The Department of Human Development & Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) at the University of Maryland is a 30 credit Master of Education in Human Development program, with courses offered primarily face-to-face at the Universities at Shady Grove and on-line.  Please note that the department is not currently accepting applications for a Fall 2019 cohort. Please check back for future updates and/or contact Dr. Ann Battle, Program Director at abattle@umd.edu , or Ms. Jannitta Graham, Graduate Coordinator, at jgraham7@umd.edu for further information.

This program embodies a cohort model, wherein groups of applicants are admitted each fall semester, and progress together through the two-year sequence of courses. The program focuses on theory and contemporary educational research related to child and adolescent social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development, and the translation of that research into principles of instructional practice that positively influence students' academic achievement, motivation to achieve, and school adjustment in education settings. There is a strong programmatic emphasis on diversity and the impact of individual differences on educational outcomes. Past students are typically in-service, certified teachers or counselors who wish to study developmental influences on school achievement, but we welcome applications from anyone who is interested in studying the program content.

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Graduate Admission Requirements

Select an area of interest from the various offerings in the College of Education to determine the admission requirements and deadlines. 

Guide to Applying - Graduate Admissions

International Admissions

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 note that the department is not currently accepting applications for a Fall 2019 cohort. Please check back for future updates and/or contact Dr. Ann Battle, Program Director at abattle@umd.edu , or Ms. Jannitta Graham, Graduate Coordinator, at jgraham7@umd.edu for further information.

Ann Battle, Program Director
abattle@umd.edu
(301) 405-8714

Jannitta Graham, Graduate Coordinator
jgraham7@umd.edu
(301) 405-8432