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Full text of "Graduate Catalog / the University of Maryland, College Park"

The Graduate Catalog 

University of Maryland I Fall 2009 -Spring 2010 



Charles Caramello, Dean of the Graduate School 
Molly Quell, General Editor 



Table of Contents 

Table of Contents 1 

Chapter 1: The Graduate Council and The Graduate School 8 

Chapter 2: Introduction 10 

The University of Maryland 10 

Location of Campus and Nearby Academic Resources 10 

Resources in Education, the Humanities, The Social Sciences and Other Disciplines 10 

Resources in the Physical and Biological Sciences and in Engineering 11 

Campus Libraries 11 

Accreditation 14 

Non-Discrimination Statement 14 

Disclaimer 14 

Chapter 3: Admissions 15 

Admission to Graduate School 15 

Criteria for Admission 15 

The Admission Process 16 

Admission Records Maintenance and Disposition 16 

Chapter 4: Admission Status 17 

Admission to Degree Programs 17 

Full Graduate Student Status 17 

Provisional Graduate Student Status 17 

Offer of Admission 17 

Admission Semester Changes 17 

Other Admissions 18 

Advanced Special Student Status 18 

Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate Status - College of Education 19 

Visiting Graduate Student Status 19 

Golden Identification Card for Senior Citizens of Maryland 19 

Change of Status or Program 20 

Admission of Members of the Faculty 20 

Admission to an Institute 20 

Immunization 20 

Residency Classification 21 

Regents' Policy on Residency 21 



Chapter 5: Registration 22 

Registration and Credits 22 

Designation of Full-Time and Part-Time Status 22 

Course Numbering System 22 

Continuous Registration Requirements 23 

Waiver of Registration for Certificate, Master's, and Pre-Candidacy Doctoral Students 23 

Waiver of Registration for Doctoral Candidates 23 

Waiver of Mandatory Fees 24 

Leave of Absence for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness, or Dependent Care 24 

Academic Calendar 25 

Course and Credit Changes 25 

Withdrawal from Classes 26 

Resignation from the University 26 

Grading Systems 26 

Graduate Credit for Undergraduates 27 

Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses 27 

Partial Credit for Students with Disabilities 27 

Inter-Institutional Registration, University System of Maryland 27 

The Washington Consortium Arrangement 28 

Chapter 6: Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 29 

Payment of Tuition and Fees 29 

Forms of Financial Aid 29 

Emergency Loans 29 

Refunds 29 

University Refund Statement 29 

Refunds for Withdrawal from All Classes 30 

Refunds for Dropping Individual Courses 30 

Fellowships, Assistantships, and Financial Assistance 31 

Graduate Fellowships 31 

Graduate Assistantships 31 

Overload Payments for Graduate Students 31 

Travel Grants 31 

Chapter 7: The Academic Record and Satisfactory Progress 33 

Developing a Program 33 

Academic Integrity 33 

Honor Pledge 33 



Penalties for Violations of Academic Integrity 34 

Academic Record (Transcript) 34 

Grade Point Average Computation 34 

Criteria for Courses to be Accepted for Graduate Credit 34 

Credit by Examination 35 

Incomplete Grades 35 

Transfer of Credit 35 

Satisfactory Progress 36 

Good Standing 36 

Academic Probation and Dismissal 36 

Time Limitations for Master's Degrees and Certificates 37 

Time Limitations for Doctoral Degrees 37 

Time Extensions 37 

Master's Degree and Certificate Students 37 

Doctoral Students 38 

Chapter 8: Doctoral Degrees 39 

Graduate School Requirements Applicable to all Doctoral Degrees 39 

Credit Requirements 39 

Advancement to Candidacy 39 

Research Assurances 39 

The Doctoral Dissertation and Examination 40 

Open Dissertation Examination 41 

Procedures for the Oral Examination 41 

Submission and Publication of the Dissertation 44 

Inclusion of One's Own Previously Published Materials in a Dissertation 45 

Inclusion of Copyrighted Materials in a Dissertation 45 

Additional Requirements 46 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 46 

Foreign Language Requirement 46 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education 46 

Graduate School Requirements for Other Doctoral Degrees 47 

Chapter 9: Master's Degrees 48 

Graduate School Requirements Applicable to all Master's Degree Programs 48 

Approved Program 48 

Credit Hours 48 

Coursework Level 48 



Prerequisites and Inclusion of Credit 48 

Single Credit Application 48 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Science 48 

Thesis Requirement 48 

Research Assurances 49 

The Master's Thesis Examination 49 

Procedures for the Oral Examination: 50 

Submission and Publication of the Thesis 52 

Inclusion of One's Own Previously Published Materials in a Thesis or Dissertation 53 

Inclusion of Copyrighted Materials in a Thesis or Dissertation 53 

Non-Thesis Option 54 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education 54 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Engineering 55 

Requirements Applicable to Other Master's Degrees 55 

Professional Master's Degrees 55 

Chapter 10: Combined Bachelor's / Master's Programs 56 

Individual Student Bachelor's/Master's Program 56 

Structured Bachelor's/Master's Program 56 

Chapter 11: Dual Graduate Degree Programs 58 

Existing Graduate Degree Programs 58 

Chapter 12: Certificate Programs 59 

Chapter 13: Field Committees 60 

Chapter 14: The Graduate Faculty 62 

Minimum Qualification 62 

Membership -Graduate Faculty Categories 62 

Appointment procedures 62 

Full Members 62 

Adjunct Members 62 

Special Members 63 

Exceptional Appointments 63 

Faculty of Multi-Campus Graduate Degree Programs 63 

Prerogatives of Membership by Category 63 

Full Members 63 

Adjunct Members 64 

Special Members 64 

Membership of Former University of Maryland Faculty 64 



Exceptions to Policy 64 

Chapter 15: Other Graduate School Policies 65 

Waiver of a Regulation 65 

Application for Graduation 65 

Arbitrary and Capricious Grading Policies 65 

Policy and Procedures for Review of Alleged Arbitrary and Capricious Grading in Courses 65 

Policy and Procedures for Appeals of Alleged Arbitrary and Capricious Grading of Doctoral 

Qualifying Examinations 67 

Chapter 16: Graduate Assistants 71 

Categories 71 

Administration 71 

Student Status 71 

Qualifications 72 

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students 72 

Appointment, Reappointment, Duration of Appointment 72 

Letters of Appointment 73 

Preformance Reviews 73 

Termination or Loss of Support 73 

Duties and Time Commitments 74 

Graduate Teaching Assistants 74 

Graduate Research Assistants 75 

Graduate Administrative Assistants 75 

Compensation and Stipends 76 

Additional Employment: On-Campus 76 

Additional Employment: Off-Campus 76 

Overload Payments for Graduate Students 77 

Retirement and Social Security (FICA) 77 

Tax Status 77 

Tuition Remission and Mandatory Fees 78 

Residency Classification 78 

Health Insurance 78 

Facilities and Parking 78 

Time Away from Duties 79 

Conduct and Professional Behavior 79 

Equal Opportunity Statement 80 

Scholarly Misconduct 80 



Sexual Harassment 81 

Statement on Sexual Relationships and Professional Conduct 81 

Grievance Procedure 82 

Chapter 17: Graduate Fellows 87 

Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships 87 

Status 87 

Qualifications 87 

External Funding for Fellowships and Scholarships 87 

Transfer of Fellowships and Scholarships 88 

Duration of Fellowships and Scholarships 88 

Deferral of Support 88 

Matching Requirement 89 

Offer Letters 89 

Duties 89 

Duplication of Support 89 

Supplementation of Fellowships and Scholarships 89 

Additional On-Campus and Outside Employment 89 

Overload Payments for Graduate Fellows 90 

Stipends 90 

Tuition Remission and Mandatory Fees 90 

Residency Classification 91 

Tax Status 91 

Health Insurance 91 

Vacation and Sick Leave 91 

Facilities 92 

Chapter 18: Graduate School Services 93 

Ombudsperson for Graduate Students 93 

Graduate Legal Aid Office 93 

English Editing for International Graduate Students 94 

Health Insurance 94 

Promise 95 

Chapter 19: Other University Services 96 

Chapter 20: University Publications 98 

Chapter 21: Academic Resources in the College Park, MD Area 99 

Chapter 22: Graduate Programs 107 

Chapter 23: Graduate Courses 246 



Chapter 24: Graduate Faculty 521 



Chapter 1: The Graduate Council and The Graduate School 

The University of Maryland Board of Regents mandates that a Graduate Faculty and a Graduate 
Council provide the organization by which the Graduate Faculty discharge its responsibilities for 
graduate education. The Graduate Council, appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School, includes 
faculty representatives elected by the Graduate Faculty, and graduate students. The Graduate 
Council recommends to the Dean, the Provost and the President policies that affect all aspects of 
graduate education at the University. 

The Graduate School, under the leadership of its Dean, establishes and oversees procedures to 
enact these policies and serves as an advocate for excellence in all aspects of graduate education. 
The Graduate School, on behalf of its Dean, officially admits all students into graduate degree 
programs and acts as the conferring body for all graduate degrees. 

In conjunction with the Graduate Council, the Graduate School: 

1. Administers all University policies that affect graduate education. 

2. Sets academic and admissions standards for graduate programs. 

3. Reviews applications for admission to the Graduate School for compliance with academic 
standards. 

4. Admits graduate students to all programs. 

5. Administers the processes for graduate students' grievances. 

6. Admits and oversees the academic progress of non-degree seeking students. 

7. Reviews and approves all new graduate programs. 

8. Allocates annual fellowship funding to the colleges, sets minimum stipend levels, and 
monitors the application and academic impact of awards... 

9. Recommends annual minimum stipend levels for fellowships and teaching and research 
assistantships. 

10. Sets policy for and awards tuition remission as a component of University fellowship 
awards, external fellowships, and training grants. 

11. Establishes qualifications for and approves membership in the Graduate Faculty. 

12. Establishes qualifications necessary for graduate faculty to serve on and to chair thesis 
and dissertation examining committees. 

13. Sets policy that governs the composition of the thesis and dissertation examining 
committees and the conduct of the examinations. 

14. By appointment of a Dean's representative, oversees dissertation examinations to assure 
quality and uniformity of standards across academic units. 

15. Oversees the process of submitting approved dissertations and theses. (Preservation of 
and access to the documents are the responsibilities of the University Library.) 

16. Sets University-wide requirements for awarding graduate degrees. 

17. Recommends to the President that students who meet established requirements be 
awarded graduate degrees. 

18. Reviews and approves as appropriate requests for exceptions to University policies on 
graduate matters. 

19. Ensures that the University maintains official graduate student records. (Records are 
kept in the Office of the Registrar.) 

20. Approves and oversees programs created by interdisciplinary Field Committees. 

21. Approves the programs for the Master's degree and graduate certificate in Professional 
Studies. 

22. Prepares and disseminates an annual report on graduate education. 

23. Administers the General Research Board, the Creative and Performing Arts Awards, the 
Goldhaber Travel Grants, and other programs. 

24. Assumes leadership in the recruitment and retention of graduate students with special 
emphasis on students from under-represented groups. 

25. Provides orientation programs, advising, and other support services that contribute to the 
successful matriculation, retention, and graduation of a diverse population of graduate 



students. 
26. Supports the Graduate Student Government, graduate student groups, and the Office of 
Graduate Student Life. 

The policies and procedures that are found in this document have been approved by the Graduate 
Council, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Provost, and the President. 



Chapter 2: Introduction 

The University of Maryland 

The University of Maryland, the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, was 
established in 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College and became one of the country's first land- 
grant institutions in 1867. The state assumed authority over the College in 1920 and formed the 
University of Maryland by joining the College with long-established professional schools in Baltimore. 
In 1988, the General Assembly of Maryland designated the College Park campus as the flagship 
institution for the University System of Maryland, which comprises 13 institutions across the state. 
The College Park campus is built around a central mall, anchored by McKeldin Library and the Main 
Administration Building. Fanning out from the mall are thirteen academic colleges. The University's 
mission is to provide graduate and undergraduate education of the highest quality, to pursue 
advanced research, and to serve the needs of the State of Maryland. 

The University of Maryland and its surrounding area provide boundless opportunities for conducing 
research. The University's dynamic research environment allows students from all disciplines to 
undertake scholarly exploration of their special interests and to gain valuable practical experience. It 
also enables faculty members to advance their own areas of expertise and bring their research 
insights into the classroom. On campus, special facilities and a number of organized research 
centers, bureaus, and institutes promote the acquisition and analysis of new knowledge in the arts, 
sciences, and applied fields. 

Location of Campus and Nearby Academic Resources 

Situated on 1,300 acres in the suburban town of College Park, the University is centrally located in 
the Baltimore-Washington corridor. This unique location, just nine miles from downtown Washington, 
D.C., and approximately 30 miles from both Baltimore and Annapolis, enhances research 
opportunities for faculty and students by providing access to some of the finest libraries and research 
centers in the country. 

Resources in Education, the Humanities, The Social Sciences and Other Disciplines 




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Resources in the Physical and Biological Sciences and in Engineering 




Campus Libraries 

The University houses seven separate libraries. Together they contain 3 million books, 5,000 journal 
titles, and 2.3 million microforms. The University's main library is the Theodore R. McKeldin 
Library. Its collection of books, reference materials, newspapers, journals, and electronic resources 
is especially strong in the life sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Among its 1.2 million 
volumes is one of the best collections of Judaica in the region. 

In addition to the general collection, the University of Maryland is home to several archives: The 
Gordon W. Prange Collection is one of the world's largest repositories of published and unpublished 
Japanese-language materials from the period of the Allied Occupation. It contains Japanese 
newspapers, monographs, periodicals, pamphlets and newsletters, textbooks, maps, news 
photographs, and political posters produced primarily between 1945 and 1949, a time of Allied civil 
censorship controls. The collection is especially rich in fiction and poetry, including reprints and first 
editions. These rare manuscript materials have attracted scholars from around the world and have 
been utilized frequently in recent Japanese and Western scholarship on post-World War II Japan. 
They are complementary to the American government documents that are housed in National 
Archives II, immediately adjacent to the College Park campus. 

The East Asia Collection, available since the mid-1960s, includes Japanese, Korean, and Chinese 
language monographs, periodicals, and newspapers. It currently contains about 74,000 catalogued 
items, and is particularly strong in scholarly works in the humanities, in the behavioral and social 
sciences and in reference and serial publications. With the exception of the Japanese Division of the 
Library of Congress, this is the largest East Asian language collection to be found in any academic 
institution in the tri-state region of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. 

The University' collection of Government Documents and Maps is the Regional Federal Depository 
Library for Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. This collection includes more than one 
million government publications from 1789 to the present, spanning virtually all subjects from arts to 
zoology. Congressional documents and laws, census data, and consumer guides are among the 



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most popular items. The map collection contains nearly one-half million topographic and thematic 
maps from federal agencies as well as some produced by foreign governments, including a collection 
of World War II maps. Accompanying the paper maps are GIS workstations with gigabytes of map 
files and geo-referenced statistical data. 

The UM Libraries system includes six branch libraries in addition to McKeldin: 

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) contains materials in physics, 
engineering, mathematics, and geology, with other significant collections in computer science, 
environmental sciences, water resources, and aerospace science. EPSL is also a U.S. patent and 
trademark depository library, and its large Technical Reports Center contains collections from NASA, 
ERDA, Rand Corporation, and other agencies and organizations. 

The Charles E. White Memorial Library (Chemistry) is a collection of 80,000 volumes covering 
chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, enzymology, immunology, microbiology, and molecular 
genetics. Materials include books, periodicals, major indexes, and comprehensive spectra collections. 

The Architecture Library contains materials on architectural design, theory and history, urban 
design, landscape architecture, and building technology. This library's special collections include rare 
architecture books dating as far back as the 17th century, with materials on world expositions from 
1851 to 1937. 

The Art Library collects materials in art history, studio art, art education, photography, graphic arts, 
interior design, and textiles. Special collections include art reproductions and art exhibition catalogs. 

Opened in 2000 as part of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the Michelle Smith Performing 
Arts Library is the central location on the College Park campus for music, theatre, and dance 
materials. Included in the Performing Arts Library is the International Piano Archives at Maryland 
(IPAM), which houses one of the world's most extensive concentrations of piano recordings, books, 
scores, and related materials, including the personal papers of many great classical pianists. 

Special Collections in Performing Arts houses research collections maintained through joint 
agreements with national and international performing arts organizations, as well as collections 
donated by individuals, such as the Charles Fowler Papers and the Howe Collection of Musical 
Instrument Literature. 

Hornbake Library is home to the bulk of the University's special collections. 

The Maryland Collection represents a variety of materials, including more than 60,000 books and 
periodicals about Maryland, current and historical. A fine collection of rare Maryland items includes 
scarce copies of the almanac published by Benjamin Banneker, early American imprints, and strong 
holdings in literature by and about Marylanders. The Baltimore News American Photograph Archive 
of over 1.5 million images dating from 1920 to 1986 is part of the Maryland Collection, which also 
features broad holdings in Maryland newspapers both on microfilm and in original form. 

The Rare Books Collection in Hornbake contains books and pamphlets from the 15th to 20th 
centuries. Approximately 17,000 volumes represent all areas of the humanities and sciences, with 
strong holdings in natural history, especially in botany and agriculture. Other notable rare book 
collections include French political pamphlets published during the civil war of 1649-1652 and the 
French Revolution, pamphlets documenting slavery and African-American life in America, and works 
by and about William Morris. 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection in Hornbake Library includes 
13,000 volumes covering preservation topics from the technical to the aesthetic and more than 300 
periodical titles on international, national, state, and local historic preservation issues. 



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The Archives and Manuscripts Department is also located in Hornbake Library. Historical 
Manuscripts collections include holdings pertaining to the Maryland region, labor union history, 
women's history, 

and University of Maryland faculty and administrators. Highlights of the historical manuscripts 
collection include the papers of political leaders from Maryland, such as U. S. Senator Milliard E. 
Tydings, 

Governor Theodore R. McKeldin, State Treasurer Lucille Maurer, and Vice President Spiro T. 
Agnew. Significant holdings documenting women's history include the papers of the League of 
Women Voters of Maryland, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, and the 
Association for Childhood Education International. The details of day-to-day life throughout Maryland 
history are recorded in the personal and family papers collections, which include diaries, 
correspondence, and photographs. The literary manuscript collections center on the papers of two 
prominent twentieth-century women writers: Katherine Anne Porter and Djuna Barnes. The Katherine 
Anne Porter Room is a permanent installation in Hornbake Library that houses Porter's library, art, 
and artifacts. On display are photographs, furnishings, decorative arts, and books that belonged to 
Porter. The University Archives is the repository for a broad range of materials, including official 
office records, printed publications, photographs, and memorabilia, documenting the history and 
present activities of the University of Maryland. The University Archives' photograph collection 
features campus views and scenes, individual and group portraits, and University of Maryland events. 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1990, the National Public Broadcasting Archives 

serves as the official archival repository for the primary national agencies of noncommercial 
broadcasting in the United States. Organizations represented include the Corporation for Public 
Broadcasting, the Public Broadcasting Service, National Public Radio, and the Children's Television 
Workshop. The Library of American Broadcasting holds a wide-ranging collection of materials 
devoted exclusively to the history of radio and television broadcasting in the United States. 
Representative collections include material from the papers of broadcasting giant Arthur Godfrey and 
the papers of Edythe Meserand, radio executive and first woman president of the American Women 
in Radio and Television. 

Nonprint Media Services is the central audiovisual department for the University of Maryland 
Libraries. In addition to American movies and documentaries, its holdings include the complete BBC 
Shakespeare Plays, the JVC/Smithsonian Video Anthology of World Music and Dance, and the 
Library of African Cinema. 

Research is supported in the UM Libraries with a variety of technological tools. The online 
catalog identifies library materials from the collections of libraries on all campuses in the University of 
Maryland System. Access to this information is available through public terminals located throughout 
the library systems and can be accessed through internet connections in homes, offices, and libraries 
around the country. Research Port allows students, faculty, and others connected with the University 
of Maryland to access databases and e-journals from on and off campus. Patrons can search for 
journal articles and books in databases, e-journals, and library catalogs; access databases and e- 
journals from on and off campus; search an individual database OR several databases 
simultaneously; search databases and the UM Libraries' catalog simultaneously; and find full-text 
articles. They can save lists of databases, e-journals, searches, and articles in My Research Port, as 
well as e-mail and save citations. 

The Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) provides digital repository services 
for the University. Currently three types of materials are being collected: faculty deposited 
documents, a Library managed collection of UM doctoral dissertations and master's theses, and a 
collection of technical reports. DRUM provides a distribution service by making files available via the 
Internet. As a repository, DRUM offers long-term maintenance of files and resources. Unlike the 
web, where pages come and go and addresses to resources can change overnight, DRUM items 
have a permanent URL. 



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Borrowing library materials is aided by several services in addition to basic circulation assistance. 

Direct borrowing privileges at the other University of Maryland System libraries are available for 

registered 

UMCP graduate students. Through Inter-Library Loan, one can obtain loans or photocopies of 

materials from other libraries that are not available at the University. All of the University libraries are 

equipped with study carrels and group study areas, wireless internet access, and computer terminals. 

Accreditation 

The University of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools and is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Individual graduate 
programs may be accredited by their appropriate agencies. Students should check with their 
graduate program of interest for particular accreditations. 

Non-Discrimination Statement 

The University of Maryland is committed to the elimination of discrimination on the basis of race, 
color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, 
political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the 
First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Human Relations Code is established to 
prevent or eradicate such discrimination in accordance with due process within the University 
community. In doing so, the University recognizes that it must strive actively and creatively to build a 
community in which opportunity is equalized. 

Every effort will be made to make students and potential students, employees and potential 
employees, faculty members and potential faculty members aware of the opportunities that the 
University provides for every individual to develop and utilize his or her talents and skills. It is the 
intent of the University to observe and promote respect for each member of the community's own 
race, ethnic background, sex, or sexual orientation. The Human Relations Code is accessible in its 
entirety at http://www.ohrp.umd.edu/compliance/hrc/intro.html . 

Under advice of the Maryland Attorney General's Office, the University may interpret the Code to 
include both gender identity and gender expression. 

Disclaimer 

The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the 
student and the University of Maryland. Changes are effected from time to time in the general 
regulations and in the academic requirements. There are established procedures for making 
changes that protect the institution's integrity and the individual student's interest and welfare. A 
curriculum or graduation requirement, when altered, is not normally made retroactive unless the 
alterations are to the student's advantage and can be accommodated within the span of years 
normally required for graduation. When a competent authority judges the actions of a student, using 
established procedures, to be detrimental to the interests of the University community, that person 
may be required to withdraw from the university. 



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Chapter 3: Admissions 

Admission to Graduate School 

Responsibility for admitting applicants to graduate programs rests with the Dean of the Graduate 
School. Academic department and program offices review admissions applications and credentials 
and make admissions recommendations to the Graduate Dean. In cases where credentials were 
earned abroad, the staff of the International Education Services Office is consulted. The standards 
maintained by the Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure 
that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and 
have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program. Standards for 
admission to doctoral degree programs are frequently higher than those for admission to master's 
degree programs. In many degree programs, the number of applications received from individuals 
qualified for graduate study regularly exceeds the number of applicants who can be accommodated. 
In such cases, only the most highly qualified are offered admission. The number of spaces available 
in various departments is limited according to the availability of faculty, special resources, and funds 
for students requiring financial assistance. 

Criteria for Admission 

Those applicants who have earned or will earn a bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited college 
or university in the United States (or the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in another country) are 
eligible to be considered for admission to the Graduate School at the University of Maryland. With 
the exception of established dual-degree programs, an applicant can matriculate in only one graduate 
program at a time. 

Admission to graduate programs is highly competitive, and space is limited. The decision to admit an 
applicant to a program is based primarily on a combination of the following criteria, evaluated from a 
complete application: 

• Quality of previous undergraduate and graduate work. The Graduate School requires as a 
minimum standard a B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate courses taken at a 
regionally accredited college or university). Adequate performance in prerequisite courses is 
required. Applicants with international credentials must submit in the original language those 
academic records that are not written in English. Such credentials must be accompanied by a 
literal English translation. Both must be submitted at least six months prior to the first day of 
classes of the semester for which the applicant seeks admission. 

• Strength of letters of recommendation from persons competent to judge the applicant's 
probable success in graduate school. These letters are usually from the applicant's former 
professors who are able to give an in-depth evaluation of the applicant's strengths and 
weaknesses with respect to academic work. Additional recommendations may come from 
employers or supervisors who are familiar with the applicant's work experience. 

• Scores on a nationally standardized examination. The three most widely used standardized 
examinations are the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management 
Admissions Test (GMAT) and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Because the predictive utility of 
these test scores may vary from one group of applicants to another, a discriminating use of all 
relevant materials will be made in each applicant's case. The TOEFL is required of international 
applicants who are not native speakers of English. 

• Applicant's statement of his or her academic career objectives and their relation to the 
intended program of study. These statements help the program to identify students whose 



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goals are consonant with the program's objectives and expertise. 

• Other evidence of potential success in graduate studies. Some programs require other 
evidence of potential for success in graduate study, such as a portfolio of creative work, 
completion of specialized examinations, personal interviews, or an example of scholarly work. 

• Availability of an advisor in the applicant's specific field, available space in the program, 
and competitive rating within the applicant pool for the given term of entry. 

Prospective students may apply for admission to the University of Maryland during or after their final 
year of undergraduate study but must furnish proof of graduation before the end of their first semester 
of enrollment at the University. Students applying for admission to a graduate degree program in a 
field of specialization in which they already hold that same degree or its equivalent may do so only if 
the previous degree program was of substantially different character or was not accredited. Summer- 
only students applying for entrance in either of the two summer sessions should check the Summer 
Sessions Bulletin to determine if the courses they wish to take will be offered. To obtain this 
publication, write to the Office of Continuing Education, Summer and Special Programs, 2103 
Reckord Armory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742- 5321. This information may also 
be accessed online at http://www.summer.umd.edu. 

The Admission Process 

To be considered for admission to the Graduate School, each applicant must follow the Graduate 
School application procedures, currently available at http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/admission . The 
process requires the following: 

• Completion of the University of Maryland Graduate Application (online); 

• Payment of the non-refundable application fee; 

• Submission of all relevant transcripts and supplementary application materials; 

• Providing appropriate visa and financial documentation (for international applicants only); 

• Fulfillment of all graduate program admissions requirements; 

• Adherence to published application deadlines. 

Should the application and fee arrive after the stated deadline, the application will automatically be 
considered for the next admissible semester. 



Admission Records Maintenance and Disposition 

All records, including both standardized test scores and academic records from other institutions, 
become part of the official file and can neither be returned nor duplicated for any purpose. Students 
should retain an additional copy of their official credentials to keep in their possession for advisory 
purposes and for other personal requirements. 

The admission credentials and the application data of applicants are retained from the date of receipt 
for 12 months only and then destroyed in the following cases: 1) Applicants who do not register for 
courses at the time for which they have been admitted; 2) Applicants whose applications have been 
disapproved; 3) Applicants who do not respond to graduate program requests for additional 
information; and 4) Applicants whose applications are not complete with respect to the inclusion of all 
transcripts or test results. 



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Chapter 4: Admission Status 

Admission to Degree Programs 

Graduate students are admitted to a particular program for a specific degree objective (M.A., Ph.D., 
Ed.D, etc.), with the exception of established dual degree programs, joint-degree programs, and 
certificate programs, graduate students are permitted to matriculate into only one graduate degree 
program at a time. Graduate students are admitted to either full or provisional status as outlined 
below: 

Full Graduate Student Status 

Students may be admitted to full graduate status if they have submitted official documents indicating 
a completed baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or have earned a degree 
equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from another country, and are fully qualified in the judgment of 
the individual program and the Graduate School. 

Provisional Graduate Student Status 

Students may be admitted to provisional status if: 

1. The previous academic record is not outstanding; or 

2. The prerequisite course work in the chosen field is insufficient; or 

3. The applicant has majored in another field with a creditable record but has not yet clearly 
demonstrated abilities in the proposed new field; or 

4. The applicant has not provided official verification of information required by the graduate 
program or the Graduate School, such as the last semester's work or receipt of a degree. 

Official transcripts indicating receipt of the degree must be submitted before the end of the first 
semester. Registration for a second semester will not be permitted unless these documents are 
received by the Graduate School. 

Offer of Admission 

All completed applications will be reviewed by the Graduate School, the graduate program to which 
the applicant applied, and, if necessary, the Office of International Education Services. Applicants 
may receive correspondence from each of these offices requesting clarification or additional 
information or documents. Responses should be directed to the inquiring office directly. 

Formal admission to The University of Maryland is offered only by the Graduate School. Applicants 
admitted to the Graduate School will receive a written offer of admission from the Dean of the 
Graduate School. To accept or decline the offer, applicants must notify the Graduate School by the 
first day of classes of the semester for which the applicant was accepted or the offer becomes void. 
Immediately following written acceptance, applicants should contact the graduate program for 
registration information. Applicants are allowed a one-time only deferral of the admission of up to one 
year, subject to approval by the graduate program. Applicants who are unsuccessful in gaining 
admission to a graduate program are also notified in writing by the Graduate School. 

Admission Semester Changes 

The Offer of Admission is extended to the applicant for a particular semester. The Graduate School 
will allow one (1) semester change requested by the program, and one (1) requested by the admitted 



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student, contingent upon the approval of the graduate program. Any further changes will require a 
new application to the Graduate School. 

Other Admissions 

Advanced Special Student Status 

Although the primary mission of the Graduate School is to conduct programs of graduate instruction 
leading to advanced degrees, the Graduate Faculty will admit qualified students without degree 
objectives as advanced special students, to the extent that resources allow. Unofficial transcripts or 
photocopies of diplomas will be accepted with the application for evaluation purposes, but the student 
must submit official copies of all required documents before the end of the first semester of 
enrollment. Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions except the University of 
Maryland, College Park. 

The Advanced Special Student status is not available to students in F-l or J-l status. These 
students should consult with the Office of International Education Services at (301) 314-7740 if they 
have questions about exceptions in this category. 

Applicants for admission to Advanced Special Student status must hold a baccalaureate degree from 
a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and: 

• Submit official transcripts covering all credits used in satisfying the baccalaureate degree 
requirements, or 

• If the applicant holds a master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution, submit 
an official transcript showing the award of a master's or doctoral degree, or 

• Achieve a score that places the applicant in the upper 50th percentile of appropriate national 
standardized aptitude examinations, including the Graduate Record Examination, the Miller 
Analogies Test, and the Graduate Management Admissions Test, (where different percentiles 
are possible, the Graduate School will determine which score is acceptable), or 

• Provide a strong letter of support from the Graduate Director of the program in which the 
applicant plans to take a course. 

Admission to Advanced Special Student status will continue for five years. If there is no registration in 
two consecutive academic semesters (Fall and Spring), the admitted status will lapse and a new 
application will be required. 

Advanced Special Students must maintain a 2.75 grade point average . Advanced Special Students 
whose grade point average falls below 2.75 will not be permitted to register. 

Advanced Special Students must pay all standard graduate fees. Students in this status are not 
eligible to hold appointments as Graduate Teaching or Research Assistants or Fellows, or to receive 
other forms of financial aid. All other services available to them (e.g., parking, library privileges) are 
the same as those accorded to other graduate students. 

Successful completion of courses taken as an Advanced Special Student does not guarantee 
admission to a graduate degree or certificate program. Each program may accept such courses in 
satisfaction of program requirements to a maximum of twelve (12) credits, contingent on admission to 
the degree or certificate program and on the approval of the faculty in the program. For consideration 
of admission to a degree program at a later time, the student must submit a new application. See the 



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Transfer Credit section for more information. 

Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate Status - College of Education 

The Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate Program is designed to promote a high level of 
professional competence in an area of specialization in the field of education. The candidate must be 
able to demonstrate that he or she can operate as an effective counselor, administrator, teacher, or 
skilled person in a major field of professional endeavor. The Advanced Graduate Specialist 
Certificate is offered through most of the programs in the College of Education. This Certificate is 
awarded only by the College of Education. Requirements are as follows: 

• The same general criteria for admission to degree programs are applicable to Graduate Specialist 
Certificate applicants. Additionally, the applicant must have completed a master's degree or the 
equivalent in credits earned either at the University of Maryland or at another regionally 
accredited institution. Entrance exams are required at the time of application and vary for each 
department. Examinations that may be required are the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or 
the Miller Analogies Test. 

• Course work totaling not more than 30 credits with grades of at least a "B" from an accredited 
institution may be transferred to the program at the University. 

• The program must be developed in cooperation with an advisor and filed with the Graduate 
Studies Office in the College of Education. 



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The Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate program requires a minimum of 60 semester hours 
of credit with no fewer than 30 semester hours of credit completed at the University of Maryland. 
At least one half of the credits earned either at other institutions or at the University of Maryland 
must be in courses comparable to those in the 600-800 series. The student may be required to 
take a substantial portion of the program in departments other than those in the College of 
Education. Registration in certain kinds of field study, field experience, apprenticeship, or 
internship may also be required. 

The Certificate requires completion of 60 hours of graduate credit with a 3.0 grade point average and 
no grades of "D" or "F". There will be a written examination of not less than six hours. For additional 
details see "A Guide for Student Advisors," issued by the College of Education Graduate Studies 
Office, Room 1204, Benjamin Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1121 or visit 
the website at http:// www.education.umd.edu/studentinfo/qraduate info/Grad Guide/. 

Visiting Graduate Student Status 

A graduate student matriculated in another graduate school who wishes to enroll in the Graduate 
School of the University of Maryland and who intends to return to the graduate school in which he or 
she is matriculated, may be admitted as a Visiting Graduate Student. 

To apply, the applicant must submit a completed application 

( http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/admission) and pay the appropriate application fee. Transcripts, 
letters of recommendation, and test scores are not required. In lieu of transcripts, the applicant must 
submit a letter from the Graduate Dean at the applicant's institution confirming that the applicant is in 
good academic standing and that courses taken at the University of Maryland will be transferred to 
the home institution. 

Golden Identification Card for Senior Citizens of Maryland 

The University's services and courses are available without charge to citizens who are residents of 
the State of Maryland, 60 years of age or older, and retired (retired persons will be considered those 



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who affirm that they are not engaged in gainful employment for more than 20 hours per week). 
Individuals who meet these requirements may apply for graduate admission, either as degree- 
seeking or non-degree-seeking students, and must meet all admissions criteria. Once admitted and 
issued the Golden Identification Card, senior citizens may register for courses in any session on a 
space-available basis, and may use the library and other University facilities during the time they are 
enrolled in courses. Tuition will be waived for Golden Identification Card holders, but mandatory fees 
must be paid. Golden ID Card holders may register during the first week of classes for up to 3 
courses; they may not pre-register. Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for more information on 
the Golden ID registration procedures. 

Change of Status or Program 

Students are admitted with a particular status to a specified program for a specified objective. A new 
application is required if: 

• The student wishes to change programs (students may be admitted to only one graduate 
program at any one time); or 

• The student wishes to change status (from non-degree to degree); or 

• The student wishes to pursue a new degree objective (e.g., change from master's to doctoral 
degree). 

Admission to a new program and/or status is not granted automatically. Each application is subject to 
review and approval. 

Admission of Members of the Faculty 

No member of the faculty who is employed by the University of Maryland with the position of assistant 
professor or higher is permitted to enroll in a program leading to an advanced degree in his or her 
academic college or school. A faculty member who wishes to take course work for personal 
enrichment in his or her academic college or school may choose to investigate the Advanced Special 
Student status. A faculty member who wishes to pursue an advanced degree in a graduate program 
outside his or her academic college or school may do so by obtaining written consent from the Deans 
of both the academic college/school in which he or she is employed and that from which he or she 
seeks a degree, and, subsequently, from the Dean of the Graduate School. 

Admission to an Institute 

Application for admission to an institute should be made directly to the director of the institute. If 
admission to the Graduate School is also necessary, the decision will be based on the same criteria 
for admitting other degree applicants. Admission to an institute does not imply that the individual will 
be automatically admitted in any other status at the University of Maryland at a later date. The status 
terminates upon completion of the institute in which the student is enrolled. A new application and fee 
must be submitted for admission to any other graduate status or program. 

Students already admitted to a regular graduate degree or non- degree status may also qualify for 
participation in an institute. 

Immunization 

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provide documentation of measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus / diphtheria immunizations. It is a 
student's responsibility to provide this information to the Health Center before school begins. This 
requirement will not be waived. 

Residency Classification 

An initial determination of in-state status for admission and tuition charges will be made by the 
University at the time a student's application for admission is under consideration. The determination 
made at that time and any determination made thereafter will prevail in each semester unless the 
determination is successfully challenged in a timely manner. Please be advised that all students who 
are originally classified as nonresident students when they begin their studies at the University retain 
that classification unless they file a petition for resident status with the University's Residency 
Classification Office. The deadline for meeting all requirements for resident status and for submitting 
all documents for reclassification is the last day of late registration for the semester for which the 
student wishes to be classified as a resident student. 

The volume of requests for reclassification may necessitate a delay in completing the review process. 
It is hoped that a decision in each case will be made within ninety (90) days of a request for 
determination. During this period of time, or any further period of time required by the University, fees 
and charges based on the previous determination must be paid. If the determination is changed, 
excess charges will be refunded. 

All Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows are responsible for the status of their own residency 
classification. Classification does not officially change when the student begins his or her 
appointment. Assistants and Fellows should be familiar with the policies regarding tuition remission 
and residency classification. The fact that Fellows and Teaching Assistants are billed at the In-State 
rate does not change their residency status. 

Regents' Policy on Residency 

The University of Maryland Board of Regents have developed a policy and procedure that defines a 
Maryland Resident for tuition and charge-differential purposes. This information, and all relevant 
procedures, is maintained on the Residency Classification Office's web site: 
http://www.testudo.umd.edu/rco/policy.html . 



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Chapter 5: Registration 

Registration and Credits 

Information concerning registration procedures, deadlines, late fees, and current tuition and expenses 
is found in the Schedule of Classes, published regularly by the Office of the Registrar. Students 
interested in summer session courses should obtain the Summer Guide and address any questions 
to the Single Point of Contact (SPOC), Mitchell Building First Floor, University of Maryland, College 
Park, MD 20742; phone (301) 314-3572 or 1-877-989-SPOC. Registration information for all 
academic sessions is also available on the University's web page ( http://www.umd.edu) . 

Designation of Full-Time and Part-Time Status 

The Graduate School uses a unit system in making calculations to determine full-time or part-time 
student status. Please note that graduate units are different from credit hours. The number of 
graduate units per credit hour is calculated in the following manner: 

Courses in the series: 000-399 carry 2 units per credit hour. 

Courses in the series: 400-499 carry 4 units per credit hour. 

Courses in the series: 500-599 carry 5 units per credit hour. 

Courses in the series: 600-897 carry 6 units per credit hour. 

Master's Research course: 799 carries 12 units per credit hour. 

Pre-candidacy Doctoral Research courses: 898 carries 18 units per credit hour. 

Doctoral Dissertation Research: 899 carries 18 units per credit hour. 

All doctoral candidates must pay the flat candidacy tuition for which they will be registered for six (6) 
credit hours of 899; this defines all currently registered doctoral candidates as full-time. 

To be certified as full time, a graduate student must be officially registered for a combination of 
courses equivalent to 48 units per semester. Graduate assistants holding regular appointments have 
full-time status if they are registered for at least 24 units in addition to the assistantship; holders of 
half-time assistantships are considered full-time if registered for 36 units. Audited courses do not 
generate graduate units and cannot be used in calculating full-time or part-time status. 

Course Numbering System 

Courses are designated as follows: 



000-099 



Non-credit courses. 



100-199 



Primarily first-year courses (not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees). 



200-299 



Primarily sophomore courses (not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees). 



300-399 



Junior and senior courses (not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees). 



400-499 



Junior and senior courses acceptable for credit toward some graduate degrees. The 
number of such credits is limited by policies of the Graduate School and by the graduate 
program. 



500-599 Professional school courses (Dentistry, Law, Medicine) and post-baccalaureate courses 

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not for graduate degree credit. 


600-898 


Courses restricted to graduate students (see above for exceptions). 


799 


Master's thesis credit. 


899 


Doctoral dissertation credit. 



Continuous Registration Requirements 

All graduate students must register for courses and pay associated tuition and fees each semester, 
not including summer and winter sessions, until the degree is awarded. 

A student who fails to register and who has not requested and received a waiver of registration or 
"Leave of Absence for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness or Dependent Care" will be notified by the 
Graduate School after the first day of classes that he or she must register for the current semester. 
The Graduate School will also inform the Graduate Director of the graduate program that the student 
is in jeopardy of termination. If the student does not register, he or she will be dismissed from the 
Graduate School at the end of the semester for failure to comply with the continuous registration 
requirement. 

A student who is dismissed for non-registration may appeal dismissal during a 30-day period 
following the end of the semester of non-registration. If the student does not appeal, or if the appeal 
is denied, and the student wishes to continue in the Graduate School, the student must apply for 
readmission. In this case, readmission does not alter the initial requirements for time to complete the 
degree or advance to candidacy. 

Waiver of Registration for Certificate, Master's, and Pre-Candidacy Doctoral Students 

Certificate, Master's, and pre-candidacy Doctoral students who will be away from the University for a 
semester or a year may request a waiver of continuous registration and its associated tuition for the 
semester or year. Waivers of registration will by granted only if the student is making satisfactory 
progress toward the degree and can complete the degree requirements within the required time 
limits. Interruption of registration cannot be used to justify a time extension. 

Permission for non-registration is obtained from the Graduate Director of the student's program and 
the waiver must be filed with the Graduate School. Students who are not registered may not use any 
University facilities, including the library, and should expect to consult with members of the Graduate 
Faculty seldom or not at all. 

A request for a waiver of registration should be filed 30 days before the beginning of the semester or 
year for which the waiver is sought. Tuition waiver requests will be granted only when the student 
affirms in writing that he or she will not be using any University resources, including the time of faculty 
members, during the waiver period. 

Waiver of Registration for Doctoral Candidates 

Doctoral Candidates are not eligible for Waivers of Continuous Registration. Each doctoral 
Candidate must maintain continuous registration in 899 (Doctoral Dissertation Research) until the 
degree is awarded. Waivers of Registration may be granted only under the University's policy for 
Leave of Absence for Graduate Students for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness or Dependent Care (see 
below). 



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Waiver of Mandatory Fees 

A waiver of Mandatory Fees may be granted to any graduate student, including Doctoral Candidates, 
if the student will be away from the University for a semester or a year. An application for waiver of 
Mandatory Fees must be submitted to the Graduate School 30 days before the beginning of the 
semester for which the waiver is sought. The waiver may be granted for a semester or a year. 

Leave of Absence for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness, or Dependent Care 

In recognition of the effects that childbirth, adoption, illness, and caring for incapacitated dependents 
(such as children, ill or injured partners, or aging parents) may have on the time and energy that 
graduate students have to devote to their educational programs, the University allows students in 
such circumstances to apply for a leave of absence of up to two semesters during which time they do 
not intend to make academic progress toward the completion of their degree. The time taken on an 
approved leave of absence is not included in the time limitations for degree completion and 
advancement to candidacy. 

Length of Leaves 

Application for a leave of absence may be made on a one- or two-semester basis. A leave of 
absence ordinarily will not be granted for more than one academic year. Leaves requested for a 
longer period are approved only in exceptional circumstances. An approved leave for one semester 
will be extended to two semesters as needed, if so requested by the applicant prior to the expiration 
of the approved one- semester leave of absence. 

Application Procedures 

A leave of absence for childbearing, adoption, illness, or dependent care normally must be requested 
and approved prior to the beginning of the academic term for which it is being requested. A letter of 
request should be addressed to the Dean of the Graduate School and should provide a detailed 
explanation of the circumstances leading to the request and a justification of the time requested (one 
semester or one year). The request must be approved by the student's faculty advisor and Graduate 
Director prior to submission to the Graduate Dean. The faculty advisor, Graduate Director, and/or 
Graduate Dean may request a doctor's statement. Approved leaves will stop the student's "time-to- 
degree clock." 

Special Considerations 

• Registration Requirements. Students on approved leaves of absence are not registered at the 
University and, therefore, do not have the rights and privileges of registered students. Students 
must be registered during a semester in which they fulfill a University or departmental degree 
requirement, such as taking qualifying exams or submitting a dissertation/thesis. In addition, 
students must also be registered in order to be eligible for any form of University financial aid 
(e.g., a teaching or research assistantship) and to be certified as full-time students. 

• Impact on Funding. When contemplating a leave of absence, graduate students are advised to 
consult with the sources of their funding to determine whether a leave might involve a long-term 
financial loss. Because academic programs and financial aid packages may be constructed and 
sequenced over a period of years, individual interruptions to the normal sequence of academic 
progress and scheduled employment may result in a loss of future funding and a slower time to 
completion of degree. In some programs, a leave of absence may mean that students may have 
to join a new project upon return, with the likelihood that their research may take longer to 
complete. Whenever a leave of absence is being considered, a student should meet with the 
advisor to develop a plan for resumption of study and gain a clear understanding of future funding 
opportunities. Some outside funding agencies frown on interruptions to a degree program. Some 
only allow leaves for medical reasons or military service. Others require prior approval of the 
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• Students with outstanding educational loans need to consider the effect of taking a leave of 
absence on their loan status. For some student loans, a grace period for repaying the loan 
begins once the student stops registering. If the leave period is longer than the grace period, 
then the student may have to begin repaying the loan while on a leave of absence. Prior to taking 
a leave, students should arrange to meet with a Student Financial Aid officer, and/or contact their 
lenders. 

• International students. Non-immigrant F-l and J-l students and their dependents must 
maintain legal immigration status at all times. Students with F-l or J-l visas must be enrolled full- 
time every semester at the University while they remain in the United States. The only possible 
exception that might allow a student to remain in the United States while on an approved leave of 
absence might be a serious illness or medical condition. Students are advised to consult with the 
staff of the Office of International Educational Services for more information when considering a 
leave of absence. 

• Student Accounts. Students are advised to check with the Bursar's Office prior to taking an 
approved leave of absence in order to determine the status of their student accounts. Students 
are advised that accounts that are overdue will be subject to regular procedures in accordance 
with University guidelines, notwithstanding any approved leave of absence: specifically, late fees 
and finance charges will continue to accrue, students will be blocked from future registration upon 
their return, and accounts will be referred to the State Central Collection Unit, with the imposition 
of additional collection charges, for non-payment in accordance with regular timeframes. 

• University Housing. The University's general policy is that students must be registered to be 
eligible for University housing. For specific information about continued eligibility for University 
housing during an approved leave of absence, students are advised to contact the Department of 
Resident Life. Additional restrictions may apply to students leasing housing through Southern 
Management Corporation. For specific information, students should contact the appropriate 
rental agent. 

• Access to University Resources^ Students who are on a leave of absence do not have a valid 
University of Maryland Identification card and therefore are not entitled to use University 
resources, such as the libraries, recreational centers, shuttle buses, and other services covered 
by mandatory fees. Students seeking information on use of the libraries while on an official leave 
of absence may find it at http://www.lib.umd.edu/PUBSERV/spcmck.html , or they may contact the 
McKeldin Library Circulation Department, Special Borrowers Office, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 
4:00 p.m. 

Academic Calendar 

The Academic Calendar is printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. This Calendar 
contains key deadlines for all graduate students. Graduate students preparing to graduate must 
consult the Academic Calendar during the first week of the semester in which they plan to graduate. 

Course and Credit Changes 

A graduate student may drop a course, add a course, change between audit and credit status, 
change the number of credits for a course within the listed range, cancel registration, or withdraw 
from the University without special approval until the tenth class day each semester. No credit level 
changes or grading option changes are permitted after the tenth week of classes. The deadlines are 
published each semester in the Schedule of Classes; the procedures governing each of these 
transactions are listed below. Drop/Add and other changes may be done in person at the Registrar's 
Office or online at http://www.testudo.umd.edu . Full refunds are not available for reductions in 
total credits after the first day of classes. For more information, please see the Refunds section 
of this Catalog. 

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the written approval of the instructor and the Graduate Director of the program. Petitions should be 
submitted to the Graduate School, 2123 Lee Building. The graduate program stamp must be placed 
on the change of grading option/credit level form. 

Withdrawal from Classes 

The term "withdrawal" means termination of enrollment in all classes for a given semester. The date 
of the withdrawal is indicated on a graduate student's academic record. To withdraw from a semester 
on or before the last day of classes a graduate student must notify the Office of the Registrar, 1113 
Mitchell Building, in writing or in person. Withdrawal becomes effective on the date notification is 
received in the Records Office. The University Refund Policy applies to withdrawals after the first day 
of classes. Students who withdraw may be in violation of the University's continuous registration 
requirement, unless they have received a waiver of registration from the Graduate School. 

If the time limitation in a master's or pre-candidacy student's program has not lapsed (5 years to 
obtain a master's degree and 5 years to reach doctoral candidacy), the graduate student is eligible to 
re-enroll without readmission provided he or she has received a waiver of registration from the 
graduate program or has received an approved Leave of Absence from the Graduate School; 
withdrawal by a doctoral candidate without an approved Leave of Absence or Waiver of Registration 
will officially end the student's status as a graduate student. 

Resignation from the University 

A graduate student wishing to withdraw from the University and terminate his or her graduate student 
standing may do so by submitting a letter to the Graduate School. The Graduate School will then 
cancel the student's admission status, effective the date the letter is received. If the student is 
registered for classes at the time of his or her resignation, the Graduate School will ask the Office of 
the Registrar to withdraw the student effective the date of the resignation. The University Refund 
Policy applies for resignation after the first day of classes. A graduate student seeking to return to the 
University of Maryland after resigning must reapply for admission and is subject to all graduate 
program and Graduate School requirements. He or she may be required to repeat previously elected 
courses (see time limits for relevant degree or certificate programs). 

Grading Systems 

The conventional A through F grading system is used in graduate level courses. A "Satisfactory or 
Failure" (S-F) grading system may be used for certain types of graduate study at the discretion of the 
graduate program. These include courses that require independent fieldwork, special projects, or 
independent study. Graduate program seminars, workshops, and graduate program courses in 
instructional methods may also be appropriate for the S-F grading system. The "Pass-Fail" grading 
system is not available for graduate students. However, a graduate program may allow, in certain 
cases, a graduate student to use the Pass-Fail option for 100-300 level courses. Graduate credit 
may not be earned for these courses. Either the A-F or the S-F grading system may be used for 
master's thesis (799), and pre-candidacy (898) and doctoral dissertation (899) research, as well as 
for courses labeled "Independent Study" or "Special Problems." 

Only one grading system may be used per course in a particular semester except for thesis and 
dissertation credits. The grading system will be designated by the student's graduate program or the 
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Graduate Credit for Undergraduates 

An undergraduate degree-seeking student at the University of Maryland may register for graduate- 
level courses (600-897) with the approval of the Dean of his or her academic college, the chair of the 
department, the instructor offering the course, and the Dean of the Graduate School. These courses 
will be recorded as "for graduate credit only" and may ONLY be applied toward an advanced degree 
at this university or elsewhere. Students eligible for this option normally will have achieved Junior 
standing, will have a GPA of at least 3.0, and will have successfully completed the prerequisite 
courses with a grade of "B" or better. The student must submit a plan of study showing that taking 
graduate courses will not unduly delay completion of the requirements for the bachelor's degree. The 
total of graduate and undergraduate credits attempted in any semester may not be more than 
eighteen. The graduate credits so earned will not count toward any requirements for the bachelor's 
degree. A maximum of 12 credits may be taken for graduate credit by a student during his or her 
tenure as an undergraduate at the University. 

Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses 

Subject to requirements determined by the Graduate Faculty of the department or program offering 
the course, undergraduate degree-seeking students may register for graduate level courses, (those 
numbered from 600 to 897) with the exception of 799, for undergraduate credit. The student must 
obtain the prior approval of the department and instructor offering the course. 

Enrollment in a graduate-level course does not in any way imply subsequent departmental or 
Graduate School approval for admission into a graduate program. The course may not be used as 
credit for a graduate degree at the University of Maryland except as part of an approved 
Bachelor's/Master's program into which the student has been admitted. 

Partial Credit for Students with Disabilities 

The Graduate School recognizes that students with documented disabilities may be prevented from 
participating courses that include laboratories, studio work, or other non- classroom activities in which 
the student is prevented from participating because of the disability. Therefore, it is the Graduate 
School's policy to allow students with disabilities to enroll in such courses, complete only those parts 
of the course that their capabilities permit, and receive credit for the course proportionate to their 
levels of participation. Students with disabilities should contact Disability Support Services (DSS) for 
information and assistance with any disability related issue. Phone (301) 314-7682 (V/TTY). Graduate 
students with disabilities who wish to enroll under this policy should consult the Associate Dean for 
Student Affairs in the Graduate School. The Dean, in consultation with DSS, will assist the student in 
making the necessary arrangements with the graduate program offering the course, the graduate 
program in which the student is enrolled, and the Office of Registrar. The final agreement as to the 
student's level of participation and the amount of credit to be awarded will be specified in an 
agreement to be drawn up by the Associate Dean of the Graduate School for Student Affairs and 
signed by all parties concerned. 

Inter-Institutional Registration, University System of Maryland 

A student admitted to the Graduate School in any institution of the University System of Maryland is 
eligible to take courses at any other institution of the University System of Maryland subject to the 
approval of the Graduate Directors and the Graduate Deans of the home and host institutions. 
Credits earned at a host institution are considered resident credit at the home institution, and, 
following normal procedures for graduate program approval, these credits may be used to meet 
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will be maintained at the home institution and fees will be paid to the home institution. 

Forms for registration as an inter-institutional student may be obtained from the Office of the 
Registrar. 



The Washington Consortium Arrangement 

The University of Maryland is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington 
Metropolitan Area . Other institutions currently associated with the consortium include American 
University, The Catholic University of America, the University of the District of Columbia, Gallaudet 
University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, 
Howard University, Marymount University, Trinity University, the National Defense University, The 
Joint Military Intelligence College, and Southeastern University. Students enrolled in any one of 
these institutions are able to attend certain classes at the other institutions and have the credit 
considered "residence" credits at their own institutions. Grades in these courses are calculated into 
the student's GPA. Tuition remission awarded to graduate assistants and fellows may not be used to 
pay for courses at other consortium universities. Graduate assistants and fellows must pay for any 
courses that they take under the consortium arrangement. Students from schools in the Consortium 
of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area may register for University of Maryland courses 
on a space-available basis beginning with the first day of classes. 

The policies governing registration through the Consortium Arrangement are listed below. 

• Courses for majors in graduate programs at the University of Maryland that have restricted 
enrollment will not be available to students from other consortium schools. Similar rules may 
apply at other consortium universities. 

• Students from consortium schools are expected to meet all prerequisites for University of 
Maryland courses for which they wish to enroll. Similar rules may apply at other consortium 
universities. 

• Students from consortium schools will not be permitted to register for practica, workshops, 
internships, and other experiential courses at the University of Maryland. Similar rules may apply 
at other consortium universities. 

• Students from consortium schools who have previously applied for admission to a University of 
Maryland graduate degree program and have been denied admission will be permitted to register 
for graduate courses in that program only with the specific approval of the Director of Graduate 
Studies of the program. 

• Students from consortium schools who have been dismissed from the University of Maryland for 
disciplinary or financial reasons will not be permitted to enroll in courses at the University of 
Maryland under the consortium arrangement. 



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Chapter 6: Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 

Payment of Tuition and Fees 

Tuition rates and fees are posted on the University's web site at 
http://www.umd.edu/bursar/Tuitionfees.html 

Tuition, fees, and other University charges may be paid by mail, online ( http://www.umd.edu/bursar) , 
or in person at the Cashier's Window of the Bursar's Office, 1135 Lee Building, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. The University accepts checks and American Express, Visa, MasterCard, 
and Discover cards for payment. Checks should be made payable to "The University of Maryland." 
Students can also obtain their account balances ough TESTUDO ( http://www.testudo.umd.edu) . 

It is the policy of the University not to allow deferment of payment pending the result of an application 
for financial assistance to an outside agency, including Veterans Administration benefits, bank loans, 
or guaranteed student loan programs. 

Each student is individually responsible for his or her bill and for meeting payment deadlines. Failure 
to meet these deadlines may result in late charges or cancellation of registration. The University will 
suspend services to students for delinquent indebtedness and failure to pay bills. The University will 
also transfer delinquent accounts to the State Central Collections Unit, which will levy further late fees 
and take necessary steps to obtain payment. 

See the most recent Schedule of Classes for more detailed information about payment, fees, and 
delinquent accounts. All payment deadlines are published in the Schedule of Classes. 

Forms of Financial Aid 

The Office of Student Financial Aid administers a number of programs to assist graduate students 
(e.g. loans and federal work study). Please see http://www.financialaid.umd.edu for more 
information. 



Emergency Loans 

Students may receive up to $500 as an interest-free loan that must be repaid in 60 days. If the loan is 
not repaid within 60 days, the amount will be charged against the student's account and late fees may 
be incurred. These loans are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid, 1135 Lee Building. 
Applicants should bring documentation of their need. They will then be asked to complete a short 
loan application form. They will subsequently meet briefly with a loan counselor who will review their 
need. The loan counselor will either approve or deny funds. 

Refunds 

University Refund Statement 

Tuition, fees, and refundable deposits are authorized for refund only if the student completes the 
prescribed withdrawal procedures or is dismissed from the University. Residence Hall and Dining 
Services charges are authorized for refund only if the student completes the prescribed residence hall 



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and dining services contract release procedures. Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes for 
complete refund information and procedures. 



Refunds for Withdrawal from All Classes 

A Cancellation of Registration submitted to the Registrar's Office before the first day of classes 
entitles the student to a full credit or refund of semester tuition and fees. 

After classes begin, students who wish to terminate their registration and withdraw from all classes 
must follow the withdrawal procedures specified in the Schedule of Classes. Students will find the 
necessary forms for withdrawal in 1101 Mitchell Building. The effective date used in computing 
refunds is the date the withdrawal form is filed with the Registrar's Office. Stopping payment on a 
check, failure to pay the semester bill, or failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal. 

Students withdrawing from the University will be credited for tuition in accordance with the following 
schedule: 



Period from date instruction begins 


Refundable tuition" 


Two weeks or less 


80% 


Two to three weeks 


60% 


Three to four weeks 


40% 


Four to five weeks 


20% 


Over five weeks 


no refund 



Fees are non-refundable after the first day of class. 

Withdrawal from all classes may be a violation of the Graduate School's Continuous Registration 
policy. Students withdrawing from classes who intend to continue in their graduate degree or 
certificate program should secure a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence from the 
Graduate School before withdrawing. 

Refunds for Dropping Individual Courses 

Graduate students may obtain refunds for courses that are dropped (if dropping a course results in 
the overall number of registered credits) during the first ten days of classes. Students may drop 
and add courses without penalty provided that the changes are made on the same day and that the 
total number of credits does not change. Graduate students are charged by the credit hour. A 
percentage charge and/or complete charge will be imposed according to the schedule below: 



Prior to the first day of classes -- no charge 


100% refund. 


During the first ten days of classes - 20% charge. 


80% refund. 


After the first ten days of classes. -- 100% charge. 


0% refund. 



For funds to be returned, students must file a request for a refund with the Office of the Bursar. If a 
request for refund is not filed, credit on the student account will automatically be carried over to the 
next semester. Refund requests may be made by addressing a letter to the Office of The Bursar, Lee 
Building, University of Maryland, College Park, 20742, visiting the Student Financial Service Center, 
Lee Building, Room 1135, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, or requesting a refund online 
through Testudo . A credit balance is not automatically refunded. 



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Fellowships, Assistantships, and Financial Assistance 

The University of Maryland recognizes the high cost of education today and makes every effort to 
offer financial assistance to qualified students through a variety of programs. Approximately seventy 
percent (70%) of all full-time graduate students receive financial support, which may include 
remission of tuition, teaching and research assistantships, work-study support, and University and 
other fellowships. Referrals for University or area employment opportunities for students and 
students' spouses are also available in various graduate programs and in specific student service 
centers at the University. 

Admission to a graduate degree program is a prerequisite for the award of a teaching or research 
assistantship, a fellowship, a traineeship, a loan, or a work-study award. 

Graduate Fellowships 

Graduate Fellowships are funded by the Graduate School through grants allocated to the academic 
colleges specifically for this purpose. Applicants and current students must apply directly to their 
Graduate Programs. The Graduate School offers a limited number of dissertation fellowships. 
Applications are solicited annually. More information may be obtained from the Graduate School, 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/fellowship . 

For further information on fellowships, please see the Graduate Assistantship and Graduate 
Fellowship chapters of this Catalog. 



Graduate Assistantships 

A graduate assistantship is an academic appointment not involving academic tenure. Such 
assistantships take the form of teachings assistantships, research assistantships or, in a few cases, 
administrative assistantships. Offers of these positions are made to graduate students directly by the 
programs and departments. 

The assigned duties of a graduate assistant are consistent with the aims and objectives of the 
teaching and research missions of the University. An appointment of 20 hours per week is 
considered a full-time assistantship. An appointment of 10 hours per week is considered a half-time 
assistantship. The responsibilities assigned to a graduate assistant should take into account what 
may be reasonably expected given the graduate assistant's education and experience. 

For further information on fellowships and assistantships, please see the Graduate Assistantship and 
Graduate Fellowship chapters of this Catalog. 

Overload Payments for Graduate Students 

Under certain circumstances, fellows and graduate assistants may be offered employment in addition 
to their normal appointments. As outlined in Chapter 15: Graduate Assistants and Chapter 16: 
Graduate Fellows, approval for such overload payments must be obtained from the Graduate School 
in advance of the appointment. The required request form can be found at 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/fellowship/forms . 

Travel Grants 

The Graduate School administers the Jacob K. Goldhaber travel grant for graduate students. 
Goldhaber grants are available to support part of the cost of attending conferences at which graduate 
students will present the results of their research. Because funding is limited, students are urged to 

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apply as soon as their presentations have been accepted. More information is available at 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/fellowship/travelqrants.htm . 



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Chapter 7: The Academic Record and Satisfactory Progress 

Developing a Program 

The student is responsible for ascertaining and complying with the policies and procedures of the 
Graduate School and all applicable graduate program requirements that govern the individual 
program of study. Registration for the newly admitted graduate student seeking a certificate or 
degree begins with a visit to the student's academic advisor in the graduate program to which the 
student has been admitted. There the student will obtain information about specific certificate or 
degree requirements for satisfactory progress that supplement those of the Graduate School. The 
student should consult the Schedule of Classes, and should develop an individual program of study 
and research in consultation with his or her graduate advisor. Students admitted as Advanced 
Special Students may seek advice from the Graduate School, Graduate Directors, or from 
appropriate faculty members. Petitions for waivers of regulations of graduate degree requirements or 
for appeals of decisions of graduate program faculty or administrators should be directed to the Dean 
of the Graduate School, 2125 Lee Building. 

Academic Integrity 



The University is an intellectual community. Its fundamental purpose is the creation and 
dissemination of knowledge. Like all other communities, the University can function properly only if its 
members adhere to clearly established goals and values. Essential to the fundamental purpose of the 
University is the commitment to the principles of truth and academic honesty. The Code of Academic 
Integrity is designed to ensure that the principle of academic honesty is upheld. While all members of 
the University community share this responsibility, The Code of Academic Integrity is designed so 
that special responsibility for upholding the principle of academic honesty lies with students. 

Honor Pledge 

On every examination, paper or other academic exercise not specifically exempted by the instructor, 
the student will write by hand and sign the following pledge: 

I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this 
examination. 

Failure to sign the pledge is not an honors offense, but neither is it a defense in case of violation of 
this Code. Students who do not sign the pledge will be given the opportunity to do so. Refusal to sign 
must be explained to the instructor. Signing or non-signing of the pledge will not be considered in 
grading or judicial procedures. Material submitted electronically should contain the pledge; 
submission implies signing the pledge. 

On examinations, no assistance is authorized unless given by or expressly allowed by the instructor. 
On other assignments, the pledge means that the assignment has been done without academic 
dishonesty, as defined in the Code of Academic Integrity, available at 
http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu/code.html . 



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The pledge is a reminder that at the University of Maryland students carry primary responsibility for 
academic integrity because the meaningfulness of their degrees depends on it. Faculty are urged to 
emphasize the importance of academic honesty and of the pledge as its symbol. 

Penalties for Violations of Academic Integrity 

Students who are found to have falsified, fabricated, or plagiarized in any context, such as course 
work, laboratory research, archival research, or thesis / dissertation writing-will be referred to the 
Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct has some discretion in determining 
penalties for violations of the University's standards of academic integrity, but the normal sanction for 
a graduate student found responsible for a violation of academic integrity will be dismissal 
(suspension or expulsion) from the University. 

To review the whole policy on academic integrity, see the University of Maryland Code of Academic 
Integrity at http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu or http://www.osc.umd.edu . The Code was 
amended on May 5, 2005. 

Academic Record (Transcript) 

A graduate student's academic record (transcript) is intended to serve as a complete history of the 
student's academic progress at the University of Maryland. Under no circumstances will academic 
records be altered because of dissatisfaction with a grade or other academic accomplishment. 

Grade Point Average Computation 

The A is calculated at 4 quality points, B at 3 quality points and C at 2 quality points. The grades of 
D, F and I receive no quality points. Students do not earn credit toward the degree for courses in 
which they receive a grade of D or F. For graduate students, all courses taken that are numbered 
400 and above (except 500-level courses, those numbered 799, 898, or 899, and those graded with 
an S) will be used in the calculation of the grade point average. A student may repeat a course in an 
effort to earn a better grade. Whether higher or lower, the most recent grade will be used in 
computing the grade point average. Grades for graduate students remain as part of the student's 
permanent record. Changes in previously recorded grades may be made if timely (within one 
semester) and if the original instructor certifies that an actual mistake was made in determining or 
recording the grade. The change must be approved by the department chair and the Dean of the 
Graduate School. Graduate credit transferred from another institution will not be included in the 
calculation of the grade point average. 

Criteria for Courses to be Accepted for Graduate Credit 

Any courses, workshops or seminars that take place in a span of time less than a normal academic 
semester or summer session and offering graduate credit to the participants must meet the following 
criteria: 

• There must be 15 "contact hours" per graduate credit. 

o Lectures: 50 minutes of lecture are equivalent to 1 contact hour. 

o Non-lecture contact (laboratories, workshops, discussion and problem-working sessions, 
etc.): One two-hour or three-hour session is equivalent to one contact hour. 

• No more than three "contact hours" per day will be permitted. (Three "contact hours" are 
equivalent to 0.2 credits). 

• Credit may be accumulated at the rate of no more than one credit per week. 



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Credit by Examination 

Credit by examination will be awarded upon successful completion of a formal examination (typically 
written) at a normal standard for examinations within the department/program. The examination must 
be approved by a committee composed of the examiner plus two Full Members of the Graduate 
Faculty. A copy of the examination, the student's answers, and the names of the examiner and the 
approving faculty member must be placed in the student's file in the department/program. 

Normally, credit by examination is not available for 600 level and higher courses. The maximum 
number of credits by examination that can be applied to a master's degree is 12 for a non-thesis 
master's degree and six for the thesis option. The graduate program in which the student is enrolled 
may establish a limit on the number of credits that may be earned in this manner. Information on fees 
for Credit by Examination is available from the Registrar. 

Incomplete Grades 

An incomplete is a mark that an instructor may award to a student whose work in a course has been 
qualitatively satisfactory, but who is unable to complete some portion of the work required because of 
illness or other circumstance beyond the student's control . In awarding the mark of "I" for graduate 
courses other than 799 and 899, instructors must fill out an "Incomplete Contract for Graduate 
Students." The contract will specify the work remaining to be completed. It must be signed by the 
instructor and the student and maintained by the department offering the course. The student is 
responsible for providing a copy of the contract to the director of graduate studies in his or her 
program. 

The mark of incomplete in 500-, 600-, 700-, and 800-level courses will not automatically roll-over to 
letter grades. Normally, students are expected to complete courses in which they have received an 
"I" by a date no more than twelve months from the beginning of the semester in which the course was 
taken. The mark of incomplete in 400-level courses will be governed by the rules for awarding 
incompletes to undergraduate students, including the provision of automatically converting an "I" to a 
letter grade. 

Advisors should stay current with their students in urging completion of incomplete grades, and 
programs should review the status of incompletes in their annual reviews of students' progress 
toward their degrees. Students will remain in good standing despite marks of incomplete if the 
courses are not required for their degrees. For courses required for graduation, students will be 
considered to be making satisfactory progress only if they fulfill the conditions of any outstanding 
incomplete contracts in a timely manner. An "I" can remain in place on a student's transcript for a 
maximum of one year. 

Departments and programs may specify the maximum number of incomplete credits students may 
carry, exclusive of credits in 799 and 899. 

Transfer of Credit 

All graduate study credits offered as transfer credit must meet the following criteria: 

• No more than six credit hours of graduate work may be transferred from another institution, 
unless the program has special approval by the Graduate Council. When changing programs 
within the University of Maryland, the student may request inclusion of credits earned at the 
University of Maryland. When moving from non-degree to degree-seeking status, Advanced 
Special Students may transfer up to twelve (12) graduate credits to the degree program, subject 



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to the approval of the Graduate Program. 

• The advisor and Graduate Director will need to certify that transfer courses are applicable to the 
student's program and, for non-University of Maryland courses, that the courses have been 
revalidated. 

• Credit must have been granted by a regionally accredited U.S. institution or foreign university. If 
the latter, evaluation by the staff of the International Education Services and the Graduate School 
is required. 

• The courses must be graduate level and have been taken for graduate credit at the original 
institution. 

• The student must have earned a grade of "B" or better in the course. 

• The credit must not have been used to satisfy the requirements for any other degree. 

• The student must furnish an official transcript to the Graduate School. 

• Transfer work satisfies only the 400-level requirements for the master's degree and does not 
apply to the upper-level requirements. 

• The transfer course work must have been taken within seven years of the award of a University of 
Maryland master's degree for which the student is currently enrolled. (All other course work must 
be taken within five years of the award of master's degree.) 

A student seeking acceptance of transfer credit is advised to submit the necessary transcripts and 
certification of program approval to the Graduate School as promptly as possible for its review and 
decision. It should be noted that programs may impose more stringent requirements and time 
limitations concerning the transfer of credits. In such cases the Graduate School must be notified 
accordingly. A form for Transfer or Inclusion of Credit is available online on the Graduate School's 
webpage: http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/forms 

Satisfactory Progress 

The admission of all graduate students is continued at the discretion of the Graduate Director of the 
program and the Dean of the Graduate School, consistent with the policies and practices of the 
Graduate School and graduate program. A student must make satisfactory progress in meeting 
programmatic requirements, must demonstrate the ability to succeed in his or her course of studies or 
research, and must attain performance minima specified by the graduate program in all or in 
particular courses; otherwise his or her enrollment will be terminated. Determinations of satisfactory 
progress occur at the graduate program level. Please contact the Graduate Director for conditions 
for satisfactory progress. 

Good Standing 

In order to maintain good academic standing, every graduate student must maintain a cumulative 
grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for all courses taken at the University. 

Academic Probation and Dismissal 

A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation 



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by the Graduate School. When a student is placed on probation, the Graduate School will notify both 
the student and the Graduate Director of the student's program. Permission of the academic advisor 
and the Graduate Director will be required for a student on probation to register for courses. 
Probation will be lifted when the student achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.0. 

A student on probation who has completed fewer than 15 credits must raise the GPA to 3.0 or above 
by the end of the semester in which the student completes 15 credit hours or be dismissed from the 
Graduate School. A student who has completed 16 or more hours of course work and whose 
cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on probation and will have one semester in which to 
raise his or her GPA to a 3.0 or be dismissed from the Graduate School. 

Time Limitations for Master's Degrees and Certificates 

With the exception of the six semester hours of graduate level course credits applicable for possible 
transfer to the master's degree and certificate programs, all requirements for the master's degree or 
graduate certificate must be completed within a five-year period. Time taken for an approved Leave 
of Absence for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness or Dependent Care does not count toward this five- 
year limit. 

Time Limitations for Doctoral Degrees 

Students must complete the entire program for the doctoral degree, including the dissertation and 
final examination, during a four-year period after admission to candidacy, but no later than nine years 
after admission to the doctoral program. Students must be advanced to candidacy within five years 
of admission to the doctoral program. Under certain circumstances, time extensions may be granted 
by the Graduate School as outlined below. Admission to the degree program terminates if the 
requirements are not completed in the time specified. Time taken for an approved Leave of Absence 
for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness or Dependent Care is not counted in these time limitations. 

Time Extensions 

Master's Degree and Certificate Students 

A student who has failed to complete all requirements by the prescribed deadlines may petition his or 
her graduate program for a one-year extension of time in which to complete the outstanding 
requirements. This extension may be granted by the graduate program, which must then notify the 
Graduate School in writing of its decision. The Graduate School will confirm this decision in writing to 
the student. 

A student who has failed to complete all requirements for the degree following the granting of an 
initial time extension by his or her graduate program, and who wishes to pursue the degree, must 
seek an additional extension by petitioning the graduate program. If the graduate program supports 
the request, the request must be forwarded to the Graduate School for review with a letter of support 
from the Graduate Director that includes a statement that the graduate program has approved the 
request. Departmental approval may be either a vote of the department as a whole or of a committee 
designated to deal with such matters, such as the Graduate Committee. The letter must include a 
timetable listing specific goals to be accomplished at various points during the extension period. The 
letter should also include a request for revalidation of courses that will be more than five years old at 
the time of graduation. Typically, this extension will be for a maximum of one year. The Graduate 
School's decision will be communicated in writing to the petitioner and a copy will be sent to the 
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Doctoral Students 

Extensions of time for doctoral students must be requested from the Graduate School by the doctoral 
program. The first request for an extension of the deadline for admission to candidacy or completion 
of the doctoral dissertation requires a letter of support from the Graduate Director. The letter must 
include a timetable listing specific goals to be accomplished at various points during the extension 
period. Normally, the extension will be for a maximum of one year. 

The request for a second extension requires a letter of support from the Graduate Director that 
includes a statement that the graduate program has approved the request. Departmental approval 
may be either a vote of the department as a whole or of a committee designated to deal with such 
matters, such as the Graduate Committee. The letter must include a timetable that lists specific goals 
to be accomplished at various points during the extension period. Typically this extension will be for a 
maximum of one year. 

Requests for a third extension will be honored only in rare instances when serious and unforeseen 
circumstances that are not covered under the Leave of Absence for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness or 
Dependent Care policy have interfered with the student's normal progress toward the degree. The 
request for a third extension requires a letter of support from the Graduate Director that includes a 
statement that the program has approved the request. The letter must include a timetable listing 
specific goals to be accomplished at various times during the extension period. Typically, this 
extension will be for a maximum of one year. The third extension is the final extension. Additional 
extensions will not be approved by the Graduate School. 

In the event that a graduate program wishes to continue a student in the program beyond a third 
extension, the following procedures must be followed: 

• The student must apply to be readmitted to the graduate program. The application must be 
accompanied by a letter of support from the Graduate Director, which indicates the approval 
of the program for the readmission. 

• The Graduate Director's letter must include a timetable listing specific goals to be 
accomplished at various points during the re-admission period. 

• Doctoral students must be advanced to candidacy within one year of re-admission. No 
extensions will be given for this deadline. 

• Doctoral students who have previously advanced to candidacy and who apply for 
readmission and re-advancement to candidacy must demonstrate that their knowledge is 
current and consistent with those standards that are in effect in the graduate program at the 
time that the re-advancement to candidacy is made. The program will determine what 
constitutes an acceptable level of current knowledge on a case-by-case basis and must 
include this determination in its recommendation for readmission. This could mean that the 
student will be required to retake the comprehensive examination or otherwise demonstrate 
that the student's knowledge is consistent with current standards of the graduate program. 

• Re-admitted students who have been advanced to candidacy will be allowed four years to 
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Chapter 8: Doctoral Degrees 

Graduate School Requirements Applicable to all Doctoral Degrees 

Credit Requirements 

The Graduate School requires that every student seeking the Ph.D. or D.M.A. satisfactorily complete 
a minimum of 12 semester hours of dissertation credits (899); a student seeking an Ed.D. must 
satisfactorily complete a minimum of six semester hours of dissertation credits (899). The number of 
research and other credit hours required in the program varies with the degree and program in 
question. 

Advancement to Candidacy 

Preliminary examinations, or such other substantial tests as the graduate programs may elect, are 
prerequisites for advancement to candidacy. A student must be admitted to candidacy for the 
doctorate within five years after admission to the doctoral program and at least six months before the 
date on which the degree will be conferred. It is the responsibility of the student to submit an 
application for admission to candidacy when all the requirements for candidacy have been fulfilled. 
Applications for admission to candidacy are made in duplicate by the student and submitted to the 
graduate program for further action and transmission to the Graduate School. Application forms may 
be obtained at http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/forms . Paperwork must be received by the Graduate 
School prior to the 25th of the month in order for the advancement to become effective the first day of 
the following month. 

Doctoral candidates are automatically registered for six (6) credits of Doctoral Dissertation Research 
(899), for which they pay the flat candidacy tuition rate. 

Research Assurances 

Human Subject Research 

Everyone at the University of Maryland who is conducting research that involves human subjects 
must obtain approval in advance from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is charged with 
approving the initiation of research involving human subjects and conducts periodic reviews of that 
research to ensure that all projects comply with Federal regulations. These regulations are strict, and 
the Graduate School urges all graduate students to consult with the IRB before beginning any 
research involving living subjects. For application forms and guidelines on such issues as research 
involving minors or prisoners, surveys, and the use of audio taping, videotaping, digital recordings, 
and photographs, please see the Institutional Review Board's website 
(http://www.umresearch.umd.edu/IRB/). 



Other Research 

If the dissertation research involves the use of vertebrate animals, animal use protocols must be 
approved in advance by the Animal Care and Use Committee. If the dissertation research involves 
hazardous materials, either biological or chemical, or recombinant RNA/DNA, the research must be 
approved by the appropriate University committee. These research assurances must be approved 
prior to the initiation of any dissertation-related research, and the approvals must be provided to the 
Graduate School at the time the student submits the Nomination of Examining Committee form. 



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The Doctoral Dissertation and Examination 

A dissertation is required of all candidates for a doctoral degree. The Graduate School has 
established the following procedures for the conduct of the doctoral dissertation examination. 

