Completing a Human Development Master of Arts 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.

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 Admission

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) 405-8432

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

 

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