The Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation program in the College of Education offers a 5th Year M.A. program for undergraduates interested in quantitative methods. This allows highly motivated undergraduates the chance to develop their skills in quantitative methods and complete both the bachelor's and master's degrees in just 5 years. This degree prepares one for careers that include statistical data analysis, developing survey and testing instruments, designing research studies, performing quantitative analysis, evaluating educational programs, psychometric analysis of assessment results, conducting marketing studies, and conducting surveys.

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.  

Almost any undergraduate major would be appropriate for this program, including psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, communications, business, and economics, and even English and history. The critical quality that a student needs to bring to the department is high quantitative ability. This is a profession that trains at the graduate level, and the specific undergraduate major is not a critical factor. Fields involving the application of modern quantitative research techniques provide an outlet for those trained in this program.

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.  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,, 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

 For a list of the College of Education Scholarship opportunities please follow this link:    /admissions/financial-aid-scholarships.

The student must successfully complete at least 30 graduate credits hour including the 9 credits earned as an undergraduate. The student must also pass a comprehensive examination and do a master's project or thesis.

Students must take EDMS 645, 646, and either 651 or 647 (9 credit hours) during your junior and senior years. These three courses will count toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees. Some students may even be able to take additional courses if the graduate school approves their transfer to the M.A. level. Note that the Master's program requires completion of EDMS 610 and this can also be taken as an upper level undergraduate student.

If this program interests you, contact one of the MSE faculty members or:

Dr. Gregory R. Hancock
Benjamin Building, Room 1230D 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-1115
Phone: (301) 405-3621
Fax: (301) 314-9245

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


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.



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. 


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"