doctoral Programs:
Program of Human Development
Program of Quantitative Methodology Measurement and Statistics

Master’s Programs:
Program of Human Development
Program of Quantitative Methodology Measurement and Statistics

Jannitta Graham

jgraham7@umd.edu

 (301) 405-8432 

Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)

Doctoral Programs:
Program of Teaching and Learning, Policy, and Leadership
Program of Education in School System Leadership (EdD)

Master’s Programs:
Program of Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Leadership
Program of Curriculum and Instruction

Kay Moon

kmoon@umd.edu

(301) 405-3118  

  Curriculum & Instruction Master's of Education Certification programs (MCERT)

Joy Jones

mcert@umd.edu

(301)-405-3324