• Eligibility. A student is eligible to defend a dissertation if the student (a) has advanced to 
candidacy, (b) has met all program requirements for a dissertation examination, (c) is in good 
standing as a graduate student at the University, (d) is registered for at least one credit, (e) 
has a valid Graduate School-approved Dissertation Examining Committee, and (f) if this is 
the second examination, the examination has been approved by the Graduate School. 

• The Dissertation. The ability to do independent research must be demonstrated by an 
original dissertation on a topic approved by the graduate program in which the student is 
earning the degree. 

• Dissertation Examining Committee Membership. The Committee must include a 
minimum of five 

members of the Graduate Faculty, at least three of whom must be Full Members. The Chair 
of the Committee normally will be the student's advisor, who will be a Full Member of the 
Graduate Faculty, or who has been granted an exception to the policy by the Dean of the 
Graduate School. Each Committee will have appointed to it a representative of the Dean of 
the Graduate School. 

• Nomination of the Dissertation Examining Committee. Membership on a Dissertation 
Examining Committee requires nomination by the student's advisor and the Graduate 
Director of the student's graduate program, and approval by the Dean of the Graduate 
School. The nomination of a Dissertation Examining Committee should be provided to the 
Graduate School at least six weeks before the date of the expected dissertation examination. 
The dissertation examination cannot be held until the Graduate School approves the 
composition of the Dissertation Examining Committee. Furthermore, if the Graduate Faculty 
status of any member of an approved Dissertation Examining Committee changes, the 
approval of the Dissertation Examining Committee may be void, and a new Dissertation 
Examining Committee nomination form may be required to be approved by the Graduate 
School. 

• Chair. Each Dissertation Examining Committee will have a chair, who must be a Full 
Member of the Graduate Faculty or, by special permission, has been otherwise appointed by 
the Dean of the Graduate School. Dissertation Examining Committees may be co-chaired 
upon written recommendation of the program's Graduate Director and with the approval of 
the Dean of the Graduate School; at least one of the co-chairs must be a Full Member of the 
University of Maryland Graduate Faculty. 

• Representative of the Dean of the Graduate School. Each Dissertation Examining 
Committee will have appointed to it a representative of the Dean of the Graduate School. 
The Dean's Representative should have some background or interest related to the student's 
research. The Dean's Representative must be a tenured member of the Graduate Faculty at 
the University of Maryland and must be from a graduate program other than the home 
program of the chair and co-chair (if one exists) of the examination committee. In cases 
where a student is in an interdisciplinary graduate program, the Dean's Representative must 
be from a unit other than the home unit(s) of the chair of the committee and student's advisor. 

• Special Members. Individuals from outside the University of Maryland who have been 
approved for Special Membership in the Graduate Faculty may serve on Dissertation 
Examining Committees. These Special Members must be in addition to the required three 
Full Members of the University of Maryland Graduate Faculty. For procedures to nominate 



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an individual for Special Membership, please refer to the section below on Graduate Faculty. 

• Service of former University of Maryland faculty members. Graduate Faculty who 
terminate employment at University of Maryland (and who do not have emeritus status) retain 
their status as members of the Graduate Faculty for a twelve- month period following their 
termination. Thus, they may serve as members and chairs (but not as Dean's 
Representatives) of Dissertation Examining Committees during this twelve-month period if 
they are otherwise eligible. After that time, they may no longer serve as chairs of Dissertation 
Examining Committees, although, if granted the status of Special Members of the Graduate 
Faculty, they may serve as co-chairs. 

• Professors Emeriti and Associate Professors Emeriti may serve on Dissertation 
Examining Committees provided they are members of the Graduate Faculty; 

Open Dissertation Examination 

The dissertation examination will consist of two parts: 

• Part 1 will be a public presentation by the candidate on the main aspects of the research 
reported in the dissertation. During Part 1, questions from the audience to the candidate will 
be permitted. For questions from persons who are not members of the Dissertation 
Examining Committee, the Chair of the Dissertation Examining Committee will have 
discretion to decide whether such questions are germane to the topic of the dissertation and 
how much time will be allotted for the answers. 

• Part 2 will be a formal examination of the candidate by the Dissertation Examination 
Committee. This part will be open only to the Dissertation Examination Committee, other 
members of the Graduate Faculty, and graduate students from the candidate's graduate 
program. During Part 2, only members of the Dissertation Examination Committee will be 
permitted to ask questions. Programs may vote to establish a policy to have Part 2 be open 
only to members of the Dissertation Examining Committee and members of the Graduate 
Faculty. 

• Attendance at the final discussion and vote will be limited to the members of the 
Dissertation Examining Committee. 

• Announcements of the date, time, and location of the examination, as well as the 
candidate's name and the dissertation title, will be disseminated by the graduate program at 
least five working days in advance to all members of the Graduate Faculty and graduate 
students within the graduate program in which the candidate's degree is to be awarded. 
Mass-distribution methods, such as e-mail, a faculty/student newsletter, or individual 
announcements are acceptable. Merely posting a paper notice on a corridor bulletin board 
will not constitute a sufficient announcement. 

• Departments and graduate programs may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for 
exceptions to these policies. 

Procedures for the Oral Examination: 

• Oral Examination Requirement. Each doctoral candidate is required to defend orally his or 
her doctoral dissertation as a requirement in partial fulfillment of the doctoral degree. 

• Committee Preparation. The members of the Dissertation Examining Committee must 
receive the dissertation at least ten working days before the scheduled examination. Should 
the Dissertation Examining Committee deem it reasonable and appropriate, it may require 



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submission of the dissertation more than ten working days in advance of the examination. 

Attendance at the Examination. Oral examinations must be attended by all members of the 
student's officially established Dissertation Examining Committee as approved by the Dean of 
the Graduate School. All examinations must be open to all members of the University of 
Maryland Graduate Faculty. Programs may wish routinely to open dissertation examinations 
to a broader audience. In such cases, program policies must be established, recorded, and 
made available to all doctoral students. Should a last minute change in the constitution of the 
Dissertation Examining Committee be required, the change must be approved by the Dean of 
the Graduate School in consultation with the Graduate Director of the student's graduate 
program and the chair of the student's Dissertation Examining Committee. 

Location of the Examination. Oral examinations must be held in University facilities that 
are readily accessible to all members of the Dissertation Examining Committee and others 
attending the examination. The chair of the dissertation examining committee selects the 
time and place for the examination. 

The Dean's Representative. The Dean's Representative must be identified at the beginning 
of the examination. The responsibilities of the Dean's Representative include the following: 
ensuring that the procedures of the oral examination comply with those of the Graduate 
School (as described herein) and reporting to the Dean of the Graduate School any unusual 
problems experienced in the conduct of the examination. 

Invalidation of the Examination. The Dean of the Graduate School may void any 
examination not carried out in accordance with the procedures and policies of the Graduate 
School. In addition, upon recommendation of the Dean's Representative, the Dean may rule 
an oral examination to be null and void. 

Emergency Substitution Procedure. The Graduate School is aware that last-minute 
emergencies can prevent a committee member from attending a scheduled dissertation 
examination and will work with the chair of the examining committee and/or Graduate 
Director to make last-minute substitutions in committee membership to allow the examination 
to take place as scheduled. 

• The request must be sent in writing to the Dean of the Graduate School. Fax or e- 
mail requests are acceptable. A telephone call to the Graduate School explaining 
that an emergency request is coming will facilitate the process. 

• The proposed substitute must be a member of the Graduate Faculty consistent with 
the rules for committee membership. Thus, if the Dean's Representative (who must 
be a tenured faculty member) could not attend, the substitution of an untenured 
member of the Graduate Faculty would not be acceptable. 

• Once the written request has been received, the substitution will be made, usually 
within the hour, provided that the revised committee meets the requirements for 
committee membership. 

• When the substitution has been made, a written confirmation, in the same format as 
the request was received (fax or e-mail) will be sent out, along with a telephone 
confirmation. The substitution is not official, however, until the written confirmation 
has been received in the graduate program. 

• An examination that is held with one or more substitute members on the committee, 
but without prior written confirmation from the Graduate School that the 
substitution(s) have been approved, will be voided and the examination will have to 
be repeated. 

• A copy of the written request and the written confirmation must be placed in the 
student's file for future reference. 



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Remote Participation in a Dissertation Defense 

• All members of a Dissertation Examining Committee must be physically present in 
the examination room during the entire dissertation defense and during the 
committee's private deliberations following the examination. Participation by 
telephone is not permitted under any circumstances. Remote participation by video 
teleconferencing is permitted under the following circumstances: 

o Permission to conduct a remote-participation defense must be obtained by 

the dissertation chair from the Graduate School in advance. In making this 

request, the chair must indicate in writing that he/she has read the rules for a 

remote defense listed below. 
o A competent video technician must be present at both the University site and 

the remote location for the entire duration of the defense in the event that 

technical difficulties arise. 
o Only one remote site may be used during the defense. 
o The candidate, the committee chair, and the Dean's Representative must all 

be present in the examination room. None of them may be at the remote 

site. 
o The program must pay for all of the costs of the video teleconferencing 

arrangements. 

Student Presentation. The student is permitted to present briefly a summary of the 
dissertation, emphasizing the important results and giving an explanation of the reasoning 
that led to the conclusions reached. 



Opportunity for Questioning by Members of the Dissertation Examining Committee. 

The chair invites questions in turn from each member of the Dissertation Examining 
Committee. The questioning may continue as long as the Dissertation Examining Committee 
feels that it is necessary and reasonable for the proper examination of the student. 

Conclusion of the Examination. After questioning has been completed, the student and 
any others who are not members of the Dissertation Examining Committee are asked to 
leave the room while the Dissertation Examining Committee discusses whether or not the 
dissertation and its defense are satisfactory. The Committee has the following options: 

• To accept the dissertation without any recommended changes and sign the Report of 
Examining Committee. 

• To accept the dissertation with recommendations for changes and, except for the chair, 
sign the Report of the Examining Committee. The chair will check that the changes to 
the dissertation have been made, and, upon his or her approval, sign the Report of 
Examining Committee. 

• To recommend revisions to the dissertation and not sign the Report of Examining 
Committee until the student has made the changes and submitted the revised 
dissertation for the Dissertation Examining Committee's approval. The Dissertation 
Examining Committee members sign the Report of Examining Committee if they approve 
the revised dissertation. 

• To recommend revisions and convene a second meeting of the Dissertation Examining 
Committee to review the dissertation and complete the student's examination. 

• To rule the dissertation (including its examination) unsatisfactory. In that circumstance, 
the student fails. 

• Following the examination, the chair, in the presence of the Dean's Representative, must 
inform the student of the outcome of the examination. The chair and the Dean's 



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Representative both sign a Report of the Examining Committee indicating which of the 
above alternatives has been adopted. A copy of this statement is to be included in the 
student's file at the graduate program office, and a copy is given to the student. 

• Passage or failure. The student passes if one member refuses to sign the Report, but the other 
members of the Dissertation Examining Committee agree to sign, before or after the approval of 
recommended changes. Two or more negative votes constitute a failure of the candidate to meet 
the dissertation requirement. In cases of failure, the Dissertation Examining Committee 
must specify in detail and in writing the nature of the deficiencies in the dissertation 
and/or the oral performance that led to failure. This statement is to be submitted to the 
program's Graduate Director, the Dean of the Graduate School, and the student. A second 
examination may be permitted if the student will be in good standing at the time of the proposed 
second examination. A second examination requires the approval of the program's Graduate 
Director and the Dean of the Graduate School. If the student fails this second examination, or if a 
second examination is not permitted, the student's admission to the graduate program is 
terminated. 

Submission and Publication of the Dissertation 

Dissertations are to be submitted to the Graduate School in electronic format after final approval of 
the dissertation by the Dissertation Examining Committee. See the University of Maryland Electronic 
Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) website at http://dissertations.umi.com/umd or the University of 
Maryland Thesis and Dissertation Style Guide ( http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/publications) for the 
details of this process. 

Dissertations submitted to the University through the ETD process will also be deposited in the UM 
Library's online electronic archive, DRUM (Digital Repository at the University of Maryland, available 
at http://drum.umd.edu) . This is a free public archive of academic work by University faculty and 
graduate students. The submission of the thesis to the University in fulfillment of degree 
requirements grants the University the one-time, non-exclusive right to publish the document on 
DRUM. The students' and University's rights regarding dissertation and thesis publication are 
outlined below. 

The University's Rights 

The University of Maryland retains non-exclusive distribution, reproduction, and archival rights to 
doctoral dissertations submitted to the Graduate Faculty in fulfillment of requirements for a graduate 
degree. Such rights entitle the University of Maryland to reproduce, archive, and distribute 
dissertations, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, as it sees fit. Distribution is subject 
to a release date stipulated by the student and approved by the University. 

The Student's Rights and Responsibilities 

As the owner of copyright in the thesis or dissertation, students have the exclusive right to reproduce, 
distribute, make derivative works based on, publicly perform and display their work, and to authorize 
others to exercise some or all of those rights. As a condition of graduation, each student's thesis or 
dissertation must be published. When the student submits his or her work to the Graduate School, 
they will be given several options regarding access to their document via ProQuest's Digital 
Dissertations and DRUM, the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland. The student's options 
include: 

• Making the thesis or dissertation available via ProQuest and DRUM as soon as it is 
received 



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The abstract and full text of your work will be present in ProQuest's Digital Dissertations for 
purchase, and will be both freely available and searchable online via DRUM. 

• Restrict online publication of the thesis or dissertation for either 1 or 6 years 
Students may place an embargo (a restriction) on electronic access to your document 
through ProQuest's Digital Dissertations and DRUM if there is legitimate reason to do so. 
Patents or future publication, for example, might be jeopardized by providing unrestricted 
access (see below). Should a student elect to restrict online publication of his or her work, a 
description of the research, including the student's name, the document's title, the advisor's 
name, and the abstract will be available via ProQuest and DRUM, but the actual electronic 
file will be unavailable for viewing or download until the selected embargo period has passed. 

• Restrict online publication of the thesis or dissertation indefinitely 

Students may, in rare circumstances, place an indefinite embargo on access to their work. In 
this case, a description of the thesis or dissertation, including the student's name, the work's 
title, the advisor's name, and the abstract will be available via ProQuest's Digital 
Dissertations and DRUM, but the actual electronic file will be embargoed indefinitely. This 
option requires the written approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. This restriction can 
be lifted at the request of the author at a later date. 

These choices only affect the electronic distribution of the thesis or dissertation document. A non- 
circulating copy of each University of Maryland thesis or dissertation will be available for consultation 
in Hornbake Library's Maryland Room, and print copies of the document will be made available upon 
request to researchers through inter-library loan. 

Inclusion of One's Own Previously Published Materials in a Dissertation 

A graduate student may, upon the recommendation of the dissertation director, and with the 
endorsement of the home graduate program's Graduate Director, include his or her own published 
works as part of the final dissertation. Appropriate citations within the dissertation, including where 
the work was previously published, are required. All such materials must be produced in standard 
dissertation format. 

It is recognized that a graduate student may co-author work with faculty members and colleagues that 
should be included in a dissertation. In such an event, a letter should be sent to the Dean of the 
Graduate School certifying that the student's examining committee has determined that the 
student made a substantial contribution to that work. This letter should also note that inclusion of 
the work has the approval of the dissertation advisor and the program chair or Graduate Director. 
The letter should be included with the dissertation at the time of submission. The format of such 
inclusions must conform to the standard dissertation format. A foreword to the dissertation, as 
approved by the Dissertation Committee, must state that the student made substantial contributions 
to the relevant aspects of the jointly authored work included in the dissertation. 

Inclusion of Copyrighted Materials in a Dissertation 

Students are responsible for ensuring that their thesis or dissertation complies with copyright law. 
Copyright law gives the owner of a work exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, display or perform 
the work publicly and to modify or adapt the work and the exclusive right to grant others permission to 
exercise any of those rights in the work, subject to certain exceptions. Students are responsible for 
determining if their use of another's work requires his or her permission or falls within one of the 
exceptions. Permission is not required to use a work when: 

• The work never qualified for copyright because, for example, it lacked originality or was 
created by Federal employees in the scope of employment. 

• Copyright in the work has expired. 

• The use qualifies as a fair use. 



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Students should consult the following documents for guidance on complying with copyright law: 
Did the work ever qualify for copyright protection? 

• Copyright Basics http://www.copvriqht.gov/circs/circ01.pdf 

• Idea, Methods, Systems http://www.copyriqht.gov/circs/circ31.pdf 

• Works Not Protected by Copyright http://www.copyriqht.gov/circs/circ32.pdf and 
http://www.copyriqht.gov/circs/circ34.pdf 

Has copyright in the work expired? 

• Library of Congress, Duration of Copyright http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circl5a.pdf 

• University of North Carolina " When Works Pass Into the Public Domain " 
http://www.unc.edu/~unclnq/public-d.htm 

• Cornell University When Works Pass Into the Public Domain in the United States: Copyright 
Term for Archivists, Cornell Institute for Digital Collections 
http://www.copvright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle Public Domain.htm 

• Center for the Public Domain: http://centerforthepublicdomain.org/copyright.htm 

Is the proposed use a "fair use"? 

• Library of Congress, Can I Use Someone Else's Work? 
http://www.copvriqht.gov/help/faq/faq-fairuse.html 

• Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana 
http://www.copyriqht.iupui.edu/index.htm 

• University of Washington Copyright Connection 
http://depts.washington.edu/uwcopv/Copyriqht Law/Fair Use/ 

Additional Requirements 

In addition to those requirements specified above, each graduate program may impose additional 
requirements. For these requirements, consult the descriptions that appear under the graduate 
program listings or the special publications that can be obtained from the graduate programs or 
colleges. 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree is granted only upon sufficient evidence of high attainment in 
scholarship and the ability to engage in independent research. It is not awarded for the completion of 
course and seminar requirements no matter how successfully completed. 

Foreign Language Requirement 

Some graduate programs have a foreign language requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree. 
The student should inquire in the graduate program about this requirement. Students must satisfy the 
graduate program requirement before they can be admitted to candidacy for the doctorate. 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education 

The requirements for the doctoral degrees in education (Ed.D.) parallel those for the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree in the College of Education. The Ed.D. requires a minimum of six semester hours 
of dissertation credit while the Ph.D. requires a minimum of 12 semester hours of dissertation credit. 



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Consult the Graduate Studies Office in the College of Education and the individual graduate program 
for additional details. 

Graduate School Requirements for Other Doctoral Degrees 

The particular requirements for the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts and Doctor of Audiology are 
given under the corresponding program description. Contact the individual graduate programs with 
specific questions. 



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Chapter 9: Master's Degrees 

Graduate School Requirements Applicable to all Master's Degree Programs 

Approved Program 

The entire course of study undertaken for any master's degree must constitute a unified, coherent 
program that is approved by the student's advisor and Graduate Director and meets Graduate School 
requirements. 

Credit Hours 

A minimum of thirty semester hours in courses acceptable for credit towards a graduate degree is 
required (some degree programs require more than 30 credits). For a master's degree with the thesis 
option, six of the 30 semester hours must be thesis research credits (799). For the master's degree 
with the non-thesis option, a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses numbered 600 and above is 
required, as well as one or more scholarly papers, some portion of which must be written. In many 
cases, successful completion of comprehensive examinations is required by the program. 

Coursework Level 

The graduate program must include at least 12 hours of course work at the 600 level or higher; no 
fewer than 12 hours of course work credit must be earned in the major subject approved by the 
graduate program in which the student is enrolled. 

Prerequisites and Inclusion of Credit 

If the student is inadequately prepared for the required graduate courses, additional courses may be 
deemed necessary; such courses will not be considered part of the student's approved program of 
study. 

Single Credit Application 

Credits to be applied to a student's program for a master's degree cannot have been used to satisfy 
any other previously earned degrees (see policies governing the applicability of previously taken 
courses to University of Maryland degrees). 

Graduate School Reguirements for the Degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Science 

Thesis Requirement 

A thesis must be submitted for the Master of Arts or Master of Science degrees except for those 
programs for which a non-thesis option has been approved by the Graduate Council. Approval of the 
thesis is the responsibility of an Examining Committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School 
on the recommendation of the student's advisor. The advisor is normally the chairperson of the 
committee, and the remaining members of the committee are members of the graduate faculty who 
are familiar with the student's program of study. The chairperson and the candidate are informed of 
the membership of the Examining Committee by the Graduate School staff on behalf of the Dean of 
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Research Assurances 

Human Subject Research 

Everyone at the University of Maryland who is conducting research that involves human subjects 
must obtain approval in advance from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is charged with 
approving the initiation of research involving human subjects and conducts periodic reviews of that 
research to ensure that all projects comply with Federal regulations. These regulations are strict and 
the Graduate School urges all graduate students to consult with the IRB before beginning any 
research on living subjects. For application forms and guidelines on such issues as research 
involving minors or prisoners, surveys, and the use of audio taping, videotaping, digital recordings 
and photographs, please see the Institutional Review Board's website 
(http://www.umresearch.umd.edu/IRB/). 



Other Research 

If the dissertation research involves the use of vertebrate animals, animal use protocols must be 
approved in advance by the Animal Care and Use Committee. If the dissertation research involves 
hazardous materials, either biological or chemical, or recombinant RNA/DNA, the research must be 
approved by the appropriate University committee. These research assurances must be approved 
prior to the initiation of any dissertation-related research, and the approvals must be provided to the 
Graduate School at the time the student submits the Nomination of Examining Committee form. 

The Master's Thesis Examination 

A final oral examination of the thesis will be held when the student has completed the thesis to the 
satisfaction of the student's advisor, all other requirements for the degree have been completed, and 
a 3.0 grade point average (computed in accordance with the regulations described under "Grades for 
Graduate students") has been earned. 

Establishment of the Thesis Examining Committee. The Thesis Examining Committee is 
appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School, in accordance with the policies listed below: 

• Eligibility. A student is eligible to be examined on a thesis if the student : (a) has met all 
program requirements for a thesis examination, (b) is in good standing as a graduate student at 
the University, (c) is registered for at least one credit, (d) has a valid Graduate School-approved 
Thesis Examining Committee, (e) has at least a 3.0 grade point average, and (f) if this is the 
second examination, the examination has been approved by the Graduate School. 

• Thesis Examining Committee Membership. The Committee will include a minimum of three 
members of the Graduate Faculty, at least two of whom will be Full Members. The Chair of the 
Committee normally will be the student's advisor, who will be a Full or Adjunct Member of the 
Graduate Faculty, or who has been granted an exception to the policy by the Dean of the 
Graduate School. 

• Membership on a Thesis Examining Committee requires nomination by the student's advisor 
and Graduate Director in the student's graduate program, and approval by the Dean of the 
Graduate School. The nomination of a Thesis Examining Committee should be provided to the 
Graduate School at least six weeks before the date of the expected thesis examination. The 

thesis examination cannot be held until the Graduate School approves the composition of the 
Thesis Examining Committee. Furthermore, if the Graduate Faculty status of any member of an 
approved Thesis Examining Committee changes, the approval of the Thesis Examining 
Committee may be voided, and a new Committee nomination form will be required for approval 
by the Graduate School. 



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• Chair. The Thesis Examining Committee will have as chair the student's advisor, who must be a 
Full or Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty or, by special permission, has been otherwise 
appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. Thesis Examining Committees may have co- 
chairs upon the written recommendation of the Graduate Director and with the approval of the 
Dean of the Graduate School; 

Procedures for the Oral Examination: 

• Oral Examination Requirement. Each master's thesis student must defend orally his or her 
master's thesis as a requirement in partial fulfillment of the master's degree. (An additional 
comprehensive written examination may be required at the option of the program.) 

• Committee Preparation. The members of the Thesis Examining Committee must receive 
the thesis at least seven working days before the scheduled examination. Should the Thesis 
Examining Committee deem it reasonable and appropriate, it may require submission of the 
thesis more than seven working days in advance of the examination. 

• Attendance at the Examination. Oral examinations must be attended by all members of the 
student's officially established Thesis Examining Committee as approved by the Dean of the 
Graduate School. All examinations must be open to members of University of Maryland 
Graduate Faculty. Programs may wish routinely to open thesis examinations to a broader 
audience. In such cases, program policies must be established, recorded, and made 
available to all master's students. Should a last-minute change in the constitution of the 
Thesis Examining Committee be required, the change must be approved by the Dean of the 
Graduate School in consultation with the program's Graduate Director and the chair of the 
student's Thesis Examining Committee. 

• Remote Participation in Examinations. The Graduate School policy is that all members of 
a Thesis Examining Committee must be physically present in the examination room during 
the entire defense and during the committee's private deliberations following the examination. 
Participation by telephone is not permitted under any circumstances. While re-affirming this 
policy, the Graduate Council approved a policy to permit remote participation by video 
teleconferencing under the following circumstances: 

o Permission to conduct a remote-participation defense must be obtained by the thesis 
chair from the Graduate School in advance. In making this request, the chair must 
indicate in writing that he or she has read the rules for a remote defense listed below. 

o A competent video technician must be present at both the University site and the 
remote location for the entire duration of the defense in the event that technical 
difficulties arise. 

o Only one remote site may be used during the defense. 

o The candidate and the committee chair must both be present in the examination 
room. Neither may be at the remote site. 

o The department/program must pay for all of the costs of the video teleconferencing 
arrangements. 

• Location of the Examination. Oral examinations of theses must be held in University 
facilities that are readily accessible to all members of the Thesis Examining Committee and 
others attending the examination. The chair of the Thesis Examining Committee selects the 
time and place for the examination and notifies the other members of the committee and the 
candidate. 

• Emergency Substitutions. The Graduate School is aware that last-minute emergencies 
can prevent a committee member from attending a scheduled thesis examination. We are 
prepared to work with the thesis supervisor and/or Graduate Director to make last-minute 



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substitutions in committee membership to allow the defense to take place as scheduled. 
Please follow these steps to assure a smooth substitution. 

o The request must be sent in writing. Fax or e-mail requests are acceptable. A 

telephone call to the Dean of the Graduate School to alert the Dean that the 

emergency request is coming will facilitate the process. 
o The proposed substitute must be a member of the Graduate Faculty consistent with 

the rules for committee membership. Thus, if a Full Member could not attend, the 

substitution of an Adjunct or Special Member of the Graduate Faculty would not be 

acceptable. 
o Once the written request has been received, the substitution will be made, usually 

within the hour, provided that the revised committee meets the requirements for 

committee membership, 
o When the substitution has been made, a written confirmation, in the same format as 

the request was received (fax or e-mail), will be sent out, along with a telephone 

confirmation. The substitution is not official, however, until the written confirmation 

has been received in the department or program. 
o A defense that is held with one or more substitute members on the committee, but 

without prior written confirmation from the Graduate School that the substitution(s) 

have been approved, will be voided and the defense will have to be repeated. 
o A copy of the written request and the written confirmation will be placed in the 

student's file for future reference. 

• Invalidation of the Examination. The Dean may void any examination not carried out in 
accordance with the procedures and policies of the Graduate School. In addition, upon the 
recommendation of the Thesis Examining Committee or any member thereof, the Dean of the 
Graduate School may rule an oral examination to be null and void. 

• Conclusion of the Examination. After the oral examination, the student and any others 
who are not members of the Thesis Examining Committee will be asked to leave the room 
and the Thesis Examining Committee will discuss whether or not the thesis (including its 
examination) has been satisfactory. 

• The Committee has the following options: 

o To accept the thesis without any recommended changes and sign the Report of 
Examining Committee. 

o To accept the thesis with recommendations for changes and, except for the chair, 
sign the Report of Examining Committee. The chair will check the thesis and, upon 
his or her approval, sign the Report of Examining Committee. 

o To recommend revisions to the thesis and not sign the Report of Examining 

Committee until the student has made the changes and submitted the revised thesis 
for the Thesis Examining Committee's approval. The Thesis Examining Committee 
members sign the Report of Examining Committee when they approve the revised 
thesis. 

o To recommend revisions and convene a second meeting of the Thesis Examining 
Committee to review the thesis and complete the student's examination. 

o To rule the thesis (including its examination) unsatisfactory. In that circumstance, the 
student fails. 

Following the examination, the chair must inform the student of the outcome of the examination. The 
chair signs the Report of the Examining Committee indicating which of the above alternatives has 
been adopted. A copy of this statement is to be included in the student's file at the graduate program 
office, and a copy is given to the student. 



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• Passage or Failure. The student passes if all members of the Thesis Examining Committee 
accept the thesis (including its examination) as satisfactory. One or more negative votes 
constitute a failure of the candidate to meet the thesis requirement. In cases of failure, the 
Thesis Examining Committee must specify in detail and in writing the nature of the 
deficiencies in the thesis and/or the oral performance that led to failure. This statement is to 
be submitted to the program's Graduate Director, the Dean of the Graduate School, and the 
student. A second examination may be permitted if the student will be in good standing at 
the time of the proposed second examination. A second examination requires the approval 
of the program's Graduate Director and the Dean of the Graduate School. If the student fails 
this second examination, or if a second examination is not permitted, the student's admission 
to the graduate program is terminated. 

• The Decision to Accept the Examination as Satisfactory Must Be Unanimous. Students 
may present themselves for examination only twice. The report of the committee, signed by 
each member, must be submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School no later than the 
appropriate date listed in the Schedule of Classes if the student is to receive a diploma at the 
Commencement ceremony for the semester in which the examination is held. 

Submission and Publication of the Thesis 

Theses are to be submitted to the Graduate School in electronic format after final approval of the 
document by the Thesis Examining Committee. See the University of Maryland Electronic Thesis and 
Dissertation (ETD) website at http://dissertations.umi.com/umd or the University of Maryland Thesis 
and Dissertation Style Guide (http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/etd) for the details of this process. 

Theses submitted to the University through the ETD process will also be deposited in the UM 
Library's online electronic archive, DRUM (Digital Repository at the University of Maryland, available 
at http://drum.umd.edu) . This is a free public archive of academic work by University faculty and 
graduate students. The submission of the thesis to the University in fulfillment of degree 
requirements grants the University the one-time, non-exclusive right to publish the document on 
DRUM. 

The University's Rights 

The University of Maryland retains non-exclusive distribution, reproduction, and archival rights to 
doctoral dissertations submitted to the Graduate Faculty in fulfillment of requirements for a graduate 
degree. Such rights entitle the University of Maryland to reproduce, archive, and distribute 
dissertations, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, as it sees fit. Distribution is subject 
to a release date stipulated by the student and approved by the University. 

The Student's Rights and Responsibilities 

As the owner of copyright in the thesis or dissertation, students have the exclusive right to reproduce, 
distribute, make derivative works based on, publicly perform and display their work, and to authorize 
others to exercise some or all of those rights. As a condition of graduation, each student's thesis or 
dissertation must be published. When the student submits his or her work to the Graduate School, 
they will be given several options regarding access to their document via ProQuest's Digital 
Dissertations and DRUM, the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland. The student's options 
include: 

• Making the thesis or dissertation available via ProQuest and DRUM as soon as it is 
received 

The abstract and full text of your work will be present in ProQuest's Digital Dissertations for 
purchase, and will be both freely available and searchable online via DRUM. 



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• Restrict online publication of the thesis or dissertation for either 1 or 6 years 

Students may place an embargo (a restriction) on electronic access to your document 
through ProQuest's Digital Dissertations and DRUM if there is legitimate reason to do so. 
Patents or future publication, for example, might be jeopardized by providing unrestricted 
access (see below). Should a student elect to restrict online publication of his or her work, a 
description of the research, including the student's name, the document's title, the advisor's 
name, and the abstract will be available via ProQuest and DRUM, but the actual electronic 
file will be unavailable for viewing or download until the selected embargo period has passed. 

• Restrict online publication of the thesis or dissertation indefinitely 

Students may, in rare circumstances, place an indefinite embargo on access to their work. In 
this case, a description of the thesis or dissertation, including the student's name, the work's 
title, the advisor's name, and the abstract will be available via ProQuest's Digital 
Dissertations and DRUM, but the actual electronic file will be embargoed indefinitely. This 
option requires the written approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. This restriction can 
be lifted at the request of the author at a later date. 

These choices only affect the electronic distribution of the thesis or dissertation document. A non- 
circulating copy of each University of Maryland thesis or dissertation will be available for consultation 
in Hornbake Library's Maryland Room, and print copies of the document will be made available upon 
request to researchers through inter-library loan. 



Inclusion of One's Own Previously Published Materials in a Thesis or Dissertation 

• A graduate student may, upon the recommendation of the thesis director, and with the 
endorsement of the home graduate program Graduate Director, include his or her own 
published works as part of the final thesis. Appropriate citations within the thesis, including 
where the work was previously published, are required. All such materials must be produced 
in standard thesis format. 

• It is recognized that a graduate student may co-author work with faculty and colleagues that 
should be included in a thesis. In such an event, a letter should be sent to the Dean of the 
Graduate School certifying that the student's Examining Committee has determined that the 
student made a substantial contribution to that work. This letter should also note that 
inclusion of the work has the approval of the thesis advisor and the Graduate Director. The 
format of such inclusions must conform to the standard thesis format. A foreword to the 
thesis, as approved by the Examining Committee, must state that the student made 
substantial contributions to the relevant aspects of the jointly authored work included in the 
thesis. 

Inclusion of Copyrighted Materials in a Thesis or Dissertation 

Students are responsible for ensuring that their thesis or dissertation complies with copyright law. 
Copyright law gives the owner of a work exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, display or perform 
the work publicly and to modify or adapt the work and the exclusive right to grant others permission to 
exercise any of those rights in the work, subject to certain exceptions. Students are responsible for 
determining if their use of another's work requires his or her permission or falls within one of the 
exceptions. Permission is not required to use a work when: 

• The work never qualified for copyright because, for example, it lacked originality or was 
created by Federal employees in the scope of employment. 

• Copyright in the work has expired. 

• The use qualifies as a fair use. 

The following resources may be helpful in deciding whether permission is required. 

Students should consult the following documents for guidance on complying with copyright law: 

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Did the work ever qualify for copyright protection? 

• Copyright Basics http://www.copvriqht.gov/circs/circ01.pdf 

• Idea, Methods, Systems http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ31.pdf 

• Works Not Protected by Copyright http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ32.pdf and 
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ34.pdf 

Has copyright in the work expired? 

• Library of Congress, Duration of Copyright http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circl5a.pdf 

• University of North Carolina " When Works Pass Into the Public Domain " 
http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm 

• Cornell University When Works Pass Into the Public Domain in the United States: Copyright 
Term for Archivists, Cornell Institute for Digital Collections 
http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle Public Domain.htm 

• Center for the Public Domain: http://centerforthepublicdomain.org/copyright.htm 

Is the propose use a "fair use"? 

• Library of Congress Can I Use Someone Else's Work? http://www.copyright.gov/help/fag/fag- 
fairuse.html 

• Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana 
http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/index.htm 

• University of Washington Copyright Connection 
http://depts.washington.edu/uwcopv/Copyright Law/Fair Use/ 

Non-Thesis Option 

The reguirements for Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees without thesis vary slightly 
among graduate programs in which this option is available. The guality of the work expected of the 
student is identical to that expected in the thesis programs. 

Generally, the non-thesis program reguires: 

• a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses approved for graduate credit 

• a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses numbered 600 or above 

• the submission of one or more scholarly papers 

• in many cases, successful completion of a comprehensive final examination, at least some 
portion of which must be written. 

A student following a non-thesis master's program will be expected to meet the same deadlines for 
application for a diploma and for final examination reports as those established for all other degree 
programs. 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education 

Nearly all graduate programs in The College of Education offer the Master of Education (M.Ed.) 
degree with the following reguirements: 

• A minimum of 30 semester hours in course work. 

• A minimum of 15 hours in courses numbered 600-800 with the remainder in courses 
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Education. 

• A comprehensive written examination taken at the end of course work. 
EDMS 645. 

• One or two seminar papers as determined by the advisor. 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Engineering 

All graduate programs in The Clark School of Engineering offer the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) 
degree with the following requirements: 

A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved course work in an engineering option. The student's 
program must be approved by the engineering graduate program that offers the option. 

Reguirements Applicable to Other Master's Degrees 

The particular requirements for the degrees of Master of Applied Anthropology, Master of 
Architecture, Master of Business Administration, Master of Community Planning, Master of Fine Arts, 
Master of Historic Preservation, Master of information Management, Master of Library Science, 
Master of Music, Master of Public Health, Master of Public Management, Master of Public Policy, and 
Master of Professional Studies are given under the individual graduate program entries in those 
fields. 

Professional Master's Degrees 

The University of Maryland offers a variety of Professional Master's Degree Programs geared towards 
working adults. For information about any one of the Professional Master's Program, please visit their 
websites: 



Engineering 

Chemical and Life Sciences 

Arabic Language 

Persian Language 

Real Estate Development 

Geospatial Information Sciences 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Technology 

Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology 

Landscape Architecture 

Masters of Business Administration 

Masters of Public Management 



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Chapter 10: Combined Bachelor's / Master's Programs 

In a combined bachelor's/master's program, some graduate level courses initially taken for 
undergraduate credit may also be applied towards the graduate credit requirements for a master's 
degree program at the University of Maryland. A bachelor's/master's program may be developed for 
an individual student, or it may be a structured program. 

Individual Student Bachelor's/Master's Program 

A program may be developed by an individual student in consultation with his/her academic advisor. 
Such a program is available only to students whose academic performance is exceptional. It is to be 
developed according to the individual career interests and goals of the student and should be an 
integrated learning experience rather than merely the completion of a certain number of graduate and 
undergraduate credits. The proposed program requires the approval of the Directors of both the 
undergraduate and the graduate programs involved and of the Dean for Undergraduate Studies and 
the Dean of the Graduate School. Normally no more than nine credits of graduate courses applied to 
the bachelor's degree may be counted also for graduate credit in an individual student's program. 
Courses to be double-counted must be at the 600 level or above and must be passed with at least a 
"B" grade. Individual study courses, internships, or courses given as credit by examination are not 
eligible. The credits to be double-counted will be designated as applicable to the graduate program 
of study after the student receives the bachelor's degree and matriculates in the Graduate School. 

Structured Bachelor's/Master's Program 

A structured bachelor's/master's program is a clearly defined curriculum combining an existing 
undergraduate program and an existing master's program at the University of Maryland, offered by 
the same or by different departments. It is designed for students whose academic performance is 
exceptional and should be an integrated learning experience rather than merely the completion of a 
certain number of graduate and undergraduate credits. A proposal for such a program should be 
submitted by the colleges housing the academic programs concerned and requires the approval of 
the Graduate Council, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Senate PCC Committee, and the 
President. 

Necessary features of a structured bachelor's/master's program include the following: 

• Specific requirements for admission to the combined program that speak to the exceptional 
performance of the students to be admitted. At a minimum, students accepted for the 
program must be clearly admissible to the graduate program portion. 

• The program should be designed so as not to unduly delay the completion of the bachelor's 
degree. Taking graduate credits should not unduly limit the breadth of the student's 
experience through premature specialization. 

• All requirements of the bachelor's program and of the master's program must be completed 
before the student may receive both degrees. Where appropriate, graduate courses taken 
while an undergraduate may substitute for courses required in the undergraduate major 
program. 

• The students may be offered deferred admission to the Graduate School at the end of the 
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with a specified level of achievement. Formal admission to the Graduate School will require 
completion of all requirements for the bachelor's degree. 

• The credits to be double-counted will be designated as applicable to the graduate program 
after the student receives the bachelor's degree and matriculates in the Graduate School. 

A structured bachelor's/master's program may normally include up to nine credits of graduate level 
courses that are counted both for the bachelor's program and the master's program. More than nine 
double-counted credits may be allowed if both of the following conditions are satisfied: 

• The additional graduate credits applied to the undergraduate program do not unduly limit the 
breadth of the student's experience through premature specialization. 

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Chapter 11: Dual Graduate Degree Programs 

Graduate students who are enrolled in a doctoral program in one department/program may enroll 
concurrently for a master's degree in a related area. Examples would be a doctoral student in Physics 
enrolling concurrently for a master's in Mathematics or a doctoral student in Economics enrolling 
concurrently for a master's in Business and Management. 

The following rules govern the dual-enrollment process: 

The student must be in good academic standing. 

Both graduate departments/programs must agree to the dual-degree enrollment. 

The full degree requirements must be met in both programs. 

The same course cannot be applied to both programs. 

A written plan for the dual enrollment must be worked out between the two 
departments/programs regarding credits, advising, semester loads, etc. Copies of this plan 
must be placed in the student's file in each program and a copy sent to the Graduate School 
to be included in the student's records here. 

Once the written plan is filed with the Graduate School, the student's doctoral program will be 
designated as the primary degree and the masters program will be designated as the secondary 
degree. Students and advisors should bear in mind that our present computer system has no way of 
knowing towards which degree a given course grade should be applied for purposes of computing the 
GPA. Therefore, students enrolled in dual-degree programs will only have an overall GPA, which 
reflects their combined performance in the two programs. We are unable to provide separate GPAs 
for the masters and doctoral components of the two programs. Students therefore should be advised 
that poor performance in their masters program would affect their overall GPA as it is calculated on 
their transcript. 

Existing Graduate Degree Programs 

Find information on the following existing degree programs on their websites: 

Architecture and Community Planning (ARCP) - M.Arch and MCP 

Architecture and Historical Preservation (ARHP) - M.Arch and MHP 

History/Library Science (HILS) - MA and MLS 

Dual MBA/JD Program (LMBA) - MBA and JD 

Dual MBA/MS Program (BMJT) - MBA and MS 

Dual MBA/Masters of Social Work (BMSW) - MBA and MSW 

Dual MPP/MBA Program (BMPO) - MPP and MBA 

Dual MBA/Nursing Program (BNRS) - MBA and MS/PhD 

Urban Studies and Planning and Law (LCPL) - MCP and JD 

Community Planning and Historic Preservation (CPHP) - MCP and MHP 

Masters of Engineering/Public Policy (MEPP) - M.End and MPP 

Dual MPP/JD Program (LMPO) -MPP and JD 

Bioengineering (BIOE) - MS and MD 



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Chapter 12: Certificate Programs 

A post-baccalaureate certificate is awarded for the successful completion of a minimum of 12 credit 
hours of graduate-level work in a defined subject area under the following conditions: 

• The program must include a minimum core requirement of nine credit hours chosen from a 
limited list as designated by the graduate program. 

• Non-core courses must be chosen from a specific list of acceptable options. 

• No fewer than nine credit hours must be earned at the 600 level and above. 

• In a twelve credit certificate program three credits may be earned at the 400 level; for 
certificate programs requiring more than 12 credits, a maximum of six credit hours may be at 
the 400 level. 

• All credits for a certificate must be completed at the University of Maryland. 

• A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for the award of a graduate certificate. 

• All requirements for the graduate certificate must be completed within a five-year period. 

Information on Graduate Certificates can be found on the program's website: 

Arabic 

Engineering 

Geospatial Information Sciences 

Literacy Coaching 

Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology 

Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation 

Persian 

Psychiatric Vocational Rehab 

Public Health Informatics 

Radar Signal Processing 

Real Estate Development 

Special Education 

Terrorism Analysis 

Air Quality Science & Technology 

Computational Harmonic Analysis 

Computational Methods in Atmospheric & Oceanic Science 

General Atmospheric & Oceanic Science 

Assessment and Evaluation 

Critical Theory 

Historic Preservation 

Intermediate Survey Methodology 

Jewish Studies 

Museum Scholarship and Material Culture 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences 

Population Studies 

Scientific Computation 

Survey Statistics 

Urban Design 

Women's Studies 



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Chapter 13: Field Committees 

The Graduate School supports and encourages intellectual exchange and collegiality among the 
academic fields and disciplines. These exchanges and interactions distinguish the University from a 
collection of isolated teaching centers and research institutes, produce advancements in knowledge 
and intellectual synergy, and promote a dynamic curriculum that reflects the current development of 
research and scholarship. To foster these activities, the Graduate School encourages the formation 
of interdisciplinary Field Committees. The purpose of these committees is to enhance collaborative 
research, foster intellectual achievement, use the Graduate School's resources to support advanced 
research, elevate the visibility of the University's expertise in interdisciplinary areas, and attract 
graduate students. 

Groups of faculty who are engaged in a common research area that crosses disciplinary or sub- 
disciplinary lines may seek formal recognition as a Field Committee from the Graduate School. It is 
assumed that these committees will find ways to sponsor collaborative scholarship by faculty and 
graduate students through the sponsorship of symposia and lectures, the creation of courses, the 
direction of master's and doctoral research, and so on. 

To receive formal recognition as a Field Committee, the following conditions must be met: 

• A minimum of five Full Members of the Graduate Faculty, representing at least two disciplines or 
sub-disciplines, must agree to participate. 

• The Field Committee faculty must commit to meeting at least twice a semester. 

• The Field Committee faculty must keep regular minutes of the meetings. 

• The Field Committee faculty must select a spokesperson or convener for the Committee. 
If the Committee wishes to offer courses, and mentor and advise students: 

• A set of regularly taught graduate courses must be identified in the Field Committee area. 

• The department chair of each member of the Committee must agree to the faculty member's 
participation in the Committee. 

• Approved graduate programs must be willing to admit qualified students who express a prior 
interest in the Committee, and departments must be willing to consider them for 
department/University support in an open competition. 

• The spokesperson for the Committee must report each semester to the respective Graduate 
Program Directors on the progress of graduate students who are affiliated with the Committee. 

University resources available to support Field Committees: 

• The Committee may request financial assistance from the Graduate School for brochures and 
web site development to advertise and promote the field. 

• The Committee may request financial support for speakers, symposia, and other intellectual 
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• The Committee may request a sum equivalent to the cost of a course buy-out for the 
development of a new course to be offered in the field. Funds will be available for up to two 
years. In order to receive Graduate School funds, a department must be willing to support the 
course at the end of the two-year period if student demand warrants. 

• The Graduate School will list the Field Committee in the Graduate Catalog. 

The Graduate School will recognize Field Committees for an initial period of five years. At the end of 
that period, the activities and accomplishments of the Committee will be reviewed. If the Committee 
members and the Graduate Dean are both satisfied that the Committee is able to foster and enhance 
intellectual achievements, the Committee's recognition by the Graduate School will be extended for 
another period of five years, at which point it will be reviewed again. The criteria for each review will 
be the Committee's accomplishments in enhancing collaborative research and intellectual 
achievement, and its success in attracting and educating graduate students. 



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Chapter 14: The Graduate Faculty 

Minimum Qualification 

To qualify for appointment to the Graduate Faculty, individuals normally will hold the terminal degree 
in their discipline. 

Membership - Graduate Faculty Categories 

There are three categories of membership of the Graduate Faculty: Full Members; Adjunct Members; 
and Special Members. All members of the Graduate Faculty will be associated with a home unit. For 
Full Members of the Graduate Faculty, the home unit is the primary unit of appointment to rank. For 
Adjunct and Special Members of the Graduate Faculty, the home unit is the academic unit 
responsible for the particular graduate program initiating the request for nomination. Once appointed, 
members of the Graduate Faculty are available to serve across units and within multi-/cross- 
/interdisciplinary graduate programs. 

Appointment procedures 

Full Members 

Full Members of the Graduate Faculty are tenured or tenure-track faculty at the University of 
Maryland, College Park, with duties in teaching and research (Assistant and Associate Professors, 
Professors, and Distinguished University Professors); and College Park Professors. Appointment to 
the Graduate Faculty is automatic on appointment to the University of Maryland faculty. Faculty 
awarded Emeritus status continue as Full Members of the Graduate Faculty for five years after 
retirement and may be reappointed for additional five-year terms thereafter, subject to nomination by 
the home unit. 

Adjunct Members 

Adjunct Members of the Graduate Faculty normally come from the ranks specified from the following 
categories in the UMCP Policy on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure of Faculty: faculty with duties 
primarily in research, scholarship, or artistic creativity (Research Assistant Professor, Research 
Associate Professor, and Research Professor; Assistant and Associate Research Scientist, and 
Senior Research Scientist; Assistant and Associate Research Scholar, and Senior Research Scholar; 
Assistant and Associate Research Engineer, and Senior Research Engineer; Assistant and Associate 
Artist-in-Residence, and Senior Artist-in-Residence); field faculty (Agent, Senior and Principal Agent); 
faculty engaged exclusively or primarily in library service (Librarian 3 and 4); and additional faculty 
ranks (Adjunct Assistant and Associate Professor, and Professor; visiting appointments that 
correspond to eligible ranks listed above; and Professor of the Practice). Exceptionally, faculty in 
other ranks with appropriate terminal qualifications, expertise, and experience may be proposed for 
Adjunct Membership in the Graduate Faculty. 

Appointment is by approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. Nomination for appointment to 
Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty is made by the Head of the home unit, on the 
recommendation of the Full Members of the Graduate Faculty in the unit. Each nomination will 
include a letter of support from the Head of the home unit, confirmation of approval of the Full 
Members of the Graduate Faculty in the unit, and current curriculum vitae. The term of appointment 



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is five years and is renewable upon re-nomination by the Head of the home unit after appropriate 
review within the unit. The appointment is terminated upon resignation or retirement. 

Special Members 

Special Members of the Graduate Faculty are scholars who have no official affiliation with the 
University of Maryland. 

Appointment is by approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. Nomination for Appointment to 
Special Member of the Graduate Faculty is made by the Head of the home unit, on the 
recommendation of the Full Members of the Graduate Faculty in the unit. Each nomination will 
include a letter of support from the Head of the home unit, confirmation of approval of the Full 
Members of the Graduate Faculty in the unit, and current curriculum vitae. The term of appointment 
is five years and is renewable upon re-nomination by the Head of the home unit after appropriate 
review within the unit. The appointment is terminated upon resignation or retirement. 

Exceptional Appointments 

Exceptions to the procedures listed above may be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School and 
will be reported to the Graduate Council at its final meeting of each academic year. Each request for 
an exception will include a letter of justification from the Head of the home unit, making a compelling 
case that the exception is necessary to fill a particular need, confirmation of approval of the Full 
Members of the Graduate Faculty in the home unit, and current curriculum vitae. All exceptions will 
be effective for periods of up to five years and may be re-approved for periods of up to five years 
based on a review in the home unit and the recommendation of the Head of the home unit. The 
appointment is terminated upon resignation or retirement. 

Faculty of Multi-Campus Graduate Degree Programs 

Exceptionally, faculty who hold appointments at other institutions of the University System of 
Maryland and who participate in approved multi-campus graduate degree programs may be 
appointed Full Members of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Maryland. Such exceptions will 
be proposed on an individual basis, be subject to approval by the Dean of the Graduate School, and 
be reported to the Graduate Council at its final meeting of each academic year. Each request for an 
exception will include a letter of justification from the Graduate Director of the multi-campus program, 
confirmation of approval of the Full Members of the Graduate Faculty in the program, and current 
curriculum vitae. All exceptions will be effective for periods up to five years, and may be re-approved 
for periods of up to five years based on a review by the program and the recommendation of the 
Graduate Director of the program. The appointment is terminated upon resignation or retirement. 

Resolving Conflicts with Past Practice: Any extant Graduate Faculty appointments that do not meet 
these criteria will terminate by May 2, 2010, five years from the date of implementation of this policy, 
May 2, 2005. Reappointment to the appropriate category will follow the nomination procedure given 
above for that category. 

Prerogatives of Membership by Category 

Full Members 

Full Members of the Graduate Faculty are eligible to teach courses restricted to graduate student 
enrollment; serve on program graduate committees; direct Master's thesis research and chair 
Master's thesis examining committees; direct doctoral dissertation research and chair doctoral 
dissertation examining committees; and vote for and serve on the Graduate Council and its 
committees. 



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Adjunct Members 

Adjunct Members of the Graduate Faculty are eligible to teach courses restricted to graduate student 
enrollment, serve on program graduate committees, direct Master's thesis research, chair Master's 
Thesis Examining Committees, and co-direct doctoral dissertation research, but not direct doctoral 
dissertation research or chair Dissertation Examining Committees. 

Special Members 

Special Members of the Graduate Faculty are eligible to serve on program graduate committees and 
co-direct Master's thesis research, but may not direct or co-direct doctoral dissertation research or 
chair Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation Examination Committees. 

Membership of Former University of Maryland Faculty 

Full Members of the Graduate Faculty who terminate their employment at the University of Maryland 
under honorable circumstances (and who do not have emeritus status) may, for a 12-month period 
following their termination, serve as members and Chairs of Dissertation Committees. They may not 
serve as Dean's Representatives. 

Exceptions to Policy 

Exceptions to the prerogatives listed above must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School 
and will be reported to the Graduate Council at its final meeting of each academic year. In particular, 
the Dean of the Graduate School may authorize Adjunct and Special Members of the Graduate 
Faculty to chair a doctoral Dissertation or master's Thesis Examining Committee on the 
recommendation of the home unit that the member possesses the requisite skills and scholarly 
expertise. Each request for an exception will include a letter of justification from the Head of the 
home unit, making a compelling case that the exception is necessary to fill a particular need, 
confirmation of the approval of the Full Members of the Graduate Faculty in the home unit, and a 
current curriculum vitae. 



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Chapter 15: Other Graduate School Policies 

Waiver of a Regulation 

All policies of the Graduate School have been formulated by the Graduate Council with the goal of 
ensuring academic quality and approved by the Provost. These policies are to be equitably and 
uniformly enforced. Circumstances occasionally occur that warrant individual consideration. A 
graduate student who believes that there are compelling reasons for a specific regulation to be 
waived or modified, the student should submit a written petition to the Dean of the Graduate School, 
Room 2125, Lee Building, explaining the facts and issues that bear on the case. In all instances, the 
petition must be signed by the student's Graduate Director and, if the petition involves a course, by 
the course instructor. If these individuals recommend approval, in writing, the petition is then 
forwarded to the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School for consideration. Forms for Petitions for 
Waivers of Regulation are available at http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/forms . 



Application for Graduation 

During the academic year, applications for graduation must be filed with the Office of the Registrar 
within the first ten days of the semester in which the candidate expects to obtain a degree. During the 
summer session, the application must be filed during the first week of the second summer session. 
Exact dates are noted for each semester and the summer sessions in the Schedule of Classes. 
Failure to meet specific deadlines may result in a delay of one or more semesters before graduation. 
In addition, the Thesis and Dissertation Manual contains a time line for completion of the master's or 
doctoral degree. If for any reason students do not graduate at the end of the semester in which they 
have applied for the diploma, the application will automatically transfer to the following semester. 

Academic regalia are required of all candidates at commencement exercises. Those who so desire 
may purchase or rent caps and gowns at the University of Maryland student supply store. Orders 
must typically be filed eight weeks before the date of Commencement at the University Book Center 
in the Stamp Student Union. 

Arbitrary and Capricious Grading Policies 

Policy and Procedures for Review of Alleged Arbitrary and Capricious Grading in Courses 

Arbitrary and capricious grading is constituted by the assignment of a course grade to a student on 
some basis other than performance in the course, or the assignment of a course grade to a student 
by unreasonable application of standards different from standards that were applied to other students 
in that course, or the assignment of a course grade by a substantial and unreasonable departure from 
the instructor's initially articulated standards. 

A student who believes he or she has received an improper final grade in a course should inform the 
instructor promptly. The instructor will meet with the student at a mutually convenient time and place 
within ten working days of receipt of the information. The purpose of the meeting is to attempt to 
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If the instructor has left the University, is on approved leave, or cannot be reached by the student, the 
student should contact the Department Chairperson. The Department Chairperson, or a designee, will 
meet with the student as described above to attempt to solve the problem. 

If these meetings (known as the informal process) do not resolve the problem, the student may 
initiate a formal appeal. This appeal must be made in writing to the Dean of the Graduate School and 
must contain: the course title and number; the instructor's name; and a statement detailing why the 
grade is believed to be arbitrary and capricious as defined in this policy, and providing all relevant 
supporting evidence. The appeal must be received in the Dean's Office within twenty (20) days of the 
first day of instruction of the next semester (excluding summer). If these criteria are met, the Dean 
will institute a formal procedure. 

Formal Procedures 

Each academic unit will have a standing committee of two tenured professors and two graduate level 
students to hear appeals of arbitrary and capricious grading. The appeal will be heard within the 
academic unit offering the course. If the instructor of the course is a member of the committee, that 
instructor will be replaced by an alternate designated by the Department Chairperson. 

Each written appeal is to be reviewed by the entire committee for a decision by the majority. The 
committee will either dismiss the appeal, or move it forward. Grounds for dismissal are: the student 
has submitted the same complaint to any other grievance procedure; the allegations, if true, would 
not constitute arbitrary and capricious grading; the appeal was not timely; or the informal process has 
not been exhausted. If the appeal is dismissed, the committee will notify the student in writing within 
ten days of the decision, and will include the reason or reasons for the dismissal. 

If the appeal is not dismissed, the committee will submit a copy of the appeal to the instructor. The 
instructor must reply in writing to the committee within ten days. If, based on the instructor's reply, the 
committee feels there is a viable solution, that solution pursued with the student and the instructor. If 
no solution is reached, a fact-finding meeting with should be the student and the instructor will be held 
promptly. It is to be non-adversarial and informal; with neither party represented by an advocate. 

Witnesses may be asked to make statements to the committee if the committee is informed prior to 
the meeting. The meeting will not be open to the public. The committee will meet privately at the close 
of the fact-finding meeting to decide whether a majority believes the evidence supports the allegation 
of arbitrary and capricious grading beyond a reasonable doubt. The committee will notify the student, 
the instructor, and the Dean of the decision in writing within five days of the meeting. 
The committee has the authority to take any action it believes will bring about substantial justice, 
including but not limited to directing the instructor to grade the student's work anew, directing the 
instructor to administer a new final exam or paper, directing the cancellation of the student's 
registration in the course, and directing the award of a grade of "pass" in the course. The committee 
does not have the authority to assign a letter grade for the course or reprimand or take disciplinary 
action against the instructor. 

The decision of the committee is final, and binding on both parties. The decision may not be appealed 
to any other body within the University of Maryland or the University of Maryland System. 

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Policy and Procedures for Appeals of Alleged Arbitrary and Capricious Grading of Doctoral 
Qualifying Examinations 

The University procedures for reviewing alleged arbitrary and capricious grading of doctoral qualifying 
examinations envision a multi-step process. (Qualifying examinations are defined as any 
examinations, oral or written, that are necessary, but not sufficient, for admission to candidacy for a 
graduate degree.) Prior to filing a formal written appeal, the student must engage in an informal 
attempt to resolve the problem directly with the Chair of the Examination Committee. The Graduate 
School's Ombudsperson may be called upon to facilitate resolution if both parties agree. If these 
informal efforts fail, then the student may file a formal appeal to the Dean of the Graduate 
School. When such an appeal is received by the Graduate School, the Program will be notified and 
will receive a copy of the appeal letter. An Appeal Committee of faculty and students established by 
the Department/Program will then meet to conduct the formal appeal process. 

The formal appeal process consists of four phases. In the first phase, the Committee evaluates the 
student's written appeal and determines, according to certain established criteria, whether it should 
be dismissed on procedural grounds or whether the process should move forward to the next phase. 
In the second phase, the appeal is sent to the Chair of the Examination Committee for a written 
response. 

In the third phase, the Appeal Committee decides if there may be a viable informal solution and if so, 
pursues it with both the student and the graduate program. If the Appeal Committee does not feel 
that such an attempt would be feasible, or if the effort is unsuccessful, then the process moves to 
phase four, which is the fact-finding phase. 

In the fact-finding phase, the student, the graduate director, and a member of the Examination 
Committee meet with the Appeal Committee. Each party may make statements to the Appeal 
Committee and may call witnesses. This phase, however, is both informal and non-adversarial, and 
neither side may be represented by an advocate. After hearing both sides, the Appeal Committee 
meets privately to consider the evidence and decide whether the evidence offered in support of the 
allegation of arbitrary and capricious grading is clear and convincing. If the Appeal Committee 
supports the allegation, it then has several options for resolving the issue. Whatever the decision of 
the Appeal Committee, it is binding on both parties and is final; i.e., it may not be appealed elsewhere 
in the University of Maryland or elsewhere within the University System of Maryland. 

Qualifying examinations are defined as any examinations, oral or written, that are necessary, but not 
sufficient, for admission to candidacy for a graduate degree. Arbitrary and capricious grading applies 
only to the grade assigned in a doctoral qualifying examination. Arbitrary and capricious grading is 
defined as any of the following: a) the assignment of a grade to a student on some basis other than 
performance in the qualifying examination; or b) the assignment of a qualifying examination grade to 
a student by an unreasonable application of standards different from standards that were applied to 
other doctoral students, where an objective comparison of students is possible; or c) the assignment 
of an examination grade by a substantial and unreasonable departure from the graduate program's or 
the Examination Committee's initially articulated standards or requirements for the doctoral qualifying 
examination. 

The Informal Appeal Process 

Before proceeding to a formal appeal, the student should contact the Chair of the Examination 
Committee and meet, at least once, at some mutually convenient time and place in an attempt to 
resolve the issue or issues. This meeting should take place within 10 campus business days of the 
Examination Committee Chair receiving the informal appeal from the student. Campus business days 
do not include Saturdays, Sundays, and official campus holidays. 



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If the Examination Committee Chair has left the university, is on approved leave, or cannot be 
reached by the student, the student should contact the Department/Program Chair. The 
Department/Program Chair, or a faculty member designated by the Chair, will to attempt to resolve 
the issue. 

The Ombudsperson for Graduate Students and/or the Graduate Director may be called upon to 
facilitate resolution if both parties agree. 

The Formal Appeal Process 

If the informal process does not resolve the issue, the student must file a written appeal. The written 
appeal must be received by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School within 20 campus 
business days after the first day of instruction of the following semester. 

The deadline for appeals of a spring-semester examination, or an examination taken during either 
semester of summer session, is the 20 th campus business day after the first day of instruction of the 
following fall semester. Appeals of a fall semester examination or a winter term examination must be 
made by the 20 th campus business day after the first day of instruction of the following spring 
semester. 



The letter of appeal should contain the Examination Committee Chair(s name, the Graduate 
Directors name, he date(s) of the examination, and an explanation of why the student believes the 
examination result was arbitrary and capricious, as defined by the policy. Any relevant supporting 
evidence should be included with the letter. 

Each Program should have a standing committee to hear appeals of arbitrary and capricious grading 
of doctoral qualifying examinations. The Appeal Committee may be the same committee formed 
within the Program to hear appeals of arbitrary and capricious course grades. This committee should 
generally be formed specifically for the purpose of hearing appeals of arbitrary and capricious grading 
and not a subcommittee of any other committee. The Appeal Committee should normally be 
appointed at the start of the academic year. The terms of its members should be for at least one 
academic year. 

The Appeal Committee should be composed of two tenured faculty and two graduate students 
appointed by the Graduate Director of the Program offering the course. In addition, the Dean of the 
College will appoint one additional member to the Appeal Committee who is a member of the Dean(s 
Office staff and who is also a member of the Graduate Faculty. If no such person is available from the 
Dean(s Office staff, the Dean will appoint a committee member from a Department/Program other 
than that of the appellants Department/Program within the college. 

No member of the student(s Examination Committee may also be a member of the Appeal 
Committee. In such a situation, a substitute member should be appointed by the Graduate Director. 

All actions of the Appeal Committee are by majority vote. In the event that the Appeal Committee, at 
any stage of the process, is unable to reach a majority decision, the Dean of the College or his/her 
designee, should cast the deciding vote. In the case of inter-college programs, the participating 
deans may decide which of them will have responsibility for casting the deciding vote. 

The Initial Evaluation Phase. In this phase, the only task of the Appeal Committee is to review the 
letter of appeal to determine whether the appeal should be dismissed on procedural grounds or 
moved forward to the next phase. If any of the specified procedural grounds for dismissal are met, 
the appeal must be dismissed. The procedural grounds for dismissal are as follows: a) the student 
did not meet with the Examination Committee Chair to resolve the issue informally; or b) the appeal 
was not timely (i.e., it arrived later than the 20th campus business day after the first day of instruction 
of the following semester, as specified above); or c) the student has already submitted the same 
complaint through another grievance procedure; or d) the allegations, if true, would not constitute 



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arbitrary and capricious grading of a qualifying examination. 

During this initial evaluation phase, the Appeal Committee should consider only the student's letter of 
appeal; it should not seek or consider comments or responses from the Examination Committee or 
other faculty or students. During this initial evaluation phase, the Appeal Committee is not to decide 
the truth of the student's allegation(s); it should accept the student's allegations at face value (i.e., 
assume for the moment the allegations are true). If, based on its evaluation of the student's letter of 
appeal, the Appeal Committee decides that one or more of the four procedural grounds for dismissal 
have been met, the Appeal Committee must dismiss the appeal and the process ends. The Appeal 
Committee Chair should notify the student, the Examination Committee Chair, the Graduate Director, 
and the Dean of the Graduate School in writing within 10 campus business days if the appeal is 
dismissed. The Appeal Committee Chair's letter should include the reasons for the dismissal. 

The Examination Committee's Response Phase. If the appeal is not dismissed, the Appeal 
Committee Chair should promptly submit a copy of the student's written appeal to the Chair of the 
Examination Committee with a copy to the Dean of the Graduate School. The Chair of the 
Examination Committee should submit a written response to the Appeal Committee Chair within 10 
campus business days of receiving the appeal. 

The Dispute Resolution Phase. If, after reviewing the Examination Committee's response, the 
Appeal Committee feels that a solution may be possible, the Appeal Committee should meet with the 
student and the Examination Committee, separately and/or jointly, to attempt to resolve the dispute. 
The dispute resolution phase should not generally have a duration longer than 30 calendar days from 
receipt of the Examination Committee's written response, unless both Committee Chairs agree in 
writing to continue for a further, brief, specified period. If the Appeal Committee's resolution efforts 
are successful, both Committee Chairs should sign a memorandum that states the agreed-upon 
solution. A copy of this memorandum should be placed in the student's file in the 
Department/Program and a copy should be sent to the Graduate School and to the student. If 
resolution by the Appeal Committee either is not attempted or is unsuccessful, the 
Department/Program Chair, the Graduate Director, the Examination Committee Chair, and the Dean 
of the Graduate School should be promptly notified, and the process advances to the fact-finding 
phase. 

The Fact-Finding Phase. If a solution is not attempted or is not reached through dispute resolution, 
the fact-finding meeting should be held promptly thereafter. In addition to the Appeal Committee 
members, the student and the Chair of the Examining Committee should be in attendance. Either 
party may invite witnesses to give evidence if the Appeal Committee Chair is notified prior to the 
meeting. The Chair of the Appeal Committee should generally be given at least 24 hours advance 
notice of the intention to call witnesses. During the fact-finding meeting, both the student and the 
Examining Committee Chair may present statements, oral or written, to the Appeal Committee as well 
as other documentation to support their positions. Neither party may be represented by an advocate 
of any kind. The meeting will not be open to the public. The Graduate School may send an 
administrator to observe the proceedings, but this observer should not participate substantively in the 
proceedings themselves. The meeting is to be both informal and non-adversarial; its purpose is to 
determine the relevant facts in the matter. At the close of the fact-finding meeting, the Appeal 
Committee will meet privately to consider the evidence presented. If the majority of the Appeal 
Committee believes that the student has not provided clear and convincing evidence of the allegation 
of arbitrary and capricious grading of a qualifying examination as defined above, the appeal must be 
denied. If the majority of the Appeal Committee believes that there is clear and convincing evidence 
that supports the allegation of arbitrary and capricious grading, the Appeal Committee will decide 
which of the various actions within its authority (see below) should be taken. The Appeal Committee 
Chair should notify the student, the Department/Program Chair, the Examining Committee Chair, the 
Graduate Director, and the Dean of the Graduate School in writing of the Appeal Committee's 
decision on the appeal within five campus business days after conclusion of the fact-finding meeting. 



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The Authority of the Appeal Committee. The Appeal Committee generally has the authority to take 
any action it believes will bring about substantial justice, except a) it may not direct that a passing 
grade for the qualifying examination be assigned for the student; and b) it may not reprimand or take 
disciplinary action against the Examination Committee or any of its members. 

The following is a list of possible actions that the Appeal Committee may take. The list is not 
exhaustive; the Appeal Committee may take other appropriate actions in order to achieve what it 
believes to be substantial justice, a) The Appeal Committee may direct the Department/Program that 
the examination be re-graded by a new Examination Committee from within the Program, b) The 
Appeal Committee may direct the Program that the examination be re-graded by a new Examination 
Committee from outside the Program, c) The Examination Committee may be directed to administer 
a new examination, d) The Appeal Committee may direct that a new Examination Committee be 
formed from within the Department/Program which will administer and grade an entirely new 
examination, e) The composition of the new Examination Committee will be determined by the 
Appeal Committee in accordance with the prevailing rules of the Program. At the discretion of the 
Appeal Committee, the new Examination Committee may have one of its members from outside of 
the University of Maryland, f) In the event that the qualifying examination was an oral examination, a 
new oral examination must be administered. In the event of a combined written/oral qualifying 
examination, a new oral portion must be administered. The Appeal Committee may direct that this 
new examination be administered by an Examination Committee that consists of some or all 
members of the original Examination Committee or an entirely new committee. 

The Appeal Committee's Decision. The decision of the Appeal Committee is final and binding on 
both parties. The decision may not be appealed to any other body within the University of Maryland or 
within the University System of Maryland. If, as a result of this appeals process, the student's advisor 
no longer wishes to advise the student, the Graduate Director will act as the student's temporary 
advisor for a period of not more than six months to allow the student time to find a new advisor. If the 
Graduate Director is a member of the Examination Committee, this assignment will be carried out by 
the Department/Program Chair. 

Implementation of the Appeal Committee's Decision. The Director of Graduate Studies and the 
Department/Program Chair will be responsible to the Dean of the Graduate School for implementing 
the decision of the Appeal Committee. 



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Chapter 16: Graduate Assistants 

Graduate Assistants are, first and foremost, graduate students pursuing an education. The 
opportunity to work closely with faculty members and undergraduate students in teaching, research, 
or administrative environments is an integral part of that education. 

Graduate students who hold assistantships benefit educationally and professionally. They gain 
further expertise in their field; enhance their research skills and develop pedagogical skills; acquire 
experience in leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, and performance evaluation; acquire academic 
administrative experience; and enjoy collegial collaborations with advisors that may result in joint 
publications and other professional activities. Skills learned in assistantships prepare students not 
only for the academy, but also for corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations. 

Assistantships also provide graduate students with the financial resources necessary to pursue 
their degrees. This financial support — stipend, tuition remission, and benefits — is part of the 
University's commitment to the success of our graduate students. 

The University is committed to ensuring that graduate assistant assignments are productive, 
enhance student qualifications, meet funding support and workload goals, and are consistent with the 
educational objectives of the student and his or her program. 

Categories 

The official title of Graduate Assistant (GA) is used in all university documents, but, in general 
practice, Graduate Assistants are referred to either as Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs), Graduate 
Research Assistants (RAs), or Graduate Administrative Assistants (AAs). Additionally, a small 
number of Graduate Assistants serve as resident life counselors. Qualified graduate students often 
move between these kinds of appointments during their graduate education. 

Administration 

Graduate Assistants at the University of Maryland, College Park are under the direct supervision of 
the department, program, or unit that offers the appointment. The department determines the GA's 
assignment, supervises his or her work, and recommends him or her for reappointment and 
promotion to various stipend or compensation levels. The department is the primary source of 
information for the details of the assistantship. Within the department, the GA's work assignment is 
determined by the Department Chair, the Director of Graduate Studies, any duly appointed executive 
committees and assistants to the chair, and/or the faculty member assigned to supervise the GA's 
particular course, laboratory session, or research project. Graduate Administrative Assistants are 
under the supervision of the heads of the academic or non-academic units in which they work. 

Student Status 

A Graduate Assistant is on an academic appointment not involving academic tenure. The 
appointment may be full-time (20 hours per week) or half-time (10 hours per week). 

GAs holding regular 20-hour appointments are considered full-time students by the University if they 
are registered for at least 24 units. GAs who hold half-time (10 hour) assistantships are considered 
full-time students if they are registered for 36 units. Audited courses do not generate units and cannot 



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be used in calculating registration status. Individual departments or graduate programs may have 
higher registration requirements for their GAs. 

Qualifications 

A Graduate Assistant must be a registered graduate student in good standing enrolled in a degree 
program at the University of Maryland, College Park and must be making satisfactory progress 
toward the degree. Appointments are normally given to those students who have shown superior 
aptitude in their field of study and who appear likely to render a high quality of service to the university 
by their teaching or research activities or their administrative work in a unit. Advanced Special 
Students are not eligible to hold Graduate Assistantships. 

In rare instances, an appointment of a Graduate Research Assistantship (RA) may be made for a 
graduate student who has been admitted into a graduate degree program at another campus within 
the University System of Maryland. In this exceptional case, the student will be supported by a 
Principal Investigator whose research contract or grant is administered by the College Park campus. 
The student's tuition, benefits, etc. will also be paid from research funds. 

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students 

International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) who are non-native speakers of English are required to 
undergo an evaluation of their spoken English abilities by the Maryland English Institute (MEI). The 
ITA Evaluation is not required of students who serve only as graders or researchers, or whose entire 
education has been in the U.S, United Kingdom, Ireland, English-speaking Canada, Australia, New 
Zealand, Anglophone Africa, or Commonwealth Caribbean. Students must pass the ITA Evaluation 
prior to being assigned teaching duties, including duties in labs. This requirement may not be waived. 

The Graduate School pays the fee for the ITA Evaluation for students who have been formally 
appointed as TAs. All other students are responsible for paying this fee. If the department wishes to 
cover the cost of the evaluation for those students, the Graduate Director must indicate this in writing 
on the referral form. 

Students who fail the ITA Evaluation are required to take an English course. On the basis of the 
evaluation results, MEI will place the student into either UMEI 006 (pronunciation) or UMEI 008 
(broader communication patterns). If the student has been formally appointed as a TA, the 
department is responsible for the tuition of the course and may not pass the cost of this instruction on 
to the student. If the student fails the ITA evaluation and is not an ITA, the student is responsible for 
paying tuition for the course. Tuition remission cannot be used for UMEI courses. 

Full details regarding the ITA Evaluation can be found at http://www.international.umd.edu/mei/572 . 

Appointment, Reappointment, Duration of Appointment 

Most Graduate Assistants are appointed either for a regular academic year (9.5 months) or for 12 
months. Some appointments may be for a shorter period. The academic-year appointment begins in 
mid-August and ends in May. Students may be reappointed one or more times at the discretion of the 
department in which they serve. To allow a larger number of qualified students to benefit from 
assistantships, many departments limit the number of years that a graduate student may serve as an 
assistant in any capacity. 

Each department is responsible for determining and communicating its own specific criteria, within the 
limits of university policy, for assessing student qualification for appointment and reappointment to a 



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graduate assistantship. In general, reappointment is dependent upon satisfactory performance and 
normal progress toward a graduate degree. As with all university faculty and staff positions, 
appointment and reappointment are contingent upon the availability of funds. 

Letters of Appointment 

It is the responsibility of the department to notify the graduate student in an official letter of the final 
offer of appointment. These letters provide information on the terms of the assistantship and should 
be explicit and clear with respect to workload expectations. A template can be found at the following 
link: http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/qss/forms . 

Preformance Reviews 

Each department is responsible for determining procedures for review and evaluation of Graduate 
Assistants and for informing GAs of these procedures. The process of evaluation will vary by 
departments, and may include written assessment of work by an individual faculty member, 
classroom visitation by designated faculty members, and written student evaluations. The results of 
reviews and evaluations should be discussed with the GA concerned. 

Termination or Loss of Support 

A Graduate Assistant's appointment may be terminated before the expiration of its designated term 
for loss of funding, for cause, for academic delinquency, by written notice, and by voluntary mutual 
agreement. 

A. Loss of Funding. A graduate assistantship may be terminated on account of a loss, reduction, or 
reallocation in appropriation, grant, contract, gift, or other funds with which to support the 
appointment. Subject to the fiscal priorities of the unit, programs will make a good faith effort to find 
alternative funding for the full term of the appointment for a GA who is in good standing and making 
satisfactory progress to degree. The University will give the GA 30 calendar days written notice of 
termination for loss of funding. 

B. Cause. An appointment may be terminated immediately for cause. The following are examples of 
sufficient cause for removal: incompetence, inefficiency, wanton carelessness or neglect of duty, 
insubordination, repeated or extended absence, and misconduct related to the GA's suitability or 
capacity to continue to perform assignments. A GA may be suspended from responsibilities without 
pay pending the investigation of cause for termination of the appointment. 

C. Academic Delinquency. An appointment may be terminated if the GA is not making satisfactory 
academic progress to a degree or is otherwise not in good academic standing. The termination shall 
be in writing and may be immediate or with such notice as the University believes compatible with the 
GA's academic situation, not to exceed 30 calendar days. 

D. Written Notice. An appointment may be terminated by delivery of 30 days written notice to the 
GA. 

E. Voluntary Agreement. With the agreement of the University, an appointment may be terminated by 
the voluntary written resignation of the GA. 

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A Graduate Assistant whose appointment shall be terminated for the reasons A., B., C, or D., above, 
may obtain a review by the Chair of the Department under the Informal Consultation procedure in the 
Section on Grievance Procedure, below. Thereafter, if desired, the GA may obtain a special review by 
the Dean of the unit where the assistantship is located. 1 The GA shall initiate the formal review by 
sending a letter to the Dean with copies to the faculty member and the Department Chair. To be 
considered, the letter must be received by the Dean within 15 calendar days from the date the GA is 
first informed of the intent to terminate the assistantship. 

The grounds for appeal in terminations based on Loss of Funding, Academic Delinquency, and 
Written Notice shall be prejudicial procedural error and/or a violation of substantive due process. 2 The 
burden of proof in these types of termination shall be upon the GA. The burden of proof in 
terminations for Cause shall be on the faculty member to demonstrate that cause exists and warrants 
termination. 

Upon receipt of the letter requesting formal review, the Dean will: 

1. Solicit a written response from the faculty member; and, 

2. Offer to meet with the GA and the faculty member, either individually or together, before reaching a 
decision. The Dean shall consult with the Department Chair and such other persons as the Dean 
believes may be knowledgeable about the matter. The Dean shall endeavor to convey a written 
decision and, where appropriate, the remedy, to the GA and the faculty member within 10 calendar 
days of receipt of the letter requesting formal review. 

3. The decision of the Dean shall be final in all matters pertaining to the review. 

Renewal and Non-Renewal of Appointment 

The University does not guarantee an appointment as a Graduate Assistant will be renewed at the 
end of its designated term. Although appointments are often renewed, the University cannot promise 
and there can be no expectancy that a graduate assistantship will be continued over an extended 
period of time. 

1 For assistantships in non-academic units, "Dean" shall mean the Vice President of the division. 

2 A termination would violate substantive due process if it is arbitrary or capricious or if it were based on an illegal or unconstitutional consideration. 



Duties and Time Commitments 

The assigned duties of a Graduate Assistant are consistent with the objectives of the teaching and 
research missions of the university, including the objective that assistantships are to be educationally 
productive for graduate students. Workload expectations of the department, and of the student's 
advisor/supervisor, should be explicit and clear. The appointment may be full-time (20 hours per 
week) or half-time (10 hours per week). 

Departments are to provide work assignments that GAs receiving full stipends can satisfactorily 
complete in no more than a 20-hour average work week, and are to ensure that GAs spend no more 
than 20 hours per week on average throughout the term of appointment on work unrelated to their 
research. The actual number of hours required to complete assignments in any given week may vary. 

Graduate Teaching Assistants 

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The specific duties of Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) vary across disciplines and departments. 
For the majority of teaching assistants, however, assignments and responsibilities fall into four 
categories: 

• Assuming teaching responsibility for a laboratory or discussion session of a course; 

• Assuming teaching responsibility for a classroom section of a multi-sectional course, under 
the close supervision of the director(s) of the course; 

• Assisting a faculty member in the grading, advising, and administrative duties necessary for a 
course(s); 

• Assisting in general departmental administrative duties, such as advising or the 
administration of community programs, workshops, etc. 

Within a department, the particular assignment depends on the department's needs and the 
experience and academic qualifications of the TA. All graduate TAs serving in any capacity are under 
the direction and close supervision of a member of the faculty. 

Time Commitment: For TAs, the 20-hour average should include the time spent in faculty lectures, 
class preparation, classroom or laboratory teaching, reading and commenting on student papers or 
examinations, office consultation, and other duties required to carry out the teaching role. 
The time that TAs devote to their assignments varies. The proportion of hours spent in preparation, 
classroom or laboratory time, and grading, for example, differs from one discipline to another. In 
some disciplines, a new TA may find that a task such as grading initially requires more time than the 
usual 20-hour weekly average allows. 

TAs may be required to come to campus prior to the actual beginning of classes to participate in 
orientation and class-preparation duties. TAs usually complete their formal duties when examinations 
have been graded. 

Graduate Research Assistants 



If the GA is having unusual difficulties with his or her assignment, he or she should first discuss the 
situation with the individual faculty member or office head who serves as his or her supervisor. These 
people are very concerned with the success of the project or course to which GAs are assigned, so 
they are usually eager to help GAs straighten out any difficulties. If the GA is still not satisfied, he or 
she may wish to discuss the matter with the chair of the department. 

If problems arise related to the GA's academic work, the GA should consult first with his or her 
academic advisor or major professor; second, the course supervisor; and finally, the department's 
Director of Graduate Studies. If further discussion is necessary, the GA may wish to contact the chair 
of the department. 



Graduate Administrative Assistants 

A number of academic and non-academic units employ Graduate Administrative Assistants (AAs), 
generally to perform administrative support functions in an office setting. Such positions are expected 
to have a research or professional development component. Some administrative appointments are 
for less than one academic year. 

Time Commitment: For AAs, the 20-hour weekly average should include all time spent on assigned 
duties, including mandatory training sessions. Unless explicitly stated in writing, AAs are expected to 
work no more than the 20-hour average workweek. If greater amounts of time are periodically 



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required, the unit must provide the AA with an offer letter that includes a statement of expected 
duties, approximate dates when extra hours might be necessary, and maximum work hours required. 
If the AA is required to work more than 20 hours in a given week, the time should be deducted from 
another week. 

Just as the unit may require the AA to work more than 20 hours in a given week to meet peak work 
periods, the AA may request that he or she be allowed to reduce time in a given week to finish a 
paper or study for an exam and make up the hours later. Such arrangements are allowed and 
encouraged and should be made between the student and the student's supervisor within the unit. 

AAs follow the staff holiday and vacation schedule. Consequently, if the campus is closed (for any 
reason) for regular staff, AAs who normally would work those days will receive the appropriate 
compensation and will not be required to make up the hours missed. 

Compensation and Stipends 

Three categories (called Steps) are currently used for the classification of graduate assistantships. 
These steps, based on a student's experience and progress toward the degree, determine 
compensation levels. Graduate Assistants fall into one of the three steps: Step I is only for first-year 
GAs; Step II is for second-year GAs, as well as for those students, new or continuing, holding a 
master's degree; and Step III is reserved for doctoral candidates. 

The Graduate School sets the minimum stipend level for Step I. Departments and programs 
determine their own increments for Step II and Step III within guidelines set annually by the Graduate 
School. All GAs working within a particular step, in a particular unit, should be paid the same 
assistantship stipend. 

TAs must be offered a 9.5-month or 12-month assistantship due to duties and responsibilities 
occurring after the last day of classes. 

Additional Employment: On-Campus 

Graduate Assistants may be employed on campus for an additional 10 hours per week beyond their 
assistantship duties, with an overload approval. No individual may be employed in two capacities in 
the same department without an overload approval. International students may be limited to a certain 
number of hours of employment according to their visa status; these students should check with the 
International Education Services Office, 3117 Mitchell Building, phone 301-314-7740. 

Domestic students who are GAs and who wish to hold more than one position on campus may do so 
only if the second position is paid on an hourly basis with Labor & Assistants funds (subcode 2075). 
This policy is necessary to avoid complications concerning benefits. For such individuals, the only 
benefits allowed are those associated with the graduate assistantship. 

Additional Employment: Off-Campus 

It is expected that the combined responsibilities of graduate studies and assistantship duties will fully 
occupy a student during the academic year. The University, however, does not prohibit Graduate 
Assistants from accepting outside employment in addition to their assistantship appointment. It is up 
to the GA to determine how much time, if any, he or she can devote to additional activities while still 
maintaining satisfactory progress toward the degree and satisfactory fulfillment of the assistantship 
responsibilities. Departments and programs have the discretionary right, however, to make 
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educational goals and maintain their assistantship responsibilities expeditiously and effectively. 

Overload Payments for Graduate Students 

Overload requests are for temporary, short-term arrangements only. They must be limited to one 
semester per request and must be received and approved prior to the beginning of the appointment. 
No graduate student may be employed in two capacities within the same department without an 
overload approval. 

9.5-month Appointments 

A full-time GA (20 hours per week) on a 9.5-month appointment must have an overload approval for 
any on-campus employment above the assistantship assignment while classes are in session for the 
Fall and Spring semesters. 

An overload request must be submitted for Winter Term only if the student is teaching a Winter Term 
course, as a TA or lecturer, in addition to his or her normal assistantship assignment. 

An overload request must be submitted for Summer terms only if a student (a) is paid in the home 
unit over four equal pays for summer or ispaid hourly for 20 hours per week and (b) also will be paid 
in a second unit or in Summer Programs. (The overload form should be completed for the second unit 
or Summer Programs.) 

12-month Appointments 

A full-time GA (20 hours per week) on a 12-month appointment must have an overload approval for 
any employment above the assistantship assignment when classes are in session during Fall and 
Spring semesters. 

During Winter Term and Summer terms, an overload request must be submitted only if the student is 
teaching a class, either as a TA or lecturer, in addition to the assistantship appointment. 

International Students 

Federal Law prohibits international students from working more than 20 hours per week while 
classes are in session; international students holding full-time assistantships (20 hours) are therefore 
ineligible for overload assignments during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

Sources of Funding 

GAs may not be employed in more than one position eligible for benefits; their percentage on payroll 
may not exceed 50%. Hours over and above the assistantship must be paid with Labor & Assistants 
funds (subcode 2075). 

Retirement and Social Security (FICA) 

Retirement benefits are not withheld from the salaries of Graduate Assistants. GAs are exempt from 
Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes provided that they maintain enrollment and are 
registered with at least half-time status. 

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Pursuant to U.S. federal tax code revisions effective January 1, 1987, all graduate students are liable 
to pay income tax on compensation received for Graduate Assistantships. The amount remitted for 
tuition is a benefit and is not taxed. A GA with questions about tax obligations should consult a tax 
counsel or the Internal Revenue Service (1-800-829-1040). 

Tuition Remission and Mandatory Fees 

Graduate Assistants on a full-time appointment (20 hours per week) are eligible for 10 credits of 
tuition remission in the Fall and Spring semesters and 4 credits in Winter Term. GAs on a half-time 
appointment (10 hours per week) are eligible for 5 credits of tuition remission in the Fall and Spring 
semesters and 2 credits in Winter Term. GAs on a full-time 12-month appointment are also eligible for 
up to 8 credits of tuition remission during Summer; and GAs on a half-time 12-month appointment are 
eligible for up to 4 credits during Summer. 

Tuition remission is credited at the prevailing standard in-state credit hour rate at the time the class is 
taken. Some programs, such as the MBA, have higher credit hour rates or flat fee pricing. The tuition 
remission benefit does not cover the difference, which remains the responsibility of the GA. 

Tuition remission does not cover Mandatory Fees. Please see the Schedule of Classes for a current 
schedule of Mandatory Fees. 

Residency Classification 

All Graduate Assistants on a full-time or half-time appointment are billed at the in-state rate for credits 
taken during their appointment, including any credits taken over the tuition remission allowance. 
Official residency classification, however, does not change. Consequently, at any time when a 
graduate student is no longer supported by an assistantship — including summer months if the student 
is on a 9.5-month assistantship — he or she will be billed according to the official residency status that 
was assigned upon admission. Thus, a student may pay in-state rates during the academic year but 
out-of-state rates during the summer if the student is classified as out-of-state. Graduate students are 
urged to be aware of their official residency classification status and to address any problems 
immediately. 

Questions about residency classification and about changing residency status should be addressed 
to the Residency Classification Office, Room 1118 Mitchell Building, phone 301-405-2030. 

Health Insurance 

Graduate Assistants on a full-time or half-time appointment may enroll in the university employee 
health benefits program. The personnel coordinator in the student's department should be able to 
provide appropriate forms. GAs must enroll within 60 days of their initial employment to be eligible for 
a health care program. GAs may enroll their spouses and children under this program. 

Any graduate student who is ineligible for the employee health care program may enroll in the student 
health insurance program offered by the University Health Center. For more information, call the 
University Health Center Insurance Office at 301-314-8165. 

Facilities and Parking 

It is the expectation that departments will provide Graduate Assistants with suitable workspace, 
laboratory space, and, when necessary, office space. GAs also generally have access to desks, file 



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space, mailboxes, computers, telephones, and duplicating machines or services. 

Vehicles must display a valid UMCP parking permit or be parked in metered spaces. While GAs are 
not assigned to faculty parking lots, the Department of Transportation Services endeavors to assign 
GAs to a student lot close to the building where they work. Students who register early have the best 
choice of parking assignments. The Department of Transportation Services is located on the ground 
floor of Regents Parking Garage, phone 301-314-PARK. Parking for GAs is not subsidized; each GA 
is responsible for the cost of his or her parking permit. 

Time Away from Duties 

The objective of graduate assistantships is education. They are a component of learning and, as 
practicum, advance understanding through application. Stipends are an acknowledgment both of the 
expense and need for support during graduate education and of the contribution made by the 
Graduate Assistant to the mission of the University. The relation between the GA and a professor is 
academic, partaking of the traditions and practices of the academy. While an appointment as 
graduate assistant shares some attributes of employment, these are secondary. Time away from 
duties is foremost time away from class, not time away from the office. The following "Time Away" 
policies reflect these principles. 

A. Accrued Leave. Graduate Assistants do not earn paid annual, personal, or sick leave. 

B. Time-Away from Duty. Graduate Assistants working full-time on 12-month appointments may have 
time-away from their duties. A full time (20 hours per week), 12-month assistantship carries the 
expectation that the GA will be allowed five workdays (20 hours) of collegially supported absence. 
This time away from duties must be taken during the current appointment. It may not be accumulated 
or transferred. It does not include time when the University is closed. Because colleagues must 
perform the GA's responsibilities during an absence, reasonable notice and prior approval by the 
GA's supervisor are required. 

Time-away from duty may be used for such purpose as the GA elects and is, therefore, distinct and 
separate from allowable absences for illness, maternity, or adoption. 

C. Absence due to Illness. If a Graduate Assistant becomes ill, time away from duties should initially 
be supported collegially. Occasional, short-term absences on account of illness generally will not 
require the use of the allowable "time-away from duty" days. 

In the event an absence due to illness extends for a period longer than two weeks, support for time 
away from duties must be requested by the GA and lies in the discretion of the head of the funding 
unit (in the case of a State supported assistantship) or of the Principal Investigator or other grant 
administrator (in the case of an externally funded assistantship). The GA's request must be 
accompanied by supporting medical documentation satisfactory to the University, including a letter 
from a physician or other licensed heath-care professional that provides (1) the nature of the illness; 
(2) a statement that the GA should not return to work for health reasons; and (3) the duration of the 
required absence. The University may require the GA to have a fitness for duty examination prior to 
resuming duties. 

D. /Absence due to Maternity or Adoption. Graduate Assistants seeking time away from duties for 
reasons of childbirth or adoption must discuss this with their graduate director or supervisor as soon 
as possible. The duration and nature of support lie in the discretion of the head of the funding unit or 
the Principle Investigator/grant administrator. 

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A Graduate Assistant's teaching, research, and administrative activities are subject to the ethical 
precepts and codes of the academic profession, to the laws of the State of Maryland regarding its 
employees, and to University policies governing institutional obligations. Violation of any of these 
regulations constitutes a basis for disciplinary action in accordance with procedures set forth in the 
University's policies. 

In their interactions with students, faculty, and all other members of the university community, GAs 
are expected to conduct themselves with the same sensitivity and thoughtfulness that they expect to 
receive from others. The University Human Relations Code states that the University of Maryland 
affirms its commitment to a policy of eliminating discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, 
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, physical or mental 
disability, political affiliation, or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the First Amendment 
of the United States Constitution. 

The precepts stated above apply equally to GAs and to supervisors of GAs. 

Equal Opportunity Statement 

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity institution with respect to both education and 
employment. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national 
origin, sex, or disability in admission to or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and 
activities, as required by federal law (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504) and state laws and regulations. 
Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the 
1972 Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or related legal 
requirements should be directed to: 

Director, Human Relations Program 
Office of Human Relations 
1130 Shriver Lab 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: 301-405-2838 

Inquiries concerning the application of Section 504 and Part 34 of C.F.R. to the University of 
Maryland may be directed to: 

Director, Disability Support Services 
0126 Shoemaker Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 204742 
Telephone: 301-314-7682 (V/TTY) 

Scholarly Misconduct 

Scholarly misconduct means fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or other misconduct in proposing, 
performing, reviewing, or reporting research and/or in connection with other scholarly or creative 
activities. 

Other terms such as research fraud, scientific misconduct, or research misconduct are subsumed 
within the term scholarly misconduct. Scholarly misconduct does not include honest error or honest 
differences of opinion. A finding of scholarly misconduct requires that there be a significant departure 
from accepted practices of the scholarly community for maintaining the integrity of the research or 
scholarly record; the misconduct must be committed intentionally, or knowingly, or in reckless 



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disregard of accepted practices; and the allegation must be proven by a preponderance of relevant 
evidence. 

The full text of the University of Maryland Procedures for Scholarly Misconduct can be found at 
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/docs/lll-110A.pdf . 

Sexual Harassment 

The University of Maryland is committed to maintaining a learning and work environment in which 
students, faculty, and staff can develop intellectually, professionally, personally, and socially. Such an 
environment must be free of intimidation, fear, coercion, and reprisal. The University prohibits sexual 
harassment. Sexual harassment may cause others unjustifiable offense, anxiety, and injury. Sexual 
harassment threatens the legitimate expectations of all members of the campus community. 
Academic progress or progress in employment is determined by the publicly stated requirements of 
classroom and job performance, and the campus environment will not unreasonably impede study or 
work. 

Sexual harassment by university faculty, staff, and students is prohibited and constitutes violation of 
campus policy. Sexual harassment may also constitute violations of the criminal and civil laws of the 
State of Maryland and the United States. For the purpose of campus policy, sexual harassment is 
defined as follows: 1) unwelcome sexual advances; or 2) unwelcome requests for sexual favors; and 
3) other behavior of a sexual nature where: 

Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's 
employment or participation in a university-sponsored educational program or activity; or 

Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or 
employment decisions affecting that individual; or 

Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual's academic or 
work performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working 
environment. 

The full text of the University of Maryland Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment can be found 
at . 

Statement on Sexual Relationships and Professional Conduct 

While sexual relationships between instructors and the students in their classes are not prohibited in 
the sense that penalties are attached to such conduct, all members of the campus community are 
urged to consider the ethical concerns that may arise as a result of such relationships. 

All members of the campus community should understand that sexual relationships that occur in the 
context of educational evaluation are generally deemed very unwise because they present serious 
ethical concerns. Many professional codes of conduct prohibit sexual relationships that occur within 
the context of one's profession. Accordingly, faculty, supervisors, and Teaching Assistants are 
warned about the possible costs of even an apparently consenting relationship. The element of power 
implicit in sexual relationships occurring in the academic-evaluation context can diminish a student's 
actual freedom of choice. There is doubt whether any such relationship can truly be consensual. In 
addition, sexual relationships between a faculty member or Teaching Assistant and a student create 
an environment charged with potential conflicts of interest. Questions of favoritism frequently arise. 
As a result, such conduct may subvert the normal structure of incentives that spur work and learning 



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and interjects attitudes and pressures that are not consonant with the education policies and 
principles to which the campus is committed. 

The full text of the University's Statement on Sexual Relationships and Professional Conduct can be 
found at the end of the University of Maryland Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment at 
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/vil20a.html 

Grievance Procedure 

The University is an academic and collegial community. Regular and clear communication between 
Graduate Assistants and their advisors and supervisors is essential to maintaining an effective 
educational environment. GAs who believe their workload is not in conformity with these Policies for 
Graduate Assistantships may seek a review in accordance with this Section. 

In addition to workload, a GA may also seek review under this Section of whether the GA is receiving 
Overload Payments, Tuition Remission, and Time Away from Duties in accordance with these 
Policies. 

For the purpose of this Section, "workload" shall mean the greater of (a) the average number of 
hours assigned to the GA throughout the term of an appointment (e.g., 20 hours per week), or (b) the 
average number of hours throughout the term reasonably required for an experienced GA in the GA's 
department to complete the GA's assigned work. 

In all instances noted above, the GA should attempt to resolve these matters locally, collegially, and 
informally. If the difficulty has not been resolved to the GA's satisfaction through informal means, 
then he or she may elect to file a formal grievance. 

Informal Consultation 

The Graduate Assistant should first attempt to resolve the difficulty by discussing the situation with his 
or her faculty advisor/supervisor as expeditiously as possible. 1 In the case of a TA, this usually would 
be the professor in charge of the course; in the case of an RA, the director of the research project on 
which the student is working; in the case of an AA, the immediate supervisor of the student in the unit 
in which the student is working. 

The GA should provide the reasons for complaint and a suggested resolution/remedy. 

If a satisfactory resolution is not reached, the GA should next discuss the situation with the Chair of 
the Department. 2 

Either before or after such discussions, the GA may wish to seek advice from another academic 
advisor, the Director of Graduate Studies of the GA's program, an associate dean of the Graduate 
School, or the Ombuds Officer for Graduate Students. The GA is strongly encouraged to consult with 
the Ombuds Officer early in the informal discussion process, and must consult with the Ombuds 
Officer before initiating a formal grievance. 

Ombuds Office for Graduate Students 

The Ombuds Officer is available to all graduate students with questions or concerns related to their 
graduate experience, including their roles as GAs. The Ombuds Officer provides informal assistance 
in resolving conflicts and works to promote fair and equitable treatment within the University. The 
Ombuds Officer works confidentially within the scope of the law. The purpose of the Ombuds Officer 



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is to ensure that the graduate student's voice is heard and that problems receive prompt and impartial 
attention. The Ombuds Officer does not advocate for an individual; rather, the Ombuds Officer 
advocates for a fair process that promotes the University's commitment to excellence in graduate 
education and in the graduate student experience. Queries may be directed to Ombuds Officer for 
Graduate Students, The Graduate School, 2103 Lee Building, phone (301) 405-3132. 

Formal Grievance 

Most problems related to assistantships are resolved through informal consultation. If a problem 
pertaining to Workload, Overload Payment, Tuition Remission, or Time Away for Duties has not been 
solved informally to the GA's satisfaction, he or she may initiate a formal grievance. The formal 
procedures outlined below are intended to provide a mechanism through which grievances related to 
assistantships can be formally made and decided. 

The Grievance Procedure . The process of formal consideration offers the GA a review by the Dean of 
the Graduate School or by a panel appointed to make a recommendation to the Dean of the Graduate 
School. The steps are as follows: 

If a satisfactory resolution has not been achieved following informal consideration by the Chair of the 
Department, the GA may initiate a formal grievance by sending a letter to the Dean of the Graduate 
School. To be considered, it must be received by the Graduate Dean within 30 calendar days from 
the action involved or from the GA having reasonable knowledge of it. Under exceptional 
circumstances, that deadline may be extended at the discretion of the Graduate Dean. 

A. The letter must be signed and: 

1. Contain a clear description of the facts giving rise to the grievance; and, 

2. Identify the provision(s) of these Policies for Graduate Assistantships which have been violated; 
and, 

3. Set forth the desired remedy; and, 

4. Be copied to the faculty member and the Chair of the Department. 

5. Elect to have the Graduate Dean decide the grievance either: 

(a) In the manner described in Paragraph B.3., below; or, 

(b) Following receipt of a recommendation from a three-person panel appointed by the Graduate 
Dean to consider the matter. 

B. Upon receipt of a letter of formal grievance, the Graduate Dean will: 

1. Share the letter with the Dean of the appropriate college or school 3 ; and, 

2. Solicit a written response from the Department Chair. 

3. Offer to meet with the GA and the faculty member, either individually or together, before reaching a 
decision. The Graduate Dean shall consult with the Academic Dean and such other persons as the 
Graduate Dean believes may be knowledgeable about the policies and practices involved. The 
Graduate Dean shall endeavor to convey a written decision and, where appropriate, the remedy, to 
the GA and the faculty member within 15 calendar days of receipt of the letter of grievance. 



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4. If the GA elects to have a panel, the Graduate Dean will appoint two graduate faculty (one of whom 
shall chair the panel) and one graduate student, each familiar with the GA's discipline but not from the 
GA's program or department, to review the matter and make a recommendation. The Graduate Dean 
will provide the panel with the letter of formal grievance and the written response of the Department 
Chair. The panel shall offer to meet with the GA and the faculty member and proceed in the manner 
described in Paragraph B.3, above. 

The Panel shall provide the Graduate Dean a written report containing a statement of the issues, the 
panel's findings of fact, the controlling policy provisions, the panel's conclusions regarding the merits 
of the grievance, and a recommended disposition of the grievance, including any suggested remedy. 

The Graduate Dean shall decide the grievance and fashion any necessary remedy, giving substantial 
weight to the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the panel. 

5. The decision of the Graduate Dean regarding the merits of a grievance and, where appropriate, the 
remedy, shall be final. 

General Principles Controlling Formal Grievance Procedures . These procedures are not intended to 
mimic a courtroom and be adversarial in nature. Rather, they are formal in the meaning of offering a 
structured method to investigate, weigh and remedy differences. They are designed to preserve 
collegiality and minimize injury to the student-faculty relationship. Because grievances, if not made 
known or not considered expeditiously, threaten the learning experience, GAs, faculty, and 
administrators share responsibility alike to deal with them promptly. Experience has shown that the 
following rules promote the orderly and efficient disposition of grievances. Accordingly, they shall be 
observed: 

A. There is a burden of proof. The GA has the responsibility of convincing the Graduate Dean or 
panel of three things: a) that the Policies of Graduate Assistantships has not been followed; b) that 
the GA has been adversely affected; and c) and that the requested remedy is appropriate. 

B. All matters to be considered in support or defense of a grievance should be made known as early 
in the informal process as possible. Absent extenuating circumstances, matters not raised in the 
informal process should not be considered in the formal process. In both the informal and formal 
process, it is the responsibility of the GA and faculty member, respectively, to produce in a timely way 
the evidence they each wish considered, including any documents and witnesses. 

C. The Grievance Procedure is not atrial. Formal rules of evidence commonly associated with 
criminal and civil trials may be counterproductive in an academic investigatory process and shall not 
be applied. The Dean, Graduate Dean, and three-member panel shall give effect to the rules of 
confidentiality and privilege, but shall otherwise accept for consideration all matters which reasonable 
persons would accept as having probative value in the conduct of their affairs, giving it such weight as 
they consider proper. Unduly repetitive, irrelevant, or personally abusive material, however, should be 
excluded. They may also consider matters within the common knowledge and experience of 
University faculty, including published policies of the University System of Maryland and the 
University of Maryland. 

D. The GA may be assisted at any meeting by an advisor, who must be a registered, degree-seeking 
graduate student at the University. Although the GA is expected to take an active role in all meetings, 
the advisor may help with the presentation of arguments and evidence. 

E. The University has in place other grievance procedures and administrative processes designed to 
address specific types of claims. 4 These are meant to be the exclusive avenue for review and 
redress. Grievances that by their subject matter may be considered under other established 
institutional procedures must be brought under those procedures and may not be considered under 



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this this Section's formal procedures. Matters pertaining to the general level of wages, wage 
patterns, fringe benefits, or to other broad areas of financial management and staffing are not 
grievable. Matters expressly excluded from consideration under other procedures may not be grieved 
under this Section's formal procedures. These procedures also may not be used to challenge faculty 
judgment about a GA's academic performance (including, for example, test scores, grades, waivers, 
dissertation defenses and other indicia of mastery of subject matter and taught skills). 

F. The filing of a grievance does not relieve the GA of the obligation to perform all duties as assigned 
unless and until otherwise decided pursuant to a decision under these procedures. All remedies will 
operate prospectively. 5 Financial awards (e.g., "back pay," "damages," "compensation," and "raises") 
may not be awarded. The acceptance of a proposed remedy by the GA shall terminate the grievance 
process. The matter may not then be further considered or additional remedies sought under other 
campus procedures. 

G. A decision may not be made at any step that conflicts with or modifies a policy, regulation, or grant 
of authority approved by the Board of Regents, the Chancellor, the President, the Provost, or the 
University Senate or with any applicable Federal or State of Maryland law. 

H. Only currently enrolled University of Maryland graduate students may initiate a formal grievance. 
The grievance must pertain to the GA's personal services, not those of another GA. Group 
grievances are not permitted, although similar grievances may be consolidated and processed 
together as a single issue. As a general matter, where a number of individual grievances have been 
reduced into a single grievance, not more than three GAs selected by the group may be excused 
from their duties to attend. 

I. Because it is critical to address potentially corrosive grievances sooner than later, and because the 
remedies available are prospective, the time requirement established for initiating a formal grievance 
is necessary to the effective administration of the graduate program. Unless otherwise agreed in 
advance among the GA, the faculty member, and the Graduate Dean, strict adherence to them is a 
condition of review and appeal under this Section's procedures. Time requirements are measured 
from the first occurrence of an event; "continuing" wrongs are not recognized for the purpose of 
satisfying time requirements. 

J. The Graduate Dean may delegate such parts of his responsibilities as he deems reasonable and 
efficient, provided the final decision and any remedy must be reviewed and approved by the Dean 
personally. 



1 In the section Grievance Procedure, the term "faculty member" designates the individual directing and supervising the GA. Depending on the 
circumstances of the GA's appointment, this person may, in fact, be a University staff employee, and not on the faculty. It is the design of these procedures 
that the GA first raise the matter of concern with the individual whose direction or decision has given rise to complaint. 

2 In the section Grievance Procedure, the term "Chair of the Department" shall also mean, as appropriate to the GA's appointment, the Program Director or 
the unit head in non-departmental colleges and schools and in administrative departments. 

3 For the purpose of the section Grievance Procedure, "Dean of the appropriate college or school" or "Dean of the unit" means the academic dean of the unit 
where the assistantship is located. For assistantships in non-academic units, "Dean" shall mean the Vice President of the division. 

4 These include, for example, the Code of Academic Integrity, the Policy on Arbitrary and Capricious Grading, the Code of Student Conduct, the Procedures 
for Scholarly Misconduct, the Human Relations Code, the Po//cy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment, the Policy on Student Classification for Admission 



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and Tuition Purposes, the University of Maryland Policy on Intellectual Property and the Policy on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources. 

5 The resolution of a "workload" grievance, for example, may entail a reduction in work hours, future overload pay when approved and budgeted, time 
management training, and referral to the Center for Teaching Excellence. 



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Chapter 17: Graduate Fellows 

Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships 

The Graduate School offers support to graduate students in the form of fellowships and scholarships. 
Two-year fellowships are awarded to students who have been admitted to a doctoral program or who 
have been admitted to a master's program that is a required step in the progression towards a 
doctorate. One-year scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled in professional or 
terminal master's programs, such as Business Administration or Architecture, or in certain master's 
programs, such as Classics or Conservation Biology, in which the doctorate is the highest degree of 
the profession, but is not awarded on this campus. The Graduate School also holds an annual 
competition for the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships, awarded each year to outstanding 
students working on the final stages of their dissertations. 

Graduate fellowships and scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, intellectual 
ability, and the student's potential to make a unique contribution to the diversity of the educational 
experience on this campus. Fellowships and scholarships are awarded to students by their graduate 
program using Block Grant funds awarded to them by the Graduate School. The Graduate School 
also sponsors a university-wide competition for year-long dissertation fellowships. In addition, 
fellowships and scholarships are awarded by federal and state governments, private foundations, and 
industry. Regardless of the source of funding, the rules and policies in this handbook apply to all 
students who hold fellowships and scholarships. 



Status 

Fellowships and scholarships are offered only to graduate students admitted to or enrolled in 
graduate degree programs at the University of Maryland. Fellows and scholars are expected to 
devote themselves full time to graduate study and to register full time as defined by the unit system. 
Students on fellowships and assistantships must be registered for 48 units. Audited courses do not 
generate units and cannot be used to determine full-time status. Fellows who also hold half-time 
assistantships need only register for 36 units to maintain full-time status. 

Doctoral Candidates are automatically registered for Candidacy Tuition (899) each semester. This will 
satisfy the unit requirement for full-time status. 



Qualifications 

Students whose records indicate superior academic achievement and promise and who will increase 
diversity in their graduate program may be nominated for fellowships and scholarships. The 
determination of academic merit is based on undergraduate and graduate Grade Point Averages 
(GPA); scores on such national tests as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate 
Management Admissions Test (GMAT), and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT); the judgment of 
academic professionals in letters of recommendation; the nominee's Statement of Goals and 
Research Interests; and the nominee's Statement of Experiences. Individual departments and 
graduate programs administer fellowships and scholarships funded by the Graduate School, 
designated departmental funds, or external sources such as government agencies and private 
foundations. 

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The National Scholarship Office (NSO) has information regarding external funding opportunities for 
pre-doctoral study, theses, and dissertations. Upon request, the NSO will generate a customized 
listing of funding sources focused on a particular research project or idea. Information will include 
agency priorities, application restrictions, and contact information. To make an appointment for a 
funding search, visit http://www.scholarships.umd.edu . 



Transfer of Fellowships and Scholarships 

A graduate school fellow is awarded a fellowship by a particular program. Fellows or scholars 
awarded a departmental award may not transfer that support when changing departments or 
programs. This includes all University-funded fellows whose support starting in or after Fall 2004. 

A fellow whose support started before Fall 2004 may transfer from one program to another after going 
through the normal admissions procedure. He or she must request, however, in writing, permission 
from the Dean of the Graduate School to continue the support in the new program. Permission is not 
automatic and will be determined by the student's academic record in his or her original program, as 
well as by the appropriateness of his or her academic background for study in the new program. 



Duration of Fellowships and Scholarships 

The term of a one-year scholarship is one academic year, both fall and spring semesters. Students in 
professional or terminal master's programs (MBA, MLS, MFA, etc.) are offered one-year 
appointments only. 

Students eligible for two-year fellowships are those admitted to doctoral programs or those who 
intend to pursue a doctoral degree; the latter have been admitted to master's programs that are 
required in progression to the doctorate. The continuation of the second year of the fellowship for a 
student with a two-year offer is dependent upon the following two factors: 

• The student must apply and be accepted to the doctorate program 

• The student's continuing academic performance should be deemed satisfactory by the 
department. 



Deferral of Support 

Fellows and scholars may defer the start of their fellowship for one or more of their fellowship years. 
They must, however, declare when the fellowship or assistantship is to resume at the time of 
their deferral. The Graduate School will regard this resumption date as binding; additional deferrals 
will not be granted except in extraordinary cases and with a strong recommendation from the 
Graduate Director or Department Chair. 

The second year of a fellowship may not be taken until the student has been accepted into a doctoral 
program. Thus, students who are required to enter in a master's program as a required step in the 
progression towards a doctorate may not take their second year of fellowship support until they have 
completed the master's component and have been admitted into the doctoral program. 



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Matching Requirement 

All doctoral students who are offered two-year fellowships must be given at least two years of 
assistantship support by their graduate programs. The Graduate Council Committee on Fellowships 
requires this two-year matching support from the graduate program. No matching support from the 
department is required for one-year scholarships. 



Offer Letters 

A formal letter of a fellowship or scholarship offer from the Dean of the Graduate School is sent to the 
student in the spring semester. This letter specifies the stipend level, the duration of the appointment 
(one or two years), the amount of tuition remitted, and the details of the fellowship or scholarship. In 
the case of a two-year fellowship, a letter confirming the second-year appointment will be sent to the 
student following verification from the department that the student is making satisfactory academic 
progress. A sample offer letter is available at http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/qss/forms . 



Duties 

No service of any kind, either during the tenure of a scholarship or fellowship or in the future, is to be 
required of a fellow or scholar by their mentor or their graduate program. Fellows and scholars will 
carry out independent research under the supervision and guidance of-and sometimes in 
collaboration with-their mentors. Typically, at the start of their tenure as fellows or scholars, 
inexperienced students will require more supervision and guidance. Eventually, however, fellows in 
particular, should be treated as junior research associates. Under no circumstances are they to be 
assigned routine technical or administrative duties or given teaching assignments during the years in 
which they are supported by fellowships or scholarships. 



Duplication of Support 

Students are not allowed to hold two full fellowships or scholarships, either internal or external 
awards, or a combination of both, simultaneously. Fellows or scholars who receive offers of external 
fellowships, such as National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation Fellowships, or any other private 
or university-administered fellowships may defer their Graduate School fellowship or scholarship offer 
until such time as their other fellowship expires. Assuming satisfactory academic progress at that 
time, the student may again resume the Graduate School fellowship or scholarship. 



Supplementation of Fellowships and Scholarships 

Gifts, departmental fellowships, or other special funds may provide additional support, in an amount 
not to exceed half the stipend of the fellowship or scholarship. A fellowship or scholarship may be 
supplemented by an appointment to a position such as a half-time or quarter-time graduate 
assistantship, or by hourly employment not to exceed 10 hours per week. International fellows should 
consult the Office of International Education Services by phone at 301-314-7740, regarding 
supplementary employment. 



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According to university policy, full time fellows and scholars may work on-campus or off-campus for a 
maximum of 10 hours per week in addition to holding the fellowship or scholarship. In other words, 
fellows may be hired on a half-assistantship (which requires 10 hours per week) or work 10 hours per 
week on an hourly basis. This restriction on employment is intended to assure that students make 
rapid progress toward their degrees. 



Overload Payments for Graduate Fellows 

If a circumstance arises that a fellow must work over the 10 hours per week, an overload form is 
necessary. This includes the winter term. Overload requests should be for temporary, short-term 
arrangements only. The request must be limited to one semester per request and must be received 
and approved prior to the beginning of the appointment. 



Stipends 

Graduate School fellowships and scholarships are awarded for the academic year only, with the term 
of contract lasting 9.5 months from August 17 to May 31 of each year. For disbursement purposes, 
the stipend may be given in lump sums at the start of each semester or spread out monthly, for US 
citizens and Permanent Residents. This disbursement is processed through the student financial aid 
system. For international students, those on a Jl or Fl visa, the disbursement is processed through 
payroll over a 22 equal pay schedule, mid August to mid June. Graduate School fellows and scholars 
receive stipends within the ranges below. Step I is for students in their first year of support who have 
no advanced degrees; Step II, for students in a second year of support at UMCP or for students in 
their first year of support who possess a master's degree; and Step III, for students who have been 
advanced to candidacy for the doctoral degree. 

Stipend ranges for Graduate Fellows for 2009 - 2010 Academic Year: 





9.5 Month Fellows 


12 Month Fellows 


Step 1 


$14, 559 


$18,389 


Step II 


$15,008 


$18,958 


Step III 


$15,904 


$20,089 



Tuition Remission and Mandatory Fees 

Full-time Graduate School or Graduate School Block Grant-funded fellowships and scholarships pay 
for a maximum of 12 credits per Fall/Spring semester of tuition remission, which is more than the 
requirement to qualify as full-time. The 12 credits of remission are for 'EARNED' credits, not 
'AUDITED' credits. Graduate School fellows and scholars are responsible for paying the mandatory 
fees charged each semester and for any additional credits over the 12 awarded. Partial fellowships 
carry varying levels of tuition remission. More information on partial fellowship tuition remission can 
be found at http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/fellowship/tuition-remission.htm . The current cost of full- 
time mandatory fees is listed in each semester's Schedule of Classes. 

Students on federal fellowships or other external fellowships have tuition remission for 10 or 12 
credits per semester remitted and may also have funds in the award to cover mandatory fees. 
Payment of tuition and fees for students on external fellowships is dependent on the terms stipulated 
in the fellowship awards. 

Please visit the Graduate School Fellowships website, http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/fellowships, 
for more information on specific Graduate School-funded fellowships. 



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Residency Classification 

The official residency classification of students holding fellowships and scholarships does not change 
as result of their awards, but remains as indicated in the original admissions offer. Fellows and 
scholars who also hold a half-time graduate assistantship will be billed in-state tuition only while they 
hold that assistantship. Consequently, at any time when the graduate student is no longer supported 
by the assistantship-including summer months if the student is on a 9.5-month assistantship-he or 
she will be billed according to the official residency status which was assigned upon admission. Thus, 
a student may pay in-state rates during the academic year but out-of-state rates during the summer if 
that student was originally classified as out-of-state. We strongly urge all graduate students to be 
aware of their official residency classification status and to address any problems immediately. 

Questions about residency classification and changing status for those who intend to become 
permanent residents of the State of Maryland should be addressed to the Residency Classification 
Office, Room 1113 Mitchell Building, phone 301-405-2030. 



Tax Status 

Fellows and scholars must pay tax on the stipends they receive to cover living and general expenses, 
but may exclude certain educational expenses. Amounts awarded in payment of tuition are not 
taxable for fellows. Taxes are not withheld from stipends disbursed through student financial aid so 
you may choose to file an estimated tax return. Please refer to the Internal Revenue Service 
Publication 520, Fellowships and Scholarships, for more information regarding the tax status of 
fellowship and scholarship stipends or call 1-800-829-1040. 



Health Insurance 

Because students on fellowships and scholarships are not required to perform any specific duties as 
a condition of their support, they are not considered employees of the university and are therefore not 
eligible to participate in the university employee health insurance program. Health insurance benefits 
may be obtained, however, if the fellowship or scholarship is supplemented (from one source or 
another) by a half-time assistantship. Fellows with non-supplemented awards may enroll in the 
student health plan administered through the University Health Center. This plan also allows students 
to enroll their spouses and children. 

Two-year fellowships have a matching requirement of departmental support, usually in the form of an 
assistantship. These years of assistantship support are often interspersed between fellowship years. 
A benefit of an assistantship is that it enables a student to participate in the employee health 
insurance plan. It should be noted, however, that if students are beginning a fellowship semester after 
having held an assistantship in the prior semester, their health insurance benefits will not continue 
unless they hold a half-assistantship during their fellowship year. Students without supplementation 
should enroll in the university's health plan or contact the Benefits Office (301-405-5654) about 
COBRA health insurance. For further information, please see the University Health Center. 

For the 2007-2008 academic year the Graduate School has secured funds to reimburse Graduate 
School fellows for 50% of the MAMSI health insurance plan offered through the health center. Please 
see the Graduate School website, http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/fellowship/insurance.htm for more 
details. This support will continue based on future availability of financing. 



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There is no policy on vacation and sick leave for fellows or scholars. Fellows and scholars are 
required to maintain satisfactory academic performance in order to retain their support. A fellow or 
scholar may request deferment of a semester or year of fellowship tenure if documented personal 
illness prevents him or her from satisfactorily completing academic requirements. 



Facilities 

Fellows are fully integrated into departmental activities and are to be provided with the same facilities 
as other graduate students, such as mailboxes, office space, access to a telephone and computer, 
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Chapter 18: Graduate School Services 

Ombudsperson for Graduate Students 

The Ombuds Office for Graduate Students seeks to ensure that the graduate student voice is heard 
and that problems receive impartial attention. The Ombuds Office is available to all graduate students 
with questions or concerns related to their graduate experience. The Ombuds Office provides 
confidential, informal, and independent assistance to resolve conflicts, and promotes fair and 
equitable treatment within the University. The office can be reached at 2103 Lee Building , 301-405- 
3132, http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/ombuds. 

The Office of Graduate Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity (OGRRD) 

The Office of Graduate Recruitment, Retention and Diversity (OGRRD) is dedicated to fostering a 
supportive University environment for graduate students from under-represented minority groups, for 
graduate students who are women, and for graduate students with disabilities. The Office's programs 
and services serve to attract new students, to build a collaborative and cooperative community, and 
to promote professional development among graduate students to ensure academic success. Its 
initiatives include, but are not limited to: conducting student recruitment activities, including a 
campus visitation weekend, summer undergraduate research programs, and faculty partner 
programs; building a supportive community by providing an arena for discussion groups on a 
variety of relevant topics, conducting research symposia, sponsoring an annual team-building retreat, 
supporting a viable one-on-one peer mentoring program, and supporting graduate student 
organizations; sponsoring programs and activities designed to foster professional 
development, including workshops and seminars on academic and research skills, participation at 
scientific meetings, preparing for the professoriate and other careers, and hosting on-campus 
scientific presentations and a minority professional seminar series. In addition to its own initiatives, 
the Office works with the University's various colleges and departments to serve the needs of a 
diverse student body. 

Graduate Legal Aid Office 

The Graduate Legal Aid Office provides free legal advice, referrals, and assistance to currently 
registered University of Maryland graduate students. Staff members give general legal advice on a 
wide variety of matters, including landlord-tenant issues, consumer problems, traffic accidents, 
uncontested divorces, and University-related matters. The Office provides direct legal assistance in 
routine matters, but cannot sue on behalf of students or represent them in court. The Office is staffed 
eight hours a week for student interviews; staff members see students on a walk-in basis and by 
appointment. Walk-in and appointment schedules are posted on the Office door. The Office cannot 
handle disputes between graduate students (though the Ombudsperson for Graduate Students may 
be consulted for assistance in these disputes) and does not provide emergency services. 



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English Editing for International Graduate Students 

The English Editing for International Graduate Students (EEIGS) program, operating under the aegis 
of the Graduate School 's Office of Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity, offers editing services for 
international graduate students who must present required seminar papers, theses and dissertations 
in English. This program is staffed by volunteers from the University's "Retired Volunteer Service 
Corps" and the Golden I. D. Group, and by volunteers from other University and non-University 
sources. These services are free. 



The EEIGS program operates as follows: 

The names and telephone numbers of volunteer editors on whom students may call may be 

obtained by calling the Graduate School at 301-405-4183. 

The student will be responsiblie for contacting a volunteer editor to arrange for the editing 

services. If an arrangement does not work out satisfactorily, either the student or the 

volunteer editor may discontinue it. The student may then seek another volunteer editor. 

The student should allow a reasonable amount of time for the editing services. Documents 

cannot be edited on very short notice. 

Editing services are expected to take place on the University of Maryland campus. The 

student will be responsible for finding working space (for example, an empty classroom or 

office in the student's department). 

The student is expected to inform the Director of Graduate Studies of the department in 

which he or she is majoring about the aid being received through this program. 

Graduate students and other members of the University of Maryland community may also offer 
English language services for a fee. Graduate students in the Department of English who are 
available for this service, for example, can be contacted through the Director of Graduate Studies, 
Department of English, 3101 Susquehanna Hall. 

Health Insurance 

Because the service provided by the Health Center is limited and many students do not have 
adequate health insurance coverage, a voluntary group insurance policy (MAMSI) is available to 
graduate students. This policy provides benefits at reasonable rates for hospital, surgery, emergency, 
laboratory, and x-ray services; some coverage for mental health; and contains a major hospital 
provision. Students may elect to have family coverage. For additional information and application 
forms, visit the following website: http://www.mamsi.eom/d/m/umd/index.jsp . 

Teaching, research, and graduate assistants are also eligible for the State Employee Insurance Plan 
options. Further information can be obtained from the student's graduate program payroll and benefits 
coordinator or the University Human Relations' Benefits Office: 
http://www.uhr.umd.edu/benefits/benefits2001/benefits2001.htm . 

Graduate fellows can apply for health insurance coverage through MAMSI. Effective Fall Semester 
2005, the Graduate School will provide a reimbursement of 50% of the MAMSI insurance premium for 
individual coverage to full-time graduate students who are supported on full fellowships funded by the 
Graduate School through the block grant program. Subsidy of coverage for dependents will not be 
available. Funding for fellows' health insurance reimbursement is limited and will be provided on a 
first-come, first-served basis. To obtain more information, go to the following website: 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/Fellowship/insurance.htm . 



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Promise 

Promise - Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate: This office supports 
activities and programming to enhance community and provide preparation for the professoriate in 
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and all other University programs. 



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Chapter 19: Other University Services 

Bursar : Student account information. 

Career Center : On and off-campus employment, assistantships, career information, TERP Online 
database. 

Commuter Affairs , Office of: Commuter information, off-campus housing, community service, Shuttle 
UM 

Dining Services: Dining rooms, restaurants, and eateries can be found in over 35 different locations 
across campus. 

Disability Support Services : provides and coordinates direct services and assistance for students, 
faculty, staff, and University visitors with disabilities. 

Graduate Student Housing : administered by the Vice President for Student Affairs. For information 
about graduate housing in close proximity to the University, write or call the Office of Resident Life, or 
e-mail grad-housing@smc-grad-housing.com , or refer to the website at www.smc-grad-housing.com . 

Human Relations Programs, Office of : Provides leadership on issues dealing with sexual harassment, 
affirmative action, recruitment, retention, race relations, conflict management, teaching effectiveness 
and organizational development to the entire University community. 

Information Technology, Office of (OIT): E-mail accounts, dial-in access, helpdesk, other computer- 
related information. 

Libraries , University of Maryland: General library information, including online catalogs, electronic 
databases, and collection information. 

Ombudsperson for Graduate Students : Provides confidential support for the solution of problems 
facing graduate students. 

Department of Campus Parking ,: Permits, regulations, ticketing, meter, and lot information. 



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Recreation Services , Campus: Intramurals, non-credit instruction, facilities, University programs. 

Residency Classification Office : Information on in-state / out of state tuition, obtaining Maryland 
residency, petitions, problems. 

Resident Life : On-campus housing information. 

Technology Commercialization, Office of: Office responsible for the protection, marketing, and 
licensing of University intellectual property. 

Terrapin Trader : University warehouse of surplus goods - computers, furniture, other equipment. 

Travel Services : Provides travel policy clarification and information about service providers and 
discounts; facilitates procurement of travel and expense reconciliation processing. 

University Book Center : Textbook information, hours, location. 



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Chapter 20: University Publications 

The Graduate Catalog: This document lists the policies of the University of Maryland on all aspects 
of graduate education; it also lists graduate program information, courses approved for graduate 
credit, and all current members of the graduate faculty. It is available at 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq . 

Departmental Brochures: Small brochures describing many of the departments and programs at 
the University of Maryland are available free of charge. 

Schedule of Classes: The Schedule of Classes lists course offerings, class times, and room 
assignments, registration dates and procedures, deadlines, fees, and general information. The 
schedule is published four times a year, twice each semester. The first edition is available prior to 
early registration for the spring and fall semesters. The second edition, published a few weeks before 
the beginning of each semester, updates course offerings and registration procedures. The schedule 
is available to all students free of charge and can be picked up at the Mitchell Building, Stamp 
Student Union, Hornbake Library and McKeldin Library. An online version is available at 
http://www.testudo.umd.edu/ . 

Graduate Application Booklet: For those unable to complete the Online Graduate Application 
( http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/admissions) , a PDF version of the Application and Instructions is 
available from the Graduate School. 

Thesis and Dissertation Style Guide: This manual contains the instructions for preparation of 
theses and dissertations. It is available on the web at http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/etd. 

World Wide Web: Visit the University of Maryland homepage, located at http://www.umd.edu . A 
vast amount of information is available on-line from websites maintained by University offices. Most 
resources can be accessed or linked through: The Graduate School: http://www.qradschool.umd.edu 
or through Testudo (Administrative Services): http://www.testudo.umd.edu. 



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Chapter 21: Academic Resources in the College Park, MD Area 



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American Association of University Women 
1111 Sixteenth St. N.W. 
Washington, DC 20036 
http://www.aauw.org/ 

American Council on Education's 

Office of Women in Higher Education 

One Dupont Circle NW 

Washington, DC 20036 

http://www.acenet.edu/programs/owhe/home.cfm 

American Psychological Association 
750 First Street, NE, 
Washington, DC 20002-4242 
http://www.apa.org 

American Psychological Society 

1010 Vermont Avenue, NW 

Suite 1100 

Washington, DC 20005-4907 

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/ 

American Visionary Art Museum 
800 Key Highway 
Baltimore, MD 21230-3940 
http://www.avam.org 

Arena StagellOl 
Sixth Street, SW 
Washington, DC 20024 
http://www.arenastage.org/ 

Air Force Office of Scientific Research 
4015 Wilson Boulevard, Room 713 
Arlington, VA 22203-1954 
http://www.afosr.af.mil/ 

Army Aberdeen Test Center 

STECS-AC 

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5059 

http://www.atc.army.mil 

Army Center for Environmental Health Research 

568 Doughten Drive 

Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5010 

http://usacehr.detrick.armv.mil/deptox/default.htm 

Army CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors 

10211 Burbeck Road 

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5806 

http://www.nvl.army.mil/ 

Army Edgewood CB Center 

AMSSB-RAS-C 

5183 Blackhawk Road 

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5424 

http://www.federallabs.org/servlet/FLCItemDisplayServlet7wlt 

emlD=2003-09-10-ll-27-41-890-ltem 

Army Institute for Water Resources 
7701 Telegraph Road 
Alexandria, VA 22315 
http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ 

Army Medical Research and Development 

MCMR-JA, Building 525 

Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5012 

http://www.federallabs.org/servlet/FLCLPRODisplayServlet7w 

LPROID=1052 

Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical 

USAMRICD 

ATTN MCMR-UV-ZM 

3100 Ricketts Point Road 

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400 



https://ccc.apgea.armv.mil/contact us. htm 

Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases 

MCMR-UIZ-D 

1425 Porter Street 

Frederick, MD 21702-5011 

http://www.usamriid.army.mil/ 

Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences 
2511 Jefferson Davis Highway 
Arlington, VA 22202-3926 
http://www.hgda.army.mil/ari/ 

Army Research Laboratory — APG Site 

AMSRL-CS-TT 

Building 433 

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5425 

http://www.arl.armv.mil/main/Main/default.cfm 

Army Research Laboratory — Weapons and Materials 
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5059 
http://www.arl.army.mil/wmrd/ 



Sensors, Signal 



Army Research Laboratory - 

AMSRL-CS-TT 

2800 Powder Mill Road 

Adelphi, MD 20783-1197 



Army Test & Evaluation Command 

Public Affairs Office 

US Army Test and Evaluation Command 

4501 Ford Ave. 

Alexandria, VA 22302-1458 

http://www.atec.army.mil/index.htm 

Audacity Laboratories 

Central Intelligence Agency 

13055 Park Crescent Circle 

Herndon, VA 20171 

http://www.federallabs.org/servlet/FLCLPRODisplayServlet7w 

LPROID=1107 

Baltimore Museum of Art 
10 Art Museum Drive 
Baltimore, MD 21218-3898 
http://artbma.org/home.html 

The Brookings Institution 
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW 
Washington, DC 20036 
http://www.brook.edu/ 

Business and Professional Women's Foundation 
1900 M Street, NW, Suite 310 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
http://www.bpwusa.org/ 

Central Intelligence Agency 
Directorate of Science and Technology 
http://www.cia.gov/cia/dst/home.html 

Center for Hellenic Studies 
3100 Whitehaven Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20008 
http://www.chs.harvard.edu/ 

Center for Policy Alternatives 

1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 710 

Washington, DC 20009 

http://www.cfpa.org/ 

Center for Women's Policy Studies 
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 312 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
http://www.centerwomenpolicy.org/ 



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Centers for Commercial Development of Space 
300 E Street, S.W. Code CU 
Washington, DC 20546 
http://www.nasa.gov 

The Contemporary Museum 
100 W. Centre Street 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 
http://www.contemporary.org 

Corcoran Gallery 
500 17th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20006 
http://www.corcoran.org/ 

Council on Foreign Relations 
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20036 
http://www.cfr.org/ 

David Taylor Research Center 
2013 Admiral Melville Circle 
Annapolis, MD 21402 

Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) 
3701 North Fairfax Drive 
Arlington, VA 22203-1714 
http://www.darpa.mil/index.html 

Defense Technical Information Center 
8725 John J. Kingman Road 
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218 
http://www.dtic.mil/ 

Dumbarton Oaks Library 
1703 32nd Street, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20007 
http://www.doaks.org/ 

Federal Bureau of Investigation, FSRTC 
Building 12 FBI Academy 
Quantico, VA 22135 
http://www.fbi.gov 

Federal Theatre Project Archives 

C-201 Fenwick Library at George Mason University 

Fairfax, Virginia Campus 

http://www.gmu.edu/library/specialcollections/federal.html 

Feminist Majority Foundation 
1600 Wilson Blvd. Suite 801 
Arlington, VA 22209 
http://www.feminist.org/ 

Folger Institute 

201 East Capitol Street, SE 

Washington, DC 20003-1094 

http://www.folger.edu/institute/ 

Folger Shakespeare Library 
201 East Capitol Street, SE 
Washington, DC 20003-1094 
http://www.folger.edu/Home 02B.html 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
5600 Fishers Lane 
Rockville, Maryland 20857 
http:///www.fda.gov 

Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC) 
10300 Baltimore Avenue 
Beltsville, Maryland 20705 
http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/ 



FDA Center for Biologies Evaluation and Research 
1401 Rockville Pike 
Suite 200 N (HFM-40) 
Rockville, MD 20852-1448 
http://www.fda.gov/cber/ 

FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health 

FDA/CDRH/OCER/DSMICA (HFZ-220) 

1350 Piccard Drive 

Rockville, MD 20850-4307 U.S.A. 

http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/ 

FDA Life Sciences Laboratory 
5600 Fishers Lane 
Rockville, MD 20857 

FDA Center for Biologies Evaluation and Research 

HSM-44 

11400 Rockville Pike 

Rockville, MD 20852 

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine 

Communications Staff 

7519 Standish Place, HFV-12 

Rockville, Maryland 20855 

http://www.fda.gov/cvm/default.html 

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition 
5100 Paint Branch Parkway 
College Park, MD 20740 
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html 

Ford's Theatre 
511 10th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20004 
http://www.fordstheatre.org/ 

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 
Smithsonian Institution 
P.O. Box 37012, MRC707 
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 
http://www.asia.si.edu/ 

General Federation of Women's Clubs 
1734 N Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 
http://www.gfwc.org/ 

George Meany Center for Labor Studies 
10000 New Hampshire Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20903 
http://www.georgemeany.org/ 

Hirshhorn Gallery and Sculpture Garden 
PO Box 37012 

Washington, DC 20013-7012 
http://hirshhorn.si.edu/ 

Institute for Women's Policy Research 
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 750 
Washington, DC 20036 
http://www.iwpr.org/ 

International Center for Research on Women 
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW 
Suite 302 

Washington, DC 20036 
http://www.icrw.org/ 

International Monetary Fund 
700 19 ,h St. NW 
Washington, DC 20431 
http://www.imf.org 

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 



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2700 F Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20566 
http://www.kennedy-center.org/ 

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory 
11100 Johns Hopkins Road 
Laurel, MD 20723-6099 
http://www.jhuapl.edu/ 

Library of Congress 
101 Independence Ave, SE 
Washington, DC 20540 
http://www.loc.gov 

Marine Corps System Commands 
2008 Elliot Road 
Quantico, VA 22134-5030 
http://www.hgmc.usmc.mil/hgmcmain.nsf/frontpage 

The Maryland Science Center 
601 Light Street 
Baltimore, MD 21230 
http://www.mdsci.org 

Museum of African Art 
Smithsonian Institution 
MRC708, P.O. Box 37012 
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 
http://www.nmafa.si.edu/default.htm 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Goddard Space Flight Center 
Code 130, Office of Public Affairs 
Greenbelt, MD 20771 
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/ 

The National Aguarium in Baltimore 
501 E. Pratt St. 
Baltimore, MD 21202 
http://www.agua.org 

National Archives and Records Administration 
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20408 
http://www.archives.gov/ 

National Archives at College Park (Archives II) 
8601 Adelphi Road 
College Park, MD 20740-6001 
http://www.archives.gov/facilities/md/archives 2.html 

National Defense University 
Fort Lesley J. McNair 
Washington, DC 20319-5066 
http://www.ndu.edu/ 

National Endowment for the Arts 
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 
Washington, DC 20506 
http://www.nea.gov 

National Endowment for the Humanities 
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 
Washington, DC 20506 
http://www.neh.gov 

National Gallery of Art 

National Mall between Third and Seventh Streets at 

Constitution Avenue, NW 

http://www.nga.gov/ 

National Gallery's Center for the Advanced Study of Visual 

Arts 

http://www.nga.gov/resources/casva.htm 



National Geographic Society 
1145 17th St. N.W. 
Washington, DC 20036 
http://www.nationalgeographic.com 

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency 
National Imaging and Mapping Agency 
4600 Sangamore Road 
Bethesda, MD 20816-5003 
http://www.nima.mil/portal/site/nga01/ 

National Institutes of Health 
9000 Rockville Pike 
Bethesda, Maryland 20892 
http://www.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 
National Eye Institute 
31 Center Drive MSC 2510 
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510 
http://www.nei.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 

Building 31, Room 5A52 

31 Center Drive MSC 2486 

Bethesda, MD 20892 

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/index.htm 

National Institutes of Health 

John E. Fogarty International Center 

Building 31, Rm B2C29 

31 Center Drive MSC 2220 

Bethesda, MD 20892-2220 

http://www.fic.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 
National Cancer Institute 
6116 Executive Blvd., Ste. 3036A 
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322 
http://www.nci.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine 

NCCAM Clearinghouse 

P.O. Box 7923 

Gaithersburg, MD 20898 

http://nccam.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Center for Research Resources 

One Democracy Plaza, 9th Floor 

6701 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 4874 

Bethesda, MD 20892-4874 

http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Center on Minority Health & Health 

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800 

MSC-5465 

Bethesda, MD 20892-5465 

http://www.ncmhd.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Human Genome Research Institute 

Building 31, Room 4B09 

31 Center Drive, MSC 2152 

9000 Rockville Pike 

Bethesda, MD 20892-2152 

http://www.genome.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases 
NIAID Office of Communications & Public Liaison 
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612 



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Bethesda, MD 20892-6612 
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/default.htm 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of Allergy Arthritis & Musculosketal & Skin 

Diseases 

Information Clearinghouse 

National Institutes of Health 

1 AMS Circle 

Bethesda, Maryland 20892-3675 

http://www.niams.nih.gov/index.htm 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering 

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 202 

Bethesda, MD 20892-5477 

http://www.nibib.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development 

P.O. Box 3006 

Rockville, MD 20847 

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/default.htm 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research 

Bethesda, MD 20892-2190 

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases 

Office of Communications and Public Liaison 

NIDDK, NIH, Building 31, room 9A04 

Center Drive, MSC 2560 

Bethesda, MD 20892-2560 

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of General Medical Sciences 

45 Center Drive MSC 6200 

Bethesda, MD 20892-6200 

http://www.nigms.nih.gov/ 

National Institute of Mental Health 

Office of Communications 

6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663 

Bethesda, MD 20892-9663 

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/nimhhome/index.cfm 

National Institutes of Health 
National Institute of Nursing Research 
31 Center Drive, Room 5B-10 
Bethesda, MD 20892-2178 
http://ninr.nih.gov/ninr/index.html 

National Institutes of Health 
National Institute on Aging 
Building 31, Room 5C27 
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292 
Bethesda, MD 20892 
http://www.nia.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism 

5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304 

Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9304 

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication 

Disorders 

31 Center Drive, MSC 2320 

Bethesda, MD USA 20892-2320 

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/ 



National Institutes of Health 
National Institute on Drug Abuse 
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213 
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561 
http://www.drugabuse.gov/NIDAHome.html 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences 

Building 31, Room B1C02 

31 Center Drive MSC 2256 

Bethesda, MD USA 20892 

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/home.htm 

National Institutes of Health 
National Library of Medicine 
8600 Rockville Pike 
Bethesda, MD 20894 
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 
Center for Information Technology 
10401 Fernwood Road 
Bethesda, Maryland 20817 
http://www.cit.nih.g0v/h0me.asp# 

National Institutes of Health 
Center for Scientific Review 
6701 Rockledge Drive 
Bethesda, MD 20892 
http://www.drg.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 
Office of AIDS Research 
Building 2, Room 4W13 
Bethesda, MD 20892 
http://www.nih.gov/od/oar/ 

National Institutes of Health 

Office of Research on Women's Health 

http://www4.od.nih.gov/orwh/ 

National Institutes of Health 

Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center 

6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3001 

Bethesda, MD 20892-7511 

http://www.nih.gov/about/almanac/organization/CC.htm 

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 3460 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460 
http://www.nist.gov/ 

Building and Fire Research Laboratory 

NIST 

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8600 

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8600 

http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/ 

Chemical Science & Technology Laboratory 

NIST 

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8300 

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8300 

http://www.cstl.nist.gov/ 

Electronics & Electrical Engineering Laboratory 

NIST 

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8100 

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8110 

http://www.eeel.nist.gov/ 

Fire Research Laboratory 

NIST 

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8600 

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8600 

http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/866/frd.htm 



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Information Technology Laboratory 

NIST 

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8900 

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8900 

http://www.itl.nist.gov/ 

Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory 

NIST 

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8200 

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8200 

http://www.mel.nist.gov/ 

Materials Science & Engineering Laboratory 

NIST 

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8500 

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8500 

http://www.msel.nist.gov/ 

NIST Technology Service 
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 200 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2000 
http://ts.nist.gov/ 

Physics Laboratory 

NIST 

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8400 

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8400 

http://physics.nist.gov/ 

National Museum of Women in the Arts 
1250 New York Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20005-3970 
http://www.nmwa.org/ 

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration 

(NOAA) 

14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW 

Room 6217 

Washington, DC 20230 

http://www.noaa.gov 

NOAA 

Center for Coastal Monitoring & Assessment 

1305 East-West Highway, Room 10110 

Silver Spring, MD 20910 

http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/welcome.html 

NOAA 

Center for Operational Oceanographic Products & Services 

1305 East-West Highway 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281 

http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/ 

NOAA 

Chesapeake Bay Office 

410 Severn Ave, Suite 107 

Annapolis, MD 21403 

http://noaa.chesapeakebay.net/ 

NOAA 

Cooperative Oxford Laboratory 

904 South Morris Street 

Oxford, MD 21654-1323 

http://www.chbr.noaa.gov/CooperativeOxfordLaboratory.html 

NOAA 

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science 

1305 East-West Highway, Room 13501 

Silver Spring, MD 20910 

http://www.nccos.noaa.gov/ 

NOAA 

National Centers for Environmental Prediction 

5200 Auth Road 



Camp Springs, MD 20746 
http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/ 

NOAA 

National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information 

Service 

1335 East-West Highway, SSMC1, Room 7216 

Silver Spring, MD 20910 

http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/ 

NOAA 

National Weather Service 

1325 East-West Highway 

Silver Spring, MD 20910 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ 

NOAA 

Office of Global Programs 

14th and Constitution Avenue N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20230 

http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/ 

NOAA 

Undersea Research Program 
1315 East-West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
http://www.nurp.noaa.gov/ 

NOAA 

Office of Coast Survey 

1315 East-West Highway 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282 

http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/ 

NOAA 

Office of Research and Technology Applications 
1335 East-West Highway, SSMC-1, Room 106 
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3284 
http://www.oarhg.noaa.gov/OSS ORTA.html 

NOAA 

Air Resources Laboratory 

1315 East-West Highway 

Silver Spring, MD 20910 

http://www.arl.noaa.gov/ 

National Organization for Women 
1100 H St NW, 3rd floor 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
http://www.now.org/index.html 

National Reconnaissance Office 
14675 Lee Road 
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 
http://www.nro.gov/ 

National Science Foundation 
4201 Wilson Boulevard 
Arlington, VA 22230 
http://www.nsf.gov/ 

National Theatre 
The National Theatre 
1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW 
Washington DC 20004 
http://www.nationaltheatre.org/ 

National Women's Law Center 
11 Dupont Circle, NW, #800 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
http://www.nwlc.org/ 

The Nature Conservancy 

4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 

Arlington, VA 22203-1606 



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http://www.nature.org 



http://www.rand.org 



Naval Air Warfare Center — Aircraft Division 

Business Development Team 

Bldg 304, Unit 10 

22541 Millstone Road 

Patuxent River, MD 20670-5304 

http://www.nawcad.navy.mil/index.cfm 

Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology 

Code 50 

2008 Stump Neck Road 

Indian Head, MD 20640-5070 

https://naveodtechdiv.navsea.navy.mil/ 

Science, Engineering 

Naval Information Warfare Activity (NIWA) 

Fort Meade, MD 

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/navsecgru/niwa/ 

Naval Medical Research Center 
503 Robert Grant Avenue 
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 
http://www.nmrc.navy.mil/ 

Naval Research Laboratory 
4555 Overlook Avenue, SW 
Washington, DC 20375 
http://www.nrl.navy.mil/ 

Naval Sea Systems Command 
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, SE 
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376 
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/ 

Naval Surface Warfare Center — Carderock Division 

9500 MacArthur Blvd. 

West Bethesda, MD 20817-5700 

http://www.dt.navy.mil/ 



-Indian Head 



-Dahlgren Laboratory 



Naval Surface Warfare Center- 

101 Strauss Avenue 

Indian Head, MD 20640-5035 

http://www.ih.navy.mil/ 

Naval Surface Warfare Center- 
17320 Dahlgren Road 
Dahlgren, VA 22448-5100 
http://www.nswc.navy.mil/ 



Nuclear Regulatory Commission 

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Public Affairs 

Washington, D.C. 20555 

http://www.nrc.gov/ 

Office of Naval Research 
800 North Quincy Street 
Arlington, VA 22217-5660 
http://www.onr.navy.mil/default.asp 

Olney Theatre Center 

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road 

Olney, MD 20832 

http://www.olneytheatre.org/ 

Phillips Collection 
1600 21st Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20009 
http://www.phillipscollection.org/ 

The Rand Corporation 
Washington Office 
Bruce Hoffman, Director 
1200 South Hayes Street 
Arlington VA 22202-5050 



Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh 

450 7th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20004-2207 
http://www.shakespearedc.org/ 

Smithsonian Institution 

PO Box 37012 

SI Building, Room 153, MRC 010 

Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 

http://www.si.edu 

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences 
4301 Jones Bridge Road 
Bethesda, MD 20814 
http://www.usuhs.mil/ 

U.S. Bureau of the Census 
4700 Silver Hill Road 
Washington DC 20233-0001 
http://www.census.gov/ 

U.S. Department of Agriculture 
1400 Independence Avenue 
S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250 
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome 

USDA - -Extension Service 
6707 Groveton Drive 
Clinton, MD 20735 
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/glinks/extension/html 

U.S. Department of Commerce 
14th and Constitution Avenue N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20230 
http://www.commerce.gov/ 

U.S. Department of Defense 
1400 Defense Pentagon 
Washington, DC 20301-1400 
http://www.defenselink.mil/ 

U.S. Department of Education 
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20202 
http://www.ed.gov/index.ihtml 

U.S. Department of Energy 
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20585 
http://www.energv.qov/engine/content.do 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
200 Independence Avenue, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20201 
http://www.hhs.gov/ 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
Washington, D.C. 20528 
http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/ 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

451 7th Street S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20410 

http://www.hud.gov/ 

U.S. Department of the Interior 
1849 C Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20240 
http://www.doi.gov/ 

U.S. Department of Justice 
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 



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http://www.usdoi.gov/ 

U.S. Department of Labor 
Frances Perkins Building 
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20210 
http://www.dol.gov/ 

U.S. Department of State 
2201 C Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20520 
http://www.state.gov/ 

U.S. Department of Transportation 
400 7th Street, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20590 
http://www.dot.gov/ 

U.S. Department of the Treasury 
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20220 
http://www.ustreas.gov/ 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20420 
http://www.va.gov/ 

U.S. Geological Survey 
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive 
Reston, VA 20192 
http://www.usgs.gov/ 

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW 
Washington, DC 20024-2126 
http://www.ushmm.org/ 

United States Naval Academy 
121 Blake Road 
Annapolis, MD 21402-5000 
http://www.usna.edu/ 

U.S. Naval Observatory 
Massachusetts Avenue at 34th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 
http://www.usno.navv.mil/ 

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research 
503 Robert Grant Ave 
Silver Spring, MD. 20910 
http://wrair-www.army.mil/default.asp 

Walter Reed Army Medical Center 
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20307 
http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil 

Walter's Art Museum 
600 North Charles Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201 
http://www.thewalters.org/html/home.asp 

Wolf Trap Farm Park 



1645 Trap Road 
Vienna, Virginia 22182 
http://www.wolf-trap.org/ 

Women's Research and Education Institute 
1750 New York Avenue, NW 
Suite 350 

Washington, DC 20006 
http://www.wrei.org/ 

World Wildlife Fund 
1250 24th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20037 
http://www.worldwildlife.org/ 

World Bank 

1818 H Street, N.W. 

Washington, DC 20433 U.S.A. 

http://www.worldbank.org 



Colleges and Universities in the Baltimore-Washington 
Metropolitan Area 



American University 

Bowie State University 

Catholic University of America 

College of Notre Dame of Maryland 

Coppin State College 

Frostburg State University 

Gallaudet University 

George Mason University 

George Washington University 

Georgetown University 

Goucher College 

Hood College 

Howard University 

Johns Hopkins University 

Joint Military Intelligence College 

Loyola College 

Maryland Institute College of Art 

Marymount University 

Morgan State University 

Mount St. Mary's College 

National Defense University 

Southeastern University 

St. John's College 

St. Mary's College of Maryland 

Towson University 

Trinity University 

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 

United States Naval Academy 

University of Baltimore 

University of the District of Columbia 

University of Maryland at Baltimore 

University of Maryland Baltimore County 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore 

University of Maryland University College 



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Chapter 22 - Graduate Programs 

Agricultural and Resource Economics 
(AREC) 

Abstract 



The Department offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from one of the 
nation's premier graduate programs in agricultural and resource 
economics. Both programs focus on the application of advanced 
microeconomic theory and econometrics to issues in agricultural 
economics, environmental and resource economics, and development 
economics. Courses are taught by leading researchers in those fields, 
who combine rigorous scholarship with extensive policy experience. The 
Department's faculty includes internationally prominent scholars in 
agricultural, environmental and resource, and development economics. In 
recognition of their research, Department faculty members have received 
such international awards as Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Prize, 
the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, and the 
American Agricultural Economics Association's Quality of Research 
Discovery and Publication of Enduring Quality Awards, among others. 
Several have been elected fellows of such professional associations as 
the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Association of 
Environmental and Resource Economics, the Econometric Society, and 
the American Statistical Association. Department faculty members have 
served as presidents of the American Agricultural Economics Association 
and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and as 
editors/associate editors of the American Journal of Agricultural 
Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 
the Journal of Public Economics, and Environment and Development 
Economics, among others. Two faculty members are currently research 
fellows of the National Bureau of Economic Research. For additional 
Department highlights, please visit 

http://www.agnr.umd.edu/Academics/departments/AREC/Academics/inde 
x.cfm. The policy experience of the Department's faculty equals its 
scholarship in both quality and extent. Four have served on the staff of the 
President's Council of Economic Advisers. Other policy experience 
includes service as consultants to agencies and organizations like the 
U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the 
Environmental Protection Agency, the World Bank, and the Inter-American 
Development Bank. The University's location in the Washington, D.C., 
area provides numerous opportunities for interaction with the World Bank, 
International Food Policy Research Institute, Resources for the Future, 
International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Agency for International 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, Inter-American 
Development Bank, Census Bureau, and a host of other such institutions 
and organizations. Questions about the Department's graduate programs 
should be directed to Barbara Burdick at bburdick@arec.umd.edu or 301- 
405-1291. 

Admissions Information 

At a minimum, students entering either our M.S. or Ph.D. program are 
expected to have the following preparation: 

] Knowledge of macroeconomic theory at the intermediate level and 

microeconomic theory at the advanced level. 

] Basic knowledge of differential and integral calculus. 

] Knowledge of elementary statistical methods. It is also desirable to have 

completed coursework in multivariate calculus, analysis and linear algebra 

before entering the graduate program. The Graduate Record Examination 

(GRE) scores, transcripts for all higher education, and three letters of 

recommendation are required with the application for admission. Part-time 

graduate study is not encouraged because no courses are taught in the 



evenings. Transfer from M.S. to Ph.D. Program Students enrolled in the 
Department's M.S. program may apply for admission to the Department's 
Ph.D. program by submitting a new Graduate School application, 
supplemental transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. The 
Graduate School application fee is waived if the student applies for the 
Ph.D. program in or before the semester in which the M.S. degree will be 
completed. Students within the Department's M.S. program need not 
submit GRE's when applying for the Ph.D. program. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by May 15 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

We normally admit M.S. and Ph.D. students for the fall semester only, 
since the first year program consists of course sequences that begin only 
in the fall. Application for admission to both the Department's M.S. and 
Ph.D. programs is made through the Graduate School. In addition to the 
completed application form, the Graduate School requires and admission 
decisions depend on: 

] Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores; 

3 One copy of the transcript of record from all institutions attended since 

high school 

] Three letters of recommendation; and 

] Statement of purpose. Students from non-English-speaking countries 

are required to demonstrate English proficiency by providing scores from 

the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written 

English (TWE). 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The M.S. program trains students to conduct economic research in the 
fields of agricultural economics, environmental and resource economics, 
and development economics. It provides rigorous training in 
microeconomic theory and econometrics and in the application of 
microeconomics and econometrics to policy issues. Students completing 
their MS degrees go on to work in U.S. government agencies, 
international organizations, and consulting firms. The M.S. program 
requires a minimum of 33 credits of coursework (i.e., 16 credits of 
electives in addition to the 17 credits of required coursework) and defense 
of a scholarly paper. No M.S. thesis is required. Required courses for the 
M.S. program consist of basic coursework in microeconomic theory and 
econometrics: 

3 The first semester of the sequence in microeconomic theory (ECON 

603). 

] A two-semester sequence in applied econometrics (AREC 623 and 

624). 

] A one-semester course on mathematical methods (AREC 620). 

] A one-semester course on applications of microeconomic theory to 

agricultural and resource economics (AREC 610). The first-year 

coursework normally includes these 17 credits (3 credits each for ECON 

603, AREC 620, AREC 610 plus 4 credits each for AREC 623 and AREC 

624). M.S. students fulfill additional coursework requirements by taking 

electives to suit their own interests during their second year. Elective 

courses are normally selected from M.S. level courses (600 level or 

above) in AREC or ECON but may be taken in other disciplines with 



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adviser approval. For detailed information on the scholarly paper, see 
"Doctor of Philosophy" section below. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program trains students as professional research economists in 
the fields of environmental and resource economics, agricultural 
economics, and development economics. Students learn to disseminate 
research results in major professional media including journals, reports, 
conferences, and seminars. Rigorous training is provided in 
microeconomic theory, econometrics and their application to policy issues. 
Students completing their Ph.D. degrees find employment in academia, 
U.S. government agencies, international organizations, and consulting 
firms. Requirements for the Ph.D. degree include a minimum of 43 credits 
of coursework, completion of a two-course field in one of the Department's 
three major areas, completion of a research paper requirement, 
development and defense of a dissertation prospectus, 12 credits of Ph.D. 
dissertation research (AREC 899), and successful defense of a Ph.D. 
dissertation. The first year of the program consists of the following core 
courses in microeconomic theory, econometrics, and mathematical 
methods: AREC 610, AREC 620, AREC 623, AREC 624, ECON 603, and 
ECON 604. The second year of the program consists mainly of elective 
field coursework. All Ph.D. students are required to complete one two- 
course field out of the following: Agricultural Policy (AREC 825, AREC 
832), Development Economics (AREC 845, AREC 846), Environmental 
and Resource Economics (AREC 785, ECON 781). Four additional 3- 
credit PhD-level field courses are required; at least two from courses 
offered by the Department with the remainder from courses offered by 
Economics or another supporting department on campus with adviser 
approval. During each semester of their second-year, students also take a 
1 -credit course intended to help them develop a written dissertation 
proposal (AREC 869J and AREC 869K). The final course requirement is 
AREC 869P, Advanced Topics in Agricultural Economics (3 credits), 
which consists of more intensive preparation for writing a dissertation 
prospectus. It is normally taken during the fall semester of the third year. 
This requirement is waived for any student who has completed a 
dissertation prospectus and passed a prospectus examination before the 
fall semester of the third year. The writing of a research paper is required 
during the first two years of the graduate program. The paper allows 
students to engage in original research early in their graduate education. 
Students who do not pass following the initial submission may revise and 
resubmit their papers in response to comments they receive. A student 
who is unable to achieve a Ph.D. pass on the paper requirement after two 
attempts is not permitted to continue in the Ph.D. program. For more 
information about the research paper, see 

http://www.arec.umd.edu/Academics/Graduate/PhDProgram/ResearchPa 
per.cfm. Admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree requires: <1i>A"B" 
or better (including "B-") in each of the first-year courses. <1i>A B (3.0) 
average or better in graduate coursework, <1i>Passing the research 
paper requirement, and <1i>Having an approved Ph.D. dissertation 
prospectus. The prospectus presents the student's dissertation proposal, 
including a topic, background, literature review, and proposed 
methodology. It is prepared under the guidance of and must be approved 
by a three-person core committee headed by the thesis advisor and 
appointed by the Director of Graduate Studies. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department provides a 24-hour a day, 365-day a year computer lab 
for our graduate students. The lab has Panologic Thin Clients using virtual 
desktops with the Windows XP operating system. The machines have the 
entire AREC suite of software installed on them including Microsoft Office, 
Arclnfo, SAS, Limdep, Gauss, Mathematica, Maple, MatLab, Stata, 
Acrobat Reader, Symantec Anti-Virus, Scientific Word, and many other 
programs. The Lab is supported by a series of file servers which provide 
storage space of 200 MB to 1 gigabyte per student, Exchange email 
service, FTP file transfer service, and web services. Printing is provided 
by an HP 4250 workgroup printer. Graduate students can access the 
AREC network and Internet from home via several remote access 
methods. Graduate students also have access to various Unix 



workstations and minicomputers on campus. Wireless access is available 
to the campus network. The Department offers close proximity to an 
incomparable array of government agencies, international institutions, and 
non-governmental organizations devoted to environmental issues, 
agricultural policy, natural resource management, and international 
development. Opportunities for attending stimulating seminars abound. 
Many students find useful work experience, access to data, and cutting- 
edge thesis topics as well as future employment through these 
organizations. These include (all within approximately 10 miles) the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and 
U.S. Economic Research Service, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 
Resources for the Future, the Joint Institute for Food Science and 
Nutrition, and Joint Global Change Research Institute, the National Center 
for Smart Growth Research and Education, the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, the World Bank, the Inter-American 
Development Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the 
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center with its National Agricultural 
Library, as well as the U.S. Capitol, Senate, and House of 
Representatives. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate assistantships are offered to qualified applicants on the basis of 
past academic performance, research potential, and availability of funds. 
Many full-time students in the Department hold assistantships or some 
other form of financial aid. Part- time and summer work are sometimes 
available for students who do not have assistantships. Graduate 
fellowships are also available on a competitive basis. The Department 
offers financial assistance in the form of graduate assistantships and 
fellowships. To apply, use the form for requesting financial assistance 
included in the Graduate School application packet. Graduate 
Assistantships Many of our students are supported by graduate 
assistantships with responsibilities for either research or teaching. 
Graduate assistants are expected to work an average of 20 hours a week 
on their research or teaching duties. They must maintain at least a B 
average. They are considered employees of the University and are thus 
covered by health insurance. In addition to a competitive salary, graduate 
assistants receive tuition remission for up to 10 credits in the fall and 
spring semesters and up to 4 credits each summer semester. Fellowships 
The Department awards a limited number of fellowships each year to 
highly qualified applicants. Annual fellowship stipends are highly 
competitive. Fellowship awards also include tuition remission of up to 
twelve credits per semester. Fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. students 
for two (2) years and M.S. students for one (1) year. After the expiration of 
the fellowship, the Department expects to provide Ph.D. fellowship 
recipients with an additional two years of support (and M.S. fellowship 
recipients with an additional year of support) as a graduate assistant 
subject to satisfactory academic progress. All applicants for financial aid 
are automatically considered for fellowships as well as assistantships. 
Financial assistance in the form of loans and work study may also be 
available. Interested students should contact the University's Office of 
Student Financial Aid. 

Contact Information 



The AREC Graduate Program website at 

http://www.arec.umd.edu/academics/graduate/index.cfm provides course 
requirements, examination procedures, and descriptive material for the 
M.S. and Ph.D. programs. 

Graduate Program 
2200A Symons Hall 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: (301) 405-1291 
barbb@arec.umd.edu 



http://www.arec.umd.edu/ 



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Courses: AREC AREC 



Degree Requirements 



American Studies (AMST) 



Abstract 

American Studies offers an interdisciplinary program of study leading to 
the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Research and 
teaching in the Department focus on two principal intellectual themes: the 
cultures of everyday life, and cultural constructions of identity and 
difference. These themes recur across the Department's sub-areas of 
ethnography and life writing, literature and society, material culture and 
cultural landscapes, the body and sexuality, race and intersectionality, 
foodways, and popular culture and media studies. Coupled with the 
Department's commitment to cutting-edge information technologies, the 
themes are encouraging work in newer directions such as cyberculture, 
virtual ethnography, and virtual exhibitions. By combining courses in 
American Studies with study in other departments, students can tailor their 
graduate programs to individual interests and career goals. The 
Department has established networks of over seventy affiliate faculty 
members from across the campus; internship opportunities in area 
museums, archives, government agencies and historical societies; and 
courses at the Smithsonian Institution. The Department also encourages 
students to consider graduate certificate programs for which our courses 
apply: Historic Preservation, the joint University of Maryland/Smithsonian 
Institution program in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture, Critical 
Theory, and Women's Studies. After admission, students may obtain 
applications for these Graduate Certificate Programs directly from these 
units. 

Admissions Information 



Many admitted students have previously majored in American Studies, 
History, English, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, Anthropology, Art or 
Architectural History, Journalism, and Communications. However, 
applicants with broad backgrounds in arts and humanities and/or the 
behavioral and social sciences are also given serious consideration if 
American subject matter or cultural theory has been emphasized. 
Application requirements for both M.A. and Ph.D. programs include: 1) 
Graduate School application, 2) statement of purpose (including research 
interests), 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) official academic 
transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work, 5) GRE scores, 6) a 
writing sample, and 7) a resume or Curriculum Vitae. International 
applicants must also submit TOEFL scores. Applicants who do not yet 
have M.A. degrees and who desire to obtain the Ph. D. degree at 
Maryland should apply directly to the Ph.D. program. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . Graduate School application 

2. Statement of purpose, including research interests 

3. 3 letters of recommendation 

4. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work 

5. GRE scores 

6. Writing sample 

7. Resume or Curriculum Vitae 



Master of Arts (M.A.) 

Students take a total of 30 credits of course work in American Studies and 
related disciplines and demonstrate the ability to conduct independent 
research by submitting an acceptable thesis or a scholarly paper in lieu of 
a thesis. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Ph. D. students complete at least 30 credit hours that are organized 
around two areas of specialization. Students must also pass three 
comprehensive examinations, and, after submitting a detailed prospectus, 
write and defend an interdisciplinary dissertation that answers significant 
questions about Americans' culture(s) and experiences, past or present. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas offer extraordinary research 
facilities for the study of past and present Americans' experiences and 
culture, including the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the 
Smithsonian's many institutions, the National Park Service, the Maryland 
Historical Society, and the Walters Art Museum and National Gallery, and 
other cultural institutions. The National Archives II, National Trust Library 
and Library of American Broadcasting are all located on the College Park 
campus. There are also numerous local and regional-focused museums, 
collections, archives, libraries, and "think tanks" that can support students' 
interests in issues and topics related to identity and difference and the 
cultures of everyday Ife. Through consortia arrangements with universities 
in the area, including George Washington University and Georgetown 
University, students may augment their programs with courses otherwise 
unavailable at the University of Maryland. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of teaching assistantships are available in addition to 
graduate fellowships. Students who hold assistantships typically teach two 
sections of AMST 201 , Introduction to American Studies, or AMST 205, 
Material Aspects of American Life. 

Contact Information 

Additional information on program offerings, degree requirements and 
financial aid can be obtained on the department's Web site 
( http://www.amst.umd.edu ) and by writing to: 

Co-Directors of Graduate Studies 
1102 Holzapfel Hall 
MD 20742-5620 
Telephone: (301) 405-1354 
Fax:(301)314-9453 
amst-qradstudies(a)umd.edu 

http://www.amst.umd.edu 

Sheri Parks, Ph.D. Psyche Williams-Forson, Ph.D 
MD 20740 

Courses: AMST 

Animal Sciences (ANSC) 



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Note: Some courses in this program may require the use of animals. 
Please see the Statement on Animal Care and Use and the Policy 
Statement for Students. 

Abstract 

The Graduate Program in the Animal Sciences offers graduate study 
leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The 
master's degree program does not offer the non-thesis option. Faculty 
research interests include: 1) Cell, molecular and developmental biology 
studies on the synthesis and secretion of milk constituents in the 
mammary gland, gene expression of the neuroendocrine system during 
growth and development, molecular genetics of metal and heme 
homeostasis in animals, maintenance of pluripotency and cell lineage 
determination in early embryos and embryonic stem cells, regulation of 
gene expression during embryonic patterning, neuro- and reproductive 
endocrinology in avian and fish species, and virology, immunology and 
microbial pathogenesis of significance to animal agriculture; 2) Nutrition 
and intermediary metabolism of ruminants and non-ruminants, regulation 
of milk fat production in dairy cattle, modeling for nutrient management, 
nutrient management in avian and other monogastric species, including 
forage utilization in horses; nutritional immunology, nutrient sensing, 
metabolic homeostasis, companion and exotic animal nutrition; 3) 
Aquaculture related fish physiology, cryopreservation of germ cells, 
neuroendocrine control of reproduction and reproductive dysfunction 
induced by stress, or endocrine disrupting chemicals, and; 4) Application 
of computational and systems biology to quantitative genetics, genomics, 
epigenetics, selection theory and breeding for the improvement of 
domestic animals and conservation genetics. 

Admissions Information 

The Program requires applicants to submit an application online, and to 
submit official academic transcripts, statement of goals and research 
interests, at least three letters of recommendation, and official Graduate 
Record Examination scores to the Enrollment Services Operations Office. 
Applicants with degrees from non-English speaking countries and who 
have not received a degree from the list of approved English-speaking 
universities must also submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL). 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by May 15 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 15 (June 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. TOEFL (if required) 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. An application 

5. Official academic transcripts 

6. Statement of goals and research interests 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

During the first semester, the student must select an Advisor and an 
Advisory Committee with approval by the Program Graduate Education 
Committee. By the end of the second semester, with the Advisory 



Committee's advice, students then file a proposed schedule of courses 
(plan of study), including one credit of Seminar (ANSC 698) per year. 
Committees may require remedial courses if students enter with 
inadequate prerequisites or deficiencies in undergraduate programs. Also, 
by the end of the second semester a thesis research proposal must be 
approved. The student must also present the thesis in a public seminar 
and pass a final oral examination, which is given by the Advisory 
Committee. A final copy of the thesis must be submitted to the Program 
Office. Students with adequate undergraduate training usually complete 
the master's degree within two years. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Ph.D. students with master's degrees from other institutions are expected 
to meet the requirements indicated above. The M.S. is not a prerequisite 
but is advantageous for admission to the Ph.D. program. One credit of the 
Program Seminar (ANSC 698A) is required per academic year. A plan of 
study and a research proposal must be filed with the approval of the 
student's Advisor and Advisory Committee by the end of the second 
semester. At least one semester of teaching experience (8-1 hours per 
week) is required. The Admission to Candidacy Examinations are both 
written and oral. The candidate must present his or her graduate research 
in a public seminar before the oral examination, which is adjudicated by 
the student's Advisory Committee. In addition to the dissertation, it is 
expected that the student will publish at least one paper in a refereed 
scientific journal, based on the dissertation research. A final bound copy of 
the dissertation must be submitted to the Program Office. The Ph.D. 
degree should be completed within three to four years after the M.S. 
degree. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Facilities on the campus of the University, The Department of Animal and 
Avian Sciences and the nearby Gudelsky Veterinary Center housing the 
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, have 
extensive facilities consisting of faculty research laboratories, animal 
holding areas, a campus farm, aquaculture facility and outlying research 
farms. Additionally, the department maintains two computer laboratories 
with 30 workstations in the teaching laboratory, and a smaller laboratory 
exclusively for the use of graduate students on a 24 hour basis. The 
research laboratories comprise nearly 28,000 square feet for bench work, 
averaging over 1 000 square feet per faculty member. Over 2800 square 
feet of cold room and 2000 square feet of freezer rooms are integral 
components of the research laboratories. The laboratories are fully 
equipped with state-of-the-art modern instrumentation and equipment for 
the entire range of research carried out by the faculty, e.g. research in 
biochemistry, cell-molecular biology, physiology, nutrition, behavior, 
virology, immunology, microbial pathogenesis etc. Individual laboratories 
are fully self-standing units, yet there is free exchange between 
laboratories having shared and collaborative interests. All the laboratories 
and offices are networked to the campus server for direct Internet access. 
Nearly 1 5,000 square feet of space is dedicated for animal holding in the 
Animal Wing of the Animal Sciences Center. This facility is capable of 
handling all kinds of animals such as rodents, birds, fish and large animals 
for research in separate rooms. A new aquaculture facility, adjoining the 
Gudelsky Center, is also available. The Animal Wing is under the care of 
trained staff and is supervised by a professional veterinarian. Other 
facilities, such as the Laboratory for Biological Ultrastructure, the Visual 
Imaging Center, the DNA Sequencing Laboratory ,the Proteomics Core 
Facility, etc., are available to the faculty and students as part of the 
Central Core Facilities on the campus. Off Campus Research Facilities 1. 
University of Maryland/USDA-Beltsville Animal Biotechnology Facility An 
1 1 ,000 square foot cooperative facility for research in animal 
biotechnology at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. This Center 
includes laboratories specifically designed for research in cloning and 
transgenic biology. ANSC faculty engaged in nuclear cloning, stem cell 
and transgenic biotechnology may use this facility to investigate genes of 
significance for the growth, development and physiology of domestic 
animals. 2. Central Maryland Research and Education Center, Clarksville, 
MD This 925-acre dairy research center, located -25 miles from the 



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campus, houses 200 head of Holstein dairy cattle including 110 milking 
cows and 90 head of young stock. ANSC faculty engaged in nutrition, 
reproduction, physiology, herd health, behavior and management 
research, conduct their experiments at this facility. 3. Applied Poultry 
Research Laboratory, Upper Marlboro, MD This 202-acre facility is located 
approximately 20 miles from the campus. It is used for conducting 
research in nutrition, physiology and behavior. 4. Wye Beef Cattle 
Research Center This 450-acre facility is located on Maryland's Eastern 
Shore near Queenstown. It has 250 Registered Beef Angus Cows plus 
young stock and bulls which are direct descendants of the Wye Angus 
herd. The facility is used to support research associated with beef cow- 
calf management, pasture management and growth physiology. 

Financial Assistance 

A number of graduate combined research/teaching assistantships are 
available and awarded to students who present strong academic records 
and a capability and motivation to perform well in teaching or in research 
assignments. These assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. 
Appointments are on an annual basis, with reappointment contingent on 
demonstration of successful progress towards the degree. Assistantships 
are available for up to two years for the M.S. degree and four years for the 
Ph.D. degree. 

Contact Information 



For specific information on the Program, admission procedures, or 
financial aid, contact: Dr. Ian Mather, Professor and Director of Graduate 
Studies, Graduate Program in Animal Sciences, University of Maryland, 
College Park, Maryland 20742, E-mail: imather@umd.edu 

Dr. Ian Mather, Professor and Director 
Graduate Program in Animal Sciences 
Room 2415 Animal Sciences Center 
Department of Animal and Avian Sciences 
Univ. of Maryland 
College Park 
MD 20742-2311 
Telephone: 1-301-405-5781 
Fax: 1-301-314-9059 
advpq rad@deans.umd.edu 



http://ansc.umd.edu/Graduate 



The Department of Anthropology offers graduate study leading to the 
Master of Applied Anthropology (MAA) and the Doctor of Philosophy 
(Ph.D.) degrees. Both degrees reflect the department's special interest 
and expertise in the applications of anthropology. Current faculty 
members represent the four traditional subfields of the discipline 
(archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural and social anthropology, 
and anthropological linguistics). Drawing their intellectual and applied 
orientations from training and application of the above four subdisciplines, 
the department's faculty also recognize the need to identify topics or 
problems where the expertise of individual faculty members can be 
applied in a manner that integrates the subdisciplines. In this ongoing 
effort, the faculty has identified three areas of research concentration: 
Anthropology of Health, Anthropology of Environment, and Anthropology 
of Heritage. The areas can be thought to contain and generate research 
problems of interest to the faculty's experience and expertise within the 
subdisciplines. These problems can be addressed individually through 
cultural and social anthropology, biological anthropology, anthropological 
linguistics and archaeology. However, the anthropological contribution to 
addressing these problems is enhanced by collaboration across 
subdiscipline interests and expertise. The Master of Applied Anthropology 
(MAA) is a program designed both for students interested in an 
anthropology career outside of academia and for those who plan on 
continuing to a Ph.D. The program has been offered at the University of 
Maryland since 1984, and graduates have successfully secured 
employment or pursued doctoral work in a variety of fields, such as 
working in the areas of medical and health practice, urban and regional 
planning and development, community development, conservation and 
heritage resource development, cultural resource management, historical 
archaeology and anthropological genetic and ancestry reconstruction. The 
focus of the MAA program has been to participate in the building of 
anthropological practice. A major focus of the Doctor of Philosophy 
(Ph.D.) program is to direct research scholarship and to encourage 
theoretical and methodological advancement in such a way as to reflect 
upon the specific practices of anthropology, with the aim of improving 
those practices and thereby increasing the value and usefulness of the 
discipline. Doctoral students are typically prepared for research and 
development careers outside of academic settings, as well as for 
academic careers in anthropology departments and other disciplinary 
settings. 

Admissions Information 

Students are required to submit Graduate Record Examination scores and 
fulfill the Graduate School admission requirements. Application deadline 
for all applicants, domestic and international, is December 15th. 



Courses: 



Application Deadlines 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Nutrition 

Veterinary Medical Sciences 

Nutrition 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 

Livestock & Poultry Sciences Institute 

Reproductive Physiology, National Zoological Park 

Wye Research and Education Center 

Molecular and Cell Biology 

Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics 

Anthropology (ANTH) 

Abstract 



Fall: 

All international and domestic applications must be received by 

December 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . Graduate School requirements 

2. GRE General 

3. Statement of Intent and Experience 

4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation 

5. Writing sample (Ph.D. only) 

Degree Requirements 



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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) 

Students entering the Ph.D. from a Bachelor's degree must normally 
complete all the requirements for the MAA degree indicated above, 
although the internship sequence can be substituted with additional 
coursework under approved circumstances. An additional minimum of 30 
credit hours of advanced coursework is required, to include at least 12 
credit hours of dissertation research. For students entering the Ph.D. 
program from the MAA, an additional minimum of 30 credit hours of 
advanced coursework is required, to include at least 12 credit hours of 
dissertation research. Students entering the Ph.D. program with a 
master's degree from another institution are minimally required to 
complete the 18 credit-hour core sequence of the MAA program and an 
additional minimum of 30 credit hours of advanced coursework, to include 
at least 12 credit hours of dissertation research. These students are not 
normally required to complete the internship sequence, although in some 
cases their doctoral committee may decide that an internship may be 
appropriate to enhance a student's professional experience prior to 
graduation. Additional supportive coursework may be required on a case- 
by-case basis depending on the qualifications of the student. In such 
cases, these expectations will be specified upon admission to the Ph.D. 
program. Substitutions for courses in the MAA core sequence are rarely 
permitted and must be approved by the Graduate Committee and the 
Department Chair. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program advance to 
candidacy upon completion of a written comprehensive examination and 
an oral defense of their dissertation proposal. An oral defense upon 
completion of the dissertation is also required. 

Master of Applied Anthropology (M.A.A.) 

The program requires 42 credit hours of coursework, including a core 
sequence (18 credit hours), an internship sequence (12 semester hours), 
and a sequence of individually approved courses that are related to a 
chosen domain of application (12 semester hours). MAA students must 
satisfactorily complete an internship proposal review with their advisory 
committee before beginning the internship, which is normally completed 
during the summer term between the first and second years of the 
program. Students are also required to present the results of their 
internship in a departmental colloquium prior to graduation. There is no 
thesis requirement. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department of Anthropology has four laboratory spaces: the 
Archaeological Heritage Lab; a lab related to the Archaeology in 
Annapolis project; a lab related to Irish Rural Lifeways; and a Biological 
Anthropology lab with HPLC, DNA sequencing, phytochemical 
quantification, and in-vitro testing capabilities. Additional research facilities 
include the Cultural Systems Analysis Group (CuSAG), which focuses on 
applied research in health and community development issues, and the 
Center for Heritage Resource Studies (CHRS), which conducts and 
supports basic and applied research in heritage resource studies. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of Departmental Fellowships and Teaching 
Assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. Part-time 
employment related to department research is occasionally available. 

Contact Information 

For additional information please contact: 

Dr. Michael Paolisso, Graduate Director 

1111 Woods Hall 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-1433 



Fax: 301-314-8305 
mpaolisso@anth.umd.edu 

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/anth 

Courses: ANTH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Nutrition 

Historic Preservation Certificate 

Historic Preservation 

Center for Heritage Resource Studies (ANTH) 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and 
Scientific Computation (AMSC) 

Abstract 



The interdisciplinary program in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and 
Scientific Computation (AMSC) offers graduate study leading to Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with concentrations in applied 
mathematics, applied statistics or scientific computation. It also offers a 
Certificate in Scientific Computation to graduate students enrolled in other 
University Ph.D. programs. The Faculty is drawn from many disciplinary 
departments throughout the University. Possible areas of application 
include the physical, chemical, biological, and social sciences, and 
engineering. The Program receives substantial support from the 
Department of Mathematics (MATH), the Center for Scientific 
Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), and the Institute for 
Physical Science and Technology (IPST). AMSC offers a spectrum of 
courses at the forefront of computation and applications, as well as state- 
of-the-art computational, visualization and networking facilities. 

The Concentration in Applied Mathematics trains individuals who are able 
to enhance their understanding of a wide spectrum of scientific 
phenomena through the application of rigorous mathematical analysis. At 
least half of the required work is expected to be in courses with primarily 
mathematical content; the remaining courses must apply to a field outside 
of the usual mathematics curriculum. Graduate students currently pursue 
studies in the applications areas of meteorology, algorithm development, 
pattern recognition, operations research, mathematical finance, 
computational dynamics, structural mechanics, mathematical biology, and 
systems and control theory. Many other areas of study are available 
through the participating departments. All students must include courses 
on numerical analysis or scientific computing in their programs. 

The Concentration in Applied Statistics emphasizes acquisition of 
advanced training in the area of statistical application along with statistical 
topics and development of mathematical and computing skills necessary 
for the modern applied statistician. Students are required to take a series 
of core statistical and computational courses with more emphisis on data 
analytics and presentation skills. In addition to that, students will make 
take a minimum of six credits in an application area that suits their 
interest. 



The Concentration in Scientific Computation emphasizes the application 
of computation to the physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, 
business, and social science. Students will receive training in the use of 
computational techniques and associated information technology with 
correspondingly less emphasis on formal mathematical methods in 
comparision to the Concentration in Applied Mathematics. Every Scientific 



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Computation student is required to apply the training in computation to a 
problem in a specific scientific discipline. 



Applied Mathematics Program may be found at the web site: 
http://www.amsc.umd.edu/ . 



A masters degree program in all concentrations with an emphasis on 
numerical analysis, computational methods, probability and statistics is 
excellent preparation for industrial or government employment. 

Admissions Information 



In addition to the Graduate School requirements, applicants are required 
to take the GRE general examination. The applicants are strongly 
encouraged to take the GRE subject examination in either mathematics or 
some other scientific topic. Applicants should have at least a "B" average 
(3.0 on a 4.0 scale)and should have completed an undergraduate 
program of study that includes a strong emphasis on rigorous 
mathematics, preferably through the level of advanced calculus and matrix 
theory. Admission will be based on the applicant's capability to do 
graduate work in either applied mathematics or scientific computation as 
demonstrated by the letters of recommendation, grades in coursework, 
and program of study. In some circumstances, a provisional admission 
may be given to applicants whose mathematical training is not sufficiently 
advanced. Previous education in an application area, such as physics, 
biology, economics or one of the engineering disciplines, and a basic 
competence in computational techniques will be favorably considered in a 
student's application, although this is not a prerequisite. When a student 
has decided upon an area of specialization, an advisory committee is 
appointed by the Program Director. This committee is responsible for 
formulating with the student a course of study that leads toward the 
degree sought. This course of study must constitute a unified, coherent 
program in an acceptable field of specialization of applied mathematics 
and must meet with the approval of the Graduate Committee for Applied 
Mathematics. 



Master of Science (M.S.) 

For the master's degree, the Program offers a thesis and non- thesis 
option. For Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation 
concentrations, in the thesis option, 24 credits of coursework are required 
with at least six more credits of thesis work. In the non-thesis option for 
these two concentrations, 30 credits of coursework are required and the 
student must pass a set of comprehensive examinations. A scholarly 
paper is also required. In both options, the student must participate at 
least one semester in the Applied Mathematics Seminar. For Applied 
Statistics concentration, in the thesis option, 25 credits of coursework are 
required including one seminar credit, with at least six more credits of 
thesis work. In the non-thesis option, 33 credits of coursework are 
required including two seminar credits and the student must pass a set of 
comprehensive examinations. A scholarly paper is also required. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

There are fourteen participating departments and institutes on the College 
Park campus, including units in the College of Computer, Mathematical, 
and Physical Sciences and the School of Engineering. The Program is 
strengthened further by a complement of faculty drawn from departments 
around the campus. The University has an excellent technical library as 
well as an extensive network of high performance workstations for faculty 
and graduate students. In addition, there are links to various area 
research institutes: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National 
Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Naval 
Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Financial Assistance 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 (January 10 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 (September 15 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General, (GRE Subject-Optional) 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 



The Program often offers teaching assistantships in the Department of 
Mathematics as a source of support for graduate students. These 
assistantships carry a stipend plus remission of tuition of up to 1 credit 
hours each semester. Some research assistantships are also available 
through participating departments and other sources, especially for 
students that have acquired advanced training. Assistantships are usually 
available only to students entering in the Fall; applications including letters 
of recommendation should be completed by January 10 for full 
consideration. 



Contact Information 



For more specific information, contact: 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

For the Ph.D. degree, the student must fulfill the coursework requirement 
of the corresponding concrentration and pass a set of comprehensive 
written examinations at the Ph.D. level. In addition, the student must pass 
the Oral Candidacy Examination, which tests the student on advanced 
material to determine if he or she is prepared to do the research for a 
doctoral dissertation. At least 12 credits of dissertation work are required. 
The doctoral student must also participate in at least two semesters in the 
Applied Mathematics Seminar. 



Alverda McCoy, Program Coordinator 

3103 Mathematics Building, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-0924 

Fax:(301)314-1308 

amsc(g)amsc.umd.edu 

http://www.amsc.umd.edu/ 
Courses: 



All M.S. and Ph.D. students must take at least one semester of numerical 
analysis. Details on the level and distribution of coursework and 
examinations in mathematics and in the applications area are given in the 
policy brochure of the Applied Mathematics Program available at the 
Applied Mathematics Office. Further information on the Interdisciplinary 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Mathematics 

Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling 

Mathematical Statistics 



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Architecture (ARCH) 



Abstract 



6. Portfolio: Bound and not exceeding 9"x 12", containing 
reproductions of creative work including drawings, paintings, 
photographs, sculpture, sketches, and architectural designs. 

7. Resume 



The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation offers a graduate 
program leading to the NAAB accredited Master of Architecture degree. 
The mission of the Architecture Program (ARCH) at the University of 
Maryland is to engage in teaching and learning imbued with critical 
thinking; to foster critical inquiry through research, scholarship, and 
creative academic and professional activity; and to encourage 
participation in community service that enhances the quality of built and 
natural environments. The Program offers a rich and demanding mix of 
architectural and urban design studios, architectural history and theory, 
and architectural science and technology. Electives in architecture and 
related fields are available in the curriculum. 

The Master of Architecture degree is accredited by the National 
Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB); the School is a member of the 
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). 

Admissions Information 

Admission to the graduate program is competitive. In addition to the 
Graduate School requirements, candidates must submit a portfolio. The 
portfolio should show evidence of creative ability in the form of a portfolio 
of drawings, photographs, or other expressive media. Details concerning 
format and content may be obtained from the School of Architecture. 

Applications from three categories will be considered for admission: 1) 
candidates with a four-year baccalaureate (B.S.) degree in architecture or 
equivalent major; 2) candidates with four-year baccalaureate (B.A. or 
B.S.) degree (major other than architecture) but have successfully 
completed specified undergraduate prerequisites outlined by the School of 
Architecture*; and 3) candidates with an accredited professional degree in 
architecture. Students are expected to enroll on a full-time basis. For 
complete information on curricula requirements for these categories, 
contact the School of Architecture. 



"Additional requirements include: one (1) semester of college level 
calculus or sucessful high school advanced placement (AP) calculus; one 
(1) semester of college level physics, or successful high school advanced 
placement (AP) in physics, and one (1) course in college level freehand 
drawing. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 1 . 

Spring: 

(Only those who hold a B Architecture may apply for this semester) 

Applications must be received by October 31 (October 15 preferred) . 

Application Requirements 

1 . Complete application form (On-line version - 
www.gradschool.umd.edu): 

2. Academic credentials (unofficial to academic unit): 

3. Standardized test scores: Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE) 

4. Letters of Recommendation: Three confidential letters 
submitted by professors or others. 

5. Statement of Goals, Research Interests, and Experiences: 
1 000-2000 word statement of graduate goals, research 
interests, and experiences. 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) 

Students entering the program with a four-year Bachelor of Science 
degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university normally 
require two years of graduate study to complete the requirements for the 
professional Master of Architecture degree. The established curriculum 
requires four semesters of academic work encompassing a total of 60 
credits. Additional credits may be required depending upon the 
admissions committee's evaluation of the individual's academic and 
architectural experience. 

Students who enter the professional program with a B.A. or B.S. in a 
discipline other than architecture will normally require seven semesters of 
design studio and other prerequisite courses. Students may be granted 
advanced standing if they have completed the appropriate prerequisites. 
Information on required courses and curriculum may be obtained from the 
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. 

A program leading to a Master's Certificate in Historic Preservation is 
available to M. Arch and M.S. in Arch candidates. The course of study 
includes 24 credits and an approved thesis, which may satisfy 
requirements of both the Architecture and Preservation curricula. 

A program leading to a MasterOs Certificate in Urban Design is available to 
M. Arch and M.S. in Arch candidates. The course of study includes 24 
credits and an approved thesis. 

Master of Science in Architecture (M.S. Arch) 

A special option leading to the Master of Science in Architecture degree is 
available for those students who already possess a NAAB professional 
degree in architecture (B.Arch. or M. Arch.) or its equivalent. This option is 
designed to accommodate the needs of students who wish to do 
advanced work beyond that required for the professional degree. 
Applicants must specify in detail the nature of the proposed course of 
study for review and approval by the admissions committee prior to their 
admission. The School currently provides resources for advanced work in 
international studies in architecture, urban design, and housing. 

Dual Degree Program in Architecture and Community Planning 
(ARCP) 

The dual degree combines course work from the Architecture and Urban 
Studies and Planning programs to enable a student to complete both the 
Master of Architecture and Master of Community Planning degrees with 
fewer credits than it would take to complete the two separately. Students 
of the dual-degree program acquire specialized knowledge tailored to 
understanding the urban environment from several perspectives. Students 
learn how social, economic.and political forces have led to the 
development of human habitats. The emphasis on urban design in the 
dual-degree program yields an education that is particularly applicable for 
persons interested in the revitalization of metropolitan areas and their 
center cities. 



Dual Degree in Architecture and Historic Preservation (ARHP) 

The dual degree combines course work from the Architecture and Historic 
Preservation programs to enable a student to complete both the Master of 
Architecture and Master of Historic Preservation degrees with fewer 
credits than it would take to complete the two separately. 



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Facilities and Special Resources 

The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is ideally located 
between Washington, DC, and Baltimore and surrounded by a number of 
historic communities and a varied physical environment. The resulting 
opportunity for environmental design study is unsurpassed. The School's 
resources include a modern physical plant that provides design 
workstations for each student, a model shop, and computer-aided design 
facility. The School's library contains some 57,000 monographs and 6,000 
current periodicals, making it one of the major architectural libraries in the 
nation. The National Trust Library for Historic Preservation, housed in 
McKeldin Library, contains 11,000 volumes and 450 periodical titles. The 
slide collection includes approximately 430,000 slides on architecture, 
landscape architecture, planning, and technical subjects. The School also 
provides an opportunity for professional experience and service through 
its nonprofit Center for Architectural Design and Research and CADRE 
Corporation, whose mission is to broaden the educational experience of 
students through environmental design services directed by faculty 
members and rendered to a variety of clients. Likewise the 
interdisciplinary National Center for Smart Growth Education and 
Research is based in the School offering perspectives and opportunities to 
engage important issues facing urban and regional planning. 



MD 20742 
arcinfo@umd.edu 

http://www.arch.umd.edu 

Courses: RDEV ARCH HISP URSP 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Urban Studies and Planning 

Smart Growth Research and Education, National Center for 

Historic Preservation 

Urban and Regional Planning and Design 

Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture 

Real Estate Development 

Art History and Archaeology (ARTH) 

Abstract 



The Comprehensive Design Studio and Advanced Technology sequence 
(an integral component of the M. Arch curriculum) has been accorded 
numerous honors from national professional and scholarly organizations. 
This innovative teaching-learning environment permits students to explore 
relationships between conceptual and technical aspects of architectural 
form and its assembly. The program has become a model for studios at 
many institutions throughout the nation. 



The Department of Art History and Archaeology offers graduate study 
leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Art 
History. The Program is committed to the advanced study and scholarly 
interpretation of works of art from the prehistoric era to the present and is 
grounded in the concept of art as a humanistic experience. The faculty 
offers expertise in all phases of the history of Western art as well as the 
arts of Africa, the Ancient Americas, and East Asia. 



The Advanced Urban Design Studio explores relationships between 
individual buildings, urban spaces, and the contexts in which they reside. 
Studios engage projects ranging from conceptual urban interventions to 
projects that help communities to envision future growth. 

Design excellence at the University of Maryland is evident in the 
frequency of national and international awards won in competition by 
students. Maryland students have won more citations in the long-standing 
ACSA/Wood Council International Competition than any other school 
nationally or internationally. 

Several study abroad opportunities augment the course of study offered in 
College Park. Rome and Paris form the mainstay of the summer study 
opportunities. Programs are also offered to Great Britain, Turkey, and St. 
Petersburg. Summer study opportunities are also available in conjunction 
with the Historic Preservation and Urban Studies programs. 

Financial Assistance 



Admissions Information 



For admission to the Master's program, students should have an 
undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, or its 
equivalent. Although the applicant must demonstrate a general knowledge 
of art history, an undergraduate major in art history is not required. 
Students are required to submit the Graduate Record Examination scores 
for admission. 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



Applications must be received by (December 15 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation offers a limited 
and varying number of teaching and research assistantships, 
scholarships, fellowships, and internships. Applicants should apply for 
financial assistance when submitting the application for admission. 

Contact Information 

Additional information on program offerings, degree requirements and 
financial aid can be obtained on the School's Web site 
(www.arch.umd.edu) and by contacting: 



Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. Transcripts 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. Statement of Goals & Research 

5. Writing Sample 

6. Hard copy mailed Deborah Down 

Degree Requirements 



Madlen Simon, AIA, Associate Professor and Director, Architecture 

Program 

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 



Master of Arts (M.A.) 

For the Master's degree, the student will: complete 30 credit hours at the 
600 and 700 levels (at least 9 of these credits must be 700 level seminars; 
6 are for thesis research; and one course must be ARTH 692, Methods of 



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Art History); maintain a grade of B or better in coursework; pass the 
departmental language examination in French or German, or in a 
language appropriate to the area studied (such as Japanese); complete a 
thesis that demonstrates competency in research and in original 
investigation; and successfully defend the thesis. Please contact the 
Graduate Secretary for information regarding course distributional 
requirements. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

A total of thirty-three credit hours, after the M. A. degree, is required for the 
Ph.D. program. This involves seven courses (21 credit hours), including 
Methods of Research (ARTH 692) if not previously taken; the final twelve 
credit hours will be Dissertation Research (ARTH 899). For the direct 
Ph.D.— in which the M.A. degree is bypassed-the student must complete 
a total of fifty-seven credit hours, including Methods of Research (ARTH 
692) and fourteen other courses, in at least five of the eleven areas 
specified above in the description of the Master's program; the final twelve 
credit hours will be Dissertation Research (ARTH 899). 

Facilities and Special Resources 



Fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit by the College of Arts and 
Humanities and by the Graduate School. Several graduate assistantships 
are awarded by the Department. Also, four Museum Fellowships are 
awarded each semester by the Department of Art History for research at 
major museums in the Washington-Baltimore area. Approximately thirty 
graduate students are fully supported with stipends and tuition each 
semester. The Department's Frank Di Federico Fellowship, in memory of 
the late Professor Di Federico, is for work on the doctoral dissertation. In 
honor of its former chairman, the Department has established the George 
Levitine Art History Endowment, in support of research activities of 
graduate students as well as faculty. The Jenny Rhee Fellowship supports 
research, travel, and other educational expenses. Graduate students in 
arts of the United States may apply for Department-administered Luce 
American Art Dissertation Research Awards. 

Contact Information 

For more information on Departmental requirements and any other 
information, please view the Department's web-site, or contact the 
Graduate Secretary. 



The Art Library houses approximately 92,000 volumes as well as a vast 
body of auxiliary material, including about 70,000 sheets of microfiche. 
The Department's Visual Resources Center contains approximately 
300,000 slides and digitized images. The University Art Gallery, also 
located in the Art/Sociology Building, maintains a lively and varied 
exhibition schedule and has a permanent collection of twentieth-century 
American prints, drawings and paintings, collections of Japanese prints, 
and African objects. The Department maintains its own Lloyd and Jeanne 
Raport study collection of some 130 objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, 
Rome, and the Ancient Americas. 



Deborah Down, Graduate Secretary 
1211B Art/Sociology Building 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: (301) 405-1487 
ddown@umd.edu 

http://www.arthistory-archaeology.umd.edu 
Courses: ARTH 



The University of Maryland is located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., 
and is 30 minutes from the National Gallery of Art and the National 
Gallery's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Corcoran 
Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture 
Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of African 
Art, the Freer and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, which are devoted to the 
art of East Asia, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and many 
other major art museums. The campus is a 40-minute drive from such 
Baltimore institutions as the Walters Art Gallery and the Baltimore 
Museum of Art. In addition to the University's library resources, graduate 
students have access to the Library of Congress, the Archives of 
American Art, the libraries of Dumbarton Oaks, and other research 
facilities. In order to enhance the student's curricular choices, the 
Department maintains an arrangement for course exchange with the Art 
History department of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. To 
similar effect, the Department is a member of the Washington Area Art 
History Consortium, which unites the graduate art history departments of 
the greater Washington area. 

The Department organizes a variety of liaison activities with leading 
cultural institutions in the Washington-Baltimore area. The Middle Atlantic 
Symposium in the History of Art is sponsored jointly by the Department 
and the National Gallery of Art; this annual event provides the opportunity 
for advanced graduate students from universities in the Middle Atlantic 
region to present their research at a professional forum. Special seminars 
are frequently given by curators of such local collections as the National 
Gallery of Art, the Freer Gallery, or the Department of Prints and 
Photographs at the Library of Congress. A program has been initiated 
whereby CASVA Fellows will meet with our students for informal colloquia. 
The department also co-sponsors international symposia such as Van 
Dyck 350 with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and other 
local institutions. 

Financial Assistance 



Art Studio (ARTT) 



Abstract 

The Department of Art offers a program of graduate study leading to the 
Master of Fine Arts degree. The program's Graduate Faculty consists of 
over 15 active professional artists specializing in the traditional studio 
areas of painting, sculpture, printmaking,drawing and digital media. 
Additional interests are reflected in the program's course offerings, 
including areas such as new genre and installation i.e computer based 
work. 

Admissions Information 



To apply to the MFA Program appliacants are encouraged to complete the 
Graduate School application available online at 
www.gradschool.umd.edu/admission. Applicants are also required to pay 
the requisite appliation fee. 

For admission to the graduate program, The Department of Art requires 
an undergraduate degree with a major in art from an accredited college or 
university, or its equivalent. A minimum of 30 credit hours of 
undergraduate work in studio courses and 12 credit hours in art history 
courses is recommended. 



The MFA Degree is the final degree in studio art. Only the highest level of 
undergraduate artistic achievement is appropriate for graduate 
application. The Department of Art seeks students who have developed 
coherent bodies of work that are personal and focused. This body of art 
work, as professionally documented on CD's, Videos or websites is the 
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Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 16 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

] No Tests 

] 3 Letters of Recommendation 

] 1 set of complete transcripts reflecting undergraduate and graduate 

work 

] 20 Digital Images, website/software or videos/videos documentation 
(Information on preparing Digital images, websites or 
videos/videos documentation please visit the Department of 
Art website at www.art.umd.edu) 



should be submitted by January 15 for consideration for a graduate 
assistantship or fellowship. 

Contact Information 

For further information, contact: 

Danielle M. Curtis/MFA Administrative Assitant 

University of Maryland College Park Department of Art 

rm. 1 21 1 E Art/Sociology Building #1 46 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-1445 

Fax:301-314-9740 

arttgrad(5)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.art.umd.edu 
Courses: 



Degree Requirements 



Astronomy (ASTR) 



Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) 

Candidates for the Master of Fine Arts Degree must complete a program 
that consists of 60 credit hours. These 60 credit hours are distributed as 
follows: 30-33 credits in Studio,0-3creditsDesign Practicum and/or 
Teaching Internships, 6 credits in Art History/Art Theory, 12 credits in 
Graduate Colloquium and 9 credits in Masters Thesis Research. Graduate 
Reviews, with committees made up of Graduate faculty members take 
place at the end of each semester. Each MFA candidate in his/her final 
semester must select a thesis advisor with a thesis committee. Students 
must present their artwork in a Thesis Exhibition, usually installed in the 
Art Gallery at a designated time near the end of the spring semester. 
Students must also develop a written component to the Thesis (These 
have varied in length from five to 50 pages), and present an oral defense 
of the Thesis to the Thesis committee. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Studio facilities are spacious and well-equipped. Painting students are 
able to work in oils, acrylic, watercolor, fresco and encaustic. The 
sculpture area includes a woodshop, a welding and forging area, a stone 
and related materials area, and an active foundry. Printmakers can 
choose to work in intaglio, lithography, photo-etching, silkscreen or 
woodcuts. Drawing facilities are also available as well as special project 
rooms. Each graduate student is provided with a studio and access to 
models and classroom facilities. Sculptural installations may be built both 
indoors and outside on the grounds. 

Within the building housing the Department of Art, there are two galleries 
and two libraries. The University of Maryland Art Gallery, an independent 
unit that works closely with the Department of Art, features national and 
international contemporary and historical exhibitions as well as faculty and 
annual MFA Thesis shows. The West Gallery is a student organized 
gallery that features student exhibitions, lectures, special projects and a 
space for social activities. The Art Library, separate from the large 
research libraries on campus, has an outstanding collection of books, 
catalogues, periodicals and reproductions, all indexed on computer and 
CD ROM systems. 

Financial Assistance 



Abstract 

The Department of Astronomy offers programs of study leading to the 
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The M.S. program 
includes both thesis and non-thesis options. 

A full schedule of courses covering most fields of astronomy is offered. 
Some areas in which the faculty focus their research efforts are comets, 
solar radio astronomy, interplanetary dust, mm wavelength astronomy, the 
interstellar medium, active galaxies, plasma astrophysics, high energy 
astrophysics, theoretical and computational astrophysics, planetary 
dynamics, and cosmology. 

Admissions Information 

No formal undergraduate course work in astronomy is required. However, 
an entering student should have a basic, working knowledge of the 
subject, which could be obtained from any one of many elementary 
textbooks. A more advanced knowledge will of course enable a student to 
progress more rapidly during the first year of graduate work. 

A satisfactory score on the GRE Advanced Test in Physics is normally 
required before an applicant's admission to the Graduate School will be 
considered, but the Graduate Entrance Committee may waive this 
requirement in special cases. Instead, the committee may set other 
conditions as a requirement for admission to be fulfilled either before 
admission or during the first year at Maryland. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Both Domestic and International Applications must be received by 

January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



The Department offers eight teaching assistantships and one fellowship. A 
number of Graduate School Fellowships are also available. Applications 



Application Requirements 



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1. 

2. 



GRE General and GRE Physics Subject Test is required 
3 Letters of Recommendation 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

Candidates for the Master of Science Degree with thesis are required to 
complete 24 credits exclusive of registration for master's research (6 
credits). At least 12 credits must be in the major area and at least 12 must 
be at the 600 level (not necessarily the same 12). In addition, at least six 
credits must be in a related field (supporting area). 

The non-thesis option of the M.S. degree requires six credits in the major 
at the 600 level in addition to the general requirements described above. 
That is, a total of 30 credits are required of which 18 must be in the major 
and at least 18 at the 600 level. The student must also pass a written 
examination, usually consisting of the written part of the Ph.D. qualifying 
examination with appropriately chosen passing requirements. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Course requirements for the PhD in Astronomy currently consists of five 
core courses ASTR 601,606,610,620 and 670. A qualifying exam based 
on these courses is given in the summer after the second year. A 
research project is required of all students in the second year of graduate 
study. Admission to the PhD program is based on course work, the 
research project and the qualifier. 

Students choose a research stream depending on their interest within the 
field. Students are required to take five courses (in addition to the ASTR 
core courses listed above). These are selected in consultation with an 
advisor and are tailored to the selected stream. There is currently 
discussion concerning revisions to these requirements and it is 
recommended that persons interested in graduate study in Astronomy 
consult our website (www.astro.umd.edu) for the most recent information. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



The department has strong interaction with national astronomy 
observatories, where many students and faculty maintain observing 
programs, and also with neighboring scientific institutes. A major program 
of cooperative research has been established with the NASA/Goddard 
Space Flight Center, where a number of graduate students conduct 
research. There are also contacts with the Naval Observatory, the Naval 
Research Lab and other government agencies. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department of Astronomy offers both teaching and research 
assistantships. Essentially all full-time graduate students receive full 
financial support. Most students receive assistantships to cover the 
summer period. These are either with faculty in the department or with 
staff members at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. Some summer 
teaching assistantships are also available. The deadline for financial 
support applications is January 15th for assistantships and fellowships. 

Contact Information 



For more specific information, contact: 

Graduate Entrance Committee 

Dept of Astronomy Univ of Maryland, College Park 

MD 20742-2421 

Telephone: (301)405-3001 

Fax:(301)314-9067 

astr-qrad(a)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.astro.umd.edu/ 
Courses: ASTR 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science 
(AOSC) 



In collaboration with three other excellent astronomy departments, the 
University of Maryland operates CARMA (Combined Array for Research in 
Millimeter-wave Astronomy), the most powerful millimeter-wave telescope 
in the world. Located in the Inyo Mountains of eastern California, CARMA 
is an array of 15 linked radio dishes. Astronomers use CARMA primarily to 
study radio waves emitted by molecules and dust in the coldest parts of 
the universe. CARMA saw "first light" in late 2005, and it will be used by 
students and other researchers for a wide range of projects. It is ideally 
suited for the study of planetary and star formation, the birth and evolution 
of galaxies, and the feeding of supermassive black holes that power active 
galactic nuclei. Maryland astronomers are guaranteed 10% of the total 
observing time on CARMA. 

The Astronomy Department has a partnership with the NOAO Kitt Peak 
Observatory to build infrared and optical instruments for the Mayall 4-m 
and the WIYN 3.6-m telescope. In addition to developing new 
instrumentation, this partnership gives us guaranteed access to the 
telescopes. Much of this time is used to support graduate student 
dissertation work. 

There is an extensive network of workstations available for use in the 
department. The network provides seamless access to software and 
hardware on a variety of UNIX and LINUX platforms. The computational 
astrophysics group maintains and upgrades a Beowulf cluster for 
computation-intensive science projects. 



Abstract 

Abstract The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science offers 
graduate study leading to the Master of Professional Studies, Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Course work in atmospheric 
and oceanic sciences is also offered at the upper division and graduate 
level as a service to other campus graduate programs. The educational 
program in the atmospheric sciences is broadly based and involves many 
applications of the mathematical, physical and applied sciences that 
characterize modern atmospheric sciences and physical oceanography, 
including climate and earth system science, and multidisciplinary studies 
of the interrelationship among the atmosphere, the oceans, the land, and 
the biota. The DepartmentOs advanced degree programs are designed to 
prepare students for participation in contemporary research in the 
atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Research specializations include: 
atmospheric dynamics; atmospheric chemistry; physical oceanography; 
air pollution; atmospheric radiative transfer; remote sensing of the 
atmosphere, ocean, and land; climate variability and change; data 
assimilation; numerical weather prediction; severe storms; surface- 
atmosphere, ocean-atmosphere and biosphere-atmosphere interactions; 
and earth system modeling. The curriculum includes a set of Core courses 
to provide a fundamental background in atmospheric and oceanic 
dynamics, physical meteorology and atmospheric chemistry, earth system 
science and climate, as well as advanced specialized courses. Supervised 
research using state-of-the-art facilities then prepares the students for 
future contributions in their chosen field. 



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The Department's close association with federal agencies in the 
Washington area provides graduate students with good training and 
opportunities in atmospheric and oceanic science. As a research 
assistant, the student has the opportunity to develop a close working 
relationship with one or more of the scientific agencies. 

Admissions Information 

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the department 
requires a Bachelors or higher degree in meteorology, oceanography, 
physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, engineering or other program 
with suitable emphasis in the sciences. We welcome applications from 
those with no background in atmospheric sciences. The Core courses 
offered in the first year of study present students with the necessary 
background in atmospheric and oceanic science for the more advanced 
courses. The minimum undergraduate background includes 3 semesters 
of calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, 3 semesters of calculus- 
based physics, and 2 semesters of chemistry, one semester of computer 
programming. Scores from the GRE General Examination are also 
required. 



time, although financial support is dependent upon the availability of 
funds. 



The student must submit an M.S. degree course plan, and a tentative 
schedule for completion, by the end of the first nine credit hours. A 
minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework is required for the degree 
program. This must include 27 hours of 600-level AOSC courses. AOSC 
400-level courses are not acceptable for credit toward the degree. A 
maximum of 3 credits of AOSC 798 (Directed Graduate Research) is 
acceptable toward the degree. The purpose of the scholarly paper is to 
demonstrate the ability to conduct original or literature research. The 
paper will become part of the permanent archive of the Department. A 
Ph.D. dissertation prospectus will satisfy this requirement. 

The Comprehensive Examination consists of written and oral portions. 
The written portion is composed of questions covering the subject areas of 
the following Core courses: AOSC 610, 611, 620, 621, 617 and 680. 
AOSC 61 1 can be replaced by AOSC 600 for those students with a 
specialization in Chemistry who get approval from their advisor and the 
AOSC Graduate Director. 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Self funded domestic AOSC applicants and MPAO applicants must submit 

their application materials no later than June 1 , for the following fall 

semester . 

Self funded international students who are not competing for an 

assistanthip must submit their application materials no later than May 1 5, 

for the following fall semester . 

All international and domestic applicants competing for a graduate 

research assistantship must submit their application materials no later 

than January 1 5, for the following fall semester for best consideration . 

Spring: 

AOSC applicants will need special permission from the AOSC Department 

for Spring admission because of course sequence . 

MPAO applicants must submit their application materials not later than 

November 1 , for the following Spring semester . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

] Application 

Research Interests/Statement of Goals 
a GRE Scores 

D TOEFL Scores (International Only) 
3 Official Transcripts 

1 Three Letters of Recommendation 
Resume/Publications (Optional) 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Department offers a non-thesis 
program leading to the Master of Science Degree. The requirements 
include course work, a scholarly paper and presentation, and a 
comprehensive examination. This program provides fundamental trainings 
to prepare students for research and operational work in the atmospheric 
and oceanic sciences. 

Each new student will be assigned to a faculty advisor whose interests 
parallel those of the student. The faculty advisor will assist in the 
development of the student's course program and will follow the student's 
progress thereafter. The student may select an alternate advisor at any 



All requirements for the M.S. degree must be completed within a five-year 
period. This time limit applies to any transfer work from other institutions to 
be included in the student's program. A full-time student can easily 
complete the M.S. degree in two years. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) The Department of Atmospheric and 
Oceanic Science offers a program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy 
Degree (Ph.D.) in atmospheric and oceanic sciences. This program is 
designed to furnish the student with the education and research 
background necessary to carry out independent and original scientific 
research. In order to earn the Ph.D., the student must complete a course 
work requirement, pass the Candidacy Examinations including a research 
prospectus, and prepare and defend a dissertation. 

A student seeking a Ph.D. degree will be assigned to a faculty advisor 
whose interests parallel those of the student. The academic advisor will 
establish and chair an advising committee which will oversee the student's 
degree program. 

The course work requirement is thirty semester hours in 600-level or 
above AOSC Department courses. In addition, the student must take 12 
credits of AOSC 899 (Doctoral Dissertation Research). It is anticipated 
that students may wish to take a number of the core courses in order to 
prepare for the Qualifying Examination. 

In addition, there is a Minor course requirement of an additional nine 
semester hours of ancillary courses taken beyond the bachelor's degree 
from other departments in a related scientific discipline, at least 6 of which 
must be at the 600-level or above. These credits need not be from the 
same department but must have a unified or coherent theme. Students 
may petition the Department for a waiver of a portion of these 
requirements based on credits earned at another institution at the 
graduate level. 

A student seeking the Ph.D. degree in atmospheric and oceanic science 
must pass the Candidacy Examinations, which are divided into two parts - 
The Qualifying Examination and the Specialty Examination. During the 
Specialty Examination, the student must present a dissertation prospectus 
to the examination committee. Following successful defense of the 
prospectus, the student advances to candidacy. Ability to perform 
independent research must be shown by a written dissertation based on 
the proposal presented at the Specialty Examination. The dissertation 
should be an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate the 
ability to present the subject matter in a scholarly style. Upon completion 



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of the dissertation the candidate is required to present the research results 
at an Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Department seminar and to 
defend the material to the satisfaction of a Final Examining Committee 
appointed by the Dean for Graduate Studies. 

Full-time students are expected to complete the Qualifying Examination by 
the end of the second year of graduate study and be admitted to 
candidacy by the end of the third year. Students must be admitted to 
candidacy within five years after admission to the doctoral program and at 
least six months before the date on which the degree will be conferred. 
The student must complete the entire program for the degree, including 
the dissertation and final examination, during a four-year period after 
admission to candidacy. 

Masters of Professional Studies (M.P.A.O.) 

Master of Professional Studies (MPAO) The Master of Professional 
Studies in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science is designed for 
meteorologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists who need 
cutting-edge skills and knowledge in atmospheric and oceanic science, in 
the computational methods used in our field, and in air quality science. 
The Director of Professional Studies will advise students in planning his or 
her course of study, and will provide career advice and The degree is 
earned by successful completion often 3-credit courses. Students must 
complete two out of the following three Certificate programs, each of 
which consists of four courses, plus two courses from the remaining 
Certificate Program. Certificate #1, in Computational Methods in 
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, develops computer skills needed to 
understand weather and climate analysis and prediction technologies. It is 
earned by successful completion of AOSC 630, AOSC 650, AOSC 684, 
and one of AOSC 614 or AOSC 615. Certificate #2, in General 
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, provides a broad phenomenological 
understanding of weather and climate, and the dynamical, 
thermodynamical and radiative processes that drive them. It is earned by 
successful completion of AOSC 431, AOSC 617, AOSC632 and AOSC 
670. Finally, Certificate #3, in Air Quality Science and Technology teaches 
the physical and chemical principles that govern air quality and allow for 
analysis and prediction of extreme weather. It is earned by successful 
completion of AOSC 424, AOSC 600, AOSC 637, and either AOSC 624 or 
AOSC 625. The MPAO program is designed with the needs of working 
professionals in mind, and can be completed on a part-time basis over no 
more than 5 years, or on a full-time basis in 1 year and one semester. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department participates in the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary 
Center (ESSIC) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies (CICS). 
These institutions conduct research, and offer opportunities for graduate 
research beyond those offered by the department faculty. In addition, the 
Department maintains close research and teaching associations with 
Departments of Mathematics and Chemistry, as well as the Institute for 
Physical Science and Technology (IPST), Center for Scientific 
Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), and nearby 
government agencies including NOAA, NASA, ONR, USDA, NIST, and 
MarylandCs Department of the Environment and Department of Natural 
Resources. 



Special facilities that support the Department's teaching and research 
activities include sophisticated computing facilities allowing access to a 
variety of atmospheric and oceanographic datasets, a laboratory for 
atmospheric chemistry, a mobile air pollution laboratory, access to 
research aircraft, a variety of supercomputers, radar, windprofiler at Fort 
Meade, historical data. Most importantly the students are encouraged to 
exploit the resources of the nearby government laboratories: NASA 
Goddard Space Flight Center, NOAA National Centers for Environmental 
Prediction. 



The Department maintains a specialized library with several hundred text 
and reference books in meteorology and allied sciences, specialized 
series of research reports, and many journals. The campus provides a 
main library as well as specialized libraries in chemistry, astronomy, and 
engineering. Several excellent government libraries in the area, including 
the Library of Congress, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the 
National Archives, and the NOAA libraries provide unsurpassed 
resources. 

The University of Maryland is located in an area of unparalleled 
professional resources. Because of its proximity to the nation's capital, 
The University of Maryland is able to interact closely with the many 
governmental groups interested in various aspects of the atmospheric, 
oceanic and earth system sciences. Scientists from government 
laboratories participate in many aspects of graduate education, such as 
giving lectures in classes, presenting research results in seminars, and 
serving on dissertation committees. Likewise, the Department faculty often 
attend and participate in the seminars, colloquia and scientific workshops 
being held at these neighboring institutions. 

The Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Meteorological Society 
consists of about 400 members who hold professional meetings each 
month. The Washington, D.C. area is frequently the site of national and 
international conferences, most notably of the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science and the American geophysical Union. In 
addition to the various government and academic institutions, the 
Washington metropolitan area contains numerous well-known private 
contractors and consulting companies involved in meteorology and 
oceanography, which provide employment opportunities for students both 
before and after graduation. 

As a member of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the 
department enjoys the common facilities offered by the National Center for 
Atmospheric Research such as research aircraft and supercomputers. 

Financial Assistance 



Graduate assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. 
Research assistants carry out research in the areas of physical and 
dynamic meteorology, physical oceanography, data assimilation, remote 
sensing, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, climate dynamics, 
atmospheric radiation, severe storms, global climate change, and ocean- 
atmosphere and atmosphere-biosphere interactions. Fellowships are also 
awarded by the Graduate School to the most qualified applicants. In 
addition, hourly employment is available in the Department and off 
campus. Stipends are maintained at a competitive level. 

Contact Information 



Tamara Hendershot 

3409 Computer and Space Science Building 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5389 

Fax: (30 1)-3 14-9482 

tammy@atmos.umd.edu 



http://www.meto.umd.edu/ 



Courses: 



Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and 
Systematics (BEES) 



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The University of Maryland recently reorganized its graduate programs in 
the biological sciences, and the Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and 
Systematics (BEES) program is no longer accepting applications directly. 
Now to learn about and apply to the BEES concentration area in the new 
Biological Sciences (BISI) graduate program, please visit the website at 
www.bisi.umd.edu. 

Abstract 



3. A 600 or higher level course in statistics (two semesters are 
recommended). 

4. Participation in at least four graduate seminars excluding 
BEES 608A, CONS 608A, and lab meetings. 

Program course requirements may be waived by the Director upon 
recommendation of the Program Advisory Committee if viewed as 
warranted by previous training. 



The Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (BEES) program is an 
interdepartmental graduate program at the University of Maryland, College 
Park that offers study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy or Master of 
Science degrees. Training in the program emphasizes fundamental and 
applied research in the areas of behavior, ecology, evolution, systematics 
and related disciplines. Although the BEES Program is administered from 
the College of Life Sciences, it is truly multidisciplinary, with more than 50 
distinguished graduate faculty from ten departments in five colleges at the 
University of Maryland, as well as more than a dozen outstanding adjunct 
faculty from several nearby research institutions. Together these 
individuals comprise one of the largest groups of its kind in the country 
and have expertise in behavioral ecology, neuroethology, physiological 
ecology, community ecology, population ecology, evolutionary ecology, 
evolutionary development, quantitative genetics, population genetics, 
molecular evolution, human evolution, systematics, genomics and 
bioinformatics. The goals of the program are to provide access to world- 
class research facilities, facilitate communication and collaboration among 
faculty and students, and provide an incomparable environment for 
training the next generation of outstanding scientists. 

Admissions Information 

The Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (BEES) Graduate 
Program is no longer accepting applications. 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

[not applicable] 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The BEES doctoral degree program is intended to be flexible yet provide 
sufficiently rigorous training to allow students to pursue independent and 
substantive basic research. Students are encouraged to choose from the 
many training opportunities available within the program and to design a 
course of study that will fit their specific educational objectives. During the 
first semester in residence, all students will meet with a Program Advisory 
Committee to develop a course plan. This committee will consist of the 
research advisor, two additional participating members of the program, 
and a senior graduate student. The course plan will satisfy the following 
requirements: 

1 . At least four courses from the list of "approved BEES 
courses, for a total of 12 or more credits (see course list 
under M.S. Degree section above for a list of approved 
courses) 

2. Evidence of 600 (restricted to graduate students) or higher 
level course work in three of the following four areas: 
Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (these courses 
may be counted as part of the four required BEES courses) 



By the end of the second year, the student must submit for approval by 
the Director the names of four faculty (with at least three from within the 
program) who, together with the research advisor, will serve as the 
Research Advisory Committee. No more than two members of the 
Research Advisory Committee may be from institutions outside the 
University of Maryland. The advisor will have primary responsibility to 
guide the student through the remainder of his or her graduate work and 
serve as the chair of this committee. 

The Research Advisory Committee will conduct a qualifying examination 
that must be completed satisfactorily before a student is admitted to 
candidacy. The examination must be attempted by the end of the students 
fifth semester in the program. The ability to do independent research and 
qualify for candidacy will be evaluated by the students performance in 
answering general questions in the BEES area and his or her ability to 
defend an original dissertation proposal that outlines significant research 
that advances a conceptual issue in ecology or evolutionary biology. 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The BEES master's degree program enables a student to engage in 
advanced study and to undertake a research project with supervision. The 
degree can lead to continuation of graduate study for the Ph.D. in the 
same or a related area. A minimum of 30 cr edits is required with 24 
credits of coursework and 6 credits of graduate research (799). Of the 24 
credits, 12 must be at the 600 level (restricted to graduate students) or 
higher and include: 

1 . An approved statistics course (two semesters are 
recommended). 

2. Four courses from the list of "approved BEES courses (see 
course list below for a list of approved courses) 

3. Participation in at least two graduate seminars excluding 
BEES 608A, CONS 608A, and lab meetings. 

Upon completion of the research project and all required coursework, an 
oral defense of a written thesis will be administered according to Graduate 
School regulations by a Research Advisory Committee comprised of the 
research advisor and two additional faculty. 

"COURSES SATISFYING CORE BEES AREAS: 

Approved Statistics Courses: 

1. BIOM 601 Biostatistics I (4 credits) 

2. BIOM 602 Biostatistics II (4 credits) 

3. BIOM 603 Biostatistics III (4 credits) 

4. BIOM 621 Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 credits) 

Approved Behavior Courses: 

1 . BIOL 665 Behavioral Ecology (4 credits) 

2. BIOL 728D Animal Communication (3 credits) 

3. BIOL 767 Behavioral Endocrinology (3 credits) 



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Approved Ecology Courses: 

1. ENTM 612 Insect Ecology (3 credits) 

2. BIOL 708T Theoretical Ecology (4 credits) 

3. BIOL 662 Concepts in Animal Ecology (4 credits) 

4. BIOL 760 Plant Population Biology (3 credits) 

5. BIOL 663 Ecology of Marine Communities (4 credits) 

6. MEES 614 Landscape Ecology (4 credits) 

Approved Evolution Courses: 

1 . ENTM 623 Insect Evolutionary Biology (3 credits) 

2. BIOL 670 Concepts in Evolution (3 credits) 

3. BIOL 671 Molecular Evolution (3 credits) 

4. BIOL 708E Evolutionary Genetics (3 credits) 

Approved Systematic Courses: 

1 . ENTM 622 Principles of Systematic Entomology (3 credits) 

2. CBMG 688H Comparative Bioinfomatics (3 credits) 

3. CBMG 6880 Molecular Systematics (3 credits) 

Facilities and Special Resources 

State-of-the-art facilities, unparalleled collections of living and preserved 
organisms, and access to temperate and tropical field sites involving 
diverse habitats and a wide range of organisms are available to BEES 
students to conduct research. Specialized equipment on campus available 
for student use include a laboratory for evolutionary molecular sequence 
analysis, scanning, transmission and confocal microscopes, gas source 
stable isotope mass spectrophotometer, bioacoustic lab, flume lab, GIS 
lab, and high-speed network access to a wide range of desktop and 
super-computing facilities. Greenhouses for research are available. 
Students can also acquire training and conduct research at several sites 
off campus, including the following: 

1. The Smithsonian Institution manages several research 
facilities utilized by BEES students. The National Zoological 
Park includes both the National Zoo in northeast Washington, 
D.C., and the Conservation and Research Center, located 65 
km west of campus in Front Royal, Virginia. The National Zoo 
is a 163-acre public park with more than 500 species of 
vertebrate and invertebrate animals on and off exhibit 
available for research by BEES students. Over 20% of the 
animals at the National Zoo are threatened with extinction, 
and many cannot be studied elsewhere. Facilities maintained 
at the zoo include climate-controlled holding rooms and fully 
equipped laboratories for bioacoustics, molecular genetics, 
nutrition and energetics. The Conservation and Research 
Center includes 1 ,600 acres in large paddocks for 
propagation and research on 35 species of endangered birds 
and mammals, and 1,600 acres in native forest with a 
permanent trapping grid for small mammals. Facilities include 
labs for endocrinology and GIS, and a dormitory for students. 

2. The Laboratory of Molecular Systematics is a research unit of 
the National Museum of Natural History located 35 km from 
campus in Suitland, Maryland. The lab is fully equipped for 
molecular genetic studies including automated and manual 
DNA sequencing, microsatellite development and typing, 
RFLP, AFLP and RAPD analysis. The unit has specialized 
facilities for work with ancient DNA and houses an important 
genetic resource collection, with more than 12,000 
cryopreserved plant and animal samples. Genetic data 
analysis is a particular strength. An array of high-speed Unix 
platforms provide computational power for both phylogenetic 
and population genetic studies. 



3. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 40 km 
east of campus, is a 1 000 ha research site encompassing 20 
km of shoreline on the Rhode River and a landscape of 
coastal plain forests, agricultural fields, wetlands and estuary 
connected to the Chesapeake Bay. Facilities include 
instrumentation for analytical chemistry, dock and small boat 
fleet, plankton culturing facility, greenhouse, 50 m forest 
instrument tower, C02 and trace gas field labs, GIS lab, 
electronics and machine shops, and a dormitory for students. 
Long-term data provide 20- to 30-year records of population 
fluctuations for many species at the site. 

4. Students interested in phylogenetics, genomics and bioinfor- 
matics can utilize resources and expertise available at several 
sites, including labs at the Center for Advanced Research and 
Biotechnology (CARB) in Rockville, Maryland, and at the 
Center for Biosystems Research (CBR), which is housed on 
the College Park campus. These research centers are 
members of the University of Maryland Biotechnology 
Institute. Additional expertise in these areas can be found at 
the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer 
Institute, which is located in Frederick, Maryland, and at the 
Honeybee Genomics Lab at the Beltsville Agricultural 
Research Center, which is located a few miles north of 
campus. 

5. The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and the adjacent 
Patuxent Wildlife Refuge and Research Center provide 
access to valuable habitat and animals that can be studied by 
BEES students. These two centers together administer 
thousands of acres of unspoiled, managed and cultivated 
lands for research purposes. Other temperate field sites 
utilized by BEES faculty and students include the Mountain 
Lake Biological Station in Mountain Lake, Virginia, and the 
Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, Colorado. 

6. Many BEES faculty and students also conduct research in 
tropical regions. Some faculty have affiliations with 
independent laboratories or maintain their own study sites in 
various parts of the world, including Central and South 
America, Asia, Australia and New Guinea. Others utilize field 
stations run by the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in 
Costa Rica or the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute 
(STRI) in Panama. Because the University of Maryland is a 
member of the OTS consortium, BEES students have priority 
consideration for enrollment in OTS courses in tropical 
biology. 

7. BEES students have access to one of the most 
comprehensive collections of books and journals in the world. 
On campus, the University of Maryland Library system 
maintains extensive bioscience holdings and is rapidly 
expanding access to online journals (now exceeding 3,000 
titles) and databases. Three miles north of campus is the 
National Agricultural Library, whose holdings are available to 
all University of Maryland students. Within 6 miles of campus 
and connected by the convenient Metro system, students can 
access the collections of the Library of Congress, the National 
Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian Institution Library. 

Financial Assistance 

The program offers teaching assistantships, research assistantships and 
fellowships to admitted students on a competitive basis. After the first 
year, financial support becomes the responsibility of the department in 
which the advisor resides. Sources of fellowship support include: 

1. Graduate Fellowship Office 

2. Human Origins - NSF-IGERT Training Grant (HEBDP) 

3. Maryland Center for Systematic Entomology (MCSE) 

4. Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing Traing 
Grant(CEBH) 

5. Smithsonian Institution 



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6. National Science Foundation 

Contact Information 

For specific information regarding the program, admission procedures, 
financial support and other details, contact: 

BEES Program Coordinator 

2239 Biology-Psychology Building 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301)405-4552 

Fax:(301)314-9358 

beesoffice(a)umd.edu 

http://www.bees.umd.edu 



present the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
and the Test of Spoken English (TSE). 

The above requirements represent minimum requirements and the 
competition for available space may limit admissions to persons with 
credentials above these minimum requirements. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 (January 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



Courses: BIOL BEES BIOM ENTM CBMG MEES 



Application Requirements 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Animal Sciences 

Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics 

Anthropology 

Computer Science 

Entomology 

Biological Resources Engineering 

Geology 

Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences 

Molecular and Cell Biology 

Plant Science 

Philosophy 

Psychology 

Biochemistry (BCHM) 

Abstract 



The Graduate Program in Biochemistry offers study leading to Master of 
Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Research specialization at 
College Park is available in drug metabolism, enzyme mechanisms, 
bioorganic chemistry, lipid biochemistry, membrane structure and function, 
metabolic regulation, nucleic acid biochemistry, macromolecular folding 
and x-ray crystallography. 

Admissions Information 

Admission to graduate study at the University of Maryland requires a 
minimum of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or 
equivalent degree. While the area in which the degree has been earned 
need not be chemistry or biochemistry, previous coursework must 
normally include a minimum of 30 semester or 40 quarter hours of 
chemistry, with at least 1 year of physical chemistry, 1 year of organic 
chemistry and 1 semester of biochemistry, as well as laboratory courses 
in organic chemistry and biochemistry. A laboratory course in analytical 
chemistry is also preferred. Typical overall grade point averages for 
successful applicants are 3.0 or greater (on a scale where the average 
grade is 2.0), and averages in science and math courses are generally 
higher than this. Three letters of reference indicating a potential for 
independent, creative scientific research are also required.. 

The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of 
all applicants. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also 



1. GRE General required 

2. GRE Subject recommended 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation (sent electronically) 

4. TOEFL scores for international students 

5. Transcripts (Originals must be sent to Enrollment Services 
Operations, Room 0130 Mitchell Building, University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 

6. "Statement of Goals & Research Interests" and "Statement of 
Experiences". (These can be submitted separately or as a 
single document.) 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Twenty-one course credit hours, with twelve credits of research, two 
seminar presentations, an oral exam for advancement to candidacy, and a 
final dissertation defense are required for the doctoral degree. 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The M.S. degree program offers both the thesis and non-thesis options. 
Twenty-four course credits and six research credits are required for either 
option. The thesis option requires one seminar presentation and an oral 
defense of the thesis. Copies of specific regulations are avilable from the 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry or on the internet at: 
www.chem.umd.edu. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Biochemistry research is conducted in well-equipped research 
laboratories. In addition, the following central facilities are available: 
animal colony, fermentation pilot plant, analytical and preparative 
ultracentrifuges, phosphoimager, CD Spectrometer, Silicon Graphics; a 
state-of-the-art computer graphics facility, liquid scintillation counters, 
nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometers, and a chemistry- 
biochemistry library. 

Financial Assistance 



Ph.D. candidates are normally supported on graduate teaching 
assistantships during their first year as graduate students. Teaching 
assistants usually instruct undergraduate laboratory and recitation classes 
and receive in return a tuition waiver of ten credits each semester, salary 
and health care benefits. In subsequent years, Ph.D. candidates are 



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normally supported on graduate research assistantships. Financial 
support is not generally available to M.S. candidates. 

Contact Information 



Information on requirements and research interests of the faculty may be 
obtained at www.chem.umd.edu or from: 



Graduate Programs Coordinator 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 

University of Maryland College Park, MD 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-7022 

Fax:301-314-9121 

chemqrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.chem.umd.edu/ 

Courses: BCHM 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



Fall: 

Applications must be received by May 31 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 15 (July 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

For the thesis M.S. program, a minimum of 30 semester credit hours is 
required, including at least nine hours of 600-level ENBE courses, six 
hours of thesis research and three hours of 600-level biometrics/statistics. 
A non-thesis M.S. also is available requiring a minimum of 33 semester 
credit hours, which includes at least nine hours of 600-level ENBE 
courses, three hours for a required scientific paper and three hours of 
600-level biometrics/statistics. 



Biology 

Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics 



Biological Resources Engineering 
(ENBE) 



Abstract 

Biological resources engineers improve societies, ecosystems, and the 
lives and health of individuals. Specializing in systems made from, used 
with, or applied to living organisms, they engineer solutions involving 
human and animal health and safety, environmental quality, and 
sustainable food production. The graduate program of the Department of 
Biological Resources Engineering at the University of Maryland College 
Park provides qualified students with the multidisciplinary study and 
research experience they need to contribute to this exciting field. Under 
the personal guidance of outstanding faculty, graduate students design 
educational programs leading to Master of Science and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees. They develop these programs within the framework 
of three areas of graduate study: Bioengineering, Bioenvironmental 
Systems Engineering, and Ecological Engineering. All of the programs are 
tailored to meet the individual research interests and career ambitions of 
each graduate student. 

Admissions Information 



Outstanding graduates from diverse engineering, and biological and 
physical science backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Admission to the 
Master of Science program requires a bachelors degree from an 
accredited institution. Although admission to the Ph.D. program normally 
requires a masterBs degree, exceptionally outstanding students with a 
bachelorOs degree may enter the Ph.D. program directly. Applicants may 
be accepted in one of the following three categories: full graduate status, 
provisional graduate status, and non-degree status. Program 
requirements are individualized and vary with the background of the 
student. 



Application Deadlines 



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

A minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree is required for 
the Ph.D. program, including 12 hours of 600-level (or above) ENBE 
courses, 12 hours of dissertation research, and 9 credits of 400-level (or 
above) biometrics/statistics/mathematics/engineering systems modeling, 
of which at least 3 credits must be 600-level biometrics/statistics. 
Additional courses may be required, depending on the student's 
background. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department of Biological Resources Engineering provides graduate 
students with state-of-the-art research facilities, including specialized 
laboratories for work on bioimaging and machine vision, biotransport and 
cellular engineering, human performance, wetland ecology and 
engineering, biotechnology and bioenvironmental engineering, geographic 
information systems, water quality, aquacultural systems engineering, and 
water resources. Graduate students also have access to computer 
facilities that feature engineering workstations, data acquisition hardware 
and software, and a wide variety of engineering software. In addition, the 
facilities of the College of Engineering, the Computer Science Center, the 
Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and Agricultural Experiment Station are 
also accessible. Additional off campus facilities are available for projects 
in human and veterinary medicine and environmental protection. Students 
also have access to the nearby National Agricultural Library, the National 
Library of Medicine, and, through cooperative agreements, to facilities of 
the USDA Agricultural Research Center at Beltsville and facilities of the 
National Institutes of Health. Arrangements can also be made to access 
other government agency laboratories. 

Financial Assistance 



The Department of Biological Resources Engineering provides financial 
support for the majority of its graduate students through assistantships 
and fellowships. Both teaching and research assistantships are available. 
Assistantships are provided as part of ongoing research grants, by the 
university, and through cooperative agreements with surrounding Federal 
agencies. The research activities associated with these assistantships are 
usually part of ongoing faculty research and may contribute to thesis or 
dissertation research. 



Contact Information 



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Graduate Office 

Biological Resources Engineering, 1428 An.Sci. Bldg., University of 

Maryland, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301)405-1198 

Fax:(301)314-9023 

enbe-grad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.bre.umd.edu/ 

Courses: ENBE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Biological Sciences (BISI) 

Abstract 

The Biological Sciences (BISI) Graduate Program offers a wide range of 
training opportunities for students interested in pursuing doctoral level 
research in exciting, diverse areas across the biological sciences. BISI is 
an umbrella program comprised of four Concentration Areas: 



corrected after enrollment. The Graduate Record Examination General 
Test is required; the Subject Test in Biology is recommended. On the 
Application Supplemental Form (ASF), part of the online application, 
applicants should indicate one, or at most two, Concentration Areas of 
interest within BISI. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 (January 6 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . University of Maryland application for graduate studies 

2. Academic transcript(s) 

3. Statement of purpose/research interests and professional objectives 
(can be reasonably broad; 1-2 pages in length) 

4. 3 letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's 
abilities and aptitude for graduate work 



Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Genomics 

Molecular and Cell Biology 

Physiology (It is anticipated that this Concentration Area will be formally 
renamed "Physiological Systems" early in 2010. If you are interested in 
Fall 2010 admission to the Physiology (soon to be Physiological Systems) 
Concentration Area, please indicate your interest on the Application 
Supplemental Form or send questions via email to lreid@umd.edu .) 

Graduate students join a Concentration Area, but they may switch once 
on campus and may develop innovative research projects across 
traditional disciplinary boundaries. Descriptions of each Concentration 
Area, faculty research interests, and more detailed programmatic 
information are available at bisi.umd.edu. Although the BISI Program is 
administered within the College of Chemical and Life Sciences, it involves 
distinguished graduate faculty from many departments and several 
colleges at the University of Maryland as well as outstanding adjunct 
faculty from nearby research institutions. Students may have opportunities 
to work with participating scientists from - as examples - the National 
Institutes of Health; Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History, 
National Zoo, and Molecular Systematics Laboratory; the Food and Drug 
Administration; United States Department of Agriculture; and the Institute 
for Genomic Research. Thus, BISI students have an incomparable wealth 
of potential research options and collaborations that extend from 
Maryland's College Park campus throughout the Washington D.C. 
metropolitan area. 

Admissions Information 

All students applying to the Biological Sciences Graduate Program must 
have a bachelor's degree from a recognized undergraduate institution. 
Applicants are expected to have a strong academic record, including 
coursework in advanced areas of biology as well as at least one year of 
calculus, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. Able students 
with deficiencies in a particular area may be admitted and the deficiency 



5. Scores of the Graduate Record Exam General Aptitude Test 
(institutional code is 5814; departmental code not required) 

6. Scores of the Graduate Record Exam Advanced Biology Test (optional, 
but recommended) 

7. International students must submit scores of the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE). 
Maryland's institutional code is 5814; no departmental code is needed. 

8. Applicants are encouraged to contact BISI faculty with shared research 
interests. To explore matches of your interests with those of BISI faculty, 
check out the search engine on the BISI website, bisi.umd.edu. 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences is a research program providing 
opportunities for students to develop scholarly, innovative, and 
independent work. Courses are designed to strengthen and complement 
the student's research. An advisory committee helps guide each student 
in selecting classes and other learning experiences. Students are 
encouraged to present their research at national and international 
meetings and to publish in peer reviewed journals. Seminar series 
featuring prominent scientists expose students to exciting topics and help 
students develop collaborative contacts. During the course of their 
studies, each student must pass a qualifying exam, complete and defend 
an original dissertation, and present their thesis work in a seminar. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The campus and local area provide students access to a vast array of 
instrumentation, equipment, facilities, and technologies to advance 
biological research. As examples, the college has state of the art facilities 
for research in all aspects of cell and molecular biology including cell and 
organism culturing, protein and nucleic acid analyses, peptide 
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confocal microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, 
computer graphics for molecular modeling, NMR, mass-spectroscopy, and 
X-ray diffraction. Students have access to a laboratory for evolutionary 
molecular sequence analysis; gas source stable isotope mass 
spectrophotometer; bioacoustic lab; flume lab; GIS (graphic information 
systems) lab; and high-speed network access to a wide range of desktop 
and super-computing facilities. Greenhouses and animal care facilities are 
available. 



Students are strongly encouraged to communicate directly with faculty in 
the area of their interest. Additional general information may be obtained 
by emailing biologicalsciences@umd.edu or by calling the Biological 
Sciences Graduate Office at 301-405-6905 or 301-405-6991 . 



Please visit the Biological Sciences Graduate Program website, featuring 
a search engine to match research interests with faculty and links to all 
Concentration Areas: bisi.umd.edu 



We also have several state-of the-art shared instrumentation laboratories. 
Two center around biological imaging for both electron and light 
microscopy, including a field-emission scanner and an image 
reconstruction/deconvolution microscope. Another shared laboratory 
augments existing sequencing facilities on campus, enabling large-scale 
processing and sequencing of nucleic acids, with multiple robotic 
sequenators and real time PCR. Other core facilities provide 
instrumentation for fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), NMR, 
mass spectrometry, and microarray technology. Equipment and analytical 
instruments are available in both faculty and core laboratories for the 
maintenance of animal and plant tissue cultures, for the production of 
monoclonal antibodies, for the synthesis and micro-analysis of proteins, 
for large-scale fermentation and cultivation of microorganisms, and for 
computer assisted molecular modeling. Support staffing in shared 
instrumentation facilities is provided by the college, and maintenance 
costs have been subsidized by the college, thereby providing even 
occasional users with appropriate training and access, and simultaneously 
keeping instrument use costs low. This strategy provides exceptional 
opportunities for research and training, and enables graduate students to 
perform experiments with instrumentation that is at the leading edge of 
biological technology. 

Students have access to the Smithsonian National Museum and USDA 
collections of living and preserved organisms. 

Library Facilities: The library facilities on campus, as well as their online 
accessibility, are outstanding. In addition, there are libraries in the local 
area with specialized collections. The most important are the National 
Agricultural Library, the Library of Congress, the National Library of 
Medicine, and the Smithsonian Institution Library. Thus, the University of 
Maryland's region contains perhaps the most comprehensive collections 
of books and journals in the world. 

Financial Assistance 

Students are supported through fellowships, research assistantships, 
and/or teaching assistantships. Each type of funding provides a stipend, 
tuition remission, and access to health and dental insurance and a 
prescription drug plan. Historically, all students have been supported 
throughout their graduate careers. 

Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis. Students who apply by the 
January 6 preferred deadline are automatically considered for fellowships. 
There are no separate financial disclosure forms to fill out as part of the 
graduate application process. 

Teaching assistantships require students to assist a faculty member in 
teaching a course or lab section(s). Benefits of teaching assistantships 
include building communication and organizational skills as well as 
resume enhancement for academic, government, or private sector jobs. It 
is also delightfully rewarding to explain concepts to students and then 
witness their excitement as ideas "click" and their questions are resolved. 

Contact Information 



International students with questions about the application process should 
visit the University of Maryland's International Education Office website at 
http://www.international.umd.edu/ies/97 or email iesadv@deans.umd.edu 

Sarah Biancardi, Administrative Assistant 

1125 Microbiology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-6991 

Fax:301-314-9921 

biologicalsciences@umd.edu 

bisi.umd.edu 



Lois Reid, Administrative Assistant 

2231 Biology-Psychology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-6905 

biologicalsciences@umd.edu 

bisi.umd.edu 



Courses: BEES CBMG BIOL MOCB BIOM BSCI ENTM 



Biology (BIOL) 



The University of Maryland recently reorganized its graduate programs in 
the biological sciences, and BIOL is no longer accepting applicants. 
Please see the new Biological Sciences (BISI) program link at 
(http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/catalog/programs/bisi.htm) or 
bisi.umd.edu 

Abstract 

The Graduate Program of the Department of Biology is designed to 
provide students with individualized training in their area of research 
interest (within the broad range of expertise of its research faculty). We 
recognize that the student's faculty mentor is primarily responsible for 
supporting, training, and guiding the student in performing cutting-edge 
research. Thus we have outstanding faculty in performing internationally- 
recognized research in the areas of behavior, membrane biophysics, cell 
biology, ecology, estuarine and marine biology, ethology, evolutionary 
biology, evolutionary developmental biology, neurobiology, physiology, 
population ecology, and population genetics. There are no "one size fits 
all" courses. The supporting coursework plan is designed specifically for 
each student. The primary aim of the Program is to provide students with 
the best preparation for their future career as independent investigators 
(Ph.D. degree) or a variety of other positions (Master's degree). 

Admissions Information 

The Biology (BIOL) Graduate Program is no longer accepting applictions. 
Application Deadlines 



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Fall: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

[not applicable] 
Degree Requirements 

Master of Science Non-Thesis (MSNT) 

Students may not apply for direct admission to the non-thesis program. 
This program is designed to allow students in the thesis Master's or 
Doctoral program to leave with a degree that reflects their level of 
achievement. After at least a year in a Master's or Doctoral program, a 
student may transfer to the non-thesis Master's degree program. The 
requirements for earning a non-thesis Master's are described in the 
Graduate Handbook of the Biology Department. 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The master's program enables a student to engage in advanced study 
and to undertake a research project. As in the Ph.D. program, a 
committee helps the student to select coursework that fits best with the 
student's long-term goals. This program serves many functions: students 
unsure of their long-term research goals, students interesting in working 
as technicians in industry or government labs, students interested in a 
teaching career, etc. The student is required to complete at least 24 hours 
of advanced coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis research. The 
master's degree requires less than three years to complete. The master's 
thesis generally consists of one solid publishable paper. Students must 
successfully defend their thesis to earn their degree. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program in Biology is a research program providing maximum 
opportunity for the student to develop his or her capacity for scholarship 
and independent work. The focus is on research and any coursework is 
specifically designed to complement the student's research. An advisory 
committee help to guide each student in selecting coursework and other 
learning experiences. A formal preliminary examination is given to all 
doctoral students within the first two and a half years of enrollment to 
ensure that the student is progressing appropriately in knowledge and in 
research direction. Students are encouraged to present their research at 
national and international meeting and funding is available to help defray 
travel expenses. Seminar series featuring prominent scientists from 
across the country also help students to develop contacts nationwide. On 
the day that students defend their doctoral dissertation, they also present 
their work to the Department. This is a celebration of their achievements. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



and electronic shops in the Physics Dept. 

For research at the organismal level: Access to unparalleled collections of 
living and preserved organisms, and access to temperate and tropical field 
sites involving diverse habitats and a wide range of organisms are 
available to Biology students to conduct their research. Specialized 
equipment on campus available for student use include a laboratory for 
evolutionary molecular sequence analysis, scanning, transmission and 
confocal microscopes, gas source stable isotope mass 
spectrophotometer, bioacoustic lab, flume lab, GIS lab, and high-speed 
network access to a wide range of desktop and super-computing facilities. 
Greenhouses for research are available. 

Library Facilities: The library facilities on campus are outstanding. 
However, they are not used as much by researchers as they used to be 
because the library makes most of the journals available Con linen. If a 
journal is not available on campus because of low demand, the library will 
obtain pdfs of articles and send these directly to ones's computer. In 
addition there are other libraries with specialized collections within a few 
miles. The most important are the National Agricultural Library, the Library 
of Congress, the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian 
Institution Library. Thus our area contains perhaps the most 
comprehensive collections of books and journals in the world. Computer 
Facilities: The entire campus is wired for high-speed computing using fiber 
optic cabling. In addition many buildings, including all Biology labs and 
offices, have wireless access. There is also access to supercomputing 
facilities. 



Students can also acquire training and conduct research at several sites 
off campus, including the following: 

1 . The National Institutes of Health is divided into 27 institutes 
and centers that oversee a vast amount of intramural 
research. Collaboration with intramural researchers is 
common and some NIH investigators have adjunct 
appointments in the Department. 

2. The National Zoological Park has laboratories at the National 
Zoo for the study of animals. It also has a field station, the 
Conservation and Research Center, for the study of 
endangered species. 

3. The Laboratory of Molecular Systematics is a research unit of 
the National Museum of Natural History specializing in 
genetic data analysis. 

4. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center near the 
Chesapeake Bay is focused on population studies. 

5. The Center for Advanced Research and Biotechnology 
(CARB) in Rockville, MD, is focused in the area of protein 
structure. 

6. The Center for Biosystems Research (CBR) is located on 
campus and is focused on bioinformatics. 

7. The National Cancer Institute, in Frederick, MD.. 

8. The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD, 
and the adjacent Patuxent Wildlife Refuge and Research 
Center provide access to animal habitats and administer 
thousands of acres of cultivated lands for research purposes. 



For cellular/molecular research: In addition to the specialized equipments 
in the laboratories of the faculty, the Departments maintains shared 
instrumentation including autoclaves, scintillation counters, superspeed 
and ultraspeed centrifuges, spectrophotometer and spectrofluorometer, 
atomic absorption, large temperature-controlled shakers, constant- 
temperature rooms and sound-proof rooms. There are sophisticated 
electron microscope facilities including both scanning and transmission 
EM, as well as tissue preparation facilities such as microtomes and 
freeze/drying shadowing. There is also a confocal microscope and 
digitizing facilities. There is an animal care facility housing a variety of 
animals. Other facilites available to Biology students are NMR, mass 
spectroscopy, DNA sequencing, cell sorting, and X-ray diffraction. There 
is also access to the manufacture of specialized equipment by mechanical 



Financial Assistance 

Students are supported through fellowships, research assistantships, or 
teaching assistantships. Each form provides a salary, tuition remission, 
and heath benefits. This support is meant to help the student shed the 
cares of life and focus of their research. Fellowships are offered by the 
Program on a competitive basis. Students are also urged to work with 
their prospective research advisor to apply for fellowships from granting 
agencies such as NIH, NSF, and DOD. Research assistantships are 
provided by the prospective advisor from his/her research funds. Teaching 
assistantships are provided by the Program and require the students to 
assist a faculty member in teaching a course. These involve supervising 



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lab sections and grading. A side benefit of this work is valuable teaching 
experience. Historically all graduate students have been supported 
throughout their graduate career. 

Contact Information 

Students are urged to communicate directly with the faculty in the area of 
their interest, but additional general information and a statement of 
particular Departmental requirements may be obtained by contacting: 

Marco Colombini, Director of Graduate Studies; Lois Reid, Academic 

Program Manager 

2231 Biology-Psychology Building, 

University of Maryland, College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-6905 

Fax:(301)314-9358 

biol-grad(5)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.life.umd.edu/biology 
Courses: BIOL 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Anthropology 

Animal Sciences 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Biochemistry 

Chesapeake Biological Laborabory, UM 

Entomology 

Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences 

Molecular and Cell Biology 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Psychology 

Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology 

Tropical Studies, Inc., Organization for 

Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 

Biophysics (BIPH) 

Abstract 



The Biophysics Program is in the Institute for Physical Science and 
Technology. It has faculty from Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Materials 
Science Departments and is affiliated with the Colleges of Chemical and 
Life Sciences, Computer, Mathematical and Physical Science, and 
Engineering. Doctoral degrees are offered. The post genomic era 
demands that expertise from a number of disciplines be used to solve 
some of the outstanding problems in biology, biomedicine, and 
bioengineering. For this reason we have assembled an outstanding group 
of faculty from biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics for our 
Biophysics Program which started officially in July 2008. The unique 
feature of the Maryland Biophysics Program is to train graduate students 
to use theoretical and computational methods to interpret and design 
cutting edge experiments on biological systems. Because our program is 
small we tailor the curriculum to suit the needs of the individual. The 
program offers Ph.D. and degrees in Biophysics. It is intended for 
students with undergraduate degrees in chemistry, physics or biology as 
well as students with majors in mathematics or engineering. The online 
application is located atapra@umd.edu. RESEARCH AREAS Membranes 
and channels Theory of biological nanomachines (motors, polymerases, 
F1-ATPase), motility, and the cytoskelteton Cell Mechanics and Motility 
Theoretical studies of Protein and RNA folding, molecular machines, 



protein aggregation Single molecule biophysics Fundamental aspects of 
the theory of hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions Scattering 
Techniques in RNA and Polymers Protein Structure, Dynamics and 
Function Biophysics of biological regulation Mechanisms of allostery and 
protein assembly The Unique Method of the Biophysics Program involves, 
from the first semester, both doctoral and Masters students having a 
three-member faculty committee. The students meet with their committee 
once a semester and file a report. Once a year the students make a 
presentation to the DirectorDs research group. Students may be guided by 
an outside mentor such as one from NIH. In this case they meet once a 
semester with their outside mentor and the Director or with a three- 
member committee which includes both their on and off campus mentors 
as well as an additional on campus faculty member. If the students do not 
satisfy the requirements of the three member committee they will be giving 
a written warning notification. If the result of the notification is not an 
improvement by the end of that semester, termination from the program 
may result. Core Courses include: BCHM461, Protein Folding/Dynamics 
BIOL622, Membranes and Ion Challes BIO708, Cell Biology for Physicist 
BSCI426 and BIOL 622 Membrane Transport Phenomena CHDM669D, 
Protein Structure, Folding and Dynamicsd CHEM684, Thermodynamics 
CHEM687, Statistical Mechanics CHEM689, Introduction to Biological 
Physics PHYS789N Basic Biophysics for Motion in Cells PHYS601 , 
Theoretical Dynamics PHYS603, Methods of Statistical Physics PHYS606 
Electrodynamics PHYS622, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I 
PHYS623, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II Biophysics Graduate 
Laboratory Sections have been incorporated in a Physics Course. Other 
courses in Bioengineering and Materials Science are also available. 
Graduate students in Biophysics are expected to develop a mastery of 
core chemistry, biology and physics academic subjects and become 
experts in their Ph.D. research area. Full-time doctoral students will 
normally " Become engaged in research no later than their third semester 
of study " Identify a thesis adviser by the end of the second year. " Identify 
a thesis topic no later than the third year. " Secure admission to candidacy 
within three years. " Submit at least one paper for publication prior to 
graduation. " Complete all requirements and graduate within five years. 

Admissions Information 



General GREs and a Subject GRE (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or 
Physics) are required. Where necessary TOEFL scores are required. A 
personal statement which covers research and experience is an integral 
part of the admissions process. Three or more letters/e-mails of 
recommendation are required. The admissions process is through the link: 
apra.umd.edu. Students dedicated to a career in biophysics, either 
experimental or theoretical are sought. In particular, students with prior 
research experience are desired. 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



The deadline for Fall admission is January 15. . 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

General GRE One Subject GRE (Physics, Biology, Chemistry or 
Biochemistry) 3 Letters of Recommendation TOEFL where applicable 
Personal Statement of Research, Experiences and Goals 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Must meet with a three-person mentoring committee starting with first 
semester. A written report must be filed each semester. Once a year a 
presentation must be made to the Program Director's research group. The 
program is individualized so that the courses are tailored to what the 



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individual already has taken and what they need to make their goals. A 
dissertation must be written and defended before a committee. 



reflection of the quality of the faculty, students, curriculum, and career 
management. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

Two experimental faculty run two laboratories. Multiple experiments are 
conducted at the same time with graduate students working on the 
experiments. A Biophysics Seminar is run on the average of once a week, 
generally given by visiting scholars. For those students electing to take the 
Seminar for credit, one credit is offered, and these students must sign in 
each week. Faculty form three-person committees to mentor students, as 
mentioned above. 

Financial Assistance 



The Smith School of Business faculty has been recruited from the 
graduate programs of leading universities nationwide. They are dedicated 
scholars, teachers, and researchers with a strong commitment to 
academic excellence and the education of the professional manager and 
researcher. The Smith School of Business is dedicated to preparing 
graduates to lead organizations in an economy driven by technology, 
globalization, and rapid change. The Smith School curriculum integrates 
an in-depth education in core business functions - accounting, 
entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, logistics, management, 
and marketing - with cross-functional e-business areas - electronic 
commerce, financial engineering, telecommunications, services 
marketing, and supply chain management. 



TAships, RAships, Fellowships, arrangements for support from the 
National Institutes of Health. 



Contact Information 

www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu 

Caricia J. Fisher, Program Coordinator 

Biophysics Program Institute for Physical Science and Technology 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301)405-9307 

Fax:(301)314-9404 

cjfisher@umd.edu 

marylandbiophysics.umd.edu 

Professor D. Thirumalai, Director, Biophysics Program 

Biophysics Program Institute for Physical Science and Technology 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301)405-4803 

Fax:(301)314-9404 

thirum@umd.edu 

marylandbiophysics.umd.edu 

Courses: CHEM BCHM BIOL BSCI BIOE PHYS ENMA 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Chemical Physics 

Chemistry 

Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering 

Physics 

Business and Management (BMGT) 

Abstract 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers graduate programs leading 
to the degrees of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Doctor 
of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The school's M.B.A. program is accredited 
nationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 
(AACSB International). Only about 30 percent of the more than 1,000 
graduate programs in the country are accredited by the AACSB, a 



Admissions Information 



Admission criteria for the Ph.D. program are based on: (1) quality of 
undergraduate and graduate coursework; (2) score on the Graduate 
Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE); (3) letters of recommendation; (4) other relevant information and 
professional experience; and (5) a written essay of objectives/statement of 
goals. Prospective applicants may call (301) 405-2214 for information 
regarding the Ph.D. program. Admission criteria for the MBA program are 
based on: quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework; score on 
the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); 2 letters of 
recommendation; professional experience; and written essays of 
objectives. Prospective applicants may contact the program at (301) 405- 
2559 for information regarding the MBA program. Admission criteria for 
the EMBA program are based on: quality of undergraduate and graduate 
coursework; ; 2 letters of recommendation; professional experience; and 
written essays of objectives. Prospective applicants may contact the 
program at (301) 405-2559 for information regarding the EMBA program. 
Admission criteria for the MS program focusing in accounting are based 
on: quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework; 2 letters of 
recommendation; professional experience; and written essay of 
objectives. Prospective applicants may contact the program at (301) 405- 
2559 for information regarding the MS program. Admission criteria for the 
MS program focusing in finance are based on: quality of undergraduate 
and graduate coursework; GMAT or GRE score, 2 letters of 
recommendation; professional experience; and written essay of 
objectives. Prospective applicants may contact the program at (301) 405- 
2559 for information regarding the MS program. 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



Applications for the full-time MBA program should be received by May 1 

(January 15 preferred) . 

Applications for Ph.D. program must be received by December 15 

(December 15 preferred) . 

Applications for the part-time MBA program should be received by June 1 

(April 15 preferred) . 

Applications for the MS program should be received by July 1 (May 1 

preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications for the EMBA program should be received by November 30 

(July 15 preferred) . 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

PhD Program: 



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] GMAT or GRE 

] 3 letters of recommendation 

3 Official Undergraduate/Graduate transcripts 

] Written essay of Objectives/Statement of Goals 

Resume 

MBA Program 

D GMAT 

1 2 letters of recommendation for all applicants 
] Essays 

] Undergraduate/Graduate transcripts 
] Resume 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Business Administration/Master of Social Work 
(M.B.A./M.S.W.) 

This program provides a unique combination of skills for those who wish 
to become managers of social service agencies. Elective courses can be 
taken at either the School of Social Work, University of Maryland, 
Baltimore, or at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This program 
requires 88 total credit hours for graduation and can be completed in three 
years. 

3 For more information: School of Social Work, University of Maryland, 
Baltimore, 410.706.7922 or http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu 

MBA/JD Joint Program Degree (MBA/JD) 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland 
School of Law in Baltimore offer a joint program of studies leading to MBA 
and JD degrees. Under the terms of the joint program, a student may earn 
both degrees in four academic years. The accelerated program is possible 
because some courses can be credited toward both degrees. Candidates 
must apply for admission to the Law School as well as to the MBA 
program at College Park and must be admitted to both programs. 

Eighteen credits of law will be substituted for MBA elective coursework. 
Grade point averages in each program will be computed separately and 
students must maintain minimum standards in each school to continue in 
the program. The Graduate School will not accept transfer credit from 
coursework taken outside the joint program. A student must complete both 
programs satisfactorily in order to receive both degrees. The MBA and the 
JD degrees must be awarded simultaneously. A student whose enrollment 
is terminated in one program may elect to complete work for the degree in 
which he or she remains enrolled, but such completion must be upon the 
same conditions as required of regular (nonjoint program) degree 
candidates. Student programs must be approved by the law school 
adviser for the joint program and the Associate Dean for Masters 
Programs. For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, 
students should see the above and consult the entry in the University of 
Maryland School of Law catalog. 

MBA/MPP Joint Program Degree (MBA/MPP) 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business and the School of Public Policy 
offer a joint program of studies leading to the MBA and MPP degrees. 
Under the terms of the joint program, a student may earn both degrees in 
approximately five semesters. The accelerated program is possible 
because some courses can be credited toward both degrees. Candidates 
must be admitted to both programs. 



Under the joint program, 66 credits are required for graduation, split about 
equally between the programs. Grade point averages in each program will 
be computed separately and students must maintain minimum standards 
in each school to continue in the program. A student must complete both 
programs satisfactorily in order to receive both degrees. A student whose 
enrollment in either program is terminated may elect to complete work for 
the degree in which he or she remains enrolled, but such completion must 
be upon the same conditions as required of regular (nonjoint program) 
degree candidates. Student programs must be approved by the Associate 
Dean of the School of Public Policy and the Associate Dean for Masters 
Programs. For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, 
students should see the general admission requirements for each 
program. 

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers an MBA program designed 
to provide the educational foundation for those students with the potential 
to exhibit the highest degree of excellence in future careers as 
professional managers. Program prerequisites include a bachelor's 
degree and successful completion of a college- level calculus course. The 
MBA program requires 54 credits of coursework, which is normally four 
semesters for a full-time student. There is no thesis requirement. 
Successful students in the program are expected to demonstrate the 
following: (1) a thorough and integrated knowledge of the basic tools, 
concepts, and theories relating to professional management; (2) 
behavioral and analytical skills necessary to deal creatively and effectively 
with organizations and management problems; (3) an understanding of 
the economic, political, technological, and social environments in which 
organizations operate; (4) a sense of professional and personal integrity 
and social responsibility in the conduct of managerial affairs both internal 
and external to the organization. 

Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 will be 
placed on probation and will be given a specified amount of time to raise 
the average to a 3.0. Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal 
from the program. 

Maryland MBA graduates obtain employment in a wide spectrum of 
organizations at highly competitive starting salaries. 

Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance 
(M.B.A/M.S.) 

The Smith School of Business is a global leader in integrating business 
management and technology. Smith MBAs can take advantage of this 
strength in the joint MBA/MS degree program and leverage their 
managerial skills with studies that develop research and technological 
skills in finance. Students may apply for admission to the MBA/MS degree 
program at the beginning of the application process or at the end of their 
first year in the MBA program. All required courses from both programs 
must be completed, including the MS degree's prerequisite courses and a 
group of electives agreed upon by the student and an advisor. 

Master of Science in Business: Accounting (M.S.) 

Participants in the Master of Science in Business: Accounting program 
gain the leading-edge knowledge and skills they need to bring exceptional 
value to their firms in today's high-stakes accounting arena - and earn an 
advanced accounting degree from one of the world's leading business 
schools. The curriculum is relevant, practical and applicable from day one, 
focusing on such key issues as: internal audit application and practice, 
current trends in corporate governance, the role of managerial accounting 
in overall management planning and control structure, fraud prevention, 
deterrence, detection, and control, and IT security, IT controls and IT 
auditing. 



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Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

The EMBA program is designed for mid-career professionals to high-level 
executives who desire a systemic approach to managing and leading 
corporate functions. Admission to the EMBA program is highly competitive 
and is based on significant and relevant professional and managerial work 
experience, prior academic performance, and personal attributes. The 
Smith School seeks to attract an internationally and professionally rich 
student population, diverse across industry and functional expertise. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program is a full-time program designed to produce outstanding 
scholars in management-related disciplines. Thus, a strong research 
philosophy pervades the entire program. The low student-to-faculty ratio 
fosters a high degree of interaction between faculty and students on 
research projects of mutual interest, frequently culminating in journal 
articles. Students whose career aspirations are congruent with the 
program's research orientation can look forward to a learning experience 
that is not only demanding but also stimulating and enriching. Graduates 
of the program have accepted positions at various academic institutions 
including: Boston College, College of William and Mary, Cornell 
University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute 
of Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Indiana 
University, Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), Lehigh University, McGill 
University, National Taiwan University, National University of Singapore, 
Notre Dame, Penn State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 
Southern Methodist University, Syracuse University, Texas A & M 
University, University of Houston, University of California (Davis), 
University of California (Los Angeles), University of Southern California, 
University of Texas, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, 
and Vanderbilt University. 

All Ph.D. students are provisionally admitted and must achieve at least a 
3.25 GPA in each of their first two semesters. Failure to do so results in 
being placed on probation for one semester. The student will then be 
dismissed unless a 3.25 overall GPA is obtained. Ph.D. course 
requirements depend on the amount of relevant prior study. Preparation in 
calculus is required for admission. 

The Ph.D. student may select a single major (18 credits), one minor (12 
credits), and a set of research tools courses (12 credits). Every Ph.D. 
student must register for a minimum of 12 dissertation research credits 
during the program. Major areas of research may be chosen from among 
such fields as accounting and information assurance, finance, human 
resource management, organizational behavior, strategic management, 
information systems, operations management and management science, 
marketing, and logistics and transportation. 

Minors and second majors may include areas inside or outside the Smith 
School of Business. Typical outside minors include computer science, 
economics, engineering, government and politics, mathematics, 
psychology, and sociology. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The Office of Career Management (OCM) provides dedicated, 
professional support to help students launch their careers. The center 
links students directly to recruiters through a variety of services, including 
on- and off-campus recruitment and the online resume database, which 
matches a Smith MBA to the right industry position. The OCM also 
participates in regional and national career forums and job fairs, such as 
the National MBA Consortium, the National Black MBA Conference, the 
National Hispanic MBA Conference, the International MBA Conference, 
the Graduate Women in Business Conference, the Career Services 
Council, and the Chazen Conference. 



The Smith School is located in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C./Northern 
Virginia corridor, the third largest IT sector in the nation. This region offers 
one of the highest concentrations of culture, diversity, and career 
opportunities in the country. 

Financial Assistance 



Financial aid is available to qualified students in the form of fellowships, 
graduate assistantships, and scholarships. 

Contact Information 

The Smith School of Business has available brochures that give specific 
degree requirements for the MBA, EMBA, and MS Programs. The Ph.D. 
Program information is available online at 

http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/doctoral. Initial inquiries should be directed 
to: 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business Ph.D. Program Office 

3330 Van Munching Hall, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-2214 

Fax:301-314-9611 

businessphd@rhsmith.umd.edu 

http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/doctoral 

MBA/MS Admissions 

2417 Van Munching Hall, College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-2559 

Fax:301-314-9862 

mba_info@rhsmith.umd.edu 

http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu 

Courses: BMGT BUFN BUAC BUDT BULM BUMK BUMO BUSI 



Students are required to take a written comprehensive examination in 
their major area. Additional exam(s) may be required. Upon successful 
completion of all departmental requirements, including (though not limited 
to) coursework and comprehensive exam(s), the student is advanced to 
candidacy. 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Real Estate Development 



Each Ph.D. candidate prepares a formal dissertation proposal and 
presents it at an open meeting of faculty and students. The proposal 
should clearly indicate how the dissertation will make a contribution to the 
literature of the field. Ultimately, each Ph.D. candidate is required to 
prepare and formally defend the completed dissertation at an open 
meeting of faculty and students before officially graduating from the Ph.D. 
Program. 



Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics 
(CBMG) 



Note: Some courses in this program may require the use of animals. 
Please see the Statement on Animal Care and Use and the Policy 



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Statement for Students and the Policy Statement for Students under 
Degree Requirements. 



employed as research technicians in the biotech and biomedical industries 
or in government laboratories. 



Abstract 



Admissions Information 



Maryland recently reorganized its graduate programs in biology, and 
CBMG is no longer accepting applicants. Please see the new Biological 
Sciences Program (BISI) . Most CBMG faculty are members of the 
Molecular and Cellular Biology (MOCB) or Computation Biology, 
Bioinformatics, and Genomics (CBBG) Concentration Areas. 

The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics administers the 
graduate program in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics (CBMG). 
Approximately 25 regular and 1 5 adjunct and affiliate faculty and 80 
graduate students in the CBMG program share the common perspective 
that many biological questions are appropriately addressed at the levels of 
the molecule, gene, and cell. Thus, we anticipate that this research will 
help not only to elucidate the molecular, genetic, and cellular mechanisms 
of biological phenomena but also to provide crucial insights into the 
control mechanisms operating in physiological, developmental, and 
evolutionary processes. 



Maryland recently reorganized its graduate programs in biology, and 
CBMG is no longer accepting applicants. Please see the new Biological 
Sciences Program (BISI) for information on how to apply to the BISI 
program. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

For application information see the Biological Sciences Program (BISI) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



Although the research interests of the CBMG faculty span the molecular 
and cellular biosciences of viral, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic organisms, 
the CBMG graduate program is focused on 5 specializations: 1) Genetics 
and Genomics; 2) Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Immunology; 
3) Cell and Developmental Biology; 4) Virology; and 5) Plant Biology. 
Students interested in joining the department are encouraged to contact 
the CBMG Graduate Office for application materials. The Cell and 
Developmental Biology specialization emphasizes state-of-the-art 
research in cytoskeletal activity, membrane biology, secretion, cell 
division, and other fundamental cellular processes. The Genetics and 
Genomics specialization provides advanced training in new genetic, 
molecular, and bioinformatic techniques for investigating important 
problems in macromolecular processing, signal transduction, 
developmental biology, host-pathogen interactions, molecular evolution, 
and plant biology. The Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, and 
Immunology specialization provides a wide range of research 
opportunities for studying the actions of microbial pathogens, including 
viruses, bacteria, and fungi, and the responses of various eukaryotic 
hosts. The Virology specialization concentrates on the molecular basis of 
virus structure, replication mechanisms, and pathogenesis. The Plant 
Biology specialization offers broad training in genetic, molecular, and 
cellular approaches for studying important questions in the signal 
transduction, cell biology, physiology, development, evolution, and 
pathogen interactions of plants. 

The CBMG faculty have also developed numerous collaborations with 
such world-famous federal laboratories as the National Institutes of 
Health, USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Smithsonian 
Institution Natural History Museum, and Food and Drug Administration 
Laboratories, as well as local private institutes such as The Institute for 
Genomic Research. Moreover, a significant number of prominent 
scientists from those laboratories have joined or are being recruited to join 
the CBMG program. Therefore, graduate students have an incomparable 
wealth of potential research opportunities that extends from the College 
Park campus throughout the Washington, DC area. 

The graduate programs in the department offer advanced education 
resulting in the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees. The Ph.D. degree, which 
involves independent and creative scholarly research resulting in an 
original dissertation, is typically completed within 4 to 6 years. Our Ph. D. 
graduates have readily obtained rewarding and challenging positions as 
research scientists, college professors, government administrators, or 
other careers requiring advanced skills at the Ph. D. level. The M. S. 
degree, which involves advanced technical training resulting in an original 
thesis, is often completed in 3 years. Our M. S. students are typically 



For information on application requirements please see the new Biological 
Sciences Program (BISI) . 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

Descriptions below refer to the graduate program in CBMG. All new 
incoming students will be part of the BISI graduate program for which 
course and degree requirements are currently being formulated. 

All M. S. students must take 6 credits of 799 Masters Thesis Research, in 
addition to the general credit requirement described above. Course credit 
requirements for Masters students are set by the Graduate School and 
include at least 24 credits of gradaute course work (400-600 level) with a 
minimum of 12 credits at 600-level or above in addition to the 6 credits of 
799 as noted above. The research for the M. S. degree must establish the 
student's ability to carry out research experiments addressing an 
important question in biology. By the end of the second year, it is 
expected that the M. S. student will write a brief research proposal 
summarizing the relevant literature, objectives, experimental methods, 
and significance of a research project that the student and the advisor 
believe is appropriate for a M. S. thesis. Once the committee approves a 
thesis proposal, it is expected that the M. S. student will then complete 
this research in time to defend the resulting M. S. thesis by the end of the 
third year. The student can request a routine extension for a fourth year 
from the Graduate Program Committee, but an extension for a fifth year 
will be granted only for very unusual circumstances. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Descriptions below refer to the graduate program in CBMG. All new 
incoming students will be part of the BISI graduate program for which 
course and degree requirements are currently being formulated. 

All Ph. D. students must take 12 credits of 899 Doctoral Dissertation 
Research, in addition to the general credit requirement described above. 
The Ph. D. student has two important meetings with the his/her research 
committee in the third year. For the Ph. D. proposal meeting, the student 
submits a research proposal summarizing the relevant literature, 
objectives, experimental methods, and significance of a research project 
that the student and the advisor believe is appropriate for a Ph. D. 
dissertation. This meeting, which is held by the end of the student's fifth 
semester, is chaired by the student's advisor and is attended by all 
members of the research committee. 



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The Admission to Candidacy Examination is held by the end of the 
student's sixth semester. As its starting point, this meeting uses the 
revised dissertation proposal submitted to the committee a minimum of 
two weeks before the meeting. In particular, the student is expected: 1) to 
exhibit a sophisticated understanding of the advanced knowledge 
necessary to conceptualize and to perform the critical experiments in the 
research proposal; 2) to defend the project outlined in the research 
proposal as having the potential to become appropriate and worthy of a 
high-quality Ph. D. dissertation; and 3) to demonstrate considerable ability 
for independent and creative thinking as it relates to the identification of 
important questions, the design of experimental hypotheses, and the 
testing of those hypotheses in other relevant research areas not 
addressed in the proposal. The student is expected to pass the Admission 
to Candidacy Examination before the end of the third year in order to 
maintain reasonable progress toward the Ph. D. degree. 

It is expected that the student should be able to complete the research 
necessary for writing the Ph. D. dissertation within two to three years 
following the candidacy examination. The student is required to meet with 
the Research Committee on a annual basis. The research for the Ph. D. 
degree must establish the student's ability to perform independent and 
creative scholarly research that makes a substantial contribution to our 
knowledge about an important question in biology. The ability to do high- 
quality research is demonstrated by the submission and the defense of a 
Ph. D. dissertation. 



college. We have created several state-of the-art shared instrumentation 
laboratories that enable our graduate students to have access to 
sophisticated instruments whose purchase and maintenance costs far 
exceed the budgets of individual investigators. Two such shared 
instrument laboratories center around biological imaging, for both electron 
and light microscopy, including brand-new a field-emission scanner, a new 
confocal microscope and an image reconstruction/deconvolution 
microscope. A newly established shared laboratory augments existing 
sequencing facilities on campus and serves the molecular biologists for 
the large-scale processing and sequencing of nucleic acids, with multiple 
robotic sequenators and real time PCR. Other core facilities in the 
department and elsewhere on campus provide instrumentation for 
fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), NMR, mass spectrometry, and 
microarray technology. Equipment and analytical instruments are 
available in both faculty and core laboratories for the maintenance of 
animal and plant tissue cultures, for the production of monoclonal 
antibodies, for the synthesis and micro-analysis of proteins, for large-scale 
fermentation and cultivation of microorganisms, and for computer assisted 
molecular modeling. Support staffing in shared instrumentation facilities is 
provided by the college, and maintenance costs have been subsidized by 
the college, thereby providing even occasional users with appropriate 
training and access, and simultaneously keeping instrument use costs 
low. This strategy provides exceptional opportunities for research and 
training, and enables graduate students to perform experiments with 
instrumentation that is at the leading edge of biological technology. 



General Requirements 

Descriptions below refer to the graduate program in CBMG. All new 
incoming students will be part of the BISI graduate program for which 
course and degree requirements are currently being formulated. 

The Graduate Director, with the assistance of the Graduate Program 
Committee, serves as the initial adviser for all entering CBMG students for 
their first year. For most students, the core requirements plus several 
advanced courses serve as the primary academic load during the first 
year of study. The core courses are: CBMG 688D and 688E, Cell Biology I 
and II, respectively (2 credits each), CBMG 688F and 688I, Genetics I and 
II, respectively (2 credits each), CBMG 688A/B, Research Experiences (5 
credits), and CBMG 701 Teaching Microbiology (1 credit). The Cell 
Biology and Genetics courses are given in 7 week (half semester) 
modules so each set is completed in one semester. In addition to these 
core courses, each student is required to complete 3 additional two credit 
7 week elective courses within the first two years. Currently these include 
courses in immunology, microbial pathogenesis, virology, plant 
developmental biology and physiology, general developmental biology, 
and bioinformatics. Students must attain a grade of "B" or better in the 
lecture courses, and a grade of "S" in MICB 688A/B and MICB 701. These 
grades are mandatory for continued enrollment in the graduate program. 
Additional courses offered by other departments may also be 
recommended by the students advisory committee. By the end of the 
second semester, the student must choose a research adviser from the 
CBMG faculty or affiliate and adjunct faculty. 

Before the end of the fourth semester, the adviser and the student should 
select the other faculty members who will serve as the student's Research 
Committee. The student's research adviser serves as the chairman of this 
committee, and it becomes the responsibility of the committee to guide the 
student through the remainder of the graduate program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Most CBMG faculty are housed in two adjacent building, the Microbiology 
building and the new state-of-the-art Biosciences Research Building. 

During the last several years, the CBMG faculty have spearheaded the 
upgrading of the research facilities throughout the department and 



Financial Assistance 

The CBMG program has been extraordinarily successful in its ability to 
provide continuous full financial support for our graduate students in the 
form of fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships, 
which offer 12-month salaries in Fall 2009 ranging from $22,779 to 
$24,21 2 plus 1 credits of tuition remission each semester and standard 
University health benefits for the entire year. All applicants for admission 
are automatically considered for financial support. The sources of 
graduate student support include: university funds, the National Science 
Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug 
Administration, and other federal granting agencies, as well as private 
foundations. Over 25% of the entering students receive substantial 
fellowship support each year. The default funding for the other entering 
students is teaching assistantships, which require a maximum of 15 to 20 
hours of teaching-related duties per week. More senior students are 
almost always supported as research assistants on the research grants of 
their major advisers. Continuous support is contingent on the student 
being able to make satisfactory progress toward his/her degree objective. 

Contact Information 

For further information including faculty research interests, see our WWW 
site at: http://www.life.umd.edu/CBMG/ 

Mrs. Sarah Biancardi, Graduate Secretary, CBMG Graduate Program 

1 125 Microbiology Building, University of Maryland, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301)405-6991 

Fax:(301)314-9921 

cbmqqrad(S!deans.umd.edu 

http://www.life.umd.edu/CBMG/ 
Courses: CBMG PBIO MICB MOCB 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Molecular and Cell Biology 

Center for Agricultural Biotechnology 



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Biochemistry 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Biology 

Animal Sciences 



Chemical Physics (CHPH) 



Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. GRE Subject (in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics) 

3. Three Letters of Recommendation 

4. Test of Spoken English (TSE), required for international 
applicants 



Abstract 



Degree Requirements 



The Chemical Physics Program is a program of study and research 
leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees for 
students who wish to enter professional careers requiring an in-depth 
knowledge of both physics and chemistry. Students can choose research 
topics in biophysics, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, electrical 
engineering, materials and nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering 
or meteorology. 

The Chemical Physics Program is designed for students with 
undergraduate degrees in physics, chemistry, or engineering who are 
sufficiently well prepared in mathematics and the physical sciences to 
undertake graduate training in physics and physical chemistry. Formal 
course offerings in quantum mechanics.quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, 
thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, statistical mechanics and 
biophysics prepare a student to explore the broad range of research 
topics at the University of Maryland. Research areas of the Chemical 
Physics faculty include: the study of single molecules as well as gases, 
surfaces, solids and polymers by means of laser-light and electron 
scattering, and nanomicroscopies; the study of dynamic phenomena from 
atom-molecule collisions to protein-folding and hydrodynamics; 
thermodynamics from phase transitions and critical phenomena to 
combustion; the statistical mechanical theory of phase transitions, fluid 
dynamics and non-equilibrium phenomena; the quantum mechanical 
theory of molecules and molecular dynamics; atmospheric physics and 
chemistry; and biophysics. 



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program requires: (1) a written qualifying examination, normally 
taken at the beginning of the second year; (2) attendance at 80% of the 
weekly seminars in statistical physics and chemical physics/physical 
chemistry; (3) an advanced laboratory course; (4) an advanced course 
outside of the student's main field of study; (5) a scholarly report in the 
area of intended thesis research; (6) a formal scientific presentation; (7) a 
formal research presentation with faculty attending (8) 12 credits of 
CHPH899 (Ph.D dissertation research) (9) a dissertation. Students must 
also satisfy all general requirements of the Graduate School. 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

Admission to the program is generally limited to Ph.D. students. Students 
can earn a thesis or a non-thesis M.S. degree while working towards the 
Ph.D. degree. In order to earn a non-thesis M.S. degree in Chemical 
Physics, a student must complete 30 credit hours of course work, 
including CHEM 684 or ENCH 61 0, CHEM 687 or PHYS 603, CHEM 691 , 
PHYS 622, PHYS 623, and an advanced laboratory course. A one-credit 
seminar in statistical physics and a one-credit seminar in chemical physics 
are also required along with a scholarly paper. The Ph.D. qualifying 
examination must be passed at the M.S. degree level. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



The Chemical Physics Program is sponsored by the Institute for Physical 
Science and Technology and seven academic departments: Chemistry 
and Biochemistry, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 
Chemical Engineering, Materials and Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical 
Engineering, and Meteorology. The Chemical Physics Committee 
oversees the program and is made up of representatives from the 
sponsoring units with the Program Director as chair. The Chemical 
Physics Program Office administers the program and is affiliated with the 
Institute for Physical Science and Technology. A booklet describing 
Chemical Physics at Maryland, College Park, can be obtained from the 
Chemical Physics office upon request. 

Admissions Information 

The program is for students with undergraduate degrees in chemistry, 
physics or engineering. For those students with degrees in other 
disciplines, knowledge of calculus, differential equations, and vector 
algebra, as well as introductory mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and 
quantum mechanics is ordinarily expected. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by May 15 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 15 (October 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



Incoming students are provided with private desk space and up to date 
computer facilities. There is a wide array of advanced equipment 
associated with the various research groups in the Program including 
scanning probe microscopes, high resolution spectrographs, ultra-short 
high-power lasers, multi-coincidence electron scattering spectrometers, 
and a fully equipped light-scattering laboratory. 

Financial Assistance 

Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students. 
There are also University and Chemical Physics Fellowships and 
fellowships in Biophysics (in cooperation with the National Institutes of 
Health) and Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science (in cooperation with 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology). 

Contact Information 



Requests for further information concerning the Chemical Physics 
Program can be obtained by writing to: 

Professor Michael A. Coplan, Director 

4247 Computer & Space Sciences Building 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4780 

Fax:(301)314-9363 

coplan@umd.edu 



http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu/ 



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Courses: CHPH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biophysics 

Chemistry (CHEM) 

Abstract 



The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers graduate study 
leading to the Master of Science or the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with 
specialization in the fields of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, bioorganic 
chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, chemical physics (in cooperation with 
the Institute of Physical Sciences & Technology and the Department of 
Physics), environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, nuclear 
chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. The graduate 
program in biochemistry is described separately in this catalog. 

Admissions Information 

Admission to graduate study at the University of Maryland requires a 
minimum of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or 
equivalent degree. While the area in which the degree has been earned 
need not be chemistry or biochemistry, previous coursework must 
normally include a minimum of 30 semester or 40 quarter hours of 
chemistry, with at least 1 year of physical chemistry, 1 year of organic 
chemistry and 1 semester of inorganic chemistry, as well as laboratory 
courses in organic chemistry and physical chemistry. A laboratory course 
in analytical chemistry is also preferred. Typical overall grade point 
averages for successful applicants are 3.0 or greater (on a scale where 
the average grade is 2.0), and averages in science and math courses are 
generally higher than this. Three letters of reference indicating a potential 
for independent, creative scientific research are also required. 

The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of 
all applicants. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also 
present the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
and the Test of Spoken English (TSE). 

The above requirements represent minimum requirements and the 
competition for available space may limit admissions to persons with 
credentials above these minimum requirements. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 (January 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General required 

2. GRE Subject recommended 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation (sent electronically) 

4. TOEFL scores for international students 

5. Transcripts (Originals must be sent to Enrollment Services 
Operations, Room 0130 Mitchell Building, University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 



6. "Statement of Goals & Research Interests" and "Statement of 
Experiences". (These can be submitted separately or as a 
single document.) 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Twenty-one course credit hours, with twelve credits of research, two 
seminar presentations, an oral exam for advancement to candidacy, and a 
dissertation defense are required for the doctoral degree. 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The M.S. degree program offers both the thesis and non-thesis options. 
Twenty-four course credits and six research credits are required for either 
option. The thesis option requires one seminar presentation and an oral 
defense of the thesis. Copies of specific regulations are available from the 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry or on the internet at: 
www.chem.umd.edu. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department has many state-of-the-art research facilities to support 
research in the fields listed above. Facilities include "clean" rooms for 
environmental sample analysis, X-ray crystallographic instrumentation, 
five mass spectrometers, five NMR spectrometers including 400 (3), 500 
(1), 600 (1) MHz Fourier-transform NMR spectrometers; an XPS 
spectrometer, Atomic Force Microscopes, ultracentrifuges, analytical 
optical spectrometers, and a state-of-the-art computer graphics facility. 

Departmental research is supported by a departmental server and many 
individual faculty work stations. The Department has an electronics shop, 
a student-faculty machine shop and access to other campus machine 
shops. The Chemistry Library has an extensive collection in chemistry, 
biochemistry and other fields. A computer terminal is located in the 
Chemistry Library for literature searching. A Macintosh workstation facility 
(25 units) is available in the Department for student/faculty use. 

Financial Assistance 

Ph.D. candidates are normally supported on graduate teaching 
assistantships during their first year in graduate school. Teaching 
assistants usually instruct undergraduate laboratory and recitation classes 
and receive in return a tuition waiver of ten credits each semester, a 
salary and health care benefits. In subsequent years, Ph.D. candidates 
are typically supported on graduate research assistantships. Financial 
assistance is not generally available to M.S. candidates. 

Contact Information 



Information on requirements and research interests of the faculty may be 
obtained atwww.chem.umd.edu or from: 



Graduate Programs Coordinator 

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 

University of Maryland College Park, MD 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-7022 

Fax:(301)314-9121 

chemgrad(5)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.chem.umd.edu/ 



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Courses: CHEM CHEM 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biophysics 

Classics (CLAS) 

Abstract 



Three credits in the major language, e.g. Latin, may be taken at the 400 or 
600 level. Fifteen additional hours in the major language must be at the 
600 level or higher. Six credits in the minor language, e.g. Greek, may be 
at the 400 or 600 level. Six additional hours in the minor language must at 
the 600 level or higher. Three credits must be from a course in a related 
field such as classical civilization, Latin pedagogy, art and archaeology, 
history, linguistics, philosophy, or any other approved allied course. This 
course must be taken at the 400 level or higher. The final six credits may 
be taken as thesis credits or as two additional 600 level courses in the 
major language. Students choosing Latin as their major language must 
take LATN 4/672 (Historical Development of the Latin Language) and any 
two of the following: LATN 4/620, 4/622, 4/623, 4/624, 4/630. 



The Department of Classics offers a graduate program of study with 
specializations in Latin or Latin and Greek, leading to the Master of Arts 
degree. The program provides students with advanced study of the Latin 
and/or Greek languages and literatures in the context of a broader and 
deeper knowledge and understanding of Greek and Roman culture and 
civilization. In addition to advanced courses in language, each student will 
be required to take coursework in related disciplines outside of the 
Classics Department. Some individual programs may require more than 
30 hours. Students may choose one of two tracks toward the degree: 
Latin or Latin and Greek. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area boasts of several outstanding 
classical libraries. Located in Washington, D.C., are the Center for 
Hellenic Studies, the Byzantine Library of Dumbarton Oaks, and the 
Library of Congress. Students may also use the Eisenhower Library on 
the campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. 

Financial Assistance 



Admissions Information 

In addition to the general requirements for admission established by the 
Graduate School (see "General Information" section in this catalog), 
applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in translating the ancient 
language(s) at the advanced undergraduate level. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by August 15 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by November 15 (August 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



Teaching assistantships are available for outstanding applicants. 

Contact Information 

For more specific information on the program, please call or write: 

Prof. Judith P. Hallett, Director of Graduate Studies 

2407 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2024 

Fax:301-314-9084 

jeph@umd.edu 

http://www.classics.umd.edu/ 
Courses: CLAS GREK LATN 



1 . No Test 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Writing Sample 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The Latin program requires a minimum of 30 hours of approved 
coursework, which can include six credit hours of thesis research. Six 
credits of Latin may be taken at the 400 or 600 level. An additional twelve 
credits of Latin must be in courses at the 600 level or higher. Six credits 
must be from courses in a related field such as classical civilization, Latin 
pedagogy, art and archaeology, history, linguistics, philosophy, or any 
other approved allied course. These courses must be taken at the 400 
level or higher. The final six credits may be taken as thesis credits or as 
two additional 600 level Latin courses. Students must take LATN 4/672 
(Historical Development of the Latin Language) and any two of the 
following: LATN 4/620, 4/622, 4/623, 4/624, 4/630. 

The Latin and Greek program requires a minimum of 33 hours of 
approved coursework, which can include six credits of thesis research. 



Clinical Audiology (CAUD) 

Abstract 



(Note: Applicants for the M.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology, 
please see SPLA; Applications for the Hearing and Speech Sciences 
Ph.D., please see HESP). Advanced graduate study in clinical audiology 
available through the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences 
includes the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program and the Doctor of 
Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Audiology. Either of these doctoral programs 
is available to post-baccalaureate or post-masters students. A "fast-track" 
Au.D. option is available to post-masters students meeting certain criteria 
specified below. Both of these graduate programs provide curricula 
designed to meet the educational and clinical experiences required to 
obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) of the 
American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Board Certification 
in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology (ABA). Beginning in 
Spring, 2009, a dual degree program is available to CAUD students. 
Those students in the program who wish to pursue the Ph.D. in Clinical 
Audiology will earn the Au.D. at the point in doctoral training when they 
have completed all of the academic, clinical, and research requirements 
for this first professional degree. 



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Admissions Information 

Admissions to the graduate program in Clinical Audiology is on a very 
competitive basis. Students admitted to the Au.D. or Clinical Ph.D. 
program in Audiology must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 
from a master's degree program, or 3.4 from a baccalaureate program in 
hearing and speech sciences, or related discipline. In addition to the 
Graduate School requirements, the Department requires all applicants to 
furnish scores on the Graduate Record Examination. Admission to both 
programs is primarily confined to fall matriculation, although students may 
enter the program in the summer session to complete undergraduate pre- 
requisites. Prospective applicants should note that decisions on summer 
and fall admissions are made in early March. Students must submit 
application materials for the fall semester by January 15. Applicants with 
an undergraduate degree in the hearing and speech sciences or a related 
field are considered for admission to the Au.D. and Clinical Ph.D. 
programs, which usually require four and six years of graduate study, 
respectively. Individuals without a background in the hearing and speech 
sciences typically require an additional year to complete the degree 
requirements. Only full-time students are admitted to these post-BA 
programs. A "fast track" of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program is 
available to practicing audiologists. Applicants to this fast track must have 
a graduate degree in Audiology with a minimum grade point average of 
3.2 in graduate work, and either the ASHA Certificate of Clinical 
Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) or a valid state license to practice 
audiology. Admissions requirements further include a minimum of two 
years of full time (32 hrs/week) post-masters professional audiological 
experience during the two years immediately preceding the application to 
the program and three letters of recommendation supporting these 
experiences. Students may enroll in the post-M.A. Au.D. program on a 
part-time basis. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

January 15 . 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

All applicants to the CAUD graduate program are required to furnish GRE 
scores taken within the last five years, three letters of recommendation, 
and official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate studies. 
Additionally, professional audiologists applying to the post-MA program 
must also submit evidence of ASHA certification or state licensure, and 
evidence of two years of full-time professional work as a clinical 
audiologist. 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 

The Au.D. program for post-BA students requires 57 credit hours of 
graduate coursework, 4 credit hours for a doctoral capstone research 
project, 14 credit hours of clinical practicum registration, and 18 credit 
hours of full-time clinical internship registration, for a total of 93 credit 
hours. PLEASE NOTE that beginning in Spring, 2009, Au.D. students are 
no longer required to complete a dissertation for the Au.D. Degree. The 
Au.D. curriculum meets requirements specified in the Standards for the 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology of the American Speech- 
Language-Hearing Association, as well as those required for Board 
Certification in Audiology from the American Board of Audiology. Au.D. 
students must pass comprehensive examinations and complete a 
capstone research project. Full-time students are expected to complete 
the program in four years. The Au.D. program for returning students who 



already possess an M.A. degree in Audiology requires 30 credit hours of 
graduate coursework and 4 credit hours for a capstone research project. 
There is no minimum requirement of supervised clinical practicum 
experience, although clinical practicum will be available to students as 
needed. 



Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Audiology (Ph.D.) 

The Clinical Ph.D. program requires 60 credit hours of graduate 
coursework, 6 credit hours of pre-candidacy research, 12 credit hours of 
dissertation research, 12 credit hours of clinical practicum registration, and 
18 credit hours of full-time clinical internship registration, for a total of 108 
credit hours. The Clinical Ph.D. program is designed to meet requirements 
specified in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in 
Audiology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and in 
the Handbook for Board Certification in Audiology of the American Board 
of Audiology. The program also meets all requirements of the Graduate 
School. Ph.D. students must develop an individual study plan with the 
approval of a faculty Program Planning Committee, pass comprehensive 
examinations, and complete a dissertation and oral defense. Full-time 
students are expected to complete the program in approximately 6 years. 
Students will earn an Au.D. degree on the way to the Ph.D. degree after 
they have successfully completed academic coursework, pre-candidacy 
research, clinical practicum, the 4th-year clinical externship, and 
comprehensive examinations. The Department of Hearing and Speech 
Sciences also offers the traditional Doctor of Philosophy degree, with 
major emphasis in either speech, language or hearing, for those students 
seeking careers in research or higher education without clinical training. 
For information about the Ph.D. in Hearing and Speech Sciences, please 
see HESP. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department's facilities include (1) numerous modern research 
laboratories equipped to support research in the areas of: acoustic 
phonetics, psychoacoustics, cochlear implants, hearing aids, infant and 
adult speech perception, neuropsychology, language, voice, fluency and 
electrophysiology. There are five sound-attenuating chambers, one semi- 
anechoic chamber, and one electrically-shielded chamber, devoted to 
research with humans, which are all integrated with computers and 
peripheral equipment for acoustic signal development, signal analysis, 
presentation and on-line data collection; (2) a Departmental library; (3) the 
Hearing and Speech Clinic at UMCP: this clinic serves as the initial 
practicum site for all students pursuing clinical training. The Clinic includes 
multiple audiological test suites equipped for diagnostic testing, a 
complete hearing aid dispensary, a group rehabilitation room, and state- 
of-the-art equipment for behavioral and electrophysiological diagnostic 
testing, as well as hearing aid selection and fitting. Ten speech and 
language diagnostic and therapy rooms are integrated with observation 
areas; and (4) an on-site language pre-school (LEAP, the Language- 
Learning Early Advantage Program), also equipped for observation. 
Students pursuing clinical training in Audiology will also have access to 
the Audiology Service, Division of Audiology-Head and Neck Surgery, of 
the University of Maryland and University Hospital in Baltimore (UMB), for 
part-time clinical rotations or full-time clinical externships. This Service 
provides a full range of auditory and vestibular diagnostic and 
rehabilitative services in a large metropolitan hospital setting. Students 
also engage in clinical activities in the Audiology Section of the Clinical 
Center as well as intramural research programs of the National Institute 
on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National 
Institutes of Health. All of the clinical and research facilities are potentially 
available for the conduct of student-directed research projects, or for 
student participation in faculty-initiated research projects. Additional 
research and clinical opportunities are available at Walter Reed Army 
Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and at 
other facilities in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas. The 
Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine and the libraries of 
various medical schools in the Washington-Baltimore area supplement the 
University's extensive libraries at College Park. The Department of 
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Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing Training Program(C- 
CEBH), and the Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences graduate program 
(see NACS), which afford students the opportunity to work with faculty in 
other departments at the University of Maryland, College Park, or at UMB. 



academic careers; however, some work in public policy research and 
other professions requiring highly developed research skills. 

Admissions Information 



Financial Assistance 

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available through the 
Department. Assistantships that carry teaching, research or clinical 
responsibilities are awarded on a competitive basis. The Department 
recommends outstanding students for Graduate School Fellowships. 
Students may also seek assistantships or doctoral fellowships sponsored 
by Federal agencies (e.g., NIDCD) or private foundations (e.g., American 
Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation; American Academy of Audiology 
Foundation). Students are encouraged to apply for assistantships by 
January 15. 



Admission to both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs is based on the student's 
prior academic record, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, statement 
of goals and research interests, sample of scholarly writing, and other 
information relevant to the applicant's likelihood of completing the 
program. TOEFL or IELTS are required of all international applicants 
(except applicants from the United Kingdom, Commonwealth Caribbean, 
Ireland, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand whose first language is 
English). Although most applicants to the program will have a prior degree 
in communication, others with an interest in studying communication may 
be admitted (with the possibility of additional courses assigned to remedy 
deficiencies). 



Contact Information 



Application Deadlines 



Additional information about the Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology 
(Au.D. or Ph.D.) may be obtained by contacting Sandra Gordon-Salant, 
Ph.D., Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology, or by e- 
mailing the program at admissions@hesp.umd.edu; extensive information 
about the program and faculty are available at the Department's web site: 
http://www.bsos.umd.edu/hesp 

Sandra Gordon-Salant, Ph.D., Director, Doctoral Program in Clinical 

Audiology 

0100 Lefrak Hall 

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-4214 

Fax:301-314-2023 

admissions@hesp.umd.edu 

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/hesp 
Courses: HESP 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Communication 

Linguistics 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Center for Comparative and Evolutional Biology of Hearing (LFSC/BSOS) 

Communication (COMM) 

Abstract 

The Department of Communication offers graduate study leading to the 
Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The department takes 
as its intellectual focus the strategic use of discourse in the public sphere. 
Areas of study include intercultural communication; persuasion and social 
influence; public relations; and rhetoric and political culture. 

Students with both research and pre-professional objectives enter the 
master's program, and about half of them pursue doctoral study for an 
academic career. Others find employment after graduation in corporate 
communication, government policy research, personnel training and 
development, politics, public relations management, public service, 
speechwriting and other areas that require a highly developed knowledge 
of communication. Most graduates of the doctoral program pursue 



Fall: 

For best consideration applications and all supporting materials should be 

received by December 1. (applications will be reviewed through February 

1) (December 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . Official Transcripts from all Colleges attended 

2. GRE General 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. Sample of Scholarly Writing 

5. Submit statement of goals and experiences 

6. TOEFL for all international applicants or IELTS (except 
applicants from the United Kingdom, Commonwealth 
Caribbean, Ireland, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand 
whose first language is English). The Test of Written English 
(TWE) is required for those not completing the IBT TOEFL. 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

A minimum of 30 hours is required for the master's degree. Students who 
select the thesis option must complete and successfully defend an original 
research project that contributes to knowledge of communication. Those 
who select the non-thesis option must complete a comprehensive 
examination and a research paper in their area of interest. All students, 
regardless of option, are required to master the fundamentals of 
communication inquiry, including knowledge of communication research 
methods. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. requires (1) course work that introduces disciplinary research in 
an area of specialization in communication, a cognate discipline, and 
research methods; (2) a comprehensive examination that certifies mastery 
of disciplinary knowledge and preparation for independent research; and 
(3) completion and successful defense of a dissertation that advances 
knowledge of communication. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



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The campus provides extensive mainframe and personal computer 
resources and excellent library collections in communication. In addition, 
the Washington metropolitan area provides research and laboratory 
facilities for studying communication unmatched by other departments in 
the discipline. Students in rhetoric and political culture are immersed in the 
formal and informal institutions of American government and draw upon 
the holdings of the Library of Congress, the National Archives and many 
public and private archival collections such as the Smithsonian Institution 
and the George Meany Center for Labor Studies. 

Financial Assistance 



Most departmental financial aid is in the form of graduate assistantships. 
However, a limited number of fellowships are available. The application 
deadline for financial aid is December 1 for best consideration. 



Literature must demonstrate advanced language proficiency before entry 
into the Program, and commit themselves to achieving a high degree of 
intellectual expertise in two or more languages and national literatures. 
Graduates are as likely to find academic positions in departments of 
foreign languages as they are to find them in English. A doctoral degree in 
Comparative Literature can uniquely prepare them for a profession that 
more and more studies literatures and cultures within a globalized, 
transnational context. Students entering this small, elite PhD program will 
already hold an MA degree either in English or in another 
language/literature; students seeking admission with the BA will be 
directed to the appropriate MA language/literature program at Maryland, 
and, upon admission and completion of the MA program, could then apply 
for the PhD in Comparative Literature. People interested in the Program 
should apply directly to Comparative Literature, not English. 

Admissions Information 



Contact Information 

For additional information on graduate study in Communication, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies Professor Shawn J. Parry-Giles 

21 30 Skinner Building 

College Park, MD 20742-7635 

Telephone: (301) 405-6527 

Fax:(301)314-9471 

commqrad(5)deans. umd.edu 



Applicants should have a strong background in arts and humanities. 
Students will not be admitted to the program without proficiency in English 
and at least one other language. Each student must submit a critical 
writing sample (in English), three letters of recommendation, evidence of 
language proficiency, and GRE scores. International applicants must also 
submit TOEFL scores. Applicants will no longer be admitted to the 
Master of Arts program as of Fall 2006; admission only to the Ph.D. 
is available. 



Application Deadlines 



http://www.comm.umd.edu 

Program Management Specialist- Diana White 
2130 Skinner Building 
College Park, MD 20742-7635 
Telephone: (301) 405-0870 
Fax:(301)314-9471 
commgrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.comm.umd.edu 

Courses: COMM COMM 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Journalism 

Engineering: Telecommunications 
English Language and Literature 
Hearing and Speech Sciences 
Clinical Audiology 

Comparative Literature (CMLT) 

Abstract 



A separate degree program in the English Department, the Comparative 
Literature Program is committed to the comparative and transnational 
study of literature and other media. Combining its own dynamic resources 
with the particular strengths of the English Department and other units in 
the College of Arts and Humanities, the Program focuses especially on 
Western Hemispheric and Transatlantic Studies and on Diasporic and 
Postcolonial Studies. Students in the Program work in at least two 
languages and national literatures, one of them Anglophone. The 
Comparative Literature PhD Program complements the current PhD 
Program in English, giving students a place to pursue true comparative 
studies. Students seeking admission to the PhD Program in Comparative 



Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15, 2010 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Critical Writing Sample 

4. Language requirement 

Degree Requirements 



Master of Arts (M.A.) 

Note: The Comparative Literature Program will no longer admit students 
into the Master of Arts program as of Fall 2006. Applicants interested in 
Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland should apply instead 
to the Ph.D. program. 

A total of 30 course credits is required. These comprise 24 credits of 
course work (8 courses) and 6 credits of thesis research. Among the eight 
courses needed for the M.A. degree are two required courses: CMLT 600, 
Introduction to Critical Theory, and CMLT 601, Problems in Comparative 
Studies. Of the remaining six courses, at least three must constitute a 
concentration (i.e., a medium or genre, a form of cultural expression, a 
period or movement, a topic, a discursive field) that is demonstrably cross- 
cultural or interdisciplinary. The M.A. course of studies must include at 
least one course focused on literature and at least one course focused on 
a non-print medium such as film; this requirement may be fulfilled 
concurrently with other requirements. Each M.A. student will be expected 
to write a substantial thesis and defend it orally. 



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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. degree normally entails at least 18 credits of course work 
(beyond M.A. courses) and 12 credits of dissertation research. Students 
take one course in Methodology (3 credits); one course in Theory (3 
credits); two courses in Early Modern Literature (6 credits); and two 
courses in Modern Literature (6 credits). The designations learly moderns 
and DmodernD remain flexible to accommodate different literary histories. In 
each of the two general periods, at least one course must be taken in the 
English Department in Anglophone or Comparative Literature and at least 
one course outside of the English Department in another 
language/literature. Students can use six credits of MA work to satisfy 
distribution requirements (though not total credit number requirements). 
Advising will address the depth, breadth, and coherence of each studentsC 
course plan and, if necessary, coordination among different histories of 
the Dearly modernO and Dmodern.n 



(mfa) 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The Comparative Literature Program combines the benefits of a small 
department with the opportunities available at a large research university 
located in suburban Washington, D.C. Students have access to such 
University resources as the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, 
the rare books and special collections of McKeldin Library, the Program 
for Africa and Africa in the Americas, and the Women's Studies Graduate 
Certificate program. Area resources include the extensive archival 
collections of the Library of Congress, the U.S. Archives, and the Folger 
Institute, as well as museums, galleries, embassies and cultural 
institutions in the Washington area and in the Baltimore-Philadelphia-New 
York corridor. 

Financial Assistance 



receive financial aid in the form of assistantships, fellowships, and grants. 
The Department has strong research programs in the following areas: 
artificial intelligence, computer systems and networking, database 
systems, programming languages, software engineering, scientific 
computing, algorithms and computation theory, computer vision, 
geometric computing, graphics, and human-computer interaction. 

Admissions Information 

Admission and degree requirements specific to the graduate programs in 
computer science are described on our website, 
http://www.cs.umd.edu/Grad/cataloq.html . A strong background in 
mathematics and theoretical computer science is necessary. The general 
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE's) are required. The subject GRE is 
recommended, but not required. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 15 (December 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Only students attending UM for the fall Semester may be considered for 

the spring semester. Applications must be received by October 15 

(October 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. GRE Subject highly recommended 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 



Comparative Literature students are eligible for graduate assistantships 
and university fellowships. Depending on available resources and the 
student's own expertise, teaching and research assistantships may be 
available either in Comparative Literature or in an affiliated department. 

Contact Information 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The master's program offers two options: 1 ) 24 hours of coursework and 
completion of a thesis, or 2) 30 hours of coursework, a comprehensive 
examination, and completion of a scholarly paper. 



For more specific information about the program, contact: 

Zita Nunes Associate Professor of English and Comparative 

Literature Director, Comparative Literature Program 

2116 Tawes Hall, University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3839 

Fax: (301) 314-7539 

cmltcirad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.cmlt.umd.edu 
Courses: CMLT 



Computer Science (CMSC) 



Abstract 



The Computer Science Department's graduate program is ranked among 
the top in the nation and in the top ten among public universities. Both 
M.S. and Ph.D degrees are offered, and almost all full-time students 



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The program milestones include a ten-course qualifying sequence, a 
preliminary oral examination on a proposal for a dissertation and reading 
list in three related areas, and the dissertation defense. The number and 
variety of courses offered each semester enable students and their 
advisors to plan individualized programs. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The department is located in the A.V. Williams building. Each office has 
one or more wall plates, which contain ethernet, fiber optic, and telephone 
outlets. Most larger offices and labs have dedicated ethernet switches 
installed in the room, with two or more ethernet cables to each desk. 
Ethernet and fiber outlets are connected to ethernet switches running at 
100 Mbit and Gigabit ethernet speeds, and running on a gigabit ethernet 
backbone. Cisco routers connect the building switches to the campus 
network and the internet via gigabit ethernet. The campus has a wireless 
ethernet network covering the entire building and much of campus, 
allowing mobile computing users to remain connected to the network while 
in meetings, conference rooms, hallways, visiting other offices, or roaming 
certain parts of the University of Maryland campus. The wireless network 
supports the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.1 1g standards. Current research 
facilities include workstations running Sun Solaris, Redhat Linux, Apple 
OSX, and Microsoft Windows. There are over 100 terminals on graduate 



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student desks that provide a choice of Redhat Linux, Microsoft Windows, 
or Sun Solaris as their native desktop operating system. Four public laser 
postscript printers with integrated black and white scanners, a color 
scanner, and a color laser printer are available for use. A public 
workstation is available for burning CD and DVD discs. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial aid, in the form of teaching assistantships, research 
assistantships, and fellowships, is offered to qualified applicants. Almost 
all full-time students receive some type of financial aid. 

Contact Information 

For information on degree programs and graduate assistantships contact: 

Graduate Office 

1151 A.V.Williams Building 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2664 

csgradof(5)cs. umd.edu 

http://www.cs.umd.edu/Grad 

Courses: CMSC 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Creative Writing (CRWR) 

Abstract 



The MFA in Creative Writing provides a professional course of study for 
graduate students seeking to perfect their ability to compose poems, 
stories, and novels. While primarily affording students intensive studio or 
practical work within their chosen genre, the MFA in Creative Writing 
requires that students incorporate such work with a traditional study of 
literature. The goal of the MFA in Creative Writing is to provide an 
atmosphere in which students can both hone their skills as writers and 
gain a theoretical and historical understanding of their craft. 

Admissions Information 



In addition to fulfilling Graduate School requirements, applicants to the 
M.F.A. degree program should present a 3.0 GPA. Applicants should 
submit a writing sample, for fiction, 30-50 pages, or for poetry, 10-15 
poems, to the Office of the Creative Writing Program. Applications must 
be received by January 15. Admission is for the Fall semester only. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General recommended 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Writing Sample 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) 

The M.F.A. degree program requires 36 credit hours of graduate work. 
The program balances courses in literature with writing workshops (30 
hours), and requires a creative thesis (six hours). It offers concentrations 
in fiction and in poetry. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Resources for research in the College Park and Washington, D.C. area 
are unsurpassed. The university's libraries hold over 2,000,000 volumes. 
In addition to the outstanding holdings of the Library of Congress, the area 
also offers the specialized resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library, 
Dumbarton Oaks, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and 
the National Center for the Study of the Visual Arts. 

UMCP is a member of the Consortium of Institutions in the Washington 
area, which permits graduate students at College Park to enroll in courses 
at other universities for graduate credit at UMCP. Graduate students in 
English also may take courses for graduate credit at the Folger Institute of 
Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies, which runs a series of 
seminars by distinguished scholars each year. 

Financial Assistance 

The Graduate School awards a small number of fellowships to candidates 
nominated by the various departments. In conjunction with the Graduate 
School, the English Department also awards teaching assistantships, the 
primary form of financial aid. Currently, about 85 teaching assistantships 
are awarded each year, and about 25 of these go to incoming students or 
to enrolled students who have not previously held them. 

Contact Information 



Additional information on admission, degree requirements, and financial 
aid can be obtained from: 



Lindsay Bernal, Academic Coordinator 

Creative Writing Program, 2116DTawes Hall, Department of English, 

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-3820 

Fax:301-314-7539 

lbernal@umd.edu 

http://www.english.umd.edu/creativewriting 
Courses: ENGL 

Criminology and Criminal Justice 
(CRIM) 

Abstract 



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The program of graduate study leading to Master of Arts and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees in the area of Criminology and Criminal Justice is 
intended to prepare students for research, teaching and professional 
employment in operational agencies within the field of criminal justice. 
This program combines an intensive background in a social science 
discipline such as criminology, criminal justice, sociology, psychology and 
public administration with graduate-level study of selected aspects of 
crime and criminal justice. 

In addition, the Department offers a joint J.D./M.A. degree with the School 
of Law of the University of Maryland, located in Baltimore, and a 
Professional M.A. in Criminal Justice. 

A recent study of Department M.A. and Ph.D. alumni reveals that master's 
degree graduates have found employment in both public and private 
institutions in virtually every kind of activity associated with the criminal 
justice system: research; teaching; federal, state and local law 
enforcement; courts; corrections; private security; and funded programs. 
Ph.D. graduates have found employment mostly in teaching, research, 
and government agency administration. 

Admissions Information 

In addition to the general Graduate School rules, special admission 
requirements include the Graduate Record Examination, a major in a 
social science discipline and nine hours of coursework in appropriate 
areas of criminal justice. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

For Funding Consideration - Completed Applications must be received by 

December 1 . 

International Applicant Deadline Feb. 1 All other Applications must be 

received by May 1 . 

Spring: 

Professional M.A. (applications accepted for China program only) 

applications must be received by September 1 . 

Pre-doctoral/Traditional M.A. applications are not accepted for the spring 

semester . 

Ph.D. applications for students holding MA or MS degrees must be 

received by September 1 . 

Applications for the Ph.D. program for students holding BA/BS degrees 

are not accepted for Spring entry . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



this time. The general plan of study for the Traditional M.A. is as follows: 
30 semester hours of courses consisting of: 1) five required courses that 
must be passed with a "B" or better (including two statistics courses); 2) 
six hours of thesis credit; and 3) three elective courses. The Professional 
M.A. in Criminal Justice is a 30 semester credit degree program designed 
to train both mid-career and pre-career students for management analysis 
and research in Criminal Justice agency settings. Half of the 30 credits are 
required courses, the others are electives. As part of the required credit 
hours, students must complete a a policy analysis project in one of three 
concentration areas (policing, courts, corrections). A scholarly paper is 
required to complete the degree. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. applicant who has already earned an MA/MS degree must 
have completed two statistics, two research methods, and two theory 
courses, one of each being at the Master's level. At the discretion of the 
Graduate Admission Committee of the Department, deficiencies in some 
of the above areas may be made up by non-credit work at the beginning 
of the program. Students whose highest degree is a BA/BS may choose to 
apply for entry either into the Traditional Masters program or directly into 
the Ph.D. program. Students admitted directly into the Ph.D. program will 
complete the requirements of the Traditional Masters program before 
beginning Ph.D.-level work. 

In addition to the general Graduate School requirements, competence in 
research methodology and in quantitative techniques is expected for the 
completion of the Ph.D. degree, as well as competence in theory and the 
criminal justice field. The necessary coursework is determined on the 
basis of the student's previous preparation, needs and interests. The 
candidate is also required to pass comprehensive examinations. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department houses the Maryland Justice Analysis Center. In addition, 
faculty maintain ongoing, funded research programs. These resources 
provide numerous opportunities for students to engage in policy 
development, research, and professional activities. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate research and teaching assistantships and fellowships are 
available. Only those students whose applications are received by 
December 1 st will be considered for funding. In addition to the application 
for admission, students must complete the application for departmental 
funding found on the department's website (see below). 

Contact Information 



1. GRE General Exam 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Personal Statement of Goals/Purpose 



A brochure describing the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice 
and its programs is available upon request. Inquiries should be directed 
to: 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.A./J.D.) 
Please contact the program for more information. 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

For the M.A. applicant, the undergraduate major must have included at 
least one course each in theory, statistics and research methods. M.A. 
students may choose either a Traditional M.A. or Professional M.A. option, 
but the Professional M.A. option is offered only in the China location at 



Graduate Program Coordinator 

2220 LeFrak Hall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4699 

Fax:(301)405-4733 

crimgrad(5)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.ccjs.umd.edu 
Courses: 



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Dance (DANC) 

Abstract 

The Department of Dance offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance, 
focusing on developing highly skilled teaching artists with concentrations 
in either performance or choreography. It is designed to give outstanding 
students advanced training, experience in teaching, and opportunities for 
creative growth. Aimed primarily at modern or contemporary dancers with 
a high skill level and background in creating and performing at a 
professional level, the program integrates studio, theory, and pedagogical 
practices, culminating in the third year in both a shared concert of original 
work(s) and an off-campus internship in a professional agency, company, 
or school. The competencies that students learn during the program will 
allow them to teach a broad range of dance and dance-related subjects 
after they graduate. They should be able to produce and present dance in 
a number of contexts and modalities both on the campus and in the 
community. The program provides many performance opportunities, some 
of which are directed by faculty members, visiting artists and students in 
the choreographic emphasis. Important emphasis will be given to dance 
theory and practices in western and world dance and the study of current 
concerns. We wish our graduates to exhibit a high degree of insight into 
the cultural contexts in which dance has developed in the past and 
continues to develop today. Students in both the performance and 
choreography emphases will be expected to spend a significant amount of 
time learning about technical aspects of dance as well as promotion and 
house management and the myriad of other organizational details that go 
into producing a dance performance. They will be actively involved in the 
practical application of this knowledge as part of their training. The 
program is highly selective (four students per year) and auditions are 
required. The MFA is a fulltime three-year program, with financial support 
for each student selected. 

Admissions Information 



Applicants should have a strong undergraduate preparation in technique 
and dance composition. They should have completed the following 
undergraduate courses or their equivalent: improvisation, kinesiology, 
dance teaching methods, dance production, Laban Movement Analysis, 
and two semesters of dance history or one semester of history and one of 
dance philosophy, ethnology or aesthetics. Undergraduate deficiencies 
will be considered on an individual basis. 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . No Tests 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation addressed (can be submitted 
online) 

3. Audition/Interview 

4. Writing Sample (submitted online with application) 

5. DVD to be mailed to department 

6. NOTE:Audition Date for Fall 2008 Admission is March 1 , 
2008 



Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) 

Students enrolled in the program must complete a total of 60 credit hours 
of study with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to 
graduate and will be assessed on a regular basis to determine their 
progress. Graduation from the program requires the successful 
completion of a final project demonstrating a synthesis of craft and artistic 
understanding as well as professional competence in the area of 
concentration. Final projects consist of: (1) the thesis project consisting of 
the public presentation of a body of dance works choreographed by the 
candidate, along with written documentation of the project as agreed upon 
with the thesis adviser; (2) the presentation of an online portfolio of 
selected indicators of artistry and pedagogy. The thesis project work may 
be presented in one or more publicly attended events, usually in a shared 
capacity with another MFA candidate. Candidates are responsible for the 
organization of all production elements involved in the presentation of the 
project. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The location of campus, eight miles away from Washington D.C., places 
the Department a half hour away from America's second city of dance 
where one may study and enjoy a wide variety of offerings of ballet, 
modern and ethnic dance. 

Financial Assistance 



A number of teaching assistantships that include partial or full tuition 
remission are available. All qualified applicants may be nominated for 
Graduate School fellowships; the deadline for all applications is February 
1. 

Contact Information 

The Guidelines for the Graduate Program provide course requirements, 
examination procedures and descriptive materials for the M.F.A. program. 
For specific information, contact: 

Karen K. Bradley, Director of Graduate Studies 

Department of Dance Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742-1615 

Telephone: (301) 405-0387 

Fax:(310)314-1972 

kbradley@umd.edu 

http://www.dance.umd.edu 

Ms. Marie Visosky, Coordinator, Department of Dance Graduate Program 

Department of Dance University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742-1615 

Telephone: 301-405-3181 

Fax:301-314-1972 

mvisosky@umd.edu 

http://www.dance.umd.edu 
Courses: DANC 



Economics (ECON) 



Degree Requirements 



Abstract 



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The Economics Program offers graduate study leading to the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree. During the course of study toward the Ph.D., doctoral 
students also are offered the opportunity to obtain a Master of Arts 
degree. Areas of specialization include: advanced macroeconomics, 
advanced microeconomic theory, comparative institutional economics, 
econometrics, economic development, economic history, environmental 
and natural resource economics, industrial organization, international 
finance, international trade, labor economics, political economy, and 
public economics. 

Admissions Information 

By the application deadline, applicants should have completed advanced 
undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and 
econometrics. Applicants are also expected to have completed the 
equivalent of three semesters of calculus, a semester of linear algebra, 
and a semester of differential equations. The majority of admitted students 
have also completed course work in real analysis or other upper-level 
mathematics. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude test is 
required. Submitted GRE scores must be valid through January 15, 2010. 
All of the Department's graduate students are full-time students. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

The final online application deadline for the Ph.D. program in Economics 

for both international and domestic applicants is midnight (Eastern 

Standard Time) on January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

GRE General TOEFL where applicable Official Transcripts 3 Letters of 
Recommendation Statement of Goals, Research and Experiences 
Domestic Applicants-Fall Grades Resume or Curriculum Vitae 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Department of Economics at the University of Maryland prepares 
graduate students for careers in teaching, research, and government 
service. The course of study provides a solid foundation in economic 
theory, econometrics and applied fields. The Ph.D. program requires: (1) a 
written examination in economic theory, normally taken at the end of the 
summer after the first year of study, (2) a written examination or field 
paper in a major field, (3) completion of a two-course sequence in a minor 
field, (3) completion of an econometrics sequence, (4) additional work in 
theory, econometrics and applied fields, and (5) a dissertation. In the third 
year, students begin directed research by participating in workshops 
appropriate to their dissertation research. 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The graduate program in the Department of Economics is designed for 
Ph.D. students. We do not offer a terminal Masters program and we will 
not accept or enroll students for the single purpose of acquiring a Masters 
degree. Doctoral students may obtain a Master of Arts Degree during their 
course of doctoral study, requirements of which (30 hours, including 
Economics 623-624, a written examination in economic theory, and a 



research paper) are met automatically in the course of the Ph.D. program 
in economics. 

Financial Assistance 

Many students entering our graduate program receive financial aid. Some 
students receive graduate assistantships, requiring about 15 hours of 
teaching or research service per week. Graduate assistantships provide a 
stipend and a very attractive package of fringe benefits that include 
medical insurance and full tuition remission. Other students receive first- 
year fellowships. These fellowships also include a stipend, medical 
insurance and tuition remission, but do not require students to work as a 
teaching or research assistant. In most cases, fellowships convert to 
assistantships beginning in the second year. Students who enter our 
program with financial aid are guaranteed financial aid for two years in all 
cases, and for four years conditional on satisfactory progress in the 
program. While not guaranteed, a fifth year of financial aid is usually 
available for students making satisfactory progress. 

Contact Information 

For more informaton on our program, please go to our website at 
http://www.econ.umd.edu/graduate/overview 

Director of Graduate Studies in Economics 

3127DTydingsHall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3544 

Fax:(301)405-3542 

econqrad(a)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.econ.umd.edu/graduate/overview 
Courses: ECON ECON ECON ECON 
Related Programs and Campus Units 

Graduate Certificate: Population Studies 

Education Leadership, Higher 
Education, and International Education 
(EDHI) 

Abstract 

The mission of the Department of Education Leadership, Higher 
Education and International Education (EDHI) is to prepare leaders, policy 
analysts, scholars, administrators, and researchers to improve education 
within a wide range of settings, formal and non-formal, public and private, 
and across local, state, regional, national, and international contexts. The 
Department is comprised of faculty who have defined and informed areas 
of research and practice in higher education, comparative and 
international education, and educational leadership. Faculty are scholars, 
and scholar practitioners, who have held leadership positions in key 
organizations and are committed to equity, diversity and social justice. 
The Department is a collaborative community that develops theory, 
conducts research and translates these to practice, to engage students, 
educators, and professionals in the advancement of education. The 
Department of Education Leadership, Higher Education and International 
Education (EDHI) consists of three areas of specialization: Higher 
Education, International Education Policy.and Organizational Leadership 
& Policy Studies. Graduate Degrees Offered: Higher Education: M.A., 



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Ph.D. International Education Policy: M.A., Ph.D. Organizational 
Leadership & Policy Studies: MA, M.Ed., Ed. D., Ph.D. The Organizational 
Leadership and Policy Studies specialization offers program requirements 
for MSDE Administrator I certification (for principals and 
administrators)and MSDE Superintendent certification. Only one area of 
specialization must be included on the application. Before applying 
students should familiarize themselves with what each area of 
specialization within the department offers and choose the one that most 
closely fits their own particular needs and aspirations. The Department 
web site (www.education.umd.edu/EDHI) offers descriptions of all the 
programs, faculty profiles and contact information, and is an essential 
resource for all applicants. 

Admissions Information 

To be recommended for full admission to a doctoral or master's program, 
a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required. A 
minimum graduate grade point average of 3.5 is required for doctoral 
programs. Of the three scores on the Graduate Record Examination 
(verbal, quantitative, analytic), at least one should be at the 70th 
percentile or higher for PhD applicants (40th percentile or higher for 
master's applicants) and none should be under the 40th percentile for 
PhD applicants. If the Miller Analogies Test is used, the score should be at 
least at the 70th percentile for PhD applicants (40th percentile for master's 
applicants). Students who do not meet one of these requirements, but 
show other evidence of outstanding potential, may be considered for 
provisional admission. Admission of qualified applicants is based on their 
competitive ranking to limit enrollments to available faculty resources. For 
more information on admissions please refer to our website at 
www.education.umd.edu/edhi and click on prospective students. 

Application Deadlines 



take a variety of forms, such as take-home conceptual essays, literature 
reviews, research papers, or "in-house" closed book responses. 



Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The minimum number of credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree 
required of master's degree students is 36 credit hours in Higher 
Education and Organizational Leadership and Policy Studies (39 for 
MSDE administrative certification). The minimum number of credit hours 
beyond the bachelor's degree for International Education Policy is 30. In 
addition to major and elective courses, this includes 6 to 9 credits in 
research methods. Field experience is required for all specializations 
except International Education Policy. Master's students preparing a 
thesis must orally defend the thesis and take a 3 hour written 
comprehensive examination. Students under the non-thesis option must 
submit one to two seminar papers and write a 6 hour comprehensive 
examination. 



Doctor of Education (Ed.D) 

Ed.D. students are required to take a minimum of 55 credits beyond a 
Master's degree. This includes core courses, 3-6 credits in field-based 
practica, a minimum of 9 credits in research and analytical methods and a 
minimum of 10 credits of doctoral research study or dissertation credits. 
After students have completed most of their course work, a 1 2-hour 
comprehensive exam is required. The comprehensive exam may take a 
variety of forms, such as take-home conceptual essays, literature reviews, 
research papers, or "in-house" closed book responses. The Ed.D. with 
superintendent certification is only admitting new students in its cohort 
programs. Please check our website for the next cohort admission date. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



Fall: 

Fall Deadlines: Higher Education December 15 ; Organizational 

Leadership and Policy Studies (OLPS) and International Education Policy 

Studies (IEP) February 15. All materials including supplemental materials 

must be received by the deadline . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



Faculty and students in the Department work closely with area schools, 
colleges, universities, associations and other education-related 
organizations. Extensive resources in the Washington, D.C., area, 
including embassies and other international organizations, provide 
exceptional opportunities for internships and field experiences, research, 
and materials to enhance formal course experiences. 



Application Requirements 

1. Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 3. Statement of Goals, Research 
Interests and Experiences 4. Scholarly writing sample for ALL doctoral 
applicants and both master's and doctoral applicants to the Higher 
Education and International Education Policy areas 5. Resume/vita for all 
applicants to the Higher Education and International Education Policy 
specializations 6. GRE or Miller Analogy Test 7. It is strongly 
recommended that prospective students talk with program coordinators 
and faculty, and visit the Department and classes, to help determine if the 
Department's programs are appropriate to their academic interests and 
professional goals. For detailed information about our programs please 
visit our website at www.education.umd.edu/edhi and click on academics. 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) 

Ph.D. students are required to take a minimum of 90 credits beyond the 
bachelor's degree, some of which may be satisfied by prior study. In 
addition to major and elective courses, this includes 12 to 15 credits in 
research methods, an internship, and 12 credits of dissertation research. 
After students have completed most of their course work, a 1 2-hour 
comprehensive examination is required. The comprehensive exam may 



Financial Assistance 

The Department has a very limited number of merit-based fellowships and 
graduate assistantships available to students. Fellowships are awarded to 
doctoral students in March only for the following fall semester. 
Assistantships are also awarded in the spring for the following fall 
semester, but occasionally an assistantship may become available at 
another time of year. Both fellowships and assistantships are awarded on 
a competitive basis. It is unrealistic to expect that all applicants who apply 
for financial aid will receive such assistance even if they are 
recommended for admission to the Graduate School. It is to the student's 
advantage to apply well before the published application deadlines and to 
submit a complete application package if they intend to be considered for 
a fellowship, assistantship, or other form of financial aid. It is a 
requirement that a student be admitted as a condition of eligibility. 
International students' applications are not considered complete and are 
not reviewed by the Department until they have received International 
Education Services (IES) clearance which can take additional time. If you 
need information about IES clearance visit the IES website at 
www.umd.edu/ies. For more information on financial assistance, see the 
department web site: http://www.education.umd.edu/EDHI/. 

Contact Information 



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To obtain a Department brochure please go to the EDHI web site: 
http://www.education.umd.edu/EDHI/ and click on "Forms and 
Handbooks" The Application Guide is available in MS Word and PDF 
format. Hard copies are not available. For additional information, contact 
the Department at: 301-405-3590. 

Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education 

University of Maryland 2115 Benjamin Building 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-3590 

Fax:301-405-3573 

http://www.education.umd.edu/edhi 

Courses: EDPL 



Education: Curriculum and Instruction 
(EDCI) 

Abstract 



point average and at least a 40th percentile on the Graduate Record 
Examination. 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

International Students, Final Deadline -- February 1 . 

Doctoral Applications: High Priority deadline for assistantship/fellowship 

consideration-November 15th; Priority deadline-January 20; Final 

Deadline- March 15 (November 15 preferred) . 

Master's Applications must be received by March 15 (January 20 

preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications for the master's program (except MCERT or IMCP) must be 

received by October 1 (September 1 preferred) . 

International Students, Final Deadline -August 15 . 

Some EDCI units do not accept Spring applications for the doctoral 

program. Therefore, applicants to the DOCTORAL program should 

consult department for information. . 

Summer: 

Applications for the Maryland Master's Certification Program must be 

received by March 1 (December 1 preferred) . 



The Department offers graduate study leading to the following degrees 
and certificates: Master of Arts (thesis and non-thesis), Master of 
Education, Advanced Graduate Specialist, Doctor of Education, and 
Doctor of Philosophy. The Department offers a variety of programs 
individually designed to meet graduate students' personal and 
professional goals which may include educational research, teaching, 
supervising, providing leadership as curriculum specialists within the 
disciplines, teacher education or consulting at all levels of instruction: 
elementary, secondary and higher education. Part-time graduate work is 
possible in most programs since courses are taught in the late afternoon 
and evenings. Full-time study is encouraged for those pursuing the Ph.D. 

Areas of concentration include art education (MA only), elementary 
education (see teacher education/professional development), 
history/social studies education, English education, Second Language 
Education (SLEC) - foreign language education and teaching English as a 
second language (TESOL), speech and theater education, mathematics 
education, minority and urban education, music education (doctoral only), 
teacher education/professional development, reading education, and 
science education. The Department also supports three master's degree 
programs for candidates who have a bachelor's degree in fields other than 
education and wish to become certified teachers. 



Admissions Information 



Application Requirements 

1. GRE General (Required for AGS, doctoral and MA programs. 
GRE is NOT required for M.Ed, programs in EDCI. Please 
check the EDCI website for specific requirement) 

2. Official transcript from all previously attended institutions 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation from persons competent to 
judge the applicant's probable success in graduate school 

4. Statement of Goals, Experiences, and Research Interests 

Degree Requirements 

Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate (A.G.S. Certificate) 

Please contact the program for more information. 

Master of Arts or Master of Education (M.A. or M.Ed.) 

Master's degree requirements vary according to the area of concentration 
and the type of degree. Typically, programs require 30 to 33 credit hours, 
which includes a core research requirement; a three to six-hour 
comprehensive examination or professional portfolio (requirement varies 
by specialization) and a seminar paper. Certification-track M.Ed, programs 
typically require 42 credit hours. 



Applicants must have a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average. 
Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required of 
applicants to all EDCI doctoral and masters of arts (MA) programs. The 
GRE is NOT required for M.Ed. Programs in EDCI. Also required are 
letters of recommendation from three persons competent to judge the 
applicant's probable success in graduate school, transcripts from all 
previously attended institutions and statement of goals, interests and 
experiences. Doctoral applicants may also be required to submit a 
professional writing sample. Graduate programs leading to initial teacher 
certification require some parts of the Praxis exam. 

Please see the EDCI website for more specific information about 
admission requirements. 

Admission to an A.G.S. or doctoral program requires a 3.5 grade point 
average in previous graduate study as well as a 3.0 undergraduate grade 



Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Education (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) 

The doctorate requires a planned sequence of approximately 60 credit 
hours beyond the master's degree. Doctoral students are required to take 
a comprehensive examination prior to approval of their doctoral 
dissertation committee. Beginning fall 2010, doctoral students will be 
required to complete a one-year, full-time residency. An oral examination 
in defense of the dissertation is required. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Facilities that support graduate study include the Center for Mathematics 
Education, the Reading Center, and the Science Teaching Center. 
Additional facilities in the College of Education include the Educational 
Technology Services Center, Teacher Education Centers in local schools, 
and the Center for Young Children. 



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Financial Assistance 

Teaching assistantships and a smaller number of research assistantships 
are available for outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled full- 
time. For best consideration apply early. 

Contact Information 

Joy Jones, Coordinator for EDCI Graduate Admissions and Student 

Services 

Room 2311 Benjamin Building 

MD 20742-1175 

Telephone: (301) 405-3118 

Fax:(301)314-9055 

edcigrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.education.umd.edu/EDCI 
Courses: 



Education: Measurement, Statistics 
and Evaluation (EDMS) 

Abstract 



1 . GRE General Test 

2. Three Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statement of Goals and Research Interests 

4. Previous College Transcripts 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The M.A. degree program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. Both 
thesis and non-thesis options are available. A written comprehensive 
examination is required for both options and a research paper is required 
for the non-thesis option. The Department does not currently offer the 
M.Ed, degree. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program requires both preliminary and comprehensive 
examinations; the comprehensive examination is designed to assess 
broad, integrated understanding as well as the student's specialization. A 
minimum of 30 credit hours, including dissertation credit, must be taken 
following admission. All students are expected to engage in research. The 
Department does not currently offer the Ed.D. degree. 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation 

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation is 
designed for students with strong interests in classroom assessment and 
evaluation. The certificate requires a minimum of 15 graduate credit 
hours. 



The Department of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation offers 
graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy 
degrees for students with strong interests in research methods and their 
applications. Students pursuing Doctoral degrees in other departments 
may enroll in a joint program leading to the Master's degree in EDMS; 
also, a joint Bachelor's/Master's program is available for select 
undergraduates. A 24-credit Certificate in EDMS is offered for Ph.D. 
students in other programs. In addition, a 15-credit Post-Baccalaureate 
Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation is available for students with 
strong interests in classroom assessment and evaluation. 

Admissions Information 

In addition to Graduate School requirements, admission decisions are 
based on the quality of previous undergraduate and graduate work, 
strength of letters of recommendation from persons competent to judge 
the applicant's likelihood of success in graduate school, scores on the 
Graduate Record Examination, and the applicant's statement of academic 
and career objectives in relation to the program of study to be pursued. 
Students who seek admission should display strong evidence of aptitude 
and interest in quantitative methods. Programs of study may be designed 
to meet the individual needs of both full-time and part-time students since 
many courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening. 

Application Deadlines 



Certificate in EDMS 

The Certificate in EDMS is designed to provide advanced training in 
quantitative methods for graduate students majoring in other doctoral 
programs. The certificate requires a minimum of 24 graduate credit hours. 
In addition, an advisor must be selected from members of the EDMS 
faculty. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department maintains computer equipment with up-to-date statistical 
software packages. The faculty are actively engaged in a large variety of 
basic and applied research projects and students are encouraged to 
become involved in these activities. The Washington and Baltimore areas 
have numerous organizations that provide opportunities to become 
involved in projects that have national importance. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and 
fellowships are available. The Department can usually aid students in 
locating part-time employment opportunities, both on and off campus, as 
well as providing funding from its own contracts and grants. 

Contact Information 



Fall: 

For financial support, applications must be received by November 1 5. 

Final deadline March 15 . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 [limited or no funding 

available] . 

Summer: 

Applications for admission starting in the summer may be considered [no 

funding available] . 

Application Requirements 



For additional information and application procedures, please visit our web 
site: www.education.umd.edu/EDMS/ 



Dr. George Macready, Graduate Coordinator 

1230 Benjamin Building University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3624 

Fax:(301)314-9245 

EDMS 

www.education.umd.edu/EDMS/ 



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Courses: EDMS 



Education: Policy Studies (EDPS) 



applicants). Students who do not meet one of these requirements, but 
show other evidence of outstanding potential, may be considered for 
provisional admission. Admission of qualified applicants is based on their 
competitive ranking to limit enrollments to available faculty resources. 



Abstract 



Application Deadlines 



The Department of Education Policy Studies (EDPS) in the College of 
Education promotes critical and discipline-based studies of education 
policies and practices; encourages thoughtful and responsive explorations 
of education and related social issues; and fosters innovative and 
collaborative efforts to inform education policy at all levels of government. 

Graduates pursue professional roles in university teaching and research, 
fill policy and leadership positions in public and private educational 
institutions, and work as specialists and advocates in governmental and 
non-governmental agencies. 

The Department offers graduate programs of study leading to the M.A. 
and Ph.D. Although EDPS is primarily a graduate program, it also offers a 
series of undergraduate courses that fulfill specific University and College 
requirements. Examples include: EDPL 201, Education in Contemporary 
Society, an elective course approved to meet the campus diversity 
requirement; EDPL 210, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on 
Education, a course that meets the university general core requirement in 
the social sciences; and EDPL 301 , Social Foundations of Education, a 
required course for education majors. 

Our three areas of specialization (Curriculum Theory and Development, 
Socio-cultural Foundatons of Education, and Education Policy) offer 
graduate students an intellectually engaging arrary of courses to develop 
programs tailored to their interests and faculty expertise. When completing 
applications for admission to graduate study, you must indicate the 
specific program area to which you are seeking admission. 

1 . Curriculum Theory and Development provides grounding in a 
broad range of theoretical perspectives that guide the work of 
curriculum deliberation, policymaking, and practice in schools, 
colleges, and other organizations. 

2. Socio-cultural Foundations of Education provides an 
opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary program that 
examines education issues from the perspectives of 
economics, history, philosophy, political science, cultural 
studies, anthropology, and sociology. 

3. Education Policy provides an opportunity to examine the 
processes of policymaking, implementation, and evaluation, 
from multiple perspectives, particularly as they are related to 
enduring social and education issues. 

The faculty in the Department of Education Policy Studies bring the 
disciplines of ecomomics, political science, history, philosophy, sociology, 
cultural studies, and curriculum theory to the study of education. They are 
committed to the preparation of professionals who are able to apply a 
range of theories and disciplinary perspectives to the enterprise of 
education in governmental and non-governmental agencies. 

Admissions Information 



To be recommended for full admission to a doctoral or master's program, 
a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required. A 
minimum graduate grade point average of 3.5 is required for doctoral 
programs. Of the three scores on the Graduate Record Examination 
(verbal, quantitative, analytic), at least one should be at the 70th 
percentile or higher for PhD applicants (50th percentile or higher for 
master's applicants) and none should be under the 50th percentile for 
PhD applicants. If the Miller Analogies Test is used, the score should be at 
least at the 70th percentile for PhD applicants (50th percentile for master's 



Fall: 

Complete applications must be received by November 15 . 

Spring: 

Complete applications must be received by April 15 . 

Application Requirements 



• 3 Letters of Recommendation 

• Official transcripts from each college or university previously 
attended 

• Statement of Goals, Research Interests and Experiences 

• Scholarly writing sample for all doctoral applicants 

• GRE or Miller Analogy Test 

It is strongly recommended that prospective students talk with program 
coordinators and faculty, and visit the Department and classes, to help 
determine if the Department's programs are appropriate to their academic 
interests and professional goals 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. degree requires 90 credits beyond a Bachelor's level degree, 
some of which may be satisfied by prior study. In addition to major and 
elective courses, this includes 12 to 18 credits in research methods and 
12 credits of dissertation research. After students have completed most of 
their course work, the equivalent of 12 hours of comprehensive 
examination is required. The comprehensive exam may take a variety of 
forms, such as take-home conceptual essays, literature reviews, or 
research papers. Your faculty advisor will help you develop a program of 
study that will help you fulfill your degree requirements, both coursework 
and examinations, that are consistent with University guidelines. The 
Doctoral program integrates theory, research, and practice, and students 
are expected to demonstrate high standards of scholarship and the ability 
to engage in independent research. 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The Department offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree at the Master's 
level. The M.A. degree requires 30 credits beyond a Bachelor's level 
degree. Beyond the successful completion of coursework, students must 
also complete six hours of comprehensive examination and a seminar 
paper or thesis. In addition, the Department currently offers a Master of 
Arts degree in conjunction with the faculty in Jewish Studies. Students 
interested in this cross-departmental option should discuss it with your 
faculty advisor. All degree programs have expectations that the student 
demonstrate high standards of scholarship and the ability to engage in 
independent research. Students must either write and defend a thesis, or 
complete at least one seminar paper (non-thesis option). The College of 
Education requires that all master's candidates take the research course 
EDMS 645. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

Faculty and students in the Department work closely with area schools, 
colleges, universities, associations and other education-related 
organizations. Extensive resources in the Washington, D.C., area, 



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including embassies and other international organizations, provide 
exceptional opportunities for internships and field experiences, research, 
and materials to enhance formal course experiences. Associated with the 
Department are the Center for Education Policy and Leadership (CEPAL) 
and the International Center for Transcultural Education. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department has a very limited number of merit-based fellowships and 
graduate assistantships available to students. Fellowships are awarded to 
doctoral students in February only for the following fall semester. 
Assistantships are also awarded in the spring for the following fall 
semester, but occasionally an assistantship may become available at 
another time of year. Both fellowships and assistantships are awarded on 
a competitive basis. It is unrealistic to expect that all applicants who apply 
for financial aid will receive such assistance even if they are 
recommended for admission to the Graduate School. It is to the student's 
advantage to submit a complete application package well before the 
published application deadline if they intend to be considered for a 
fellowship, assistantship, or other form of financial aid. It is a requirement 
that a student be admitted as a condition of eligibility. International 
students' applications are not considered complete and may not be 
reviewed by the Department until they have received International 
Education Services (IES) clearance which can take additional time. If you 
need information about IES clearance visit the IES website at 
www.umd.edu/ies. 

Contact Information 

To receive current information about the Department, please go to the 
EDPS web site: http://www.education.umd.edu/EDPS. To download an 
applicant guide or department brochures, look under "Resources for 
Students" in the main menu. For additional information, contact the 
Departmental: 301-405-3570. 

Department of Education Policy Studies 

Room 2110 Benjamin Building, University of Maryland, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-3570 

Fax:301-405-3573 

www.education.umd.edu/EDPS 

Courses: 



Education: Policy and Leadership 
(EDPL) 

Education Policy and Leadership (EDPL) 
Abstract 



As of July 1 , 2007, the department of Education Policy and Leadership 
(EDPL) was reorganized into Education Leadership, Higher Education and 
International Education (EDHI) and Education Policy Studies (EDPS), as 
described below. The purpose of this reorganization was to provide 
greater focus and opportunity for each of the two units to fulfill their 



During the transition period, while some areas of the two new department 
sites are still under construction, the archived content of EDPL will remain 
posted at the EDPL web site location (www.education.umd.edu/EDPL). 
Once the tranisition is complete, all relevant information should be 



available at the two new sites: 

Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education 
(EDHI) will include the following areas of specialization: 



• Higher Education 

• International Education Policy 

• Organizational Leadership and Policy Studies 

Education Policy Studies (EDPS) will include the following areas of 
specialization: 

• Curriculum Theory and Development 

• Socio-cultural Foundations of Education 

• Education Policy 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Education: Counseling and Personnel 
Services (EDCP) 

Abstract 



The Department of Counseling and Personnel Services offers graduate 
programs that are designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed 
for practice and scholarship in counseling and related human service 
professions. These fields are concerned with assisting people individually, 
in groups and in organizations to attain their optimal level of personal, 
social, educational and career functioning. Graduates are employed in a 
variety of settings including schools, colleges and universities, mental 
health agencies, rehabilitation agencies, correctional facilities, business 
and industry, government agencies, other community service facilities and 
private practices. These professionals may serve any of several roles 
either at the practitioner's level or at an advanced level as researchers, 
educators, supervisors, psychologists, counselors, or program 
administrators. 



Master's level professional entry-level programs are offered in four areas 
of specialization: 1) The School Counseling program prepares students to 
become school counselors in elementary, middle and high school settings. 
School counselors provide individual and group counseling to school-aged 
children, coordinate pupil services in schools and function as consultants 
to classroom teachers, school administrators and parents. 2) The 
Specialist-level School Psychology program is a combined 
Masters/Advanced Graduate Specialist program that leads to State 
(MSDE) and National (NCSP) certification as a school psychologist. The 
Program stresses the application of psychological knowledge from a 
variety of theoretical orientations to address school-related issues and 
problems. (The Specialist-level School Psychology Program is NOT 
accepting applications for Fall 2010.) 3) The College Student Personnel 



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program prepares specialists for service in higher education settings as 
counselors and as administrators of student affairs services. 4) The 
Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares counselors to work with 
persons who have mental, emotional, or physical disabilities. 

The Ph.D. degree in Counseling and Personnel Services is offered in four 
areas of specialization: 1) Counseling Psychology (in collaboration with 
the Psychology Department), 2) School Psychology, 3) College Student 
Personnel Administration, and 4) Counselor Education. Doctoral studies 
prepare students to achieve exceptional competence in the theory and 
practice of their field; to develop a high level of skills as researchers, 
educators and administrators; and to assume positions of leadership in 
various relevant settings. Students in the specialization of Counseling 
Psychology are prepared to work as educators, psychologists, and 
supervisors in such settings as academic departments, college and 
university counseling centers, and community mental health agencies. 
Doctoral-level school psychologists serve as advanced level practitioners, 
supervisors, administrators, researchers and school psychology faculty. 
Students in College Student Personnel Administration are prepared to 
assume leadership positions as administrators of college or university 
student personnel services or as faculty and researchers of college 
student personnel work. Doctoral students in Counselor Education are 
prepared to assume roles as educators, supervisors, or researchers in 
school counselor or rehabilitation counselor education programs. Program 
accreditation within CAPS include: The School Psychology and 
Counseling Psychology doctoral programs, which are accredited by the 
American Psychological Association. The Rehabilitation Counseling 
Masters (M.A. or M.Ed.) Program is accredited by the Council on 
Rehabilitation Education. The Masters (M.A. or M. Ed.) Program in School 
Counseling and the Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education are accredited 
by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational 
Programs (CACREP). Both the Specialist Program in School Psychology 
and the Master's (M.A. or M.Ed.) Program in School Counseling are 
approved for certification by the Maryland State Department of Education 
and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher 
Education. The Specialist School Psychology Program is approved also 
by NASP. 

Admissions Information 

Applicants for regular admission to master's degree programs must have 
an undergraduate GPA of at least B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and must submit 
their scores on either the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record 
Examination (required for School Psychology M.A./A.G.S. program). 
Applicants should check with their area of concentration to determine 
which test is required. Applicants' undergraduate programs must include 
at least 15 semester hours of coursework in behavioral science fields 
(anthropology, education, psychology, sociology and/or statistics). 



College Student Personnel, and School Counseling do not accept 

applications for the spring semester. . 

Rehabilitation Counseling accepts applications for Spring by; October 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . GRE required for College Student Personnel, School 
Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Counseling, and 
Counselor Education. For Rehabilitation Counseling ONLY, 
you may use GRE General OR Miller Analogies Test. 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statement of Goals 



Degree Requirements 

Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate (A.G.S. Certificate) 

The A.G.S. certificate is offered in some of the Department's areas of 
specialization. For individuals who hold a master's degree in counseling or 
a closely related field, this certificate program may serve: 1) to provide the 
additional education required for professional certification or licensure in 
those specialty areas that require a program of two year's length, and/or 
2) to provide the academic background for an advanced level of 
professional practice within a specialty area. 

Master of Arts or Master of Education (M.A. or M.Ed.) 

Professional entry-level programs of two types are offered, depending on 
the area of specialization: 1) a master's degree program (M.A., thesis 
required; M.A. non-thesis with Master's paper required; or M.Ed., thesis 
not required), or 2) an integrated Master's/Advanced Graduate Specialist 
(M.A./A.G.S.) program. The applicant should contact the Department for 
further information concerning the entry-level requirements and curriculum 
of each area of specialization. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Ph.D. students are expected to attain advanced skills as both practitioners 
and researchers in their area of specialization. All doctoral students are 
required to take advanced courses in statistics and research design. 
Because of the highly specialized nature of each of the doctoral programs, 
applicants should contact the Department or consult the program web 
page for program of interest. The brochure describes specific course and 
fieldwork requirements, the nature of the examination required for 
completion of the program, and the dissertation requirements. This same 
information can also be found at each program's website (see below). 



Applicants for admission to A.G.S. and Ph.D. programs in Counselor 
Education and College Student Personnel must have a master's degree in 
school counseling or rehabilitation counseling or in college student 
personnel, respectively. A grade point average of 3.5 in prior graduate 
work is required with an acceptable score on the Graduate Record 
Examination. Selective screening of qualified applicants is necessary in 
order to limit enrollment. 

Application Deadlines 



Fall: 

Applications for College Student Personnel, Counseling Psychology, and 

School Psychology must be received by December 15 . 

Applications for School Counseling must be received by December 15 . 

For all other programs the Fall semester deadline is June 1 (March 1 

preferred) . 

Spring: 

Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, 



Facilities and Special Resources 

All master's, A.G.S., and doctoral students are required to include 
supervised fieldwork experiences in their degree programs. The 
Department has excellent cooperative relationships with the Division of 
Student Affairs (including such offices as the Career Development, 
Counseling Center, Campus Activities, the Student Union, Resident Life 
and Commuter Affairs), with units in Academic Affairs (such as Advising, 
Admissions, and Orientation) and with units in University College. 
Fieldwork may also be done at a wide variety of school systems, colleges 
and universities, counseling services and mental health agencies in the 
Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, or nationally. 

In addition to campus and Department resources, students also utilize the 
many major research and professional institutions that are easily 
accessible to the campus. These include the Library of Congress, the 
National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Institute 
of Education Sciences, professional associations such as the American 



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Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and the 
National Association of School Psychologists. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department, and its faculty, offers graduate research, teaching and 
administrative assistantships on a selective basis to both masters and 
doctoral students. The Department also assists its students in finding 
assistantship placements with a variety of on-campus and off-campus 
units. In addition, a small number of new Ph.D. students are offered highly 
selective fellowships funded jointly by the Department and the University. 

Contact Information 

For more information please contact the program. 

Counseling and Personnel Services Dept. 

3214 Benjamin Building Counseling & Personnel Services 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2858 

Fax:(301)405-9995 

caps(5!umd.edu 

http://www.education.umd.edu/EDCP/ 
Courses: EDCP 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Psychology 

Psychology 

Student Affairs 

Counseling Center 

Laboratory for Instructional Consultation 

Education: Human Development 

Human Development (Institute for Child Study) 

Education: Human Development 
(EDHD) 

Abstract 



The purposes of the Department of Human Development/Institute for 
Child Study and of its graduate programs are to contribute to basic 
knowledge about human development and learning and apply this 
knowledge in various settings. The general areas of human development 
covered in courses and research include infant and early childhood 
development, child development, adolescent development, developmental 
science, and educational psychology. Specific faculty areas of expertise 
include achievement motivation, moral development, social development, 
temperament, parenting, developmental neuroscience, civic education, 
prejudice and discrimination, early childhood policy, and the role of culture 
on development. 

The Department of Human Development/Institute for Child Study offers 
graduate programs leading to the Master of Education, Master of Arts, and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The research-oriented M.A. (with thesis) 
and the Ph.D. degree programs in human development are designed to 
develop competencies in the scientific knowledge of human development 
through theory and research. The practice-oriented M.Ed, and M.A. 
without thesis programs are designed to develop competencies in 



identifying implications of the scientific knowledge of human development 
for specific situations and contexts through training in design, 
management, delivery and evaluation of human services programs. 

There are two specialization areas of study at the doctoral level, a 
Specialization in Educational Psychology, and a Specialization in 
Developmental Sciences. A Concentration in Early Childhood Education is 
available at the doctoral and masters levels. The graduate programs and 
specializations provide the scientific knowledge of human growth and 
development that prepares graduates for positions such as faculty in 
institutions of higher education (including universities, community colleges 
and specialty schools (e.g. .nursing), human service specialists in 
government and community agencies, educational psychologists serving 
in schools and educational settings, and research-oriented professionals 
in private, policy, or advocacy organizations. 

Admissions Information 



The College of Education and Graduate School require a minimum GPA 
of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at the undergraduate level. At the master's level, a 
minimum GPA of 3.5 is required by the College of Education. A minimum 
of the 40th percentile on all subtests (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) 
of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)is required by both the Department 
and the Graduate School. Three letters of recommendation including 
evidence of academic potential from university faculty references are 
required. In addition, students must write a statement of purpose which 
indicates a match between student research interests and faculty 
expertise, and that documents the potential student's preparation to 
undertake graduate study in the social sciences and (at the doctoral level) 
to undertake research. Because the doctorate requires the development 
of an advanced level of research skills, the majority of students admitted 
to the program have some previous background in social science 
research. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

International applications deadlines are December 15 (November 15 

preferred) . 

Domestic application deadlines are March 15 (December 15 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Masters and doctoral applications may be submitted by October 1 . 

International applications deadline is June 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statement of Goals 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The M.A. program requires 30 credit hours and offers both a thesis option 
(24 hours of courses plus 6 hours of thesis) and a non-thesis option (24 
hours of courses plus 6 hours of supervised placement in an organization 
and accompanying papers).Courses in biological, social, cognitive, and 
personality development and in quantitative methods and a written 
comprehensive examination are required for all master's degrees. 

Master of Education (M.Ed.) 

The Master of Education degree in Human Development has the following 
requirements: Minimum of 30 semesters of coursework, including EDMS 



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645. A minimum of 15 hours in courses numbered 600-800, with the 
remainder in the 400 series or above. Required courses focus on 
biological, social, cognitive, and personality development and in 
quantitative methods. A written comprehensive examination and seminar 
paper are required to be taken at the end of the coursework. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. ) 

The Ph.D. degree requires 72 hours of credit including 12 dissertation 
credits. Courses in biological, social, and cognitive development and in 
intermediate statistics and research methods are required. Students also 
receive credit for research experiences. Slight modifications of these 
requirements characterize the Specializations in Educational Psychology 
and Developmental Sciences. Students are also required to complete a 
comprehensive examination portfolio prior to advancement to candidacy. 

Master of Education in Partnership with MCPS (M.Ed.) 

The Master of Education in Partnership with MCPS is restricted to middle 
and high school educators who teach in Montgomery County Public 
Schools. Applicants must be certified to teach. This is not a certification 
program. This Human Development Master of Education Program is 
unique in that its curriculum is designed to respond to developmental and 
motivational challenges faced by secondary teachers working with 
adolescents. The program uses a cohort model. Each fall a new cohort of 
students begins the program and the program runs for seven continuous 
semesters. To graduate students must successfully complete 30 credits of 
study, a comprehensive exam, and a seminar paper. 



Contact Information 

A complete description of the Human Development program is available 
by contacting us at the address below. 

Graduate Coordinator 

Department of Human Development 3304 Benjamin Building 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-8432 

Fax:(301)405-2891 

humandev@umd.edu 

http://www.education.umd.edu/EDHD 

Courses: EDHD EDUC 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Maryland Literacy Research Center 
Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture 
Young Children, Center for 
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
Education: Counseling and Personnel Services 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The Washington, D.C. area and the University of Maryland are rich in 
resources for graduate study in human development. The faculty of the 
Department is multi-disciplinary, representing the broad range of 
developmental sciences, educational psychology, and related fields. 
There are programs of funded research, field service programs, and 
internship experiences available in cooperation with agencies and 
schools. The Department sponsors the Center for the Study of Children, 
Relationships, and Culture, the Maryland Literacy Research Center, and 
manages the on-campus Center for Young Children. Students in the 
College of Education have access to the latest technology through 
Educational Technology Services. 

Financial Assistance 



Students requesting consideration for Financial Aid, in addition to 
completing the financial aid form found in the Graduate Admissions 
application, must submit their application by the priority deadline. All 
students who submit their application by December 15 will automatically 
be reviewed for any departmental aid. University fellowships, NIH 
traineeships, and Departmental assistantships are awarded on a 
competitive basis - more students are admitted than can be awarded 
funding. In recent years, only students with undergraduate GPA's of 3.6, 
GRE scores above the 70th percentile, and strong letters of 
recommendation from academic references have been successful in 
obtaining Recruitment Fellowships sponsored by the Graduate School and 
graduate assistantships in the Department. 

First priority for Departmental assistantships goes to students already 
admitted to the Department who have been assured financial assistance 
for the full course of their study. Almost all awards of fellowships and 
assistantships are based on previous academic performance, with little 
attention to need. In addition, some faculty have external grants which 
provide support for graduate students. Students who do not receive a 
fellowship or assistantship from the Department may contact the 
University Financial Aid office at 301-314-9000 for information about other 
sources of financial support. 



Education: Special Education (EDSP) 

Abstract 



Graduate studies in the Department of Special Education include 
programs leading to Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees, 
Advanced Graduate Specialist certificates, and Doctor of Philosophy 
degrees. Areas of concentration may include: learning disabilities; 
behavior disorders; severe disabilities (including autism); early childhood 
(including infancy); secondary and transition special education; and 
special education policy studies. The department also offers a graduate 
teacher preparation program in the following areas: early childhood 
special education, elementary special education, secondary/middle 
special education, and/or severe disabilities. 

Historically, employment opportunities for special education graduates 
have been excellent. Students who graduate with a master's degree in 
special education may find many leadership positions in the public and 
private schools such as master teachers, curriculum specialists, program 
coordinators, or other specialized support staff. Doctoral degree graduates 
may find university faculty positions or professional staff positions in state 
departments of education, the federal government and in the public 
schools. Private agencies and organizations may also seek doctoral 
graduates as researchers, program directors or specialized support staff. 

Admissions Information 



For the Master's of Education and AGS programs, students must submit 
scores on the PRAXIS I test (meeting the state of Maryland passing 
scores) prior to admission into the department and have an undergraduate 
3.0 GPA. The Master's of Arts program requires a 3.0 undergraduate GPA 
and the submission of the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record 
Examination test scores at or above the 40th percentile rank. Admission to 
the doctoral program requires a 3.5 grade point average in previous 
graduate studies, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and at least a 50 percentile 
on Graduate Record Examination. 



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Graduate programs are planned individually by the student and advisor to 
reflect each student's background and goals. Individual programming by 
students and advisers allows a wide latitude of career direction within the 
field of special education upon completion of graduate study. 

Graduate study in special education requires advanced competencies in 
the education of children and youth with disabilities. Students who enter 
the program with special education certification are required to take a 
minimum of 30 credit hours for a MEd degree and a minimum of 36 credit 
hours for a MA degree. Students who enter without academic preparation 
in education and wish to receive special education certification are 
required to take approximately 40-45 credit hours. Upon successfuly 
completion of the teacher education degree requirements, students will be 
recommended for Maryland State Certification in Special Education. 



will be in the major field. Candidates must meet doctoral competencies in 
research, teaching, and professional practice and in an area of 
concentration listed above that fulfill their professional goals. A one year 
residency requirement is necessary for graduation. Students should 
consult the Department website on Graduate Programs for more 
information. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The special education program's strengths include integrated field 
experiences, special education research facilities and faculty members 
whose diverse backgrounds enable the Department to maintain an 
integrated approach. 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



Applications must be received by May 1 (March 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 (September 1 preferred) . 



Financial Assistance 

A limited number of fellowships, assistantships and/or grants are available 
to qualified applicants. 

Contact Information 



Application Requirements 

1 . GRE for Ph.D., Miller Analogies or GRE General for M.A., Praxis I for 
M.Ed, or A.G.S. (at State of Maryland cut scores) 2. 3 Letters of 
Recommendation 3. Statement of Goals 



Prospective graduate students are requested to view the departmental 
website at http://www.education.umd.edu/EDSP/ or consult the handbook 
on Graduate Programs in Special Education, for additional specific 
information on Departmental programs, admissions procedures and 
financial aid. To obtain this booklet, please contact: 



Degree Requirements 

Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate (A.G.S.) 

The Advanced Graduate Specialist certificate in special education is 
available to students who wish to take graduate courses beyond the 
master's degree. The minimum number of graduate hours is 60 (of which 
no more than 30 credits can be applied from another institution). The core 
of the program is made up of required special education courses in 
addition to other coursework within the university as approved by the 
student's adviser and the special education graduate faculty. The College 
of Education awards the certificate. 



Master's of Education or Master's of Arts (M.Ed, or M.A.) 

Students enrolled in the master's degree program in special education 
may earn the Master of Arts degree or the Master of Education degree. 
For students with special education certification, basic course 
requirements are similar for either program except for M.A. thesis 
requirements (6 credits of EDSP 799). The student determines with his or 
her adviser the specific program and coursework required according to the 
student's background and career plans. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. ) 

The Ph.D. in special education is targeted primarily toward research, 
scholarship and educational leadership. The selection of a major 
concentration in learning disabilities, behavior disorders, severe 
disabilities, early childhood special education, secondary/transition special 
education, and policy studies for individuals with disabilities achieves 
these goals. A variety of minor specializations taken outside the 
Department is also possible. Content course work in the areas of 
administration and policy studies is developed in collaboration with other 
departments in the college and university. 

Students pursuing the doctoral program in special education must have 
completed the Master of Arts degree or the Master of Education degree in 
special education or a related area. A student in the doctoral program will 
generally complete a minimum of 90 hours of graduate study (including up 
to 30 credits from a student's masters program) of which 30 to 40 hours 



Dr. Philip Burke 

1308 Benjamin Building 

Department of Special Education University of Maryland College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-6515 

edspqrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.education.umd.edu/EDSP/ 
Courses: EDSP 



Engineering: Aerospace Engineering 
(ENAE) 



Abstract 

The Aerospace Engineering Department offers a broad program in 
graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science (thesis and 
non-thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy. Graduate students can choose from 
the following areas of specialization: aerodynamics and propulsion; 
structural mechanics and composites; rotorcraft; space systems; and flight 
dynamics, stability and control. Within these disciplines, the student can 
tailor programs in areas such as computational fluid dynamics, 
aeroelasticity, hypersonics, composites, smart structures, finite elements, 
space propulsion, robotics, and human factors. 

Admissions Information 



Applicants should have a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering (or in a 
closely related field) with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 from an accredited 
institution. Applicants with a marginal academic record may be 
conditionally approved for admission to the M.S. program if other evidence 
of accomplishment is provided (i.e. publications or exceptional letters of 
recommendation). Admission to the Ph.D. program requires an academic 
record indicating promise of the high level of accomplishment required for 



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the degree. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is strongly 
recommended for admission. 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by May 15 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 31 (October 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



microgravity environment of space. Six different telerobotic systems are 
currently under test in this facility, which is one of only two operating in the 
United States and the only neutral buoyancy facility in the world to be 
located at a university. 

The facilities of the Center for Rotorcraft Education and Research include 
two experimental rotor rigs to test articulated and bearingless rotors in 
hovering and in forward flight. The hover test facility can accommodate up 
to a 6-foot diameter rotor. In addition, the facilities include a 10-foot 
diameter vacuum chamber to study the structural dynamic characteristics 
of spinning rotors in the absence of aerodynamic loads and a three- 
component laser Doppler anemometer for flowfield measurements. A new 
20-foot by 20-foot by 30-foot anechoic acoustic test chamber is currently 
under construction for impulsive noise studies of rotorcraft 



1 . GRE General highly recommended 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

For the Doctor of Philosophy degree, the department requires a minimum 
of 42 semester hours of coursework beyond the B.S. which should 
include: (1) not less than 18 hours within one departmental area of 
specialization, (2) at least 6 hours from among the other areas of 
specialization in the Department, and (3) not less than nine hours in 
courses that emphasize the physical sciences or mathematics. At least 12 
semester hours of credits taken to satisfy (2) and (3) must be 600 level or 
higher. The student must pass a written qualifying and an oral 
comprehensive examination and take 12 hours of dissertation credits. 

Master of Science (M.S. ) 

The M.S. degree program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option. 
Both options require 30 credits. At least 12 credits are to be in the main 
discipline. No more than 9 credits may be at the 400 level of which no 
more than 6 credits may be from department courses. For the thesis 
option, 6 credits of ENAE 799 (Master's Thesis Research) are required as 
well as the successful defense of the M.S. thesis. For the non-thesis 
option, students must write a scholarly paper. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The departmental facilities for experimental research include the Glenn L 
Martin Wind Tunnel, the Composites Research Laboratory, the Space 
Systems Laboratory, and the facilities of the Center for Rotorcraft 
Education and Research. The Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel, with its 8-foot 
high by 11 -foot wide test section, has a maximum operating speed of 330 
feet per second. It is used extensively for development testing by industry 
as well as for research. There are also two smaller subsonic tunnels and a 
supersonic tunnel that are used in support of departmental research 
programs. 

The Composites Research Laboratory is located in the newly constructed 
Manufacturing Center. Its facilities include a microprocessor-controlled 
autoclave, a vacuum hot press, a two-axis filament winding machine, an 
MTS 220 Kip uniaxial testing machine, an x-ray machine and an 
environmental conditioning chamber. The laboratory provides for a full 
spectrum of specimen and component manufacture, preparation and 
instrumentation, inspection, and testing. 

The Space Systems Laboratory performs world-class research on space 
operations, with particular emphasis on neutral buoyancy simulation of 
space robotics and human factors. The recently completed Neutral 
Buoyancy Research Facility is a multi-million dollar laboratory built around 
a 50-foot diameter by 25-foot deep water tank for simulating the 



Financial Assistance 

A number of graduate assistantships and fellowships are available for 
financial assistance. Graduate teaching and research assistantships are 
available beginning at $20,000 per year plus tuition and health benefits. In 
addition, a number of fellowships are available, such as Minta Martin 
Fellowships, Rotorcraft Fellowships, the Hokenson Fellowship, ARCS 
Fellowships, and various departmental fellowships and scholarships. 
These fellowships cover tuition in addition to a stipend. All full-time 
applicants are automatically considered for these fellowships. 

Contact Information 



For more information, please contact the program. 

Director of Graduate Studies 

3181 Martin Hall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2376 

enaegrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.enae.umd.edu/home/ 

Courses: ENAE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Bioengineering (BIOE) 

Abstract 

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering offers research and education 
opportunities leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree and to the 
MS/MD Masters of Science as a Dual Degree program with the University 
of Maryland School of Medicine. It is housed in and administered by the 
Fischell Department of Bioengineering. The Bioegineering Graduate 
Program faculty includes all faculty holding a tenured or tennure-track 
appointment in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, as well as 
faculty holding Affiliate and Adjunct appointments with the Department. 
The research interests of the program faculty are extensive and include 
biomaterials, bioMEMS, biomechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, cellular 
and metabolic engineering, imaging, systems biology, nanobiotechnology, 
and tissue engineering. Academic departments participating in the 
program include, but are not limited to: the Fischell Department of 



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Bioengineering, Biology, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Chemistry 
and Biochemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Computer 
Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and 
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, the University of Maryland 
Biotechnology Institute, and the University of Maryland Schools of 
Medicine and Pharmacy. 

Admissions Information 

Admission to the Graduate Program in Bioengineering requires a bachelor 
of science degree in an engineering discipline from a recognized 
undergraduate institution. Admission also may be granted to students with 
a degree in another scientific discipline, such as biology, chemistry, 
physics, or mathematics. In some cases, students may be required to take 
undergraduate courses to rectify deficiencies in their background before 
they will be given permission to enroll in the required core graduate 
courses. Because of the structure of the first year curriculum, students 
seldom are admitted to begin the Ph.D. program in the spring semester. In 
addition, students are rarely admitted that only wish to pursue a master's 
degree. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for fall 
admission to the Ph.D. program. 



preparation and oral defense of a publication-quality dissertaion that 
advances the field. All students must take the following three 
Bioengineering courses (9 credits): BIOE 601 Rate Processes in 
Biological Systems, BIOE 604 Transport Phenomena in Bioengineering 
Systems, and BIOE 612 Physiological Evaluation of Bioengineering 
Designs. The laboratory rotation courses BIOE 605/606 (2credits) and the 
Bioengineering Seminar Series BIOE 608 (1 credit) are also required. 
Attendance at all Bioengineering seminars is expected throughout the 
graduate student's career, irrespective of whether the course is taken for 
credit or not. Additionally, a total of 18 credit hours of Dissertation 
Research credits must be taken (BIOE 899). Qualification for 
advancement to candidacy requires that students earn a GPA of 3.0 or 
better in each of the core courses. If a student receives a C in a core 
course, then it must be repeated. All students entering the Ph.D. program 
must take the Research Aptitude Examination held in January, prior to the 
second semester of their first year. The date and time of the examination 
will be announced by the graduate program before the end of the Fall 
semester. A complete list of acceptable electives may be obtained from 
the BIOE Graduate Program website. The dissertation proposal, with oral 
presentation, must be completed by the end of the third year. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



International Applicant Final Deadline: February 1 . 

Preferred Deadline (for best consideration for financial aid): January 15 . 

Application Requirements 

1. Online Application 

2. Statement of Goals and Research Interests and Statement of 
Experiences (on-line submission required) 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation (on-line submission required) 

4. Complete set of official transcripts reflecting all undergraduate 
and graduate work completed or in progress 

5. Official GRE General Exam score report 

6. Official TOEFL score report (if applicable) 

7. Maryland In-State Status Form (if wish to apply for Maryland 
resident status) 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

Students unable to satisfy the PhD requirements may complete a M.S. 
degree. There is no direct admission into the M.S. program. 

Master of Science/Doctor of Medicine (M.S./M.D.) 

This is a dual degree program with the University of Maryland, Baltimore 
School of Medicine. Students applying to the M.S. Program in 
Bioengineering must first be admitted to the M.D. program in the School of 
Medicine. The objective of this program is to broaden to educational and 
research scope of medical doctors in significant fields of bioengineering. 
Thus, the program should be attractive to those clinicians interested in 
areas including clinical research, biomaterials, biomedical imaging, 
medical device innovation, medical device development, and drug 
development. Graduates of the combined program will receive a Doctor of 
Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine as 
well as a Master of Science degree from the A. James Clark School of 
Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program consists of 45 credits including required, restricted, 
and unrestricted elective courses, a research aptitude examination (RAE), 
an oral defense of a written dissertation research proposal, and a 



The Department has access to well-equipped bioengineering research 
laboratories and associated departmental facilities of its faculty. In 
addition, there are core facilities available for bioengineering research. 
Animal facilities are available if necessary. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate research assistantships typically support qualified Ph.D. 
students. Graduate fellowships also are available on a competitive basis 
to both entering and continuing Ph.D. students. Typically only those Ph.D. 
students who enter the program in the fall semester are eligible for 
fellowships. We are unable to provide financial support to students in our 
master's degree program. 

Contact Information 

Please contact the program directly for program description, admission 
requirements, and financial aid information. 

Graduate Program in Bioengineering 

2330 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-7426 

Fax:(301)405-9953 

bioe-grad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.bioe.umd.edu 

Courses: BIOE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Chemical Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 
Graduate Studies and Research 
Biological Resources Engineering 
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering 



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Engineering: Chemical Engineering 
(ENCH) 



Abstract 

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department offers graduate 
study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 
Major areas of graduate research are: applied polymer science and 
engineering, biochemical engineering, aerosol and nanoparticle 
technology, turbulence and multiphase flow, thermophysical properties, 
and chemical process systems engineering. An interdisciplinary research 
program is available in the chemical process systems engineering area. 

Admissions Information 



The programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy 
degrees are open to qualified students holding the Bachelor of Science 
degree. Admission may be granted to students with degrees in other 
engineering and science areas from accredited programs, and it may be 
necessary in some cases to require courses to establish an 
undergraduate Chemical Engineering background. The general 
regulations of the Graduate School apply in reviewing applications. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by June 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . Completed Application Form 

2. Statement of Purpose 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. One complete set of official transcripts reflecting all 
undergraduate and graduate work completed or in progress 

5. Offical GRE Score for General Exam 

6. Offical TOEFL Score (if applicable) 

7. Application Fee 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science or Master of Engineering (M.S. or M.E.) 

A minimum of 30 credit hours of course work in technical areas relating 
directly to chemical engineering is required for the M.S. degree, 6 of which 
are devoted to thesis research. All students seeking graduate degrees in 
Chemical Engineering must enroll in ENCH 610, 620, 630, and 640 if they 
have not completed equivalent courses. In addition to Graduate School 
regulations, special degree requirements (including core course GPA 
requiremtns) are described at the Chemical Engineering Department 
website: www.ench.umd.edu. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is granted only upon sufficient evidence 
of high attainment in scholarship and the ability to engage in independent 
research. The Chemical Engineering Department requires minimum of 45 
semester hours of course work beyond the B.S. degree. A minimum of 18 
credit hours of Thesis Research is required; students in the PhD program 
can register only for ENCH 899 Thesis Research. In addition to Graduate 
School regulations, special degree requirements include a research 



aptitude Ph.D. qualifying examination and a research proposal including 
an oral presentation covering the projected Ph.D. dissertation. All Ph.D. 
graduate students are required to serve as Teaching Assistants for two 
semesters. Other requirements, incluidng CORE course GPA requiremtns 
are found on the Department website: www.ench.umd.edu. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

A number of special facilities are available for graduate study and 
research and are coordinated through the Polymer Reaction Engineering 
Laboratory, the Chemical Process Systems Laboratory, the Laboratory for 
Mixing Studies, the Thermophysical Properties Laboratory, the Laboratory 
for Biochemical Engineering and the Biochemical Reactor Scale Up 
Facility. These laboratories contain advanced process control computers, 
polymer processing equipment and polymerization reactors, polymer 
characterization instrumentation, fermentors, a laser Doppler anemometry 
facility, and an aerosol characterization facility. 

Financial Assistance 



Fellowships and research assistantships, are available on a limited basis 
for qualified graduate students. 

Contact Information 

For more specific information on the graduate program, contact: 

Graduate Coordinator 

2113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5888 

Fax:(301)405-0523 

enchqrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.ench.umd.edu/ 

Courses: ENCH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Civil and Environmental 
Engineering (ENCE) 

Abstract 



The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate 
courses leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy 
degrees. All programs are planned on an individual basis by the student 
and an adviser taking into consideration the student's background and 
special interests. Areas of concentration at both the master's and doctoral 
levels include: transportation engineering, environmental engineering, 
water resources engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical 
engineering, and project management. 

Admissions Information 



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Applicants for admission should hold a B.S. degree in civil engineering. 
However, applicants with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may 
be accepted with the stipulation that deficiencies in prerequisite 
undergraduate coursework be corrected before enrolling in graduate 
courses. In addition to the requirements set forth by the Graduate School, 
applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply to the Master's 
Program, and a minimum GPA of 3.5 to apply to the Doctoral Program. 
Applicants with lower GPA's may be considered and accepted in a 
provisional basis if other indicators of ability are exceptional (letters of 
recommendation, GRE scores, prior experience ...). Applicants are also 
required to submit results from the Graduate Record Examination. There 
are no entrance examinations required for the program. 



The Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas are easily accessible 
for data, field studies, library access, contacts with national organizations, 
and attendance at national meetings. The location of the University of 
Maryland offers a unique opportunity to obtain an advanced degree in civil 
engineering. 

Financial Assistance 

Research assistantships are available from individual faculty members. 
Only a limited number of teaching assistantships are available. Part-time 
work as grading assistants is available as well. 



Application Deadlines 



Contact Information 



Fall: 

FINAL deadline for Intenational Applicants (even those currently studying 

in the U.S.) is February 1 . 

FINAL deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Resisdents is May 1 . 

PREFERRED: For consideration for financial aid applications must be 

received by December 1 . 

Spring: 

FINAL deadline for Intenational Applicants (even those currently studying 

in the U.S.) is June 1 . 

FINAL deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Resisdents is October 

15. 

PREFERRED: For consideration for financial aid U.S. Citizen and 

Permanent Resident applications must be received by September 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Official Transcripts 

4. Statement of Purpose 

Degree Requirements 



Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1173C Martin Hall 

University of Maryland 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-8944 

Fax:(301)405-2585 

bbrooks@umd.edu 

http://www.civil.umd.edu/ 



Courses: ENCE ENCE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Electrical & Computer 
Engineering (ENEE) 

Abstract 



Master of Science or Master of Engineering (M.S. or M.E.) 

The M.S. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. In 
addition to an M.S. degree, the department also offers a Master of 
Engineering (M.E.) degree. The Department's policies and requirements 
are the same as those of the Graduate School. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The requirements for the Ph.D. degree are also the same as those of the 
Graduate School. The student will work closely with an adviser to develop 
an approved program of study suited to his or her individual needs. Before 
admission to candidacy, the student must pass a qualifying examination, 
which is normally taken after the coursework is at least 75 percent 
completed. There is no language requirement for the Ph.D. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the 
University of Maryland, College Park offers one of the strongest and most 
highly-ranked education and research programs in electrical engineering 
in the nation. Led by 89 full-time and affiliate faculty members and 50 
research faculty and postdocs, the research programs of Maryland cover 
a wide spectrum of activities in the two broad areas of (i) Information 
Sciences and Systems which consists of Communications and Signal 
Processing, Computer Engineering, and Controls; and (ii) Electronic 
Sciences and Devices, which consists of Electrophysics and 
Microelectronics. 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate 
study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy, degrees. 
Last fall 2007, there were 360 graduate students in Electrical Engineering; 
300 were Ph.D. students, and 60 M.S. 



Departmental research facilities include laboratories in the following areas: 
transportation, systems analysis, environmental engineering, hydraulics, 
remote sensing, structures, and soil mechanics. Graduate students have 
convenient access to a spectrum of computer facilities, including 
networked personal computers and workstations, specialized computer- 
aided design, graphics, and visualization laboratories, campus mainframe 
computers, and remote supercomputer facilities. 



For additional information about the department's programs and research, 
please see the ECE Web site 

Admissions Information 



For admission to electrical and computer engineering, students must hold 
an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering with a B+ or better 



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grade point average or similar undergraduate preparation in mathematics, 
computer science, physics or other areas of engineering or science. 

For the most current and detailed information regarding ECE graduate 
admissions and deadlines, please visit our ECE Graduate Admissions 
Web page. Applicants must follow all instructions detailed on our How to 
Apply Web page. 

Application Deadlines 



College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3681 

Fax:(301)405-8728 

eceqradstudies(a)umd.edu 

http://www.ece.umd.edu/ 
Courses: ENEE 



Fall: 

Financial support consideration deadline is DECEMBER 1. Admission 

only deadlines are FEBRUARY 1 for international and MAY 1 for U.S. 

citizens. (December 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Admission only deadlines are JUNE 1 for international and OCTOBER 1 

for U.S. citizens. (June 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . Online Web Application and Supplemental Form (ASF) 

2. GRE General 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. Official Transcripts 

5. Statement of Goals 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The M.S. program offers the thesis and non-thesis options. Students must 
satisfy a course requirement and complete either a Thesis or Scholarly 
Paper. For complete details, see the ECE Graduate Handbook 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Students in the Ph.D. program must complete a course requirement, 
satisfy a Ph.D. Qualifying requirement, pass an oral Ph.D. Research 
Proposal Examination, and write and successfully defend a Ph.D. 
dissertation. For complete details, see the ECE Graduate Handbook . 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Engineering: Fire Protection 
Engineering (ENFP) 

Abstract 



The Fire Protection Engineering Department offers a diversified program 
of graduate studies leading to the Master of Science or the Master of 
Engineering (Professional Master's) degree. An individual study plan 
compatible with the student's interest and background is developed 
between the student and adviser. Several specialized areas of graduate 
study are available. One possible area focuses on engineering principles 
concerned with fire modeling and combustion behavior, i.e. the scientific 
fundamentals of diffusion flame combustion, the mechanics of flame 
propagation, and the techniques of field or zone simulation for the 
prediction of fire development and smoke movement. Another example 
area of study involves the application of risk analysis techniques, using 
predictive and analytical procedures for the quantitative assessment of the 
magnitude of fire hazards and the probabilities of potential fire incidents. 
Related and additional areas of study include "smart" fire detection, 
structural fire protection, contents and furnishings flammability, fire and 
indoor air pollution, regulatory effectiveness analysis, and performance 
based codes. These and other topics are available to graduate students 
on an individual basis. 



Facilities and Special Resources 



Admissions Information 



For detailed information on the department's research institutes and 
laboratories, please see the ECE Research Overview . 

Financial Assistance 

Financial aid is available to graduate students in the form of research 
assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. Details are 
available in the ECE Graduate Handbook . Applicants for admission are 
automatically considered for these packages provided they mark "yes" for 
financial assistance on the application form and submit their materials by 
the deadline. 

Contact Information 

Graduate Studies Office 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

2434 A.V. Williams Bldg. 



The M.S. and M.Eng. programs are open to qualified students holding the 
B.S. degree. Full admission may be granted to students with degrees in 
any of the engineering and physical science areas from accredited 
programs. In some cases it may be necessary to require undergraduate 
courses to fulfill the student's background. In addition to the Graduate 
School requirements, the Graduate Record Examination is required. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by May 31 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 31 (September 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



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1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 



Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Science or Master of Engineering (M.S. or M.E.) 

The M.S. degree program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option, 
both of which require completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours. 
Individual programs of study are determined by the student and his or her 
advisor and the department. In addition to an M.S. degree, the department 
also offers a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree which requires 30 
credit hours of approved courses in major and minor core areas. The 
department's degree requirements are given in detail in its publications. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The department provides laboratory facilities for graduate research. The 
laboratories contain several standard test apparatus such as the cone 
calorimeter and LIFT apparatus, smoke measurement and particle 
obscuration apparatus, salt water modeling tank, and advanced data 
acquisition systems. Additional facilities are available through our 
collaboration with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) and the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology. The departmental 
computer laboratory contains personal computers and an extensive library 
of fire modeling software for research related activities. Sun workstations 
and a DEC-based CAD facility are provided by the Clark School of 
Engineering. A mainframe computer in the Computer Science Building is 
available by remote access from the Department Computer Laboratory. 
The department and university libraries comprise one of the most 
extensive fire protection engineering collections in the country. The 
department has computerized access to the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology's Fire Research Library through FIREDOC. 

Financial Assistance 



Financial aid is available in the form of fellowships and teaching and 
research assistantships. Research assistantships are awarded in 
conjunction with the availability of research funds. Professional firms and 
governmental agencies in the area have work-study programs available to 
graduate students. Most graduate courses are offered late afternoon or 
early evening to accommodate part-time students. 

Contact Information 

Brochures and publications offered by the Department may be obtained 
by writing to us below. Further information is readily available via our 
Internet homepage and world wide web site at http://www.enfp.umd.edu . 

Marino di Marzo 

0151 Martin Hall - 

Fire Protection Engineering Department - University of Maryland - College 

Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3992 

Fax:(301)405-9383 

enfpgrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.fpe.umd.edu/ 
Courses: ENFP 



Related Programs and Campus Units 



Engineering: Materials Science and 
Engineering (ENMA) 



Abstract 

Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program. 
Students from engineering and science disciplines are given a firm 
foundation in the physics and chemistry of materials, thermodynamics and 
structure of materials, and finally on the latest technological aspects of 
materials in today's manufacturing environment. Faculty research areas 
are mainly concentrated in the development of novel materials for today's 
electronics and high tech industries. These materials may be bulk or thin 
film format and range from ceramics to semiconductors to metallic 
structures. Additional research activities involve advanced materials 
characterization research, biomaterials and development of high strength, 
low weight materials for avionics and automotive applications. The 
Department participates in the University of Maryland Materials Research 
Science and Engineering Center, NanoCenter and the Energy Research 
Center. 

Admissions Information 

The Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science 
(thesis or non-thesis options) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In 
addition, students enrolled in the Professional Master of Engineering 
program may choose Material Science and Engineering as a program 
option. Graduate study is open to qualified students holding a bachelor's 
degree from accredited programs in any of the engineering and science 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by June 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The M.S. degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis 
option requires 24 credit hours of course work plus a thesis. The non- 
thesis option requires 30 credit hours of course work and a scholarly 
research paper. All students must complete the Program Core 
requirements as well as all Graduate School requirements. In addition to 
an M.S. degree, the department also offers a Professional Master of 
Engineering (M.E.) degree which requires 30 credits of graduate 
coursework and does not require a thesis. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 



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Students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. must complete 48 credits of core and 
specialized coursework and a dissertation based on original research. 
After the completion of the second semester of coursework, the student 
will take the Ph.D. qualifying examination. Advancement to candidacy 
occurs after the completion of the core courses with a 3.5 GPA and 
successful completion of the Ph.D. qualifying examination. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Special equipment includes scanning and transmission electron 
microscopes; X-ray diffraction devices; image analysis and mechanical 
testing facilities; crystal growing, thin film deposition and analysis 
equipment; HPLC, GC, IR and other sample preparation and analytical 
apparatus. The Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing (LAMP) in 
JM Patterson 2225 includes a class 1000 clean room for various kinds of 
thin film processing, particularly things difficult to acccomplish in the 
NanoCenter's new FabLab clean room in the Kim Building. LAMP also 
features custom-designed ultraclean chemical vapor deposition (CVD) 
and atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment as the basis for research in 
nano applications and manufacturing process prototyping, particularly with 
real-time chemical sensing for metrology and process control. A custom 
wafer-scanning electrical characterization facility enables resistance and 
capacitance mapping. The Nano-Bio Systems Laboratory (NBSL) in JM 
Patterson 2229 adjoins LAMP and provides capability for biotech 
research, specifically in biomaterials processing and biomicrosystems 
development. It includes a Zeiss 310 laser confocal/fluorescence 
microscope, microfluidic chip testing for biomolecular reaction and cellular 
response experiments, biomaterials deposition, a Zyvex L200 
nanomanipulator system for life science studies, and mass spectrometry 
and ICP optical emission equipment. The W. M. Keck Laboratory for 
Combinatorial Nanosynthesis and Multiscale Characterization in 1141 Kim 
Building houses several thin film deposition chambers for rapid exploration 
of novel functional materials. The combinatorial approach allows 
simultaneous invstigation of large numbers of different samples. The 
combinatorial laser molecular beam epitaxy is used to perfrom atomic 
layer controlled combinatorial synthesis of functional materials. Atomically 
controlled growth of unitcells are monitored in-situ using electron 
diffraction. The Nanoscale Imaging, Spectroscopy and Properties (NISP) 
lab, located in the Jeong H. Kim Building, houses the most electron 
powerful microscopes within any university in the Washington, DC metro 
area. The facility has a Field-emission Transmission Electron Microscope 
(TEM) with 1.4 angstrom resolution and can generate chemical- 
composition maps of materials using Energy-Dispersive X-Ray 
Spectroscopy (EDS) or Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS). Also 
housed in the lab are a thermionic TEM with 2.0 angstrom resolution 
(capable of in-situ electrical measurements and in-situ observations 
between -183 C and 1000C) and an electron microprobe with five 
Wavelength-Dispersion X-Ray Spectrometers (WDS). Other facilities 
include a Lakeshore vibrating scanning magnetometer and a scanning 
Auger spectrometer. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance in the form of teaching and research assistantships 
and sponsored fellowships are available to qualified students. Requests 
for financial assistance will be considered for Fall admission only. 

Contact Information 

Information is available from: 

Kathleen C. Hart Assistant Director, Student Services 

1113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5989 

enmaqrad(a)deans. umd.edu 



http://www.mse.umd.edu/grad/index.html 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Bioengineering 
Biophysics 

Engineering: Mechanical Engineering 
(ENME) 

Abstract 



The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate study leading to 
the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In addition, 
students may pursue a Master of Engineering degree through the 
Professional Master's Program of the Office of Advanced Engineering 
Education. The Department's instruction and research are carried out 
through the following four divisions: i) Design and Reliability Systems; ii) 
Electronic Products and Systems; iii) Mechanics and Materials; and iv) 
Thermal, Fluid and Energy Sciences. 

Design and Reliability Of Systems (Formerly known as Design, Risk 
Assesment and Manufacturing)- The focus of this division is on product 
and process design and decision making, manufacturing system modeling 
and automation, manufacturing process modeling and control, and 
manufacturing technology designed specifically to meet high standards for 
yield and quality. In addition, research is conducted on structural reliability, 
reliability and failure modes associated with specific semiconductor 
devices, test screening of parts or systems to eliminate latent defects, and 
the development of reliability and safety assessment tools for complex 
aerospace, nuclear, or chemical process systems. 

Electronic Products and Systems - Through a wide range of dedicated 
and cross-disciplinary courses and an active research program, this 
division addresses generic problems critical for attaining more cost- 
effective and reliable electronic products. These activities are supported 
by the CALCE Electronics Products and Systems Research Center. 
Current research focuses on the development of physics-of-failure of 
electronic equipment and experimental validation of electronic product 
designs and new material combinations. Other areas of current interest 
include materials characterization, accelerated testing, electronic 
components manufacturing, thermal management, connectors and 
contacts, electro-optics, high temperature electronics and condition 
monitoring, the reliable design of electronic printed wiring boards, and 
development of reliability test methods for various electronic or 
mechanical devices. 



Mechanics and Materials - Analytical, numerical, and experimental 
studies of mechanics and materials are pursued in this division and an 
exposure to fundamental concepts is provided through these studies. 
Areas of specialization include elasticity, experimental mechanics, fracture 
mechanics, linear and nonlinear mechanics, nonlinear phenomena, 
nanomechanics, micromechanics and microsystems, vibration and 
acoustics control, signal processing, system identification, sensors, and 
materials. Course material is supported by laboratory research conducted 
in control, dynamic effects, mechanical behavior, microsystems and 
nanosystems, photomechanics, and vibrations. This division is the home 



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for the Smart Materials and Structures Research Center (SMSRC), which 
consists of dedicated laboratories that enable advanced research in 
sensors, health monitoring, vibrations and control, and a variety of other 
technologies related to smart materials and structures. 

Thermal, Fluid, and Energy Sciences - This division offers courses in 
two broad areas: i) energy and heat transfer and ii) fluid mechanics. 
Research is supported by various laboratories and supercomputing 
facilities. This division is home to the Center for Environmental Energy 
Engineering (CEEE), which carries out cross-disciplinary research and 
development of distributed energy conversion systems for transportation 
and buildings. Current division research includes combustion, 
environmental pollution control, fire modeling and dynamics, transport 
phenomenon, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, hydrodynamics 
and experimental and theoretical investigations of turbulence, 
hydrodynamics, and thermal management and characterization of 
electronic equipment. 

Energy Systems Engineering Curriculum - A University of Maryland 
Field Committee has developed the interdisciplinary ESE curriculum. The 
curriculum will focus on the science and engineering that underpins 
energy conversion systems and will address engineering, science, and 
societal issues in the areas of fossil, nuclear, and renewable power 
generation, including hydrogen production and generation, energy usage, 
conservation and optimization, and sustainable development. Participating 
students will be expected to complete the M.S. or Ph.D. degree 
requirements of their respective department's programs, while taking as 
many courses as possible from the ESE Curriculum. 

Admissions Information 

The programs leading to the M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees are open to 
qualified students holding a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. 
Admission may also be granted to students with degrees from other areas 
of engineering, mathematics, and sciences. In some cases, students may 
be required to take undergraduate courses to fill gaps in their background. 
In addition to the requirements set forth by the Graduate School, the 
applicant is also required to submit scores from the Graduate Record 
Examination (GRE) and, for all international applicants, scores from the 
TOEFL exam is also required. Applicants are required to submit at least 
three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

International Applications must be received by February 1 (January 7 

preferred) . 

US Applications must be received by May 15 (January 7 preferred) . 

Spring: 

International Applications must be received by June 1 . 

US Applications must be received by October 1 (August 15 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



A total score greater than 1200 combined on the Verbal and 
Quantitative sections of the General GRE and greater than 
4.5 on the Analytical Writing section. 
For international applicants: at least a 577 (paper-based) or 
233 (computer-based) or 85 (Internet-based) score on the 
TOEFL exam. 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Students in the Ph.D. program must take a minimum of 42 credits of 
approved graduate coursework beyond the B.S. degree (a minimum of 18 
credits of coursework at the University of Maryland) and 12 credits of 
dissertation research. Students currently holding an M.S. from an 
approved engineering, math, or science program may apply up to 24 
credits from their previous degree towards their doctoral coursework 
requirement. In addition, students must pass a qualifying examination, 
propose and have an approved Ph.D. dissertation topic (within two 
semesters of passing the qualifying exam), and successfully produce and 
defend a Ph.D. dissertation on an original research topic. (See 
http://www.enme.umd.edu/grad/phd-req.html for detals) 

Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) (M.S.) 

Students enrolled in the M.S. program in Mechanical Engineering must 
complete at least 30 credits for graduation. This includes 24 credits of 
approved coursework and 6 credits of M.S. Thesis Research. The M.S. 
Coursework Plan sets forth the courses required to be taken by the 
student in partial fulfillment of the M.S. degree requirements. The 
coursework plan must be prepared in consultation with a faculty advisor in 
the student's technical area of interest, and submitted to the Graduate 
Office (2168 Glenn L. Martin Hall) for approval by the Director of Graduate 
Studies at the beginning of the first semester of study. Changes to the 
plan are permitted, but must be approved by the student's advisor and the 
Director of Graduate Studies prior to their implementation. A new 
coursework plan reflecting the changes must be filed with the ME 
Graduate Office every time changes are made. 

Master of Science (Reliablity Engineering) (M.S.) 

Two options exist to earn the M.S. degree in Reliability Engineering: Non- 
thesis option Complete 31 credits with at least 1 8 at the 600-level or 
above. Complete the required 16 credits of core courses (see below). 
Maintain an average grade of B or better. Submit at least one scholarly 
paper addressing reliability within his/her field of engineering for approval 
by two faculty members. The topic must be selected and an advisor 
located by the second semester of study. The paper can be completed by 
registering for ENRE648, an independent study course with selected 
advisor and approved through Graduate Committee. Complete a set of 
approved technical elective courses to satisfy the balance of the course 
requirements (a minimum of 15 credits). Thesis option Complete 25 
credits with at least 12 at the 600-level or above. Complete the required 
16 credits of core courses. Maintain an average grade of B or better. Take 
an additional 6 credits of ENRE 799 (thesis research). Write a satisfactory 
thesis and defend the thesis in an oral examination. Complete a set of 
approved technical elective courses to satisfy the balance of the course 
requirements (a minimum of 9 credits). (See 
http://www.enme.umd.edU/grad/ms-req-reliability.html#courseReqfor 
details) 



The minimum requirements of the Department of Mechanical Engineering 
for acceptance into the Graduate program are: 

1 . Bachelor degree from regionally accredited college or 
university (or equivalent from a foreign institution). 

2. At least a 3.2 G.P.A. (on a 4.0 scale). 

3. At least 3 letters of recommendation strongly supporting the 
applicants admission into the Graduate Program. 

4. An essay or statement of goals and experiences. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The department and college of engineering provide access to a wide 
variety of experimental and computing facilities. Selected department 
computer resources include approximately 100 networked PC systems 
and 100 UNIX workstations. In addition, an enriched CAD computing 
environment is provided through a large number of third-party software 
products, including computer aided design applications. 



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Financial Assistance 



Financial assistance is available to highly qualified students in the form of 
research and teaching assistantships.The most outstanding applicants are 
offered fellowships. Students seeking financial assistance should submit 
with their applications a current resume or CV as well as a statement 
regarding their qualifications and/or past research or teaching experience. 
Financial assistance is sought for all worthy students. The following 
fellowships are available for Ph.D students; Clark School Fellowships 
(supplements to Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistanships)- 
Managed by School of Engineering; Flagship Fellowship from the 
Graduate School (supplements to Teaching Assistantships and Research 
Assistantships); Future Faculty Fellows Program from the Clark School; 
Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School; Litton Fellowship 
(ME&ECE); ARCS Fellowship. 



product sterilization. Radiation engineering is used in manufacturing 
processes to modify existing materials and to develop new ones. 
Radiation hardened electronics are used in satellites. Radioisotopes are 
produced and used for materials processing, chemical processing, and 
wastewater treatment. 

Courses and research work emphasize three areas of concentration: 
Nuclear Systems, Radiation Engineering, and Safety and Reliability. A 
student works with his or her advisor to establish an individual plan of 
graduate study compatible with background and goals. Areas of 
specialization include: nuclear safety analysis, radiation processing and 
manufacturing, radiation sciences, risk assessment, reliability analysis, 
thermal hydraulics, and computational fluid dynamics. 

Admissions Information 



Contact Information 



Detailed information regarding our graduate programs may be found on 
our website. 



Coordinator of Graduate Studies/Amarildo C. DaMata 
Department of Mechanical Engineering 

2180 Glenn L. Martin Hall 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: (301) 405-4216 
Fax:(301)314-8015 
amata@umd.edu 

http://www.enme.umd.edu/grad/ 

Coordinator of Graudate Studies/Fitzgerald Walker 
Department of Mechanical Engineering 

2182 Glenn L Martin Hall 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: (301)405-5139 
Fax:(301)314-8015 
fwalker@umd.edu 

http://www.enme.umd.edu/grad 

Courses: ENME ENRE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

19th Century Music, Center for Studies in 
Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 



Engineering: Nuclear Engineering 
(ENNU) 

Abstract 



The Program offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees and is open to qualified students holding a 
bachelor's degree from accredited programs in any of the engineering and 
science areas. In some cases, it may be necessary to require background 
courses to fulfill prerequisites. In addition to Graduate School admission 
requirements, the Department announces special degree requirements in 
its publications. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by August 1 (August 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

To enter the Ph.D. degree program, students must complete the M.S. 
Program Core level courses prior to taking the Ph.D. qualifying 
examination. Those admitted to the Ph.D. program must complete a 
minimum of 18 course credits beyond the M.S. degree. All candidates 
must also register for a minimum of 12 credit hours of ENNU 899- 
Doctoral Dissertation Research, in addition to meeting all dissertation and 
final oral examination requirements. 

Master of Science or Master of Engineering (M.S. or M.E.) 

The M.S. degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis 
option requires 24 credit hours of course work plus a thesis. The non- 
thesis option requires 30 credit hours of course work, a written 
examination and a scholarly research paper. All students must complete 
the Program Core course requirements as well as all Graduate School 
requirements. In addition to an M.S. degree, the department also offers a 
Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree. 



Nuclear and radiation engineering is the branch of engineering that 
encompasses the use of the energy from nuclear sources and systems. 
The field of nuclear and radiation engineering combines fundamental 
science with the most advanced technologies today. Applications include 
nuclear generated electricity, materials processing, medical procedures, 
environmental restoration and remediation, and medical and consumer 



Facilities and Special Resources 

Special facilities available for graduate study include a 250 KW nuclear 
reactor, a large scale integral thermal hydraulic facility, a large gamma 
source, an 8-MeV Electron Linear Accelerator, and various analyzers and 
detectors. In addition, there are considerable computer and graphics 



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facilities available. The Laboratory for Polymer and Radiation Science has 
extensive facilities for investigating radiation effects in materials. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance in the form of teaching and research assistantships 
and sponsored fellowships are available to qualified students. 

Contact Information 

Prof. Aris Christou 

2309 Chemical/Nuclear Engineering Building 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5208 

ennuqrad(5!deans.umd.edu 

Courses: ENNU 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Professional Master of 
Engineering (ENPM) 

Abstract 

The Professional Master of Engineering program is a practice-oriented 
part-time graduate program designed to assist engineers and technical 
professionals in the development of their careers and to provide the 
expertise needed in the rapidly changing business, government, and 
industrial environments. Late afternoon and evening classes are taught by 
the College Park faculty and experienced adjunct faculty at the College 
Park campus and designated learning centers in Maryland. 

Options are available in the following engineering disciplines: 

Aerospace Engineering 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Civil and Environmental Engineering: 



Environmental and Water Resources 

Geotechnical/Pavements 

Project Management* 

Structures 

Transportation 



Electrical and Computer Engineering: 

• Communications and Signal Processing 

• Computer Engineering 

Energetic Concepts* 



Environmental Engineering 
Fire Protection Engineering* 
Materials Science and Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering: 

• Energy and the Environment 

• General Mechanical 

Nuclear Engineering* 
Reliability Engineering* 
Sustainable Energy Engineering* 
Systems Engineering 
"available 100% online 
Admissions Information 



The program is open to qualified applicants holding a regionally accredited 
baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field. 

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted 
on a provisional basis if they have demonstrated satisfactory performance 
in another graduate program and/or their work has been salutary. 

Applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the 
original language with literal English translations. Allow at least three 
months for evaluation of foreign credentials. 

We trust that you will find this 30 credit-hour program to be an affordable, 
convenient way to earn an engineering graduate degree, to "retool" and 
keep current with the latest technological developments in your field, or 
perhaps to develop a new area of expertise so as to further your career. 

Application Deadlines 



Fall: 

Domestic applications must be received by August 1 5 (August 1 

preferred) . 

International applications must be received by February 1 . 

Spring: 

Domestic applications must be received by January 10 (December 15 

preferred) . 

International applications must be received by June 1 . 

Summer: 

Domestic applications must be received by May 15 (May 1 preferred) . 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept international applications for summer 

admission . 



Application Requirements 

1 . Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field 

2. GRE not required 

3. College Transcripts 

4. 3 Letters of Recommendation 



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5. Graduate School admission application and fee 

6. In online application, select "Master of Engineering (ENPM)" 
as the major 



Engineering: Nuclear Engineering 
Engineering: Reliability Engineering 
Engineering: Systems Engineering 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) 

The student chooses an area of concentration offered by an engineering 
department and completes 30 credit hours of approved coursework with 
an average grade of B. The coursework, which allows up to 12 credits at 
the 400-level, must be approved by the program's departmental faculty 
advisor. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Courses in the Graduate Certificate in Engineering program are currently 
offered on the College Park campus, are available at off-campus centers, 
via Distance Education Technology and Services (DETS), which is a live 
interactive distance education system, and 100% online. Courses are 
available via DETS at the University of Maryland System Shady Grove 
Center in Montgomery County, the Higher Education and Applied 
Technology (HEAT) Center in Harford County, the Southern Maryland 
Higher Education Center in St. Mary's County, Frostburg State University 
in Allegany County, and University System of Maryland at Hagerstown in 
Washington County. 

Financial Assistance 

There are no assistantships or fellowships available in this program. 
Contact Information 

For more specific information, contact: 

Dr. George Syrmos, Executive Director 

2123 J. M. Patterson Building, University of Maryland, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-0362 

Fax:(301)405-3305 

oaee@umd.edu 

http://www.oaee.umd.edu 

Ms. Kerri Poppler James, Assistant Director 

2123 J. M. Patterson Building, University of Maryland, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-0362 

Fax:(301)405-3305 

oaee(a)umd.edu 

http://www.oaee.umd.edu 
Courses: ENPM 



Engineering: Reliability Engineering 
(ENRE) 



Abstract 

Reliability Engineering is an interdisciplinary program of the Department of 
Mechanical Engineering. The academic and research programs are based 
upon the recognition that the performance of a complex system is affected 
by engineering inputs that begin at conception and extend throughout its 
lifetime. Students may specialize in Assessment (Root-Cause Failure 
Analysis, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Common-Cause Failures); 
Testing and Operation (Operator Advisory Systems, Human Reliability, 
Software Reliability); Manufacturing (Statistical Process Control, Improved 
Manufacturing Methods); Component and Structures Reliability 
(Microelectronics and Materials); or Electronic Packaging Reliability. 

Admissions Information 

The Program offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science, 
Professional Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees 
and is open to students who have a Bachelor of Science degree in 
engineering, physics, or mathematics and obtained a GPA of at least 3.0 
on a 4.0 scale from accredited programs. An individual plan of graduate 
study compatible with the student's interest and background is established 
by the student in consultation with an advisor. In some cases, it may be 
necessary to require background courses to fulfill prerequisites. In addition 
to Graduate School admission requirements, the Department posts 
specific degree requirements. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

US Applications must be received by May 1 (January 7 preferred) . 

International Applications must be received by February 1 (January 7 

preferred) . 

Spring: 

US Applications must be received by October 1 (August 1 preferred) . 

International Applications must be received by June 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General (strongly recommended) 

2. 3 Letters of recommendation 

3. Statement of purpose(lf you are planning to be a distance 
student, please indicate so in your statement) 

4. TOEFL (all international students) 

5. Resume or CV 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering 
Engineering: Chemical Engineering 
Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Engineering: Electrical & Computer Engineering 
Engineering: Fire Protection Engineering 
Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering 
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S. ) 

The M.S. degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis 
option requires 25 credit hours of coursework and 6 credits of thesis 
research. Students who enroll directly in the Ph.D. program or students 
who transfer into the Ph.D. program from the M.S. program by passing the 
Ph.D. qualifying examination may obtain a non-thesis M.S. degree upon 
advancing to doctoral candidacy. The non-thesis option requires 31 credit 



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hours of coursework, a scholarly paper, and presentation. All students 
must complete the Program Core requirements as well as all of the 
Graduate School requirements. 

The Professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program in Reliability 
Engineering is offered through the Office of Advanced Engineering 
Education. The M.Eng. degree does not require a thesis, but students 
must complete at least 31 credits of approved coursework. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

For the Ph.D. degree, students must complete a minimum of 43 credits of 
approved graduate courses (a minimum of 18 credits of coursework at the 
University of Maryland) and 12 credits of dissertation research, with a 
minimum 3.0 GPA overall and 3.5 in core courses. In addition, students 
must pass the Ph.D. qualifying examination and successfully produce and 
defend a Ph.D. dissertation on an original research topic. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Students and faculty have access to a host of special facilities in the 
College of Engineering, including the nuclear reactor, an 8-MeV electron 
linear accelerator; environmental chambers; mechanical testing, SEM, X- 
ray and imaging facilities; and extensive computer resources. The 
program also has a complete failure analysis laboratory. 

Financial Assistance 



Financial assistance is available to highly qualified students in the form of 
research and teaching assistantships. The most outstanding applicants 
are offered fellowships. Students seeking financial assistance are asked 
to submit with their applications a current resume or CV as well as a 
statement regarding their qualifications and/or past research or teaching 
experience. Financial assistance is sought for all worthy students. 

Contact Information 



Detailed information regarding our graduate programs may be found on 
our website. 



Abstract 



Students in the broadly-based, cross-disciplinary Master of Science in 
Systems Engineering (ENSE) program at ISR benefit both academically 
and professionally by: - Being exposed to a wide range of systems 
engineering principles, including software tools for modeling and 
optimization, decision and risk analysis, stochastic analysis, and human 
factors engineering; - Becoming familiar with the financial and 
management issues associated with complex engineering systems; and - 
Acquiring a deep understanding of one particular application area. 
Designed with substantial industry input, the ENSE curriculum represents 
the University of Maryland's first multi-college graduate degree program 
involving the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The ENSE program 
covers a range of topics, from systems definition, requirements, and 
specifications, to systems design, implementation, and operation, in 
addition to the technical management of systems projects. Students 
specialize in Information Systems, Computer and Software Systems, 
Communication and Networking Systems, Signal Processing Systems, 
Control Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Process Systems, or in 
Operations Research. Drawing on the engineering, computer science, and 
management experience of University of Maryland faculty, the program 
makes optimum use of the university's advanced facilities, including 
symbolic capabilities, engineering workstations, and computer 
communication networks. 

Admissions Information 



Admission to the ENSE program is competitive. The program looks for 
strong evidence of motivation and achievement and/or significant 
professional experience. At a minimum, all applicants must meet the 
general admission requirements of the Graduate School, graduation from 
a regionally accredited college or university with a B average (or 3.0 on a 
4.0 scale). Also key are three (3) strongly positive letters of 
recommendation, usually from current or recent instructors, employers, or 
supervisors; competitive scores on standardized tests (the GRE general 
test with writing assessment is required); and an articulate statement of 
appropriate goals and interests. Applicants should have a solid 
background in engineering, math or science. 



Application Deadlines 



Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Ali Mosleh 
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Reliability Engineering Program 

0151 F, Glenn L Martin Hall 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: 301-405-5215 
Fax:301-314-8015 
enregrad(5)deans. umd.edu 



Fall: 

U.S. citizens must submit application and all supporting materials by 

March 15 . 

International applicants must submit application and all supporting 

materials by February 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



http://www.enme.umd.edu/graduate/ 



Application Requirements 



Courses: ENRE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
(ENSE) 



] GRE 

] TOEFL 

] Official transcripts (original hard copy required) 

] Residency information form (U.S. citizens and permanent residents 

only) 

] Certification of Finances form (international applicants only) 

] International applicants who are already in the U.S. must provide copies 

of the I-20, 1-94, and passport visa stamp 

] 3 Letters of recommendation 

] Statement of Goals Official GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent 

directly to the University of Maryland (institution code 5814) through ETS. 

All other supporting documents should be sent to: 



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] University of Maryland College Park, Enrollment Services Operations, 
Application for Graduate Admission, Rm 0130 Mitchell Building, College 
Park, MD 20742 



and other benefits. Financial assistance is awarded subject to the 
availability of funds, and is renewable based upon satisfactory academic 
and research progress. 



Degree Requirements 



Contact Information 



Master of Science (M.S.) 

General requirements for the master's thesis and non-thesis options are 
those of the Graduate School. All requirements must be completed within 
5 years. The thesis option requires each student to obtain a total of 30 
credit hours of coursework to complete the program (four courses from the 
systems engineering core, two courses from the management core, and 
four elective courses). The elective courses must be taken from one 
specialization area. In addition, a master's thesis project demonstrating 
the practical implications of systems engineering principles is required (six 
credit hours). The thesis project, which may be related to a practical 
industrial system, must be supervised by the academic advisor. 

The non-thesis option requires each student to obtain a total of 36 credit 
hours of coursework to complete the program (four courses from the 
systems engineering core, two courses from the management core, and 
six elective courses). The elective courses must be taken from not more 
than two specialization areas. In addition, students must complete a 
scholarly paper. Expectations of the scholarly paper: While less detailed 
and complex than the thesis, the scholarly paper also contributes to 
systems engineering research. For example, a student might chose to 
write a literature review, identify and propose a solution to a systems 
problem encountered on the job, or prepare a systems case study. The 
scholarly paper is prepared under the supervision of the studentOs 
academic advisor. It also must be read by at least one additional ISR 
faculty member, and approved by the MSSE graduate director. No specific 
format is required by the Graduate School. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Modern laboratory, computation, and networking environments play an 
indispensable role in both the development and day-to-day operation of 
the research and education programs at the Institute for Systems 
Research. In all of the ISR laboratories, real-life experiments and 
associated research studies are enabled through the integrated design of 
automation and information engineering systems. Computational 
environments support advanced simulation, sensing and control, and 
automated design of complex heterogeneous engineering systems. 
Networking environments play an indispensible role in enabling of 
interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students to work together. Prototype 
designs in both hardware and software have led to technological 
discoveries and patentable inventions. ISR was established in 1 985 as 
one of the first six National Science Foundation Engineering Research 
Centers (ERCs). Now a self-sustaining ERC, it is a permanent state- 
supported institute of the University of Maryland, within the A. James 
Clark School of Engineering. ISR faculty and graduate students perform 
basic and applied research with an emphasis on six major research 
directions: systems engineering methodologies and tools, global 
communications systems, sensor-actuated networks, next generation 
product-realization systems, societal infrastructure systems, and cross- 
disciplinary systems education. ISR seeks a cohesive and balanced 
approach to the modeling, design, and control of large heterogeneous 
systems, bringing together a diversified team of outstanding engineers, 
scientists, and students to research, develop, and implement advances in 
systems engineering. 

Financial Assistance 



Financial assistance may be available to graduate students in the form of 
graduate research assistantships with ISR faculty. Normally, 
assistantships provide remission of tuition (up to 10 credits per semester) 



Information regarding the program may be obtained by writing to: 

Master of Science in Systems Engineering (ENSE) Program 

Institute for Systems Research 

2175 A.V. Williams Building (115) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-6599 

Fax:(301)314-9920 

ensegrad(5)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.isr.umd.edu/students/MSSE.htm 

Courses: ENSE ENSE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Chemical Engineering 

Engineering: Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Computer Science 

Biology 

Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Business and Management 

Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering 

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering 

Mathematics 

Engineering: Mechanical Engineering 

Psychology 

Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 

Engineering: Telecommunications 
(ENTS) 

Abstract 

The cross-disciplinary M.S. Program in Telecommunications combines 
rigorous technical coursework in communication systems and networks 
along with complementary coursework in telecommunications industry 
management and international regulatory policy. The program is designed 
to yield technically competent employees with a sufficiently broad 
educational background to assume leadership positions within the 
telecommunications industry. ENTS carries a special differential tuition 
rate of $906 per credit hour; please see www.telecom.umd.edu for more 
information. 

Admissions Information 

Admission to the cross-disciplinary M.S. Program in Telecommunications 
is based upon 1) quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework, 2) 
three letters of recommendation, and 3) other relevant information and 
professional experience. Because of the rigorous technical coursework 
required of all students enrolled in the program, all applicants must have 
previously completed Calculus I, Calculus II, and Differential Equations or 
equivalent. Successful applicants will typically hold B.S. degrees in 
engineering, computer science, or other technical fields. 



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Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

International Students: FEBRUARY 1 . 

Domestic students: May 1 . 

Spring: 

International Students: JUNE 1 . 

Domestic Students: October 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

] College Transcripts 

] 3 Letters of Recommendation 

] Statement of Purpose 

] Resume (preferred but not required) 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

Requirements for completion of the M.S. degree include 33 credit hours of 
required coursework with a cumulative grade point average of at least 
3.0/4.0. Specific coursework requirements include: 12 credit hours of 
required technical coursework to include ENTS 620 Principles of 
Telecommunications, ENTS 621 Design and Analysis of 
Telecommunication Systems, ENTS 640 Telecommunication Networks, 
and ENTS 641 Telecommunications Protocols; 6 credit hours of required 
course work in telecommunications industry management including ENTS 
625 Management and Organizational Behavior in the Telecommunications 
Industry, and ENTS 632 Telecommunications Marketing Management; 6 
required credit hours on telecommunications industry policy comprised of 
ENTS 630 The Economics of International Telecommunications Policy 
and Regulation, and ENTS 635 Decision Support Methods; and 3 credit 
hours for an ENTS 609 Telecommunications Project 



Additionally, 6 credit hours of elective offerings are to be selected. Some 
of the classes include: 



ENTS 650 Network Security 

ENTS 653 PCS System Implementation 

ENTS 655 Digital Signal Processing 

ENTS 656 Introduction to Cellular Communication Networks 

ENTS 657 Satellite Communications Systems 

ENTS 665 Advanced Wireless Communications Networks 

ENTS 670 Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship 

ENTS 672 The Global Economic Environment 

ENTS 675 Network Planning and Design 

ENTS 689 Special Topics in Telecommunications 



* One or more Special Topics courses may be offered during and 
semester. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

Students entrolled in the M.S. in Telecommunications Program (ENTS) 
are allowed access to the Telecommunications PC Lab, which is for the 
sole use of ENTS students. 

Financial Assistance 



No financial aid is available directly through the ENTS program. Many 
ENTS students independently secure financial aid through other 
departments and/or units on campus. Please note that students are 
responsible for securing funding and/or aid through other sources. 

Contact Information 

ENTS Program Office 

2433 A.V. Williams Building, University of Maryland, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-3682 

Fax:301-314-9324 

ece-entsinfo@glue.umd.edu 

www.telecom.umd.edu 



Courses: ENTS 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Communication 

English Language and Literature 
(ENGL) 

Abstract 



The Department of English offers graduate study leading to the Master of 
Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees; particular strengths of the 
department include early British literature, especially that of the 
Renaissance; American literature; literature of the African Diaspora; digital 
humanities; feminist theory and gender studies; and composition and 
rhetoric. The Department also offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in 
Creative Writing (See listing for Creative Writing). Most students enrolled 
in graduate programs in English Language and Literature seek 
employment in higher education, but many also seek non-academic 
employment in publishing, business and technical writing, administration, 
and personnel management. To assist with placement, the department 
has a Placement Director and the university has a Career Development 
Center. 

Admissions Information 

In addition to fulfilling Graduate School requirements, applicants to the 
M.A. degree program should present a 3.5 GPA in English and 24 hours 
of upper-level English courses. Applicants to the Ph.D. degree program 
should present a 3.7 GPA and an M.A. degree, normally in English 
Language and Literature. All M.A. and Ph.D applicants should submit a 
single critical writing sample of 12-20 pages as indicated on the 



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application guidelines. For best consideration, complete applications for all 
degree programs should be submitted by December 8. Applications are 
not accepted after December 15. The Admissions Committee will begin 
reviewing applications immediately. Admission is for the Fall semester 
only. 

Application Deadlines 



Financial Assistance 

The English Department, in conjunction with the College of Arts and 
Humanities, awards a small number of fellowships to exceptional 
candidates. The English Department also awards teaching assistantships, 
the primary form of financial aid. Currently, about 12 teaching 
assistantships are available each year to incoming students. 



Fall: 

December 8 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General required 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation from current or former teachers 

3. Unofficial list of relevant coursework 

4. Official transcripts from all schools attended 

5. A single critical writing sample (12-20 pages) 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. degree program requires a total of 48 credit hours of graduate 
work (normally 18 hours beyond the M.A.). PhD students must also 1) 
pass a qualifying examination in their areas of specialization; 2) 
demonstrate, through examination or coursework, evidence of reading 
competence in a foreign language related to their areas of specialization; 
and 3) complete a dissertation. Applicants to the Ph.D. program normally 
must have an M.A. Applicants who wish to pursue a Ph.D. but who do not 
have an M.A. must apply to the M.A. program; the departmental 
Admissions Committee, however, may recommend that some applicants 
be admitted directly into the Ph.D program. 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The M.A. degree program requires 30 credit hours of graduate work 
distributed to assure coverage of major historical fields. The student either 
may take 24 hours of coursework and write a thesis for the other six 
hours, or may take 30 hours of coursework and do a writing project. The 
department also offers a special M.A. with a Concentration in Composition 
and Rhetoric; this degree program requires 30 credit hours of graduate 
work, provides thesis and non-thesis options, and balances courses in 
literature with courses in the theory of composition and rhetoric. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Resources for research in the College Park and Washington, D.C. area 
are unsurpassed. The university's libraries hold over 2,000,000 volumes. 
In addition to the outstanding holdings of the Library of Congress, the area 
also offers the specialized resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library, 
Dumbarton Oaks, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and 
the National Center for the Study of the Visual Arts. 

UMCP is a member of the Consortium of Institutions in the Washington 
area, which permits graduate students at College Park to enroll in courses 
at other universities for graduate credit at UMCP. Graduate students in 
English also may take courses for graduate credit at the Folger Institute of 
Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies, which runs a series of 
seminars by distinguished scholars each year. 



Contact Information 

Additional information on admission, degree requirements, and financial 
aid can be obtained from: 

Manju Suri, Academic Coordinator 

2116 Tawes Hall University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3798 

engl-qrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.english.umd.edu 

Courses: ENGL 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Communication 



Entomology (ENTM) 



Abstract 

The Department of Entomology offers both the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Graduate students may specialize in insect 
ecology and behavior, physiology and morphology, pathology, toxicology, 
biosystematics, vector biology, and pest management. 

Employment opportunities for graduates exist in industry, academia, 
federal, state and local governments, and in international and national 
spheres. 

Admissions Information 



Students applying for graduate work in entomology are expected to have 
strong backgrounds in the biological or agricultural sciences, chemistry, 
and mathematics. An undergraduate degree in entomology is not 
required, but a strong basic preparation is definitely preferred for 
admission to the program. 

Admission is granted on the basis of the following criteria by the Graduate 
Affairs Committee: GPA, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose 
for pursuing the degree, GRE scores (the GTP No.1 version), and 
acceptance by a graduate faculty advisor. International applicants must 
also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test 
of Spoken English (TSE) scores. Acceptance by an advisor is absolutely 
required; thus, it helps to make contact with faculty when applying. 

Upon admission to the M.S. or Ph.D. program, the student undergoes a 
departmental interview to establish a study area within entomology, and 
determine course requirements and course equivalency of previous 
courses from other schools. After this interview the student's study 



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committee suggests a program of course work and approves a detailed 
research proposal. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 7 (December 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statement of Goals/Experiences 

4. Transcripts from previous institutions 

5. Resume 



Graduate students are supported primarily in two ways. About half of the 
students are supported by extramural funding sources, usually obtained 
by the student's faculty advisor. The second type of support in provided by 
the department from internal funds via university and departmental 
fellowships, and teaching and research assistantships. Teaching and 
research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Teaching 
assistants usually instruct undergraduate laboratory and recitation classes 
and receive in return a tuition waiver often credits each semester. Those 
students with grade point averages greater than 3.5 and GRE scores over 
1400 (combined verbal and quantitative) may also be competitive for 
university and departmental fellowships. Several part-time employment 
opportunities are also available in governmental and private research and 
developmental laboratories in the area. Regardless of the initial source of 
funding, the department makes a financial commitment to each graduate 
student. In the case of master's students, support is provided for the first 
three years of the program only. In the case of doctoral students, five 
years of support is provided but must be used during the first six years of 
the student's program. Support is usually for the full 12 months. 

Contact Information 



Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

In the M.S. program, the student is given latitude in the selection of the 
advisory study committee, the choice of a study area, and the selection of 
a research program. The student must take several core courses and 
specific courses required by the study area. The M.S. degree is awarded 
following the successful completion of the course requirements (27-31 
credits depending on study area), thesis (6 credits), and thesis defense. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program provides diverse opportunities for the selection of a 
dissertation question, composition of advisory committee, and selection of 
an area of specialization. In addition to course requirements with each 
area of specialization, course work is determined by the advisory study 
committee. Following completion of most course work, the Ph.D. student 
is given an oral qualifying examination for advancement to candidacy, and 
the degree is awarded after successful completion of the dissertation 
defense exam. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The department is housed in a modern research facility on campus, where 
state-of-the-art offices, laboratories, environmental growth chambers, 
multimedia classrooms, and lecture halls provide an excellent 
environment for research and teaching. Students have individual work 
stations and access to sophisticated computer graphic facilities. The 
department also shares extensive technical expertise and scientific 
equipment with other departments on campus. The university's strategic 
location in the Washington, DC area provides many opportunities for 
students to conduct research and gain hands-on experience in federal 
facilities, such as the Smithsonian Institution, USDA-ARS Beltsville 
Agricultural Research Center, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 
and NIH. Vast resources are available in the university's library system 
and nearby federal libraries. The USDA's National Agriculture Library at 
Beltsville is only four miles from the campus, and the Library of Congress 
is in nearby Washington, DC. Besides the main campus, the Maryland 
Agricultural Experiment Station has nine Research and Education Centers 
in the state where field and laboratory work is carried out on urban and 
agricultural insects. Land use and technical services at these Centers are 
free to faculty and students. 

Financial Assistance 



The departmental website, www.entm.umd.edu, describes the mission 
and administrative organization of the department, the faulty and staff, the 
teaching, research, and extension programs, and the facilities. The 
website also gives additional information on the graduate program, 
including requirements for admission, course requirements, examinations, 
seminars, and research areas and facilities. 



Graduate Director, Dr. David Hawthorne 

Department of Entomology, 41 12 Plant Sciences Building, University of 

Maryland, College Park, 

MD 20742-4454 

Telephone: (301) 405-3912 

Fax:301-314-9290 

djh@umd.edu 

http://www.entm.umd.edu/ 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Enviromental Science and Technology 
(ENST) 

Abstract 



The Department of Environmental Science and Technology (ENST) offers 
graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees. ENST students can choose to work within one of 
three specializations: Soil and Watershed Sciences, Ecological 
Technology Design, or Wetland Science. 

Admissions Information 



Students seeking admission should have strong training in the basic 
sciences and mathematics. To be admitted with full admission status, a 
student must have completed a minimum of one semester of Calculus and 
a total of at least 1 6 credits in some combination of Chemistry, Physics or 
Mathematics (beyond Calculus I). It is also helpful for applicants to have 



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completed courses in Biology, Ecology, Soil Science, Geology, or related 
sciences and engineering. Applicants to the M.S. program must have 
earned a B.S. degree in a related field with an undergraduate cumulative 
GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants to the Ph.D. degree program must have 
earned an M.S. Degree in a closely related field. In special cases students 
may be admitted to a Ph.D. program without first completing an M.S. 
degree provided these students have: 1) an exceptional academic record 
and test scores; and 2) have demonstrated significant research 
experience during their B.S. program (such as completion of a research 
based honors thesis.) Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE - 
General Test) are required of all applicants. International applicants must 
also submit TOEFL scores. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 (January 15 preferred) . 
Spring: 

Domestic applications must be received by August 1 5 . 
International applications must be received by June 1 . 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General Test 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 



research (899) and complete and successfully defend a 
dissertation based on original research. 
ENST Departmental Core Requirements: All ENST Ph.D. 
students are expected to complete a minimum of 50 credits 
beyond the B.S. degree (in addition to research credits 898 
and 899) and are required to complete ENST 602, 702 and 
two graduate level statistics courses (these can be taken 
during either the M.S. or Ph.D. program), and two semesters 
of Graduate Seminar (ENST 798). 
Specialization Requirements: ENST Ph.D. students are 
expected to have completed all of the M.S. requirements for 
the particular specialization chosen. In addition to having met 
the M.S. requirements, the Soil and Watershed Sciences 
specialization requires that Ph.D. students complete one 
semester of graduate level physical chemistry or biochemistry 
and one additional graduate level course in chemistry, 
biochemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, or computer 
science; the Ecological Technology Design specialization 
requires that Ph.D. students complete one semester of 
graduate level systems modeling, and one additional 
graduate level course in ecology, ecological design or 
ecological engineering; the Wetland Science specialization 
requires that Ph.D. students complete one graduate level 
course in modeling, and two additional graduate level courses 
from within the areas of Ecology, Soil Science, or Hydrology. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



Degree Requirements 



Master of Science (M.S.) 



Graduate School Requirements: To earn an M.S. degree, the 
University of Maryland Graduate School requires that a 
student to complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of 
graduate level classes (400 lever or above) beyond the B.S. 
degree, including six hours of thesis research credit (799). Of 
the 24 hours required in graduate courses, at least 12 must 
be earned in a major area and a minimum of 12 credit hours 
must be 600 level or above. Defense of a thesis based on the 
student's research is required for the degree. 
ENST Departmental Core Requirements: All ENST M.S. 
students are required to complete ENST 602 and 702, two 
semesters of Graduate Seminar (ENST 798), and one 
graduate level statistics course. 
Specialization Requirements: The Soil and Watershed 
Sciences specialization requires that M.S. students complete 
a total of twelve credits of graduate level soil science courses 
among any four of the following five areas: soil chemistry, soil 
physics, pedology, soil biology, soil fertility. The Ecological 
Technology Design specialization requires that M.S. students 
complete a total of twelve credits of graduate level courses 
that have been approved by the student's advisory 
committee. Six credits must be in ecology and six credits 
must be in ecological design or related engineering courses. 
The Wetland Science specialization requires that M.S. 
students complete a total of eighteen credits from a list of 
approved graduate level courses . A minimum of three credits 
must be earned from each of these groups: Ecology, Soil 
Science, Hydrology. 



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 



Graduate School Requirements: To earn an Ph.D. degree, 
the University of Maryland Graduate School requires that the 
student complete a minimum of 12 credits of dissertation 



The Department has many well-equipped laboratories designed to carry 
out basic and applied research in Soil and Watershed Sciences, 
Ecological Technology Design and Wetland Science. Laboratories are 
located on the College Park campus in H.J. Patterson Hall and the 
ANSC/AGEN Building. New state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities on 
campus and a statewide network of research and education centers as 
well as our proximity to Chesapeake Bay provide access to a wide range 
of environmental conditions for research. Students have access to 
computer resources in the department and a comprehensive computer 
center located on campus. The University Libraries on campus and the 
National Agricultural Library located nearby, supplemented by the Library 
of Congress, make the library resources accessible to students among the 
best in the nation. Many ENST projects are conducted in cooperation with 
other departments on campus and with professionals at various scientific 
centers in the area. Scientists at the USDA-ARS, US Geological Survey, 
the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, National Institutes of Health, 
Department of Energy, Smithsonian, and National Park Service, as well as 
other agencies, have cooperated with ENST faculty on various projects. 
Scientists from some of these agencies have adjunct appointments in the 
Department, have taught special courses at the University, and participate 
on graduate committees. 

Financial Assistance 

ENST offers a number of graduate assistantships to qualified applicants 
that are awarded on a competitive basis. To apply, use the form for 
requesting financial assistance included in the Graduate School 
application packet. In addition to a competitive stipend, graduate 
assistants receive tuition remission and are offered excellent health 
benefits by the University of Maryland. 

Contact Information 

ENST Grad. Pgm. Admin. Asst./Tina Scites 

Dept. Environmental Science and Technology, 1426 An.Sci./Ag.Eng. 

Bldg., 

University of Maryland, College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-1198 



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Fax:301-314-9023 
tscites@umd.edu 

http://www.enst.umd.edu/graduate/index.cfm 

ENST Director of Graduate Studies/Dr. Martin C. Rabenhorst 

Dept. Environmental Science and Technology, 1109 H.J. Patterson Hall, 

University of Maryland, College Park, 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-1343 

Fax:301-314-2763 

gradstudies-enst@umd.edu 

http://agnr.umd.edu/departments/enst/graduate/ 
Courses: ENST 



The Ph.D. in Family Science is a research-oriented program examining 
internal family processes, as well as the dynamic interaction of families 
with the biological, psychological, social, political, and economic aspects 
of their environment. The integrated program of study focuses on family 
theory, research methodology, family policy, family programs, ethnic 
families, and major issues confronting contemporary families. Students 
learn to design, implement, and evaluate culturally-sensitive interventions 
addressing family needs and to analyze the consequences of 
public/private policies on family well-being. 

The Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. program provides interdisciplinary 
training in research, practice, and policy relevant to health problems and 
services for women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families 
(including men). The MCH program prepares students to advance 
research, policy and practice to improve the health, safety, and well-being 
of these groups, with a particular emphasis on low income and ethnic 
minority populations. 



Family Science (FMSC) 



Admissions Information 



Abstract 

The Department of Family Science prepares students to describe, explain, 
and improve the quality of family life through applied research, education, 
therapy, human service program management, policy analysis, and 
advocacy. The approach is interdisciplinary, emphasizing individual, 
interpersonal, and social change. The program of study is based on a 
systems or ecological paradigm, combining the perspectives of 
interrelated professional fields including family science, couple and family 
therapy, maternal and child health, family policy, behavioral science, and 
human service program management. Graduates are prepared for careers 
in the public, non-profit and private sectors, including university teaching, 
research, family policy analysis, and administrative positions in human 
service and public health programs. 

The Department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of 
Science (M.S.) in Couple and Family Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy 
(Ph.D.) in Family Science, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Maternal 
and Child Health (MCH) degrees. Students accepted into the Family 
Science Ph.D. program with a Bachelor's degree must complete a Master 
of Science (M.S.) degree in Family Science or Couple and Family Therapy 
in route to the Ph.D. The Family Science M.S. program is only open to 
Ph.D. students; the Department no longer offers a terminal M.S. degree in 
Family Science. Most Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. applicants have a 
Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH), Marriage and Family Therapy, or 
an applied behavioral or social science. Prior to entry, MCH students must 
also have completed at least one semester of a university-supervised, 
graduate level professional experience in a public health or mental health 
setting. MCH students without the five MPH core courses must complete 
missing courses (biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health 
sciences, health services administration, and health behavior) within one 
academic year of their entry into the program. 

The M.S. program in Couple and Family Therapy is accredited by the 
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education 
of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). 
The program provides students with the counseling work and supervised 
clinical training typically required in states with Marriage and Family 
Therapy Licensure. The curriculum is based on an integrative approach to 
family therapy. From a general systems perspective, students acquire a 
broad knowledge of family therapy approaches and related theory. 
Didactic course material is continuously applied in supervised clinical 
practice in order to integrate theory and practice into a total learning 
experience. 



Admission standards for the M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy include: a 
minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average, a score of 1000 or 
better on the GRE for the verbal and quantitative combined, three strong 
letters of recommendation, and a statement of personal and professional 
objectives. 

Students applying to the Couple and Family Therapy program must apply 
by January 15. The "Couple and Family Therapy Application Form" is 
available on our website, 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/fmsc/graduate/ms/admission.html. Students are 
only admitted to the Couple and Family Therapy program for the Fall 
semester. 

The Family Science and Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. programs 
consider applications from students with a Master's or Bachelor's degree 
in family science, public health, or a related discipline. In addition to 
meeting Graduate School requirements, students are selected for the 
Ph.D. program based on: the quality of previous undergraduate and/or 
graduate coursework, the strength of GRE scores (minimum of 1000 
required), letters of recommendation from three persons competent to 
judge the applicant's probable success in a doctoral program, research 
and/or relevant work experience, and professional goals congruent with 
those of the program. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Family 
Science with a baccalaureate degree must complete the M.S. in Family 
Science with a thesis or M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy with a thesis 
in route to the Ph.D. The deadline for applications to both Ph.D. programs 
is December 15. 

The Department encourages applications from members of racial/ethnic 
minority groups for both its M.S. and Ph.D. programs. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

M.S., Ph.D. international applications must be received by December 1 . 

M.S. applications must be received by January 15 . 

Ph.D. applications must be received by December 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 



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2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statement of Goals 

4. Transcripts 

5. Master's thesis or other research sample (for those entering 
Ph.D. program with a Master's degree) 

6. Couple and Family Therapy Application Form (M.S. only) 



assistantships may be available for M.S. students depending on 
departmental funding and faculty grants. Students may also seek 
assistantships in other campus units and/or apply for doctoral fellowships 
sponsored by federal agencies (e.g., NIH, DHHS). 

Contact Information 



Degree Requirements 



For further information, contact: 



Master of Science (M.S.) 

The Couple and Family Therapy M.S. program requires 48 credits for the 
non-thesis option and 51 credits for the thesis option, which includes a 
two-year internship sequence. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program in Family Science requires 51 graduate credit hours 
beyond the Master's degree, including 30 core credits (theory, issues, 
research methodology, statistics), 6 elective credits, 3 research internship 
credits, and 12 dissertation credits. 



Director of Graduate Studies 

1204 Marie Mount Hall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3672 

Fax:(301)314-9161 

fmsc(5)umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/fmsc/ 
Courses: EPIB EDMS PUAF FMSC 
Related Programs and Campus Units 



The Ph.D. program in Maternal and Child Health requires 48 graduate 
credit hours beyond the Master's degree, including 21 core credits (theory, 
issues) 12 research methods and statistics credits, 3 elective credits, and 
12 dissertation credits. 



Students in both Ph.D. programs must also submit an individual study 
plan, pass a comprehensive examination, and complete a dissertation and 
oral defense. 



Nutrition 

Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 

Graduate Certificate: Population Studies 

Family Service Center 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 

Public Policy 

Psychology 

Sociology 



Facilities and Special Resources 



Food Science (FDSC) 



The University's close proximity to the nation's capital, the state capital in 
Annapolis, federal executive departments, and headquarters of national 
professional and public interest associations provide research and 
internship placements for studying family policy unmatched by any other 
graduate program in the discipline. The Washington-Baltimore 
metropolitan area offers rich opportunities for research on culturally and 
socioeconomically diverse families. The campus and department have 
excellent computer facilities. Students have ready access to the 
University's extensive library systems, as well as holdings from the Library 
of Congress, the National Institutes of Health, National Library of 
Medicine, National Archives, and many other library collections. 

Family Research Center: This departmental Center promotes family 
research by securing extramural funding and encouraging cooperative 
research ventures within the University and with other institutions. The 
Center also hosts international scholars engaged in cross-cultural studies 
of the family and serves as a resource of family information for citizens of 
Maryland and the nation. 

Center for Healthy Families: This Center is the training and research arm 
of the Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family 
Science. Departmental graduate students and faculty provide clinical and 
educational services to families from surrounding communities in this new, 
state-of-the-art facility. Master's and doctoral students use data collected 
at the Center for research projects. 

Financial Assistance 



Financial assistance for Ph.D. students is available through university 
fellowships and departmental teaching and research assistantships. Some 



The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers courses that may 
involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of 
animals in teaching have the responisbility to contact the instructor, prior 
to course enrollment, to determine whether animals are to be used in the 
course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or 
required.and what alternatives, if any, are available. 

Abstract 

The Food Science Graduate Program is an interdepartmental program 
administered by the Department of Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC). 
The program offers graduate study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees 
in food science. Both M.S. and Ph.D. programs require completion of a 
research project either a thesis for the masters degree or a dissertation for 
the doctoral degree. A graduate faculty is responsible for graduate 
admission and curriculum maintenance. Currently, there are 
approximately 14 graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Program in 
Food Science and there are 12 graduate faculty members. 

Admissions Information 

A strong background in food science, physical, chemical or biological 
sciences, or engineering is highly desirable. Acceptance is based upon 
academic transcripts with a minimum undergraduate grade point average 
of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) requirement, three letters of recommendation.and 
a statement of objectives and professional experience. All applicants must 
take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE-General Test). A minimum 
score of 500 is required in each of the Verbal and Quantitative sections 
and a score of 3.5-6.0 is required in the Analytical Writing section. If the 
GRE General test was taken prior to October 2002, the minimum score 



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required in each section of the GRE is 500,for a total of 1500. International 
students must take the TOEFL, a minimum score of 575 is required or a 
minimum computer base score of 232. International applicants must also 
submit documentation of adequate financial support for their studies. An 
additional requirement for admission is identification of a research advisor 
prepared to accept the applicant as an advisee. Offers of admission (or 
rejection) are made by the Graduate School based upon the 
recommendation of the Director of the Graduate Program in Food Science 
and the Graduate Faculty Education Committee. 

Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



Complete application (all application materials including official transcripts, 

and official test scores) for both domestic and international students must 

be received by December 15 . 

Spring: 

All students must apply by June 01 . Complete application must be 

received by the deadline(all application materials including official 

transcripts, and official test scores) June 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. TOEFL scores for international applicants 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

During their second semester, a faculty advisory committee will be formed 
and chaired by the student's faculty advisor. His/her faculty advisory 
committee will develop an approved program of study for each graduate 
student. 

M.S. Degree - Thesis Option 

1 . A minimum of 30 graduate credits of course work including a minimum 
of 12 credits of 600 level courses and a minimum of 6 graduate credits of 
masters thesis research (NFSC 799). 

2. A research thesis must be submitted and defended before a faculty 
examining committee approved by the Graduate School. 

3. A manuscriptj.e. one or more research papers based upon the thesis, 
will be submitted to a referred journal for review and publication. 



3. A minimum of 27 credit hours of graduate study is required to graduate 
(including courses, seminars, and a requirement of 12 credits of Doctoral 
Dissertation Research-NFSC 899). A dissertation proposal must be 
presented to the faculty advisory committee for approval no later than the 
end of the third semester of study. 

4. A comprehensive oral examination conducted by the faculty advisory 
committee preferably before the end of the 4th semester of study must be 
taken. Based upon the results of the oral examination, the student shall: 1) 
be admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree; 2) be required to 
undertake additional study; 3) not be allowed to continue in graduate 
school. 

5. The candidate will prepare and defend a dissertation before a faculty 
advisory committee. 

6. The candidate will prepare one or more research papers(manuscripts) 
based upon the dissertation for submittal to a referred journal. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Program maintains equipment for conducting both basic an applied 
research through the individual participating faculty members. The 
facilities are located in the Departments of Nutrition and Food Sciences, 
Animal and Avian Sciences, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, and 
Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture. There are also 
collaborative arrangements with the National Institutes of Health, Food 
and Drug Administration, and the United States Department of Agriculture. 
The library facilities are extensive. The resources of several national 
libraries; the National Archives, the National Agriculture Library, the 
Library of Congress, and the National Library of Medicine.which are within 
ten miles from the campus. 

Financial Assistance 



Financial support for graduate students is available on a competitive 
basis. The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers a limited 
number of graduate teaching assistantships. Applicants interested in a 
teaching assistant position should complete the Merit-Base Award Form 
and submit to the Graduate Program in Food Science office by the stated 
graduate application deadline. International teaching assistants who are 
not native speakers of English are required by the University of Maryland 
to take part in the International Teaching Assistant evaluation. This 
includes international teaching assistants who may have been educated 
entirely in English and those with Bachelor and Master's degrees from 
universities in English-speaking countries. A limited number of research 
assistantships are available from grant funds with the student assisting in 
the research supported under the grant. The research often may be 
applicable to the thesis or dissertation. The University of Maryland 
emphasizes diversity in its recruitment and support of graduate students. 
Other types of financial aid are also available, including a work-study 
program, grants, fellowships, and loans. 



An average duration of a Master's project is 2-3 years depending upon 
prior education and experience. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

1. An equivalent of a thesis option M.S. degree is required. 

2. Completion of the program of study established by the student's faculty 
advisory committee. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to maintain good 
academic progress for graduation. 



Contact Information 

Additional information concerning admission requirements, courses, 
faculty, and facilities are available from: 

Sara Kao, Coordinator, Student Programs 

01 12 Skinner Building 

College Park 

MD 20742-7640 

Telephone: (301) 405-8980 

Fax:(301)314-3313 

sarakao@umd.edu 



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http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/nfsc/staff.htm 

Dr. Y. Martin Lo, Program Director 

3102 Marie Mount Hall 

College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-4509 

Fax:301-314-3313 

ymlo@umd.edu 

www.agnr.umd.edu/lo 
Courses: NFSC 



Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The M.A. without thesis requires a minimum of 30 credits, of which at least 
18 must be selected from courses numbered 600 or above. In lieu of a 
thesis, students must present a Qualifying Paper of between 25 and 30 
pages in length as evidence of their ability to do independent research. 
The M.A. with thesis requires a minimum of 24 credits, of which not less 
than 12 must be selected from courses numbered 600 or above. A further 
six credits (thesis research/French 799) are required. The M.A. thesis 
committee consists of 2 faculty members in addition to the student's thesis 
director, who serves as chairperson. There is an oral examination on the 
thesis, which should be a minimum of 80 pages in length. 

Doctor of Philosophy (see FRMS under "Modern French Studies") 
(Ph.D.) 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Animal and Avian Sciences 

Biological Resources Engineering 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics 

Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture 

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine 

Nutrition 



French Language and Literature (FRIT) 



Abstract 

The Department of French and Italian prepares students for the Master of 
Arts (FRIT) and Doctor of Philosophy (FRMS) degrees in French 
language, literature and culture. The research interests of the graduate 
faculty span the Renaissance to the present. For the doctoral program, 
consult the graduate catalog under "Modern French Studies." 



Facilities and Special Resources 

With a total student enrollment of over 35,000, the University of Maryland 
is supported in its academic endeavors by the University Libraries, a 
system of eight libraries and more than three million volumes. Other area 
research facilities include two of the worldCs outstanding libraries: the 
Library of Congress and the Folger Library, both of which have extensive 
holdings in French. The University of Maryland's Center for Renaissance 
and Baroque Studies , the Women's Studies Program, and the David C. 
Driskell Center For The Study of The Visual Arts and Culture of African 
Americans and The African Diaspora, among other campus units, offer 
seminars, lectures, and symposia on a wide variety of topics relevant to 
graduate students in French. 

Financial Assistance 

All graduate applicants are automatically considered for Teaching 
Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships. Graduate Teaching 
Assistantships carry ten-month stipends, plus remission of all fees (10 
credits) other than those for registration and health facilities. 



Admissions Information 



Contact Information 



The M.A. program, which offers both a thesis and non-thesis option, is 
open to students who have a solid grounding in French language and 
literature. An overall Grade Point Average of at least 3.00 (on a four-point 
scale) at the undergraduate level is required. Further application 
requirements include: 1) Graduate School application, 2) statement of 
purpose (including research interests), 3) three letters of recommendation, 
4) official academic transcripts for all undergraduate work, 5) GRE scores, 
6) a writing sample, and 7) a resume or Curriculum Vitae. International 
applicants must also submit TOEFL scores. Part-time students are 
admitted to the program on the condition that they make steady progress 
towards the degree. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



Additional information on program offerings, degree requirements and 
financial aid can be obtained on the department's Web site 
(http://www.languages.umd.edu/Frenchltalian) and by writing to: 

Director of Graduate Studies in French 

3215 Jimenez Hall 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4024 

fritqrad(5)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.languages.umd.edu/Frenchltalian 
Courses: FREN 



Geography (GEOG) 



Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General (recommended) 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Writing Sample 



Abstract 

The Department of Geography offers graduate study leading to the Master 
of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Professional Studies in 
Geospatial Information Sciences. 



Degree Requirements 



The specific geographic research specializations represented by the 
faculty include: 



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Human Dimensions of Global Change: Demographic, social, cultural, and 
economic aspects of human systems with particular emphasis on human 
dimensions of global change and integration with physical systems. 
Population, minorities (African-American), women, transportation, health, 
urban and regional systems, geographical education. Global, regional 
(Africa and Latin America), mid-Atlantic, southern portion of Megalopolis, 
and Chesapeake Bay. 



The Department admits students to our doctoral program who have 
already completed a Masters degree and exceptionally well qualified 
students who have only completed a bachelor's degree. In all cases, 
admitted students are required to either possess or shall develop a strong 
foundation in the discipline of Geography. Admission to the doctoral 
program is also dependent on the support of two tenured/tenured-track 
faculty. 



Environmental and Biological Aspects of Global Change: Biogeographical, 
climatological, hydrological, and geomorphological aspects of earth 
system science. Global vegetation dynamics, land use and land cover 
change, fire, sea level rise, climate variability, biodiversity, and biospheric 
processes in global climate modeling. Special attention to the global scale, 
and regionally to North America, Africa, Boreal Forests, Eurasia, and Latin 
America. Integration with human dimensions of global change. 

Geospatial Information Sciences: Observation, processing, and analysis 
of geographic data. Remote sensing, geographic information systems, 
digital cartography, spatial analysis, and numerical modeling. Particular 
emphasis on remote sensing (e.g. Landsat, AVHRR, MODIS, LIDAR), 
regional to global scale data systems, scaling theory, and spatial variance. 
Applications to human and physical aspects of Geography. 

The Department contains several specialized groups including the Mid- 
Atlantic Regional Earth Science Applications Consortium (RESAC), the 
Global Land Cover Facility, as well as several smaller groupings of 
research interests. The Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center 
(ESSIC) is a cross-campus research initiative that bringing together the 
Departments of Geography, Geology and Atmosphere and Ocean 
Science in a research Institute to further encourage interdisciplinary 
studies to address contemporary questions in Earth Systems Science. 
This provides additional resources for research and funding opportunities 
to graduate students in the Geography Department. 

Admissions Information 



The Department offers courses of study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. 
degrees. Admission is strongly competitive. Requirements (minimum), 
GPA B (3.0) average in junior and senior year, GRE verbal 600 with a 
good quantitative score, and three letters of recommendation. For 
international students, the following additional minimum test scores apply: 
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) [paper test 600, written 
portion 5; computer-based test 250; internet-based test 100]. International 
students who are applicants for teaching assistantships must also pass an 
International Teaching Assistant Oral Evaluation by the University's 
Maryland English Institute (MEI). 

The Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information 
Sciences offers comprehensive training in the key areas of GIS, including 
geographic information sciences, remote sensing techniques, spatial 
analytical methods, modeling and specialized computer programming 
tailored to GIS needs. Applicants can choose between a 31-credit 
MasterDs Degree and a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Professional 
Studies. Degree and Certificate requirements, as well as admission 
requirements and application forms, are posted on the OPS website at: 
http://www.geog.umd.edu/gis/. 

Closing date for applications the M.A. and Ph.D programs is January 1 5. 
Applications are reviewed from September to February for Fall entry; there 
is no Spring entry. The Graduate School will accept applications up to 
May 1 . However, applications received by the department after January 
15 stand only a small chance of being considered for fall entry, since all 
offers of admission and financial aid are usually made by the end of 
March. 



Applications are reviewed from September to February for Fall entry; there 
is no Spring entry. 

Admission to the graduate program is not limited to students with a 
Geography-first degree. Those with a good GPA in degrees in related 
disciplines such as environmental, physical or biological science, 
anthropology, economics, history and social science are encouraged to 
apply but may be required to undertake additional background study not 
for credit. Some knowledge of data processing and statistics is necessary 
for all applicants. Ph.D. applicants' programs must draw on the research 
strengths of existing faculty members. 

Students must maintain a B grade level on all required courses. Award of 
degrees is granted only on sufficient evidence of high attainment, not s 
imply for completion of course requirements. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 (December 15 preferred) . 
Spring: 

There is no spring entry, unless unpredictable circumstances preclude fall 

entry. Graduate director must approve it. . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statement of Goals and Research Intertests and Statement of 
Experiences 

4. International applicants: TOEFL (also MEI oral exam for TAs) 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

A minimum of 30 credits with a "B" (3.0) average grade. Two introductory 
courses (6 cr) and Research Tutorial (3 cr), Departmental Seminars (3 cr), 
one course each from Human Dimensions, Earth Systems Science and 
Geographical Data Science (9 cr total), 9 credits worth of electives, a 
scholarly paper. Internships are encouraged for all students. At least 21 
credits must be at the 600- level or above. Award of degrees is granted 
only upon demonstration of a high level of scholastic achievement, not 
simply for completion of course requirements. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The study program is individually designed by the student and a faculty 
committee. Two introductory courses (6 cr) (unless taken in Master's 
program), Research Tutorial (3 cr) (or equivalent credits of Independent 
Readings when more appropriate), attendance at Departmental Seminars 
(3 cr), optional elective courses, a dissertation proposal defense, a 
minimum of 1 2 dissertation credits after advancement to candidacy, and a 
dissertation. Normally the Ph.D. is completed in 3 years; part-time study 
takes longer, but at least 1 year full-time attendance is required. 



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Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Information Sciences 
(M.P.S.G.I.S.) 

The Masterts Degree and Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information 
Sciences offers comprehensive training in the key areas of GIS, including 
geographic information sciences, remote sensing techniques, spatial 
analytical methods, modeling and specialized computer programming 
tailored to GIS needs. Applicants can choose between a 31-credit 
MasterDs Degree and a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Professional 
Studies. Degree and Certificate requirements, as well as admission 
requirements and application forms, are posted on the OPS website at: 
http://www.geog.umd.edu/gis/. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is an exceptional location in 
which to pursue geographic research. Many national and international 
agencies are within a short distance of the campus, including the NASA 
Goddard Space Flight Center, the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research 
Center, the National Archives, Bureau of the Census, National Institutes of 
Health, USGS, National Geospatial Imaging Agency, Smithsonian 
Institution, and NOAA. International and non-governmental agencies are 
located within easy reach, including the National Geographic Society, the 
Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, World Bank, and many others. 
Corporations, businesses and nonprofit organizations that use 
geographical applications are also well represented. Libraries on campus 
and nearby are unrivaled elsewhere in the world. The University is also 
located in a region of extraordinary geographic diversity, including two 
major urban centers (Baltimore and Washington, D.C), and the superb, 
continuous section from the Appalachian mountains, through the 
Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic Coast. 

Many opportunities exist for students to participate in externally funded 
research projects. Graduate students find these research programs a rich 
source of ideas for dissertations as well as providing opportunities to join 
projects as paid research assistants and, often, identifying openings for 
employment on completion of their studies. 

The Department is housed in over 35,000 sq. ft. on the main College Park 
campus. Teaching laboratories include facilities for wet analysis, 
cartography, GIS, and the Turner laboratories dedicated to computer- 
based instruction, while other facilities needed for virtually any type of 
investigation are available through collaborations with other departments. 
There are two primary computer environments, namely PC and UNIX, with 
over 100 machines dedicated to teaching and graduate research. The 
research laboratories support UNIX, Linux, and high-end PC machines, 
including very high performance processors and peripherals and large 
volume RAID arrays. There are a large number of printers, magnetic disk 
farms, tape carrousels, etc. An extensive range of software is available, 
including satellite data processing, image analysis, and ESRI GIS 
packages. Field research, remote sensing, global positioning systems, 
and other types of equipment are available. Many opportunities exist f 

Financial Assistance 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and various 
Fellowships are available. Salary is for 9.5 months per year. Assistants 
work 20 hours per week. Fellowship recipients have no work assignment. 
Renewal for a second (M.A. and Ph.D.) or third year (Ph.D. only) is 
contingent on maintenance of satisfactory academic progress and a 3.5 
GPA. Ph.D. students must be advanced to candidacy by the end of their 
second year in order to receive a third year of support. Applications are 
made on the University Graduate Admission Application and further 
information about Financial Aid is given in the Application. All application 
materials must be received by the University and the Department before 
January 15 since awards are made in February. Note, residents of certain 
Southern States without equivalent Geography graduate programs may 
be eligible to receive tuition at the lower, in-state fee rates. 



Contact Information 

More detailed information on the M.A. and Ph.D. programs can be 
obtained by reviewing the Department's Graduate Proqams Web Site . Call 
or e-mail Assistant Director of Academic Programs for more information. 
To arrange consultations with the Graduate Director and individual faculty, 
call the Department at (301)-405-8085. 

Assistant Director of Academic Programs 

2181 LeFrak Hall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-8085 or (301) 405-4050 

Fax:(301)314-9299 

crossgro(5)umd.edu 

http://www.geog.umd.edu/ 
Courses: GEOG 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Environmental Science and Policy 

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center 

Geography/Library & Information Systems 

Advanced Computer Studies, UM Institute for (UMIACS) 

Black Saga Program 

Joint Global Change Research Institute 



Geology (GEOL) 



Abstract 

The Department of Geology was established in 1973 and its graduate 
program begun in 1982. A strong sense of collegiality and cooperative 
spirit characterizes the Department, which currently has -30 graduate 
students. We offer programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D.degrees in 
Geology. The M.S. normally requires two years of work, which includes 
courses, completion of an M.S. research thesis, and an oral defense of 
the thesis. The Ph.D. commonly requires two or three years of work, if 
conducted after the completion of an M.S. program, or four to five years 
from the time of admission if pursued directly from the Bachelor level. The 
Ph.D. program normally includes course work, a qualifying examination, a 
dissertation, and an oral defense of the dissertation. The graduate 
program trains students to conduct independent and original research. 
This is most often achieved via the collaboration between students and 
faculty in ongoing research programs. The Department faculty have broad 
research interests in Earth Sciences. Students are encouraged to develop 
a program that suits their interests. Current faculty and student research 
focuses primarily on structural, geochemical, and petrologic investigations 
of tectonic and metamorphic processes; mechanisms of sediment 
transport; sedimentary cycling; surface, near-surface, and deep-crustal 
fluid flow; laboratory, geochemical and field studies of magmatic and ore- 
forming processes; and geochemical investigations of early solar system 
evolution. 

Admissions Information 



Qualified students with a major in geology, physics, mathematics, 
chemistry, biology, engineering or other related sciences are invited to 
apply for admission to the graduate programs. All students must submit 
the Graduate Record Examination scores to be considered for admission. 



Application Deadlines 



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Fall: 

Applications must be received by March 15 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

October 1 (October 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The Department of Geology offers a Master of Science degree. There is 
no single prescribed curriculum. Although 24 credit hours of course work 
and 6 credit hours of thesis research are required, the entire course of 
study is individually developed for each student by his/her graduate 
program committee as approved by the Graduate Committee. The M.S. 
degree is awarded following the successful completion of the course 
requirements, submission of a satisfactory thesis, and an oral defense of 
the thesis. The M.S. normally requires two years of work. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

For the Ph.D. degree, requirements include satisfactory completion of 
course work, preparation of a research proposal, an oral candidacy and 
research proposal examination, and a successful dissertation defense. 
The Ph.D. commonly requires three to four years of work, if conducted 
after the completion of an M.S. program, or four to five years from the time 
of admission if pursued directly from the bachelor level. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The department houses a variety of facilities and equipment for research 
including: three solid source mass spectrometers; four gas source mass 
spectrometers including peripheral inlet devices for carbonate, water, and 
organic isotope analyses; both multicollector inductively-coupled plasma 
mass spectrometer (ICP-MS), and single collector magnetic sector ICP- 
MS; two UV lasers for in situ analyses with plasma mass spectrometers, 
clean labs for chemical separations; JEOL 8900 superprobe with an 
Oxford instrument mini-cathodoluminescence detector; scanning electron 
microscopes; color image analysis system; fluid inclusion stage; high 
temperature and high pressure equipment for dry or hydrothermal 
experiments; flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption equipment; 
automated X-ray diffractometer; electromagnetic and acoustic doppler 
velocity meters; ion chromatograph; laboratory and field hydrogeology 
equipment; campus drill rig; microstructures and fabrics analysis 
instruments; research microscopes with reflectance capabilities; rock 
preparation and mineral separation facilities; GIS laboratory; computer 
network with direct access to supercomputer facilities; 



and collaborative resources positions our graduate students with an 
unmatched spectrum of opportunities and gives them access to a strong 
multi-disciplinary program of international stature. 

Financial Assistance 

Graduate students are eligible for Departmental teaching assistantships, 
Graduate School fellowships and grant-supported fellowships and 
research assistantships. In addition, some curatorial, library and other 
part-time work is sometimes available. 

Contact Information 

See the Department of Geology Web page at URL 
http://www.qeol.umd.edu for additional information. The Department's 
Graduate Studies in Geological Science s also provides additional 
information on the requirements, examinations, faculty research interests 
and publications, research facilities and financial aid. Copies are available 
from: 

Graduate Secretary 

1117 Geology Building, University of Maryland, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4385 

qeolgrad(S)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.geol.umd.edu/ 

Courses: GEOLGEOL 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

German Literature and Language 
(GERM) 

Abstract 

The German Program of the Department of Germanic Studies offers 
graduate study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The main focus is 
on Modern German Studies combining both discipline-based and 
interdisciplinary courses. The intellectual focus of the degrees is German- 
speaking Europe from the Enlightenment to the present, as represented in 
literary and non-literary texts, and other cultural objects. 

The degrees reflect the paradigm shift within the field of German language 
and literature expanding the focus of Germanistik to a broader 
concentration on cultural studies which include gender studies, film 
studies, and postcolonial theory. 



Although students will choose an advisor within the Department of 
Geology, they can also take advantage of research opportunities by 
collaborating with other departments on campus, including: Natural 
Resource Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Atmospheric and Oceanic 
Science, and other institutions in the area, including: NASA-Goddard 
Space Flight Center, Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of 
Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Lab, National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States 
Geological Survey. In addition, the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary 
Center (ESSIC), is a collaborative venture between the Departments of 
Geography, Geology and Meteorology and NASA. This wealth of in-house 



A concentration in Medieval Studies is also offered on an 
interdepartmental basis. 

Admissions Information 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, candidates should have 
a bachelor's degree with a major in German language and literature or the 
equivalent, and fluency in the written and spoken language. Candidates 
for the doctorate must have a master's degree in German or in a related 



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discipline such as Germanic studies, Scandinavian studies, language 
education, and Medieval studies. 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 15 (October 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . No Tests 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Writing Sample 

4. Oral Interview (in person or by phone) with Graduate Director 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The M.A. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. For 
the thesis option, the student must complete 24 hours of coursework, the 
thesis with oral defense and a written comprehensive examination. The 
non-thesis option requires 30 hours of coursework, a mini-thesis with oral 
defense and a written comprehensive examination. For both options the 
comprehensives consist of two three-hour examinations based on the 
coursework and the M.A. reading list. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. are as follows: 1) completion of at least 
24 hours of coursework beyond the master's degree over a period of at 
least one year at the University of Maryland and a further 12 hours of 
dissertation research; 2) a reading skill examination in a language other 
than English or German, which may be another Germanic language or a 
language related to the candidate's research; 3) comprehensive written 
examinations; 4) presentation of the dissertation, an original study in the 
field of specialization on a topic approved by the advisor and the 
examining committee; and 5) the oral defense of the dissertation (one to 
two hours). 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to its course offerings listed below, the German Program of the 
Department of Germanic Studies sponsors the German Club, the 
University of Maryland Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha (the national German 
language honors society). The department participates in the University 
Honors Programs and has a departmental honors program. Distinguished 
scholars and lecturers as well as visiting professors visit the metropolitan 
area and campus regularly. College Park's proximity to Washington, D.C., 
facilitates participation in the many cultural functions of the capital with its 
wealth of German and Scandinavian social groups and national societies: 
the Embassies of Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, 
Switzerland; the German Historical Institute, and the Goethe Institute. 

Financial Assistance 



The German Program offers graduate fellowships and teaching 
assistantships, and the Graduate School offers, on a competitive basis, 
fellowships, and grants. 



Contact Information 

For further information write to: 

Coordinator of Graduate Studies 

3215 Jimenez Hall 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4091 

germanicstudies(a). umd.edu 

http://www.languages.umd.edu/German/ 
Courses: GERM 

Government and Politics (GVPT) 

Abstract 

The Department of Government and Politics offers a Ph.D. degree in 
political science, intended primarily for those planning academic careers. 
Students can specialize in American politics, comparative politics, 
international relations, political economy and political theory (either formal 
or normative). In addition, students can study in depth more specialized 
fields such as public law, national security, public policy, political 
psychology, international and inter-ethnic conflict, international political 
economy, urban politics, post-Soviet and post-communist studies, East- 
Asian studies, environmental politics, and the politics of advanced 
industrial societies. 

Admissions Information 

The Department recruits highly qualified students, and admits only a 
limited number of the strongest applicants. The Admissions Committee 
rarely grants provisional or conditional admission to the graduate program. 
The Department does not usually admit M.A. applicants. Only students 
whose ultimate objective is the Ph.D. should apply for direct admission to 
that program. Admission is granted only for the Fall Semester. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Writing Sample 

4. statement of purpose 

5. transcripts 

Degree Requirements 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 



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The doctoral program is intended to provide students with the knowledge, 
methodological skills and research experience appropriate for persons 
who intend to enter the discipline of political science. Students must 
complete 42 hours of graduate work including courses in political theory 
and research methods and pass written comprehensive examinations in 
two fields. Although formal coursework and field examinations are 
important components of the doctoral program, the research component, 
especially in the form of the dissertation is paramount. Consequently 
students who are able to demonstrate an interest in quality research 
activities and desire to become creators as well as consumers of 
knowledge are appropriate for the doctoral program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Graduate students in the department participate in the activities of the 
Public Service Intern Program, Project ICONS, the Center for International 
Development and Conflict Management, the Maryland Collective Choice 
Center, the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland, the 
Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies, The Committee on the 
Political Economy of the Good Society, the Center for the Study of 
American Politics and Citizenship, and the Harrison Program on the 
Future Global Agenda. 

Financial Assistance 

In addition to fellowships and teaching assistantships, the Department 
also has a public service intern program for students interested in State 
government. There are also a limited and variable number of research 
positions available. 

Contact Information 



Further information, including a manual on graduate study, please contact: 



Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 

Certificate in Critical Theory (Cert in Crit Theory) 

The Certificate is earned by successful completion of an 18-credit 
curriculum. These courses are also open to non-certificate students on a 
space-available basis. With the approval of the Certificate Program 
Coordinator, courses taken at other institutions can count toward the 18- 
credit requirement. Interested students should review the requirements as 
described on 

http://www.english.umd.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&i 
d=172&ltemid=52. 

Financial Assistance 

Contact Information 

Professor Kandice Chuh Director, Critical Theory Certificate Program 

Department of English University of Maryland 31 19 Susquehanna Hall 

College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-3810 

kchuh@umd.edu 

www.english.umd.edu/graduate 
Courses: 



Director of Graduate Studies 

3140 Tydings Hall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4161 

qvptqrad(a)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpt/ 
Courses: GVPT 



Graduate Certificate: Critical Theory 
(Z017) 



Abstract 



The Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory is an integrated curriculum 
offering students the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge, expertise, 
and certification in the interdisciplinary and international field of critical 
theory. Students enrolled for the M.A. or Ph.D. degree within any 
department at the University of Maryland at College Park may apply to 
participate. The Certificate is presently administered through the 
Department of English and guided by an interdepartmental faculty steering 
committee. The current Program Coordinator is Professor Kandice Chuh. 
The Certificate is earned by successful completion of an 18-credit 
curriculum which includes the following courses and requirements. These 
courses are also open to non-certificate students on a space-available 
basis. With the approval of the Certificate Program Coordinator, courses 
taken at other institutions can count toward the 18-credit requirement. 



Graduate Certificate: Population Studies (Z036) 

Abstract 

The Certificate Program in Population Studies provides interdisciplinary 
training in demographic methods, theory, and research for graduate 
students in departments affiliated with the Maryland Population Research 
Center, culminating in a Certificate in Population Studies for graduate 
students who complete the required coursework. Historically, the 
Population Sciences were born out of the discipline of Demography, a 
field that boomed during the 1950s around fears of a world-wide 
population explosion and its consequences. Demography was taught 
largely within departments of Sociology. Today the field has changed a 
great deal and researchers worry about issues of low fertility and 
underpopulation as much as overpopulation. What demographers of the 
1950s missed in their dire predictions were unprecedented behavioral 
changes of families to changing economic circumstances, changing social 
pressures, and changing ideas of what constituted a family. Today, the 
core of the population sciences is not forecasting population growth and 
its components (mortality, fertility and immigration) but instead 
understanding what economic, social, and ideational factors affect these 
components and how changing mortality, fertility, and immigration may 
affect other family choices. With the growing emphasis on choice and on 
the consequences of population change, and with the shift from being a 
field focusing on forecasting to one focusing on understanding causal 
relationships, training across several fields of study has become 
necessary. 

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The Certificate Program is offered to students enrolled in a Ph.D. program 
at the University of Maryland College Park. 

Application Deadlines 



Contact Information 

For more detailed information about the Graduate Certificate in Population 
Studies, please refer to the MPRC web site Certificate pages . 



Fall: 

Applications for the Certficate Program in Population Studies are accepted 

on an ongoing basis. Traineeship applications are due by March 15 and 

commence the following Fall . 

Spring: 

Applications for the Certficate Program in Population Studies are accepted 

on an ongoing basis . 

Application Requirements 

The Certificate Program is available to students enrolled in a Ph.D. 
program at the University of Maryland College Park. 

Degree Requirements 

Certficate in Population Studies () 

The Certificate requires a minimum of four courses (12 credits) including 
two required core courses (chosen from three) and two electives (selected 
from a list of possibilities). At least one course taken for the Certificate 
must be from a department other than the student's home unit. (Follow 
this link for a complete course listing.) Students must achieve a GPA of 
3.0 or higher in these four courses. Previously earned credits may be 
retroactively applied toward the Certificate. Students may apply to 
participate in the Certificate Program at any time up until the semester 
before they intend to graduate. Applications may be downloaded by 
following the link above. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



Dr. Joan Kahn 

Associate Professor of Sociology 

College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-6390 

jkahn@socy.umd.edu 

www.popcenter.umd.edu/people/kahnjoan/ 

Dr. Judith Hellerstein 

Associate Professor of Economics 

College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-3545 

hellerst@econ.umd.edu 

www.popcenter.umd.edu/people/hellersteinJudith/ 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Sociology 
Economics 
Family Science 

Hearing and Speech Sciences (HESP) 



The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is a multidisciplinary 
center dedicated to the support and advancement of population research. 
We provide a research environment conducive to interdisciplinary 
collaboration among our diverse Faculty Associates and to the 
development of young scholars through cross- disciplinary training and 
mentoring. Our proximity to Washington DC allows us to develop strong 
relationships with the U.S. federal statistical agencies and with policy 
communities. These ties provide our researchers access to under-utilized 
or restricted-use government data, allow them to partner with agencies on 
research and data improvement projects, and allow them to provide policy 
makers with non-partisan, scientific evidence on population-related issues. 
MPRC provides workspace, a fully-equipped computer lab, a laptop loaner 
program, SAS and Stata training courses, and administrative and financial 
support to associated graduate students. 

Financial Assistance 

Each year, MPRC's Certificate Program in Population Studies offers a 
small number of traineeships (i.e., fellowships) to highly-qualified graduate 
students from participating departments. Trainees are selected by the 
MPRC Executive Committee from among current and incoming Ph.D. 
students who have expressed an interest in population studies. It is 
expected that all trainees complete the coursework necessary to receive 
the Certificate in Population Studies; however, graduate students are not 
required to be trainees in order to earn the certificate. In addition to the 
coursework, trainees are also expected to complete a research 
apprenticeship with an MPRC faculty member or an internship at a federal 
statistical agency as well as to participate in the MPRC seminar series 
and at professional meetings. The Traineeship is an academic-year (9.5 
months) appointment which includes full tuition remission, benefits and a 
stipend. 



Abstract 

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences provides the 
opportunity for advanced graduate study in the communication sciences 
and disorders. At the M.A. level, a degree with a concentration in Speech- 
Language Pathology is offered (Applicants should see SPLA and use this 
code when applying for admission to study). A clinical doctorate in 
Audiology is also offered (Applicants should see CAUD and use this code 
when applying for admission to study). At the doctoral level, the Ph.D. is 
offered in Hearing and Speech Sciences, with concentrations in Hearing, 
Speech or Language. Students applying to the Ph.D. program can opt to 
receive an MA in Speech-Language Pathology en route to the final 
degree. 

Admissions Information 

Admission to the M.A. and doctoral programs is on a very competitive 
basis. Each year, the Department receives approximately 250 applications 
for 25 anticipated spaces in the M.A. program in Speech-Language 
Pathology. Successful M.A. applicants typically have earned at least a 3.5 
undergraduate GPA, and have strong GRE scores and letters of 
recommendation. Students admitted to the Au.D. or Clinical Ph.D. 
programs in Audiology must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 
from a master's degree program or 3.4 from a baccalaureate program in 
hearing and speech sciences or a related discipline. Candidates admitted 
to the Ph.D. program satisfy even more competitive criteria. In addition to 
the Graduate School requirements, the Department requires applicants to 
furnish scores on the Graduate Record Examination. Admission to the 
M.A. and CAUD programs is primarily confined to fall matriculation, 
although students may enter the program in the summer session to 
complete undergraduate pre-requisites. Prospective applicants should 



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note that decisions on summer and fall admissions are made in early 
March. Early application is encouraged. 

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in the hearing and speech 
sciences or a related field are considered for admission to the MA, Au.D. 
and Clinical Ph.D. programs, which usually require two, four and five-six 
years of graduate study, respectively. Individuals without a background in 
the hearing and speech sciences who are pursuing a clinical degree 
(Au.D. or M.A.) typically require an additional year to complete degree and 
clinical certification requirements. Only full-time students are admitted to 
these post-BA programs. A "fast track" of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 
program is available to practicing audiologists. Applicants to this fast track 
must have a graduate degree in Audiology with a minimum grade point 
average of 3.2 in graduate work, and either the ASHA Certificate of 
Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) or a valid state license to 
practice audiology. Admissions requirements further include a minimum of 
two years of full-time (32 hours/week) post-masters professional 
audiological experience during the two years immediately preceding the 
application to the program and three letters of recommendation supporting 
these experiences. Students may enroll in the post-M.A. Au.D. program 
on a part-time basis. 

Admission to the Ph.D. degree program may be offered to applicants with 
either a Bachelor's or Master's degree, although a clinical graduate 
degree is often required in addition to the Ph.D. degree for employment in 
some university settings. Students who wish to receive both degrees can 
apply to the Ph.D. program and receive a clinical MA while working 
towards the doctoral degree. Requirements for completion of a program of 
doctoral study are dependent on a student's prior background in the 
communication sciences and disorders. 

Students who wish to focus primarily on research in communication 
sciences may apply either to the department directly, or may apply to the 
Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) and select 
HESP as the home department. Students who apply to HESP directly may 
work towards receiving a certificate in NACS in addition to the HESP 
Ph.D. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study 

4. statement of purpose 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Department also offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major 
emphasis in speech, language or hearing. Students with a B.A. or M.A. 
are considered for admission to the doctoral program. Matriculated 
doctoral students will choose within their major a special interest area, 
which may focus on the normal aspects of their major or disorders related 
to the major. A student must also select a minor area of study either from 
within or outside departmental offerings. There are no foreign language 
requirements, but advanced courses in statistics and experimental 



research design are required for the degree. Course programs are 
planned by the student and a committee of at least four faculty members. 
All doctoral students are expected to participate in varied research 
activities within the Department for academic credit. Students must take 
written and oral comprehensive examinations for admission to candidacy 
after completing formal academic course work. Doctoral students must 
register for at least 12 semester hours of dissertation research credit 
before completing the degree. A full description of the Doctoral program, 
as well as listings of faculty research expertise, can be found at the 
Departmental web site, listed below. 

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences offers two doctoral 
degree options for individuals seeking a clinical doctorate in Audiology. 
See CAUD for more details. The Au.D. curriculum meets requirements 
specified in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in 
Audiology (CCC-A) of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing 
Association. The CCC-A is the minimum qualification for practice in 
Audiology required by most states and jurisdictions. The Au.D. program 
for post-BA students requires 57 hours of graduate coursework, 6 credit 
hours for a doctoral research project, 14 hours of clinical practicum 
registration and 18 credit hours of full-time clinical internship registration, 
for a total of 95 credit hours. Au.D. students must pass comprehensive 
examinations and complete a research project. Full-time students are 
expected to complete the program in 4 years. The Au.D. "fast-track" 
program for returning students who already hold an M.A. degree in 
Audiology and Clinical Certification requires 30 credit hours of graduate 
coursework and 6 credit hours for a doctoral research project. There is no 
minimum requirement of supervised clinical practicum experience, 
although clinical practicum will be available to students as needed. The 
Clinical Ph.D. track in Audiology is designed for students wishing to be 
trained as scientist-practitioners. The Clinical Ph.D. program requires 60 
credits of graduate coursework, 6 credit hours of pre-candidacy research, 
12 credit hours of dissertation research, 12 credit hours of clinical 
practicum registration, and 18 credit hours of full-time clinical internship 
registration, for a total of 108 credit hours. The Clinical Ph.D. curriculum is 
designed to meet requirements specified in the Standards for the 
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) of the American 
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and by the Graduate School. 
Ph.D. students must develop an individual study plan with the approval of 
a faculty Program Planning Committee, pass comprehensive 
examinations, and complete a dissertation and oral defense. Full-time 
students are expected to complete the program in approximately 5-6 
years. 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences offers the Master of 
Arts degree with major emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology with 
either the thesis or the non-thesis option.The Master's degree is required 
by national credentialing standards for individuals intending to practice as 
speech pathologists in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, hearing 
and speech centers or in other clinical settings. Academic course work, 
which includes a minimum of 36 credits, is supplemented by additional 
credit registrations in supervised clinical practica in the University Speech 
and Hearing Clinic and in selected outside clinical facilities so that the 
graduate will meet the academic and practicum requirements for the 
Certificate of Clinical Competence (C.C.C.) issued by the American 
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and be eligible for licensure in the 
State of Maryland and other jurisdictions. The Master's degree program is 
accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation, the national 
accrediting agency which oversees graduate programs in Speech- 
Language Pathology and Audiology. A full description of the Master's 
degree program is available at our web site, listed below. 

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The Department's facilities include (1) numerous modern research 
laboratories equipped to support research in the areas of: acoustic 
phonetics, psychoacoustics, infant and adult speech perception, 
neuropsychology, language and language development, voice, fluency 
and electrophysiology. There are four sound-attenuating chambers, one 
semi-anechoic chamber, and one electrically-shielded chamber, devoted 
to research with humans, which are all integrated with computers and 
peripheral equipment for acoustic signal development, signal analysis, 
presentation and on-line data collection; (2) a Departmental library; (3) the 
Hearing and Speech Clinic at UMCP: this clinic serves as the initial 
practicum site for all students pursuing clinical training. The Clinic includes 
multiple audiological test suites equipped for diagnostic testing, a 
complete hearing aid dispensary, a group rehabilitation room, and state- 
of-the-art equipment for behavioral and electrophysiological diagnostic 
testing, as well as hearing aid selection and fitting. Ten speech and 
language diagnostic and therapy rooms are integrated with observation 
areas; and (4) an on-site language pre-school (LEAP, the Language- 
Learning Early Advantage Program), also equipped for observation. 
Students pursuing clinical training in Audiology will also have access to 
the Audiology Service, Division of Audiology-Head and Neck Surgery, of 
the University of Maryland and University Hospital in Baltimore (UMB), for 
part-time clinical rotations or full-time clinical externships. This Service 
provides a full range of auditory and vestibular diagnostic and 
rehabilitative services in a large metropolitan hospital setting. Externally- 
funded research projects are an integral part of the activities at UMB. All 
of the clinical and research facilities are potentially available for the 
conduct of student-directed research projects, or for student participation 
in faculty-initiated research projects. Additional research and clinical 
facilities are available in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan 
areas. The Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine and the 
libraries of various medical schools in the Washington-Baltimore area 
supplement the University's extensive libraries at College Park. 

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences participates in the 
Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences graduate program (see NACS), the 
Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing Training Grant, the 
Biological and Computational Foundations of Language IGERT Training 
Grant, and has ties to the Center for Advanced Study of Language 
(CASL); these connections afford students the opportunity to work with 
faculty in other departments at the University of Maryland, College Park, 
or at UMB. 



MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-4214 

Fax:301-314-2023 

admissions@hesp.umd.edu 

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/hesp 

Courses: HESP 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Communication 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Linguistics 

Historic Preservation (HISP) 

Abstract 

Based in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, the 
Historic Preservation Program is a collaboration of faculty from across the 
University-from the departments of American Studies, Anthropology, 
Architecture, History, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Studies and 
Planning, as well as the National Trust Library. Our shared goal is 
educating professionals for work in a wide range of preservation 
organizations. Research on historic preservation issues is also a focus of 
the Program, pursued through faculty and student projects, in partnership 
with preservation organizations and University partners. The Historic 
Preservation Program offers a Master of Historic Preservation (MHP) 
degree as well as a graduate Certificate. The MHP is designed as a full- 
time, two-year curriculum leading to a professional degree. The 45-credit 
MHP curriculum includes core courses, an internship, an interdisciplinary 
studio course, a final project, and a large selection of electives to stimulate 
each student's particular interests. Students will be admitted to the 
program with a variety of backgrounds but with a demonstrated prior 
interest in the preservation field. (In some exceptional cases, students 
may be admitted to the program on a part-time basis.) 



Financial Assistance 



Admissions Information 



A limited number of graduate assistantships and fellowships are available 
through the Department. Assistantships that carry teaching, research or 
clinical responsibilities are awarded on a competitive basis. The 
Department recommends outstanding students for Graduate School 
Fellowships; many of these fellowships have early deadlines for 
recommendations, so students are encouraged to submit their 
applications to the department early to ensure full consideration. Students 
may also seek assistantships or doctoral fellowships sponsored by 
Federal agencies (e.g., NIH or NSF) or private foundations (e.g., 
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation). Students are 
encouraged to apply for assistantships by January 1 5. 

Contact Information 



Additional information about the M.A. and Ph.D. programs may be 
obtained by contacting Dr. Rochelle Newman, Ph.D., Graduate Director, 
or by e-mailing the program at admissions@hesp.umd.edu; extensive 
information about the Department's programs, its faculty, research and 
facilities may be found at our web site: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/hesp 

Director of Graduate Studies: Rochelle Newman, Ph.D. 
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences 
0100 LeFrak Hall, College Park 



The application process consists of two steps. First, fill out the on-line 
application for the University of Maryland Graduate School. The 
administrative code for the Master of Historic Preservation degree is 
"HISP." Second, send the other elements of the application package (see 
below) to Enrollment Services Office-Graduate Admissions, Room 0130 
Mitchell Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD20742. All 
applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, 
and a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. There is no 
restriction on the applicants' previous field of study, and indeed we 
encourage diversity in all senses. Applications and information on 
applying to the Master of Historic Preservation degree are available by 
contacting the Director, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, 
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, or email to hisp- 
grad@deans.umd.edu. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



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1 . Complete application form:(On-line version) 

2. Academic credentials (unofficial to academic unit): 

3. Standardized test scores: Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE) 

4. Letters of Recommendation: Three confidential letters from 
individuals familiar with the applicant's work (at least one of 
them a previous professor) 

5. Statement of Goals, Research Interests, and Experiences: 
1 ,000-2,000 word statement of graduate goals, research 
interests, and experiences. 

6. Writing sample (this can be previous academic work or 
professional work; it does not necessarily have to be related 
to historic preservation; it must be individual work). In 
addition, applicants may submit samples of graphic work. 
Please submit copies, as this material is not returnable 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Historic Preservation (M.H.P.) 

The Master of Historic Preservation (MHP) requires completion of 45 
credits. Required courses cover history and theory of preservation, 
preservation law, historical research methods.documentation, 
conservation, preservation economics, preservation planning & policy, 
group studio/workshop, internship, and independent final project. Elective 
courses may be taken from all contributing HISP units, and other 
departments with prior approval from the HISP Director. A description of 
the full MHP curriculum is available on the program web site at 
http://www.arch.umd.edu. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The University of Maryland's Historic Preservation Program is privileged to 
be part of a dynamic, successful preservation community that has long 
thrived throughout the state and in the District of Columbia. Opportunities 
to study and work abound in the incredibly diverse cities, towns, and 
landscapes across Maryland. In addition, the Program enjoys close 
relationships with many state, local, national, international and federal- 
government organizations working in historic preservation, as well as non- 
profit groups and private firms. The HISP program is directly related to 
and substantially enhanced by the National Trust for Historic Preservation 
Library, housed on the College Park campus since 1986 
[http://www.lib.umd.edu/NTL/ntl.html]. This Library is one of the leading 
scholarly resources for preservation in the country. The program is further 
strengthened by close working relationships with the Maryland Historical 
Trust, the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic 
Preservation, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning 
Commission, Historic Annapolis, Inc., Preservation Maryland, Prince 
George's Heritage, the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, and others. 
Practical experience can be gained through a variety of internship 
opportunitieswith these organizations and many others. 

Financial Assistance 



HISP's principal form of financial aid consists of graduate assistantships 
related to research and outreach activities. The assistantships consist of 
tuition remission as well as a stipend. In addition, the Program awards--in 
conjunction with local non-profit Prince George's Heritage— the Prince 
George's Heritage Preservation Fellowship, an annual competitive award 
for a HISP student or students whose Prince George's County related 
project is judged to be especially outstanding. Additionally, there are 
possibilities for paid internships and paid part-time work with a variety of 
national and local organizations and governmental agencies. 

Contact Information 



Contact the program at the following address: 

HISP Graduate Admissions 

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 



Or at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation web site: 
www.arch.umd.edu 



Prof. Donald Linebaugh, Director 

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation 

University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-6309 

Fax:(301)314-9583 

hisp-grad@deans.umd.edu 

www.arch.umd.edu 

Courses: HISP ARCH URSP 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Urban Studies and Planning 

Historic Preservation Certificate 

Architecture 

Urban and Regional Planning and Design 

Anthropology 

Architecture 

Real Estate Development 

Historic Preservation Certificate (HISP) 

Abstract 



The Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate program augments the 
degree work of Master of Architecture, Master of Arts and Doctor of 
Philosophy students in the seven cooperating academic units: American 
Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Geography, History, Horticulture and 
Landscape Architecture, and Urban Studies and Planning. 

Admissions Information 



This 24-credit interdisciplinary program is designed to help prepare 
students for a range of careers in the planning, management and 
conservation of significant cultural, natural and historical resources. 
Through courses, seminars and internships, students develop the basic 
expertise to become researchers, interpreters, curators, restorationists, 
archaeologists, planners, conservators and administrators in the multi- 
faceted field of historic preservation. 

Students who seek the Certificate must meet general Graduate School 
requirements and normally they must have been admitted into one of the 
participating degree programs. Application is in the form of a letter to the 
Committee on Historic Preservation. In making its evaluation, the 
Committee will review relevant material in the Graduate School 
application. If appropriate, the applicant's record as a graduate student or 
resume generated through professional experience will be considered. 
Interested persons are advised to consult in advance with the chair of the 
Committee. 



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Application Deadlines 



Courses: HISP 



Fall: 

Applications must be received by . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Urban Studies and Planning 
Historic Preservation 
Anthropology 

History (HIST) 



Degree Requirements 



Abstract 



Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate (Certificate) 

Certificate students, in conjunction with their degree programs, complete 
the required introductory seminar (HISP 600), a survey of preservation 
law, 15 credit hours of core courses, and the final seminar (HISP 700). 
The total number of semester credit hours will vary according to the 
particular requirements of the specific degree program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Certificate program is directly related to and substantially enhanced 
by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library housed on the 
College Park campus since 1986. The program is further strengthened by 
close working relationships with the National Park Service, the Maryland 
Historical Trust, the Maryland Hall of Records, the Maryland National 
Capital Park and Planning Commission, Historic Annapolis, Inc., 
Preservation Maryland, the Baltimore Commission for Historical and 
Architectural Preservation, the Maryland Heritage Alliance, the Maryland 
Historical Society, and the Montgomery and Prince George's County 
Historic Preservation Commissions. Practical experience can be gained 
through ongoing summer projects at the Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, 
New Jersey and at Kiplin hall in North Yorkshire, England. 

Financial Assistance 

HISP's principal form of financial aid is the Prince George's Heritage 
Preservation Fellowship, an annual competitive award which provides a 
matching tuition waiver and stipend for a Certificate student whose Prince 
George's County related project is judged by the faculty and the sponsor 
to be especially outstanding and promising. Additionally, there are 
possibilities of paid internships with the National Park Service and the 
Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. 
Certificate students may be teaching assistants in related academic units. 
Also, students in the Certificate Program are specially eligible for the 
annual Prince George's County specific Margaret Cook Award, a cash 
prize endowed by the Historical and Cultural Trust of Prince George's 
County. The St. Clair Wright Historic Preservation Award is a cash award 
given to a HISP student who demonstrates the principles of preservation 
activism exemplified by Mrs. Wright, founder and leader of Historic 
Annapolis. The Historic Preservation Faculty Prize is given to a student in 
a historic preservation course who has submitted a paper or project of 
outstanding quality on a topic in historic preservation. 

Contact Information 



Prof. Randall Mason, Director 

1298 School of Architecture College Park, MD 20742 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-6309 

Fax:(301)314-9583 

hisp-grad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.arch.umd.edu 



The Department of History offers programs leading to the degrees of 
Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. In conjunction with the College of 
Information Studies, the Department of History also offers a dual-degree 
Master of Arts in History and Library Science. 

Major fields of concentration for the MA and PhD programs are: Ancient 
Mediterranean, Britain, Early Modern Europe, East Asia, International & 
Diplomacy, Jewish, Latin America, Medieval Europe, Middle East, Modern 
Economic, Modern Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, 
Technology, Science, & Environment, the United States, and Women & 
Gender. MA-only fields are: Africa and Military. 

The graduate program, which includes fifty regular faculty and 
approximately 150 degree-seeking students, has been nationally-ranked 
in the following subfields: African American, Latin America, US Colonial, 
and US Cultural. Other areas of established strength are Central/Eastern 
European/Russian history, the history of Western Europe, and women & 
gender. Fields under development include Atlantic history, the African 
diaspora, Middle Eastern/Islamic history, and international/transnational 
history. 

The students in our three degree programs come from across the nation, 
from small liberal arts colleges and major research institutions, as well as 
from the Balkans, Canada, East Asia, Eurasia, the European Union, and 
Latin America. History students have won a number of major external 
fellowships, includng the ACLS/Mellon Early Career Fellowship, the Berlin 
Program for Advanced German and European Studies Dissertation 
Fellowship, the Foundation for the Research and Study of the East 
German Dictatorship Fellowship, the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research 
Fellowship, the Fulbright-IIE Student Grant, the International Research & 
Exchanges Board Fellowship, the Mary Savage Snouffer Dissertation 
Fellowship, the Maryland Historical Society Lord Baltimore Research 
Fellowship, the Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowship, 
and the Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, 
and the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies 
Dissertation Award. 

Recent graduates have started postdoctoral fellowships or tenure-track 
jobs at institutions that include Case Western University, Christopher 
Newport University, the Federal Judicial Center, John Carroll University, 
King's College London, Loras College, the Maryland Historical Society, 
Morgan State University, Ohio University, Southern Methodist University, 
the United States Naval Academy, the University of South Florida, the 
University of Southern Mississippi, and Western Washington University. 
The members of our extended alumni community, numbering over three 
hundred master of arts and doctoral recipients, work as professional 
historians throughout the State of Maryland, in a number of United States 
Government agencies, and at institutions of higher education and 
historical research across the United States and the globe. 

Admissions Information 



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As a demonstration of our commitment to excellence in historical 
scholarship and education, admission to our degree programs is highly 
competitive. It is important that each applicant clearly articulate his/her 
academic preparation and qualifications for graduate study at Maryland. 
All prospective applicants are encouraged to make contact with the faculty 
in the area(s) of interest. Faculty play an important role in the admissions 
decision. Prospective applicants are also encouraged to make contact 
with current graduate students to learn more about their experiences. The 
History Graduate Student Association can facilitate communications with 
current students. 



Applicants are required to submit a sample of written work of historical 
scholarship, such as a research paper or thesis, as well as a statement of 
purpose, a personal statement, transcripts, three letters of 
recommendation, and GRE scores. Additional materials may be 
requested. 

Although there are exceptions, the minimum overall grade point average 
for admission to a master's degree program is 3.25 and 3.50 for 
admission to the doctoral program. The admissions committee would 
typically expect a higher grade point average in past coursework in history 
and related disciplines. Successful applicants usually score above the 
80th percentile in the analytical writing and verbal reasoning portions of 
the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. The Department 
does not require a GRE Subject Test. 

There are no general language or special skill requirements for admission, 
but the command of one or more relevant languages may bear upon an 
applicant's chances for admission in certain fields of study. 

The admissions process is sensitive to variations in GRE scores among 
applicants whose primary language is not English. However, the 
University requires that all admitted students demonstrate proficiency in 
written and spoken English. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



scholarship and exhibitions, public history, primary or secondary school 
teaching, law, or international relations. 

Admission to the Master of Arts program is offered to highly qualified 
applicants holding at least a bachelor's degree, normally in history or a 
related discipline. Application and admissions procedures are described 
on the Department's website. 

The MA degree program requires a total of thirty (30) semester hours of 
course work and research credits and the submission of two original 
research papers. In addition, MA students must successfully defend a 
thesis (the Degree-by-Thesis option) or pass a written examination (the 
Degree-by-Examination, or "non-thesis" option). 

The anticipated period for completion is two (2) years of full-time study. 
The degree must be completed in five (5) years. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

First awarded in 1937, the Doctorate in History at the University of 
Maryland is conferred for superior achievement in historical study and 
research. The major portion of the degree is the dissertation, an original 
and noteworthy contribution to historical knowledge. In anticipation of this 
research, students must master bibliographic tools, research and writing 
methods, and general, minor, and special (or dissertation) fields of study. 
Competence in these preliminary steps will be measured by successful 
completion of course work and by examinations. 

Unless they have taken comparable courses elsewhere, students must 
complete the general seminar(s) in their major field, History 601 (History 
and Contemporary Theory), a minimum of nine hours of reading courses 
and six hours of research seminars, and nine hours in a minor field. 



Depending on the field of study, doctoral students may be required to 
demonstrate competence in one or more foreign languages and/or special 
skills. 

Within six semesters for students who enter with a bachelor's degree and 
no later than five semesters for those entering with an master's degree in 
history or related disciplines, students must sit for a set of written and oral 
comprehensive examinations. Upon successful completion of all 
examinations, doctoral students have up to nine months to prepare and 
dissertation prospectus and advance to doctoral candidacy. Upon 
completion of the dissertation research and writing, candidates defend the 
dissertation in an oral examination. 



1 . Statements of Goals & Research Interests and Experiences 

2. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation 

3. A Writing Sample that demonstrates historical analysis, such 
as a research paper or master's thesis 

4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae 

5. Transcripts 

6. GRE General 

Degree Requirements 



Master of Arts (M.A.) 



The requirements for the doctoral degree are intended to be completed in 
four-to-seven years. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to the field concentrations described above, the Department of 
History offers several forms of specialized training, including certificate 
programs in Museum Scholarship & Material Culture, cosponsored by the 
Department of American Studies, and Historic Preservation, cosponsored 
by the School of Architecture. 



Organized in the 1920s, the Master of Arts in History program at the 
University of Maryland provides broad and intensive instruction in 
bibliography, research, and writing in various fields of historical study. The 
MA degree may constitute a step toward doctoral research or preparation 
for a variety of other fields, such as archives administration, museum 



The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies, housed 
within the Department, promotes both research and graduate training by 
sponsoring seminars and colloquia, major scholarly conferences, and 
visiting professors who teach graduate courses. Typically, the Center's 
activities each year concentrate on a historical theme of surpassing 
interests that cuts across the usual chronological and cultural boundaries. 



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The University of Maryland is home to a number of important archives, 
special collections, and historical editing projects, including the Freedmen 
and Southern Society Project and the Samuel Gompers Papers, the 
Library of American Broadcasting, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, and 
the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library. The Combined 
Caesarea Expeditions, an amphibious research project that joins 
excavation of the terrestrial remains of Caesarea Maritima with 
underwater investigation of the site's ancient harbor, are coordinated at 
Maryland. 

The University sponsors a number of significant scholarly publications of 
interest to historians, including The Maryland Historian, the oldest 
continuously-published graduate-student-run history journal in the country; 
the Hispanic American Historical Review, the flagship English-language 
journal in Latin American history; Kritika, a journal dedicated to critical 
inquiry into the history and culture of Russia and Eurasia; and Feminist 
Studies, a pioneer in women's history and gender studies. 

Finally, the College Park campus is located within the Washington- 
Baltimore corridor, one of the nation's most dynamic regions for historical 
research. Francis Scott Key Hall, home to the Department of History, sits 
less than thirty minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., a city of 
unparalleled cultural resources and unique opportunities for historical 
research. Annapolis and Baltimore, home to significant archival holdings 
related to the history and cultures of the State of Maryland, the greater 
Chesapeake Bay region, and the Atlantic world, can be reached in less 
than forty-five minutes. 

Financial Assistance 



The Department of History administers several forms of financial 
assistance for graduate students, including fellowships, teaching 
assistantships, graduate assistantships, research assistantships, and 
research grants. All fellowships, assistantships, and grants are awarded 
on the basis of merit, as determined by the Graduate Committee, upon the 
recommendation of faculty and the Director of Graduate Studies. 

A multiyear guarantee of continuous funding is standard among newly 
matriculating PhD students. Limited exceptions apply for PhD students 
who enter the program with external support and self-financing. 
Guranteed funding is not standard for students entering the MA and HiLS 
programs. 

Funding packages typically include a multiyear guarantee of tuition 
remission and a health benefits option, subject to satisfactory progress 
towards the fulfillment of program requirements. 

For FY2010 (2009-10 academic year), the pay scale for 9.5-month 
teaching, graduate, and research assistantships range between $16,467 
and $17,500. Fellowships follow a similiar pay scale. Assistantships and 
fellowships include tuition remission and a health benefits option. 
Variations in stipend amounts are due to a number of factors, including 
the type of appointment, international student status, previous 
appointments, and advancement to candidacy. 

Additional funding is available through the semiannual Research and 
Travel Grant competition, the summerterm Prospectus Development 
Grant competition, matching funds for travel to academic conferences, 
and various cross-campus funding competitions. All doctoral students are 
expected to seek outside funding for pre-dissertation and dissertation field 
research, as appropriate. 

History graduate students may seek grants and fellowships, 
assistantships, hourly employment, and other forms of self-support offered 
by non-departmental sources. 



Contact Information 

For complete description of programs and requirements, please contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

21 15 Francis Scott Key Hall 

Department of History 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-7315 USA 

TEL: (301) 405-4268 

FAX: (301) 314-9399 

see also: 

Studies Leading to the Certificate in Historic Preservation 
(See entry under Certificate Programs ) 

History/Library & Information Systems (HILS) dual degree program 
resulting in an M.A. in History and an M.L.S. in Library Science. 

Dr. Julie Greene, Director of Graduate Studies; Dr. David Sicilia, 

Associate Director of Graduate Studies 

21 15 Francis Scott Key Hall 

University of Maryland 

College Park 20742-7315 

Telephone: (301) 405-4268 

Fax:(301)314-9399 

hist-qrad(a)deans. umd.edu 

http://www.history.umd.edu/qraduate.html 
Courses: HIST 



History/Library Science (HILS) 



Abstract 

The Department of History and the College of Library and Information 
Studies (the iSchool) coordinate a dual-degree master's degree programs 
to meet the need for multidisciplinary graduate training for archivists, 
records managers, manuscript curators, rare book librarians, 
bibliographers, conservation administrators and those wishing to become 
subject and research specialists in academic, special and research 
libraries. Because of the proximity of the College Park campus to a variety 
of immensely rich research collections, students are able to gain first-hand 
experiences through internships that reinforce their classroom instruction. 

The sequence of courses leading to the two degrees prepares students to 
understand the intellectual approach of the research scholar through 
historic training and to meet those research needs through the information 
services offered in the College of Information Studies. The program 
prepares students for careers in archives and records management, 
curatorship of historical collections, scholarly editing and publishing and 
reference research and bibliographic services to name a few. 

The 54 credit hours required for the degrees combine 24 hours in each 
component plus six elective hours. Since many of the iSchool courses are 
offered in sequence, it is important for students to work closely with their 
advisor. 



The MA and the MLS are awarded simultaneously, and a student who 
fails to complete the special requirements for the coordinated degree 
programs may not receive either degree. When a student admitted to the 
HiLS program subsequently wishes to receive only one degree, he/she 



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must transfer from HILS either to the graduate program in History or to the 
College of Library and Information Studies and fulfill the normal 
requirements for the separate master's degree. 

Admissions Information 

Students must apply for admission to both the Department of History and 
the College of Information Studies under the rubric HILS (History and 
Library Science). There is one, consolidated application, but two, 
independent admission decisions. An offer of admission from the 
Department of History and from the College of Information Studies is 
required in order to be admitted to the dual-degree program. 



staffing needs, and budget. Neither academic unit extends guaranteed 
awards of multiyear support. 

Contact Information 

College of Information Studies 

Student Services Office 

Room 4110 Hornbake Library Building, South Wing 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-4345 

(301)405-2038 

ischooladmission@umd.edu 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



Applications must be received by December 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

(Send all required materials to both departments) 

1 . Statement of Goals, Experiences, and Research Interests 

2. Three Letters of Recommendation 

3. CV/Resume 

4. Transcripts 

5. GRE General 

6. Writing Sample 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts and Master of Library Science (M.A./M.L.S.) 

The Department of History and the College of Information Studies 
coordinate two master's degree programs to meet the need for multi- 
disciplinary graduate training for archivists, records managers, manuscript 
curators, rare book librarians, bibliographers, conservation administrators 
and those wishing to become subject and research specialists in 
academic, special and/or research libraries. Because of the proximity of 
the campus to a variety of immensely rich research collections, students 
are able to gain first-hand experiences through internships that reinforce 
their classroom instruction. 

The sequence of courses leading to the two degrees prepares students to 
understand the intellectual approach of the research scholar through 
historic training and to meet those research needs through the information 
services offered in the College of Information Studies. The 54 hours 
required for the degrees combine 24 hours in each component plus six 
elective hours. 

The dual-degree History and Library Science program offers the option of 
a degree-by-thesis as well as a degree-by-examination. 

Financial Assistance 



Director of Graduate Studies 

Department of History 

2115 Francis Scott Key Hall 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-7315 USA 

(301)405-4268 

http://www.history.umd.edu/graduate.html 

Courses: HIST LBSC 



Information Management (INFM) 

Abstract 



The Master of Information Management (MIM) is an innovative program 
that addresses the growing need of organizations for skilled information 
professionals who know how to strategically manage information and 
technology. Every cutting-edge organization needs people with the skills 
the MIM degree offers. 

The Master of Information Management program meets organizations' 
growing need for information professionals who understand the issues of 
business management, computer science, and information systems. The 
MIM program fills an empty space among these disciplines. 

The MIM program excels at teaching future information professionals what 
they need to understand to manage issues related to users of information, 
the organization, the content, the technology, and the global environment 
without being experts in each one of them. 

The Masters of Information Management is a unique cross-disciplinary 
degree program that combines theory and problem-based learning. It 
requires the completion of 36-credit hours, which can be taken as a part 
time or full time student. The program is designed to provide both 
structure and flexibility. The courses are integrated into four main blocks: 

- Core courses, which form the foundation of the program and build a 
common platform among a diverse group of students who bring different 
professions, perspectives, cultures, and experiences to the classroom. 

- Specialized courses in Management and Information Technology that 
enable students to build advanced skills and knowledge and to develop 
the expertise required in the information field 



The College of Library and Information Studies and the Department of 
History make available a limited number of teaching and/or graduate 
assistantships for master's students, including students in the HiLS dual- 
degree program. These assistantships are awarded on the basis of merit, 



- Applied courses, which allow students to connect theory from their 
learning experience to real-world settings through projects carried out in 
real organizations. 



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- Elective courses that provide flexibility to the program and allow students 
to pursue their own interests and specific needs in greater depth. 

HOW IS THE PROGRAM STRUCTURED? 

The Master of Information Management Program offers an Individual 
Program Plan and two concentrations: the Strategic Management of 
Information Concentration and the Socio-Tech Information Systems 
Concentration. Each is specifically designed to satisfy different career 
paths: 

The Individual Program Plan: Intended for students who want to follow the 
internal advancement path, where the successful professional needs a 
general knowledge in management and information technology, 
customized to his/her particular circumstances, to advance within his/her 
current profession and organization. 



strength of targeted applicant essay 

D acceptable scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record 

Examination (GRE). 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Information Management (M.I.M.) 

Financial Assistance 

The College of Information Studies awards fellowships and assistantships 
to well qualified applicants and students in its graduate programs. This is 
a highly competitive process. 

Contact Information 



The Strategic Management of Information Concentration: Intended for 
those students who want to follow the CIO (Chief Information Officer) or 
general management path. 

The Socio-Tech Information Systems Concentration: Intended for those 
students who want to follow the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) or 
director of technology development path. 

Admissions Information 

Applicants to the MIM program must submit these documents: 

D Graduate School application 

D Official transcripts from each college or university attended 

] Targeted applicant essay 

] Current resume 

] Three (3) recommendations/evaluations 

] Score report on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination 

(GRE) 

The deadline for applications are as follows: 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applicants are highly encouraged to apply as early as possible for best 

consideration. February 1 (February 1 preferred) . 

February 1 . 

Spring: 

Applicants are highly encouraged to apply as early as possible for best 

consideration. October 1 (October 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

Applicants are highly encouraged to apply as early as possible for best 

consideration. February 1 (February 1 preferred) . 

Application Requirements 



Please contact the Student Services Office for more information on the 
admissions process at ischooladmission@umd.edu. Please visit the 
College of Information Studies website at www.ischool.umd.edu for details 
on upcoming Information Sessions or Open House programs. 

Director of Student Services 

College of Information Studies Room 4110 Hornbake Building, South 

Wing University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2038 

Fax:(301)314-9145 

ischooladmission@umd.edu 

http://www.ischool.umd.edu 
Courses: INFM 



Information Studies (INFS) 



Abstract 

How people access, use, and communicate information has become 
critical to professional success, life-long learning, and even government 
policies. Information retrieval now is heavily dependent on computer 
systems, the Internet, and mobile devices. The impact that diverse 
cultures, emotional affect, and ever-growing digitization of information are 
now considered important to understand. Given this diverse and complex 
landscape, students with wide-ranging interests or interdisciplinary 
experience will be well served by this Ph.D. program. 

Students will be admitted with a broad range of degrees. However, it will 
be required that students who do not have a related Masters degree in 
Information Studies complete a Masters in the College of Information 
Studies during their doctoral studies. 

Admissions Information 



Applications for admission to f 
the following criteria: 



I program is evaluated on the basis of 



n a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or 
university with a minimum "B" or 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale on all 
academic work attempted for consideration 
D strength of the three (3) recommendations/evaluations submitted on 
one's behalf from persons competent to judge probable success in 
graduate school 



When the completed application forms, resume, research statement and 
targeted essay, transcripts of all academic work attempted, the Graduate 
Record Examination (GRE) scores, and the letters of recommendation 
have been received by the College, we will review your application. If the 
Doctoral Committee needs further information, we will contact you to 
arrange for a personal interview. 

Application Deadlines 



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Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 15 . 



Application Requirements 



Financial Assistance 

Information on the availability of financial aid may be requested from the 
Student Services Office, College of Information Studies. 



1 . Transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work 

2. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) 

3. Three Letters of Recommendation 

4. Statement of Research Interests 

5. Targeted Essay 

6. Resume 



Contact Information 

For specific information on the academic programs available in the 
College of Information Studies, admission procedures, or financial aid, 
contact: 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Students must complete a minimum of 25 graduate credit hours while 
matriculated at the University of Maryland (or 28 hours if basic statistics is 
taken as a graduate course). Course work will be taken in three areas of 
study which include: Information Studies (6 credit hours), Research 
Methods and Design (10 credit hours), and specialized area(s) (9 credit 
hours). 



Director of Student Services 

4110 Hornbake Building 

South Wing 

University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-2038 

Fax:301-314-9145 

ischooladmission@umd.edu 

http://www.ischool.umd.edu 



The student will have a First Year Review the first full academic year that 
a student takes his/her first doctoral seminar. The student will prepare a 
portfolio which is a self-evaluation of their progress. This may include 
papers written for coursework or research, a presentation on a research 
topic, and/or reviews by previous course instructors. A committee 
comprised of at least three faculty members, a majority of whom must be 
members of the the College's faculty, will review the work and inform the 
student in writing of the results. 

Students will not take comprehensive exams, but instead write an 
Integrative Paper that synthesizes and applies knowledge from broad 
areas of the information field. A committee comprised of at least three 
faculty members, a majority of whom must be members of the College's 
faculty, approves the topic and abstract of the paper, and certifies its 
successful completion. The paper will typically be written after completion 
of coursework or equivalent experience (e.g., extensive work in a research 
environment) and must be completed and approved before advancement 
to candidacy. 

The student will successfully defend a dissertation. 

Option: the college will assist a Ph.D. student who is interested in attaining 
teaching experience through teaching internships at the university, in 
appropriate College of Information Studies' venues, or at other institutions. 



Courses: 



Jewish Studies (JWST) 



Abstract 



The Jewish Studies Program offers both a Masters Degree in Jewish 
Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies. 



The Masters Program in Jewish Studies is designed to offer students 
broad, interdisciplinary, graduate-level training in Jewish Studies, as well 
as in-depth focus on some aspect of the Jewish experience. The 
curriculum draws on the strengths of the Jewish Studies Program at 
Maryland, especially Jewish History, Bible, Jewish Literature and Cultural 
Studies (particularly in the ancient and modern periods), Yiddish, 
Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Israel Studies. In addition, students 
take courses in cognate fields outside of Jewish Studies in consultation 
with their advisors. The extremely strong, and still growing, library 
collection (rivaled in the mid-Atlantic region only by the Library of 
Congress), and our proximity to the National Archives, the Library of 
Congress, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other museums 
and institutions make the University a prime location for graduate Jewish 
Studies. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

Special computing labs with a variety of general purpose and specialized 
hardware and software are operated by the College; in addition, students 
use numerous other labs on campus. The Instructional Development and 
Support Center is a nonprint media facility with equipment, materials, 
instruction, and individual assistance in all phases of audiovisual 
production and use. 



The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Jewish Studies offers students 
already enrolled in graduate programs at the University to receive training 
in Jewish Studies. The program draws on faculty in History, English, 
Philosophy, Hebrew, and other Departments and Programs. 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 



Faculty and students participate in cooperative research with staff of the 
University libraries, the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and 
other campus units. Students have access through cooperative 
arrangements and programs to the resources of Archives II, the National 
Agricultural Library, the Library of Congress, and other prominent 
research facilities. 



Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 15 (December 15 preferred) 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



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Application Requirements 



Financial Assistance 



• GRE 

• 3 Letters of Recommendation 

• Writing Sample 

• Personal Statement 

• Transcripts 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

1 . Hebrew Language. As a prerequisite for admission, students must have 
achieved the proficiency-level corresponding to four semesters of 
university-level Hebrew, and must achieve the level of six semesters of 
university-level Hebrew by the time they have completed the program. 
Courses in Hebrew language will not count toward the 30 credits needed 
for the degree. Students will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of 
modern academic Hebrew by examination, or through a research project 
making extensive use of Hebrew-language materials. 

2. Course of Study. 

Core Distribution: (a) JWST 600, General Seminar in Jewish Studies (3 
credits), which introduces students to the fields, methods, and problems of 
Jewish Studies as a cluster of disciplines; (b) one course each in the 
general areas of Jewish History, Jewish Thought or Religion, and Jewish 
Literature, normally by enrolling in JWST 648, Readings in Jewish history; 
JWST 658, Readings in Jewish Thought; and JWST 678, Readings in 
Jewish Literature (9 credits total). 

Specialization: 4 courses (12 credits) in consultation with the advisor. 
Students may opt to write an MA Thesis (6 credits). Non-thesis students 
prepare a dossier of 2 major research papers or their equivalent to be 
evaluated by an examining committee. 

Cognate Studies: Two courses (6 credits) from outside Jewish Studies in 
the discipline(s) related to the student's area of specialization. 



MA applicants are eligible for University-wide fellowships. In addition, the 
Jewish Studies program may award up to two fellowships per year to 
outstanding Masters students. 

Limited funds may be available for outstanding certificate students. 

Contact Information 

For more information, please contact the Jewish Studies Program. 

The Jewish Studies Program 

0142 Holzapfel Hall College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301 405 4975 

Fax: 301 405 8232 

jwst@arhu.umd.edu 

http://www.jewishstudies.umd.edu 
Courses: JWST 



Journalism (JOUR) 



Abstract 

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism offers a Master of Journalism 
(JOMJ), a Master of Arts in Journalism (JOUR) and a Doctor of 
Philosophy in Journalism Studies (JOST). 

The master's program is a full-time, one-year curriculum designed for 
students seeking careers in journalism. There are specialized tracks for 
print journalism (public affairs reporting), broadcast journalism and online 
journalism. There also is a highly individualized program for veteran 
journalists. 



Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies 

In order to be eligible for the Jewish Studies Certificate Program a student 
must be accepted into or currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral 
degree program at the University of Maryland. 



The Ph.D. in Journalism is a full-time research-oriented program that 
prepares students for careers in university teaching, academic and 
industry research and media consulting. Doctoral students are expected to 
have some professional experience in journalism. 



Students must take four graduate level courses (12 credits) in Jewish 
Studies. At least six of the 12 credits must be in a different discipline than 
the student's home department. All students take JWST 600, General 
Seminar in Jewish Studies, plus at least two other graduate readings or 
research courses at the 600-800 level. Only one 400-level course can 
count toward the certificate. Students must work with an advisor to 
determine which courses best suit their particular needs. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The University's libraries hold over 3,000,000 volumes and house among 
the strongest holdings in Judaic Studies in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 
addition to the outstanding holdings of the Library of Congress, the area 
also offers the specialized resources of the Dumbarton Oaks, the National 
Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial 
Museum, and numerous other scholarly, cultural, and political resources. 
Through the Consortium of Institutions in the Washington D.C. area, 
University of Maryland graduate students may enroll in courses at other 
universities for graduate credit. 



For more information, go to: http://www.journalism.umd.edu 

Admissions Information 

Applicants seeking admission to the master's program should hold a 
bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher learning. 
Undergraduate study of journalism and professional experience in 
journalistic fields are not required. Completion of the general aptitude 
portion of the Graduate Record Examination is required and three letters 
of recommendation must be submitted. 

Applications for the master's program are considered only for Fall 
semester enrollment, with the opportunity to begin classes in the 
preceding Summer. Students beginning the master's program in the 
summer can graduate within 1 2 months. Students beginning in the fall can 
graduate in 15 months. 

Applications for the doctoral program are considered only for Fall 
semester enrollment. 



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Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



International and domestic applications must be received by February 1. 
(February 1 preferred) . 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Personal Statement of Goals and Experiences 

Degree Requirements 



The Washington Post, USA Today and hundreds of Washington bureaus 
for newspapers and TV news outlets from around the world. 

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism operates a daily news bureau in 
the National Press Club, a few blocks from the White House, and in 
Annapolis less than a block from the Maryland State House. On campus, 
the college operates an online news bureau, Maryland Newsline. In 
addition, the college runs UMTV, a cable TV station that reaches more 
than 600,000 homes throughout suburban Washington and Baltimore. 
Equipped with state-of-the-art digital editing systems, students produce a 
30-minute nightly newscast and a professional staff produces original 
programming. In 2010, the College will open Knight Hall, our new state-of- 
the-art building with multiple news labs and opportunities for multiplatform 
experimentation. Knight Hall will bring all of the College's affiliated centers 
under one roof. 



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 



Centers 



Maryland's Ph.D. in Journalism Studies is designed to prepare students 
for careers in university teaching, academic and industry research, and 
media consulting. The first two years of the program consist of coursework 
in theory, research methods, journalism and an outside area of interest. 
Students then conduct research and write the dissertation. Most 
successful candidates enter the program with a master's degree, but that 
requirement can be waived for people with extensive professional news 
experience. 

For more information on the doctoral program, see: 
http://www.journalism.umd.edu/phd 

Master of Journalism/Master of Arts (M.J./M.A.) 

The master's degree is typically a 36-credit program (30 credits for 
students in the Returning Journalists specialization). The MJ is a non- 
thesis degree. Students pursuing an MA take six credits preparing a 
thesis. 

Students entering the Public Affairs Reporting, Broadcast Journalism or 
Online Journalism tracks with significant professional journalism 
experience can request to opt out of the two required 500-level courses. 
Students on the 12-month track begin in the summer and take six credits 
each in summer session one and two, and 12 credits each in fall and 
spring. Students who start in the fall semester take their coursework fall, 
spring, summer and the following fall. The program's capstone experience 
is Capital News Service, where students serve as full-time reporters in 
news bureaus in Washington and Annapolis, at the college's TV station, 
UMTV, or at our online news magazine, Maryland Newsline. 

For more information on the Public Affairs Reporting program, see: 
http://www.journalism.umd.edu/grad/par.html 

For more information on the Broadcast News program, see: 
http://www.journalism.umd.edu/grad/bcast.html 

For more information on the Online News program, see: 
http://www.journalism.umd.edu/grad/online.html 

For more information on the Returning Journalist track, see: 
http://www.journalism.umd.edu/grad/rejour.html 



The Philip Merrill College of Journalism is home to a number of centers 
and programs designed to help professionals improve various aspects of 
journalism. 

The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism: Established in 1 988, the 
Knight Center for Specialized Journalism works to enhance the reporting 
of complex subjects by journalists with a serious commitment to 
specialization. The center conducts intensive courses given for journalists 
selected nationally to attend as Knight Center Fellowships. Topics have 
ranged from global economics and the business of sports to nuclear 
power, biotechnology, the brain and covering public health. 
http://www.knightcenter.umd.edu 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Journalism Fellowships: The Humphrey 
fellowship is a special one-year program that brings international 
journalists to the University of Maryland to study. Fellows seek to 
strengthen their management and leadership skills and make professional 
contacts. The fellowship program is led by former Philadelphia Inquirer 
reporter Lucinda Fleeson. http://www.journalism.umd.edu/Humphrey 

The Journalism Center on Children and Families: Launched in 1993 as 
the Casey Journalism Center, the Journalism Center on Children and 
Families is a national resource for journalists who cover children and 
family issues. Its mission is to enhance reporting about the issues and 
institutions affecting disadvantaged children and their families and to 
increase public awareness about the concerns facing at-risk children. The 
center provides journalists with information on issues affecting children 
and families, such as health, education, child care, child welfare, human 
services, foster care and mental health. It holds an annual conference for 
journalists and conducts a contest that awards prizes to the best print and 
broadcast reporting on children and family issues, http://www.cjc.umd.edu 

The American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors: Founded in 
1947, AASFE is "dedicated to the quality of features in newspapers." The 
independently operated group sponsors an annual convention, a writing 
contest, regional workshops and a fellowship program designed to 
develop minority feature writers. It also publishes two magazines, "Style" 
and "Feedback." AASFE's membership of nearly 200 is limited to 
newspaper feature editors and Sunday section editors. 
http://www.aasfe.org/ 

Publications 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The University of Maryland is located just a few miles from Washington, 
the media capital of the world. Students and researchers have access to 



American Journalism Review is a national bimonthly magazine that 
monitors press performance and standards. It was ranked highest among 
publications in its field for readership, quality, and usefulness in a national 
survey by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The magazine, 



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started as Washington Journalism Review in 1977, was acquired by the 
College of Journalism in 1 987. The dean of the College is president of 
AJR. 

Public Relations Review is the oldest professional journal in the field of 
public relations. It was founded and continues to be edited by Professor 
Emeritus Ray Hiebert. The review is devoted to articles on public relations 
research by professionals and academics that examine public relations in 
depth. It is aimed primarily at academics and researchers, but is widely 
read by professionals in the field. 

Financial Assistance 



The Philip Merrill College of Journalism offers a limited number of f 
partial fellowships and scholarships. They include: 



land 



Howard Simons Fellowship. Funded by The Washington Post in honor of 
the late Howard Simons, this fellowship goes to a promising student of 
color who has demonstrated an interest in a career in newspapers. To be 
considered for the Simons Fellowship, applicants to the College's master's 
program must submit a letter of interest and samples of their work 
product. The fellow receives tuition remission and a stipend of more than 
$14,000. 

Gridiron Fellowship. Funded by the Gridiron Foundation of Washington, 
this annual fellowship goes to an incoming master's student. Selection is 
based on merit and a commitment to print journalism Preference will be 
given to students from populations underrepresented in the journalism 
profession. To be considered for the fellowship, applicants to the College's 
master's program must submit a letter of interest and samples of their 
work product. The fellow receives 24 credits of tuition remission and a 
stipend of more than $14,000. 

Scripps Howard Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. Funded by the Scripps 
Howard Foundation, this Ph.D. program fellowship is for an outstanding 
professional journalist interested in embarking on a career in journalism 
education and research. The three-year fellowship includes tuition 
remission and an annual $30,000 stipend. 

Eleanor Merrill Graduate Fellowships. Named in honor of Ellie Merrill, the 
chairwoman emerita of the College's Board of Visitors and the widow of 
College benefactor Philip Merrill, these awards typically include stipends 
of about $7,000 and 1 credits of tuition remission for the academic year. 

LillieZ. Goldberg / Hodding Carter III Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship 
is awarded to an outstanding applicant to the Public Affairs Reporting 
program. 

Mary Anne and Frank A. Kennedy Scholarship. A $5,000 award plus 
limited tuition remission is given to an outstanding graduate applicant. 

The Hiebert Journalism International Travel Award. An endowed fund 
established by and named for College founding dean and Professor 
Emeritus Ray E. Hiebert. Provides reimbursement of travel expenses of 
up to $2,500 (or more, depending on endowment investment growth) for 
one student annually for travel outside the United States for a seminar, 
conference or on a journalism-related itinerary. Initial application is to the 
dean of the College of Journalism; it will be considered by a faculty 
scholarship/awards committee. 

Assistantships. Teaching, research and administrative assistantships 
include tuition remission of up to 10 credits per semester and stipends 
starting at $15,000 a year for master's and doctoral students. Students 
interested in assistantships must apply to individual units. 



For more information, see: 
http://www.journalism.umd.edu/financial/grad.html 

Contact Information 



Specific information about the Journalism Program is available on request 
from: 



Office of Graduate Studies 

1117 Journalism Building, 

University of Maryland-College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2380 

Fax:(301)314-9166 

jourgrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.journalism.umd.edu/grad 

Courses: JOUR 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Communication 

Kinesiology (KNES) 

Abstract 

A vital part of the School of Public Health, the Department of Kinesiology 
offers programs leading to the Master of Arts (thesis and non-thesis 
options) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Research emphases within 
the three broadly defined areas of exercise physiology, cognitive motor 
neuroscience, and physical cultural studies are offered. Within each of 
these cognate areas, students develop specialized programs with faculty 
guidance and consistent with faculty expertise. Details of faculty research 
interests and additional information can be found at the department 
website http://www.sph.umd.edu/KNES/ 

Admissions Information 

Students may qualify for admission with a 3.0 GPA for M.A. or 3.5 GPA for 
Ph.D. programs, satisfactory GREs, and a focused letter detailing 
academic and research goals as well as previous research experiences. 
In addition, each applicant should submit a minimum of three strong 
recommendations from people knowledgeable about the applicant's prior 
academic achievements and research potential. Appropriate background 
course work closely aligned with the intended research specialization is 
expected. Graduate faculty sponsorship is also necessary for admission; 
each faculty member has only a limited number of openings and only the 
most highly qualified applicants are selected. Faculty review of 
applications does not occur until all required parts of the application are 
received. This review is done in early January; therefore applicants are 
encouraged to have all their application materials submitted by January 1 
for best consideration for admission and financial support. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by March 15 (December 15 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 (August 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



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Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. Three Letters of Recommendation (Research/Academic) 

3. Statement of Goals, Research Experiences and Interests 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

Completion of the master's degree with thesis requires a minimum of 24 
semester hours and six thesis credits. The M.A. non-thesis option requires 
a minimum of 27 semester hours, a three-credit project based on an 
independent scholarly investigation, and a final comprehensive 
examination. Students in both options work under the direction of a 
graduate faculty advisor and must complete, as a minimum, six semester 
hours in a cognate area, six semester hours in research processes, and 
twelve semester hours in supporting courses either in or outside of the 
department. If internships are selected as part of the individual program, 
the total credits will exceed the minimum 30 credits. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The doctoral program is designed to prepare outstanding scholars in a 
research domain in Kinesiology. To complete the program, a student must 
provide substantial evidence of his or her ability to frame and complete 
original research. 

A Ph.D. student's program is tailored to meet his or her academic goals, 
but all students will produce and follow a research plan and complete a 
minimum of 90 credit hours relevant to Kinesiology (including dissertation) 
beyond the bachelor's degree. The program of study includes research 
experiences, as well as courses in the cognate area, other supportive 
courses outside of the department that broaden or deepen one's 
knowledge, and courses in research and analytic processes. Students 
also are expected to engage in the culture of Kinesiology through active 
participation in seminars and other departmental activities and to develop 
teaching expertise in the subdiscipline. All Ph.D. students are expected to 
complete a dissertation, which is the culminating research experience and 
contributes to knowledge in kinesiology. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department has three areas of specialization: Cognitive Motor 
Neuroscience, Exercise Physiology, and Physical Cultural Studies. 
Laboratories are maintained, which support original investigations in each 
of the three areas. Laboratories include equipment for measuring 
metabolic parameters, strength, body composition, postural sway, ground 
reaction forces, amount of physical activity in daily life, as well as muscle 
biopsies and movement analysis. The response of the human body to 
physical activity/exercise can be viewed through ECG, EEG, EMG and 
systematic behavior observation systems. Each of the three research 
areas has interfaced computer hardware and software to support data 
collection and analysis. Collaborations with the School of Medicine at the 
Baltimore campus and with NIH often result in the availability of other 
facilities and equipment. All graduate students have access to computers 
and other forms of technology. Details and pictures of current facilities and 
equipment are available at our website www.sph.umd.edu/KNES/ 
Cognitive Motor Neuroscience Lab - Various tools provide students with 
opportunities to measure, postural sway, ground reaction forces, multi- 
digit pressing and moments in 3-D, and movement analysis. These tools 
include: (1) A three wall rear-projected monoscopic CAVE display system 
with three XGA digital projectors. The system is designed for standing 
humans to be immersed in a visual world to test questions about how the 
nervous system processes visual information to maintain upright stance. 
(2) A hydraulically-controlled moveable force platform for recording center 
of pressure and ground reaction forces inside the CAVE. (3) An Optotrak 
motion analysis system, capable of tracking up to 24 LEDs simultaneously 



for whole body analysis. (4) A touch plate consisting of a miniature force 
plate capable of resolving .01 N of force in three directions. (5) A Logitech 
6D ultrasonic tracking system consisting of a control unit, two triangular 
receivers and one triangular transmitter. Each receiver provides three 
components of translation (x, y, z) and three components of rotation (yaw, 
pitch, roll) with a resolution of .006 cm. (6) A 16 channel EMG Neuraxon 
system for recording muscle activity. Because responses of the human 
body can be viewed through Electrocardiographic (ECG), 
Electroencephalic (EEG), and Electromyographic (EMG), we collaborate 
with the University of Maryland, School of Medicine at Baltimore and the 
National Institutes of Health. This results in the availability of other 
facilities and equipment whereby students may join forces on projects 
involving neuroimaging and virtual reality environments. Exercise 
Physiology Lab ] The Exercise Physiology group has various laboratories 
capable of supporting a wide-range of exercise-related studies, including 
metabolic testing, muscular strength and power testing, and various 
clinical blood-based assays. Moreover, the group collaborates with 
various nearby facilities for high-quality measurement of body 
composition, including muscle size, bone density, and visceral adiposity. A 
6,000 sq. ft. training facility is fully equipped with aerobic exercise training 
equipment and 20+ Keiser strength training machines for all major muscle 
groups. In addition to these general facilities, the group maintains other 
specialized laboratories. The Exercise Epidemiology Lab utilizes tools to 
broaden our understanding of the public health benefits of physical 
activity. With a special emphasis on community-based interventions, 
students examine the effect of levels of physical activity on health 
outcomes, predictors of physical activity levels, physical activity 
measurement and assessment issues, and the conduct of clinical and 
community trials. The Functional Genomics Lab studies the role of genetic 
variation in disease susceptibility and the responses and adaptations of 
different individuals to various exercise programs. The lab has state of the 
art equipment for genetic analysis, including extensive computer 
resources. The Molecular Biology Lab has extensive scientific resources 
for examining the effects of exercise and inactivity on muscle, adipose, 
and other cell types utilizing both in vivo and in vitro approaches. Physical 
Cultural Studies (PCS) advances the critically and theoretically-driven 
analysis of physical culture, in all its myriad forms. These include sport, 
exercise, health, dance, and movement related practices, which PCS 
research locates and analyzes within the broader social, political, 
economic, and technological contexts in which they are situated. More 
specifically, PCS is dedicated to the contextually based understanding of 
the corporeal practices, discourses, and subjectivities through which 
active bodies become organized, represented, and experienced in relation 
to the operations of social power. PCS thus identifies the role played by 
physical culture in reproducing, and sometimes challenging, particular 
class, ethnic, gender, ability, generational, national, racial, and/or sexual 
norms and differences. 

Financial Assistance 

Teaching and research graduate assistantships are offered each 
academic year. The Department also has an NIH-funded pre-doctoral 
training grant in exercise and aging. At the present time, over two-thirds of 
the graduate students are financially supported. Teaching assistants work 
as discussion leaders and laboratory assistants as well as instructors in 
physical activity classes. Many research assistants are supported by 
grants. The department is proactive in seeking University fellowships for 
its outstanding applicants; David H. Clarke Fellowships have been 
awarded recently to the top applicants. Sally J. Phillips Dissertation 
Fellowship is also awarded to support the dissertation research of doctoral 
students. Financial support for visits to campus may be provided to highly 
qualified applicants who met the December 1 5 deadline for fall admission. 
Currently the department provides partial financial support for all graduate 
students who are selected to present their research at scholarly meetings. 

Contact Information 

For additional information and an application, contact: 



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Graduate Coordinator 

2351 SPH Building 

School of Public Health Valley Drive 

MD 20742-2611 

Telephone: (301) 405-2453 

Fax:(301)405-5578 

knesgrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/KNES/ 

Polly R. Sebastian, Coordinator Kinesiology Graduate Program 

2351 SPH Building School of Public Health Valley Drive 

College Park 

MD 20740-2611 

Telephone: (301)405-2453 

Fax:(301)405-5578 

pollys@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/KNES 

Courses: KNES 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
College of Health and Human Performance 
Aging, Center on 
Nutrition 

Landscape Architecture (LARC) 

Abstract 



The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a professional degree 
program that prepares students for work as academicians and 
practitioners. The three-year first professional degree curriculum is for 
students who have a bachelor degree in a non-design field. The two-year 
post-professional degree curriculum is for students who have a bachelor 
degree in landscape architecture or a related design field. Through the 
required courses, concentration electives, and individual research, each 
student will acquire a thorough theoretical basis, grounding in methods 
and practices, and exposure to contemporary local and global issues. The 
required studio courses and the thesis or creative project, conducted with 
faculty and community partners, advances the knowledge base of 
landscape architecture through research and community outreach 
activities. 

The MLA program is interdisciplinary in its philosophy and its operation. 
Individual courses convey concepts and tools from diverse disciplines and 
studio, research, and outreach projects have a multi-discipline 
association. Project and research advisors come from faculty in 
Landscape Architecture, Plant Science, Environmental Science, 
Geography, Geology, American Studies, Architecture, Urban Studies and 
Planning, Historic Preservation, Real Estate Development, and other 
academic disciplines and professional partnerships. 

Admissions Information 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Online applications are due March 15, 2010. Portfolios are due March 15, 

2010 for all applicants, domestic and international . 

Spring: 



Applications for Spring 201 are due by October 1 , 2009. Only Post- 
Professional degree candidates may apply for the spring term. Portfolios 
are due October 1 , 2009 . 



Application Requirements 

1 . 3.0 GPA and Undergraduate transcripts 

2. GRE test scores 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. Portfolio of Creative Work* 

5. Letter of Interest 



"Portfolio: The portfolio is a compilation of graphic, written or scored work 
that you have created. This collection should show your interest and 
aptitude for the visual language of design. Expertise in design is 
welcomed but not required. The portfolio should illustrate your interests in 
a variety of areas related to landscape architecture. This can be sent in a 
portfolio case or binder (any size). CD-ROM or DVD portfolio compilations 
will also be accepted in lieu of printed material. Portfolios are due for all 
applicants by March 15. Send portfolio to: Jack Sullivan, MLA 
Program, 2142 Plant Sciences Building, University of Maryland, 
College Park, MD 20742. 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) 

Three- Year First Professional Degree Curriculum (71 Credits + 6 
credits @ 200-level, if required). 

Students will be advised to take remedial Woody Plant Identification 
courses prior to arrival. The MLA Program requires these courses in order 
to meet accreditation standards. Requirements (contact department for 
detailed curriculum): 

Courses in Theory and History (12 Credits) 

Courses in Studio Design and Planning (26 Credits) 

Courses in Graphic Communication and Practice Technology (15 Credits) 

Courses in Ecology and Plant and Soil Sciences (3 Credits + remedial 

courses) 

Courses in Independent Study and Research, with Thesis or Creative 

Design project(15 Credits) 

Two-Year Post-Professional Degree Curriculum (40 credits) 

This curriculum is for those students with a Bachelor of Landscape 
Architecture or other approved environmental design degree. 
Requirements (please contact department for detailed curriculum): 

Courses in Theory and History (6 Credits) 

Courses in Studio Design and Planning (16 Credits) 

Courses in Independent Study and Research, with Thesis or Creative 

Design proejct(18 Credits) 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Master of Landscape Architecture program builds upon the strengths 
of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) 
and the Landscape Architecture Program. The PSLA Department is 
composed of faculty that specializes in landscape architecture, landscape 
history, plant science, urban forestry, turf and golf course management, 
and landscape management. It provides a strong, comprehensive 
grounding for landscape design, planning and preservation, landscape 
assessment, site and ecological systems analysis, plant identification, 
plant conservation, and plant pathology. Environmental scientists in other 
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources units offer knowledge and 
practical insight into the science of landscape planning, ecological 
restoration, water and soil conservation, and forest conservation and 



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management. The MLA builds on this collaboration through advanced 
courses, student advising, and the contribution of non-teaching programs 
such as lectures, symposia and research projects. The MLA complements 
the undergraduate curriculum leading to the professional Bachelor of 
Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree. The BLA is an accredited program 
that is strongly supported by our constituents in professional design, 
engineering and planning firms throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic 
Region. The 3-year MLA curriculum distinguishes itself from the BLA by 
the advanced theory, research and design requirements and expectations 
of students with a prior bachelor degree. The Master of Landscape 
Architecture Program is located in the Plant Sciences Building on the 
College Park campus. Advanced individual computing facilities, personal 
drafting stations, and scanning and printing facilities are available to every 
student in the MLA program. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available to qualified 
students. These include Teaching, Research, and Administration 
Assistantships. Assistantships can be 9-month or 12-month, and each 
includes tuition remission (for up to 10 credits each semester) and a 
yearly stipend of $16,000-$19,000. Scholarships, fellowships, and other 
funding sources are available through a variety of external agents, such 
as the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF), the Garden Club of 
America (GCA), and others, including the following: Steven G. King Play 
Environments Scholarship: undergraduate or graduate students enrolled 
at LAAB-accredited schools. Award: $5,000. The Dangermond Fellowship: 
graduate students in the United States. Award: Up to three (3) $10,000 
fellowships. Peridian International, Inc./Rae L. Price, FASLA Scholarship. 
Award: $5,000. The Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden 
History and Design: graduate student in the United States. Award: $4,000. 
Go to http://www.laprofession.org/financial/scholarships.htm for more 
information. 

Contact Information 



In Fall 2008, the College expanded the Master of Library Science program 
to the Universities at Shady Grove. Initially the program will offer 
specializations in school library media and public librarianship with a focus 
on children's and youth services. For more information on courses 
available at the Shady Grove Campus, admissions deadlines.or to 
schedule an informational interview please contact the Director of Student 
Services directly at cbjones@umd.edu. 

Admissions Information 



New master's students are admitted to the MLS program in the Summer 
and Fall terms. Admission decisions are based upon a thorough review of 
the applicant's undergraduate record, scores on the Graduate Record 
Exam General Test, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose. 
Other factors, such as other graduate degrees, major discipline, and work 
experience, may be considered as well. 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



HiLS applications must be received by December 15 . 

M.L.S. applications must be received by February 1 . 

Summer: 

M.L.S. applications must be received by February 1 . 

Application Requirements 

1 . Transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work 

2. GRE General (see the College's website for information on 
GRE waiver requirements) 

3. Three Letters of Recommendation 

4. 500 word targeted essay 

5. Resume 



Jack Sullivan, Associate Professor and Coordinator 

2142 Plant Sciences Building 

College Park 

MD 20740-4452 

Telephone: 301-405-0106 

Fax:301-314-9308 

jack@umd.edu 

http://www.larch.umd.edu 



Courses: LARC 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Real Estate Development 

Library Science (LBSC) 

Abstract 



The Masters of Library Science program focuses on areas central to 
research and practice in information science. It emphasizes the theoretical 
and conceptual foundations of the field. The application of the results of 
scholarly research are related to current practices and are analyzed with 
the goal of advancing the quality and scope of services in a variety of 
information settings. The program provides a comprehensive foundation 
for professional careers in all libraries, information centers, and other 
agencies engaged in information activities. 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies (Ph.D.) 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies is no longer coded under 
'LBSC. Please look under Information Studies (INFS) in the Graduate 
Catalog for more information on this program and its requirements. 

Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) 

The MLS degree requires 36 credit hours of academic work to be 
completed with a B minimum average within five calendar years from the 
first semester of registration. In the nonthesis option, all credits are course 
work. The thesis option requires 30 credits of course work and 6 credits of 
thesis research. A full-time MLS student usually completes the program in 
two years. 

Students in the College have flexibility in completing the program. 
Students may take courses in the daytime and evening and may change 
from part-time to full-time and vice versa, as their circumstances permit. 
Most MLS courses are offered both day and evening on a regular rotation; 
however, there are a few courses that are only offered during the day or 
evening. 

The History/Library Science (HiLS) specialization requires 54 credit hours 
for the MLS and MA in History. The time limit for completion of all degree 
requirements for this dual degree specialization is five years. 



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Each student works with an advisor to design a suitable course of study. 
Five courses are required upon entry into master's study: 



instruction, and individual assistance in all phases of audiovisual 
production and use. 



* LBSC 601 Users and Information Context, OR LBSC 605 Archival 
Principles, Practices and Programs (for students in the Archives, Records, 
and Information Management specialization), OR LBSC 640 Library Media 
Specialists as Information Professionals (for students in the School Library 
Media specialization) 

* LBSC 635 Management and Administration for the Information 
Professional (not required for School Library Media students, who take a 
specialized management course later in their program) 

* LBSC 650 Information Access Services 

* LBSC 670 Organization of Information 



' LBSC 690 Information Technology 



Faculty and students participate in cooperative research with staff of the 
University libraries, the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and 
other campus units. Students have access through cooperative 
arrangements and programs to the resources of Archives II, the National 
Agricultural Library, the Library of Congress, and other prominent 
research facilities. 



Financial Assistance 

The College offers a limited number of scholarships, fellowships, and 
assistantships. For full consideration for financial aid, all required 
documentation for admission must be received by February 1 . In-state 
tuition fees for the M.L.S. program may be available for students from 
states that are members of the Southern Regional Educational Board. 
Information on the availability of financial aid may be requested from the 
Student Services Office, College of Information Studies. 



Students must complete the five required courses before taking electives. 
The other seven courses are electives selected by the student and the 
advisor. Advisor approval is required before registering for courses. 

At least 24 credits of the 36 required must be LBSC courses taken at the 
College. A student may take courses in other UMCP departments or 
through the Consortium at other area institutions (limit of nine credits). Six 
credits may be transferred from another accredited graduate program and 
from Advanced Special Student status at UMCP. Information about 
policies and procedures governing degree requirements and courses 
taken outside the College is available from the College's Student Services 
Office. 



Specializations and Concentrations 

Students may choose to specialize in one of two areas: 

* Archives, Records, and Information Management 

* School Library Media 

Alternatively, students may choose one of these two concentrations: 

* E-Government Concentration 

* Lifelong Access Concentration 

MLS students may work with their advisors to define their own course 
plans, and are certainly not required to pursue a specialization, 
concentration, or dual degree. 

At this time, MLS students pursuing specializations in school library media 
and public librarianship with a focus on children's and youth services may 
enroll in courses at the Universities at Shady Grove. For more information 
please contact the Director of Student Services at cbjones@umd.edu. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Special computing labs with a variety of general purpose and specialized 
hardware and software are operated by the College; in addition, students 
use numerous other labs on campus. The Instructional Development and 
Support Center is a nonprint media facility with equipment, materials, 



Contact Information 

For specific information on the academic programs available in the 
College of Information Studies, admission procedures, or financial aid, 
contact: 

Director of Student Services 

41 1 Hornbake Building, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2038 

Fax:(301)314-9145 

ischooladmission@umd.edu 

http://www.ischool.umd.edu 
Courses: LBSC 



Linguistics (LING) 



Abstract 

Research on language has proven to be one of the most fruitful means to 
cast light on the nature of the human mind and general cognitive capacity 
and has taken on a new momentum in the last 30 years. The Maryland 
Linguistics program builds on these recent developments and trains 
students thoroughly in a research enterprise which tries to develop a 
detailed answer to these questions: How is a person's linguistic capacity 
represented in the mind, how does that representation reflect properties 
which are encoded genetically, how is language acquired by young 
children, how can language be encoded as a computational, psychological 
or neurological system, and how can linguistic knowledge be used to 
improve human language technology? 

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland has an 
internationally recognized Ph.D. program. The Department combines 
current theoretical research in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics 
with state-of-the-art experimental research in psycholinguistics, first 
language acquisition, language processing, neurolinguistics, and 
computational linguistics. An interdisciplinary background enables 
students to evaluate proposals critically and make a lasting contribution to 
the field. Many students choose to split their major and minor areas 
between theoretical and experimental linguistics. Many students also 
choose to concurrently pursue the Certificate Program in Neuroscience 
and Cognitive Science . The department also hosts an NSF-supported 



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interdisciplinary training program on "Biological and Computational 
Foundations of Language Diversity" (see web site for more information). 
The Department encourages applications from students with an interest in 
the Department's areas of expertise. Students with a primary interest in 
Neurolinguistics and Cognitive Science may also want to consider 
applying to the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Ph.D. 
program. See the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory for 
more details on alternative programs of study for psycholinguistics. 
Students seeking a Ph.D. in other areas of linguistics may want to 
consider a range of other strong programs at the University of Maryland. 
The PhD program in Second Language Acquisition , based in the School 
of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has a strong cognitive science 
and research focus. Students with a focus on TESOL should consider the 
Curriculum and Instruction Program , based in the College of Education. 
Students with a clinical focus should also consider the Hearing and 
Speech Sciences Program . Students interested in human language 
technology should also consider the PhD programs in the iSchool (CLIS) 
or the Department of Computer Science . 

Admissions Information 

All students must hold a Bachelors or Masters degree (or international 
equivalent) prior to starting the Ph.D. program. Although the student's 
previous degrees may be in a field other than linguistics, it is essential that 
a student have some previous experience in linguistics. 

Applicants should check the University's admission requirements and the 
department's web site for the most up-to-date information on graduate 
applications. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly 
preferred. Applicants are encouraged to submit the initial on-line 
application form well before the application deadline, preferably by mid- 
December, since this form must be processed before an applicant is able 
to submit other electronic materials. Note that the January 5th target date 
applies to all applicants, domestic and international. Applications normally 
require: 



Fall: 

In order to receive fullest possible consideration for admission and 

financial aid, all application materials should be received by January 5. 

The final deadline is May 15 (January 5 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Students pursuing the Ph.D. take at least 33 graduate-level credits of 
course-work, of which at least 9 credits are at the 800-level (seminars) 
and 6 credits correspond to the Minor area of specialization, possibly in 
another department. These minimum requirements are usually fulfilled by 
formal classes and not by independent studies, although the latter may be 
used to supplement a student's program of study. The student's first year 
is normally devoted to the "core", i.e., foundational coursework in the 
department's three primary research areas: (i) theoretical linguistics 
(syntax, semantics, phonology), (ii) 

psycholinguistics/neurolinguistics/language acquisition, (iii) computational 
linguistics. Students must take at least 6 core courses, comprising at least 
two 2-semester core course sequences. At least one of these core course 
sequences must be in an area of theoretical linguistics. The core courses 
are the 600 level LING courses and LING 723, 773. The core sequences 
are: 



1. LING 61 0,611 Syntax 

2. LING 620, 621 Phonology 

3. LING 640, 641 Psycholinguistics 

4. LING 723, 773 Computational Linguistics 

5. LING 660, 661 Semantics 



1 . Application Form & Application Fee: See the Graduate School 
web site. Early submission of the initial on-line application is 
strongly encouraged. 

2. Statement of Purpose: This should provide a clear 
explanation of what your objectives are in pursuing an 
advanced degree in Linguistics, and at Maryland in particular. 
Mention specific interests or relevant experience where 
applicable. The Statement of Purpose is not a literary contest 
or an invitation to flatter members of the department; there is 
no 'recipe' for a strong Statement. The Statement of Purpose 
allows the Department to better understand an applicant's 
goals, interests, and how well the applicant will be served by 
the departmento's areas of expertise. 

3. Writing Sample(s): This should preferably represent original 
work done in linguistics, but work in other fields showing 
evidence of careful analysis and independent thought is also 
acceptable. Writing samples should be in English. 

4. Letters of Recommendation: These should come from at least 
three people who know your work well, and who can offer a 
detailed, honest assessment of your abilities and experience, 
and your suitability for an advanced degree in Linguistics. 

5. GRE General Test: Although this test is not absolutely 
required for admission, all applicants who hope to receive 
financial aid are strongly advised to take the GRE test. A 
wider range of sources of financial aid are open to students 
who have taken the GRE test. 

6. TOEFL Test (or TOEFL), for international students. See the 
Graduate School web site for exceptions. 

Application Deadlines 



In addition to satisfying (part of) the 9 credit requirement for seminars, the 
next two years are devoted to satisfying 6 credits (beyond any core 
courses) in the Minor, as approved by the Graduate Director. Some 
students choose to pursue the Certificate in Neuroscience and Cognitive 
Science, which may count as the minor area. 
By their fifth semester, students write a substantial paper (LING 895), 
under the supervision of a faculty member. This paper enables students to 
demonstrate a capacity for productive research and to make an original 
contribution to the scientific literature. This paper may form the basis for 
later dissertation research, although this is not required. The paper is 
submitted to a three member examining committee, is defended publicly 
two weeks later, and must be approved by the committee after the 
defense. In addition, by their seventh semester students must also write a 
paper in their Minor area of specialization. [Under special circumstances, 
upon the written recommendation of the student's advisor and with the 
approval of the faculty of the department, a student may satisfy the Minor 
area paper requirement by instead taking a third course in the Minor area.] 
LING 895 and the Minor area paper replace the "comprehensive 
examinations" held in some departments. 

After satisfactory completion of the 895 paper, students are admitted to 
candidacy and write a proposal for a dissertation, which a faculty member 
agrees to supervise. Students enroll in LING 899 while working on the 
dissertation, and must take at least 1 2 credits of this course. The 
dissertation must make a substantial and original contribution to 
knowledge. The supervisor, in consultation with other committee members 
(selected by the student and the supervisor), determines when there is a 
draft which will be defended publicly at an oral examination. The 
dissertation is approved by a five member examining committee. On 
completion of the approved dissertation, a hard copy will be submitted to 
the department, along with a 2nd hard copy or an electronic version for 
the department web site. 



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Master of Arts (M.A.) 

Under exceptional circumstances, students are awarded an MA degree on 
completion of the core coursework requirements (six courses, see PhD 
requirements), four further classes, and writing either an MA thesis which 
is defended publicly (LING 799) or two comprehensive papers in different 
areas of language study (LING 798). Two of the post core-level class 
requirements should be taken in the Department of Linguistics, with the 
rest being taken either in Linguistics or in other departments satisfying a 
secondary area of specialization and complementing the student's work. 
Note that the Department of Linguistics does not normally admit 
students whose objective is a terminal M.A. degree. The M.A. degree 
primarily serves students who withdraw from the Ph.D. program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

In addition to university and departmental library facilities, linguists at 
Maryland have ample office and meeting spaces. The department has 
outstanding resources for interdisciplinary research that bridges 
theoretical, experimental, and computational linguistics. The Cognitive 
Neuroscience of Language (CNL) Laboratory has the specific purpose of 
bridging the gap between theoretical/computational models of human 
language and the brain-level mechanisms that support language. The 
research in the CNL Lab combines the study of linguistics, cognitive 
neuroscience, language acquisition and psycholinguistics, genetic 
disorders and computational modeling. The CNL Lab is housed in around 
5000 sf. of labs and offices and includes the following: 

1 . Event-Related Potentials (ERP) Lab: 128-channel Neuroscan 
ERP facility for recording electrical signals originating in the 
brain by measuring electrical activity at the scalp. 

2. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Lab: a 160-channel whole- 
head MEG facility that is used for non-invasive 
measurements of the magnetic fields associated with 
neuronal activity in the brain. 

3. Head-mounted Eye Tracking Lab: lightweight eye-tracker 
suitable for use with children and adults. 

4. Fixed Eye Tracking Lab: eye-tracker suitable for on-line 
studies of reading. 

5. Center for Young Children: state-of-the-art on-campus 
preschool for 3-6 year olds, with testing rooms suitable for 
study of language acquisition. 

6. Infant Language Lab: for testing infants and young children. 

7. Phonetic/Speech Analysis facilities: equipment for generation, 
recording, manipulation and analysis of speech sounds. 



Financial aid (tuition + stipend) is available on a competitive basis. The 
department aims to provide graduate students with financial aid (stipend + 
tuition) during their full course of study (5 years), provided that the student 
makes satisfactory academic progress. Graduate funding comes from a 
number of sources. The Department offers Graduate Assistantships (GAs) 
and Research Assistantships (RAs). GAs typically involve teaching 
service in undergraduate linguistics courses. RA positions typically involve 
research associated with a grant-supported faculty research project. Also 
available are Graduate Fellowships. The University offers a number of 
these to outstanding applicants, which release the student from GA or RA 
responsibilities for 1-2 years of study. Other sources of funding are 
occasionally available through the Department or University. Also, a 
number of students come to the Department with funding of their own from 
external fellowships. 

Fellowships and GAs provide 12 and 10 credits of tuition remission 
respectively per semester. In additions to tuition remission, the Graduate 
Assistantship comes with Health benefits. The student is responsible for 
approximately $340.00 in mandatory student fees per semester. 
The Department sets aside a portion of its operating budget to support 
travel by faculty and graduate students to present papers at conferences. 
Any member of the Department can request support for this purpose. 
Graduate students may also apply for university travel awards for this 
purpose. 

Contact Information 

The Department's web site, Maryland Linguistics , contains a good deal of 
information on the program, but if you have further questions about 
Graduate Study in the Department, you should contact Dr. Colin Phillips 
(colin@umd.edu). Alternatively, if you have a particular interest in the 
research of an individual faculty member, you may want to contact that 
person directly via email. 

Dr. Jeffrey Lidz 

Linguistics Dept., University of Maryland, 

1401 Marie Mount Hall, College Park, 

MD 20742-7505 

Telephone: (301) 405-7002 (301) 405-8220 

Fax:(301)405-7104 

jlidz@umd.edu 

http://www.ling.umd.edu 
Courses: LING 



In addition to the facilities available at the CNL Lab itself, Maryland 
linguists have taken advantage of the many additional research 
opportunities in closely affiliated departments and institutions, in particular 
at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), located in nearby Bethesda, 
Maryland. These include fMRI brain imaging, PET brain imaging and TMS 
(transcranial magnetic stimulation) at NIH, and aphasia research in 
collaboration with NIH researchers. 
Computational Linguistics 

The department also runs two computational linguistics laboratories 
housing state-of-the art facilities funded by the NSF and DARPA. The 
Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) laboratories 
contain state of the art computing facilities and data resources. 

Financial Assistance 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Hearing and Speech Sciences 

Computer Science 

Second Language Acquisition-Ph.D. 

College of Information Studies 

Philosophy 

Marine-Estuarine-Environmental 
Sciences (MEES) 



Initial offers of admission and financial aid are normally made in February- 
April. Further offers are sometimes made at a later date, if additional funds 
become available. In recent years, around 6-8 new students have started 
the Ph.D. program each year. 



Abstract 

The specific objective of the university-wide Graduate Program in Marine- 
Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) is the training of qualified 
graduate students, working toward the M.S. or Ph.D. degree, who have 
research interests in fields of study that involve interactions between 



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biological, physical and chemical systems in the marine, estuarine, 
freshwater or terrestrial environments. The program comprises six areas 
of specialization: Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental 
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Fisheries 
Science, and Oceanography. Students work with their Research Advisory 
Committee to develop a customized course of study based on research 
interests and previous experience. 

Admissions Information 



Applications for admission in the fall semester must be filed by February 
1; if financial assistance is needed, it is better to apply by December 1. 
Students may also be admitted for the semester starting in January, for 
which the deadline is September 1, with August 1 as the preferred 
deadline for assistance. Applicants must submit an official application to 
the University of Maryland Graduate School, along with official transcripts 
of all previous collegiate work, three letters of recommendation, and 
scores on the General Test (aptitude) of the Graduate Record 
Examinations. It is particularly important that a student articulate clearly, in 
the application, a statement of goals and objectives for future work in the 
field. Because of the interdisciplinary and interdepartmental nature of the 
program, only students for whom a specific advisor is identified in advance 
can be admitted. Prior communication with the faculty in your choice area 
of specialization is highly encouraged. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 (December 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by September 18 (August 1 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General 2. Official transcripts of all college work 3. 3 Letters of 
Recommendation 



Course Work: A minimum of 30 credits with 24 credits of course work and 
6 credits of graduate research. Of the 24 course credits, 12 of them must 
be at the 600 level or higher; including, a) One seminar course (MEES 
608 or equivalent) must be taken for each year in residence (on average); 
b) One approved Statistics course (400 level or higher); c) One graduate 
course representing significant interdisciplinary breadth, outside the 
student's specialization; d) One course or seminar in management, ethics 
or philosophy of science. 

Thesis Defense: An Oral Defense of the Thesis, administered according to 
Graduate School regulations, will take place at the completion of the 
research project. This defense will be conducted by the Research 
Advisory Committee and will be administered once all other degree 
requirements have been fulfilled. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Students may conduct their research in the laboratories and facilities of 
the College Park (UMCP), Baltimore (UMB), Baltimore County (UMBC), or 
Eastern Shore (UMES) campuses, in one of the laboratories of the 
University's Center for Environmental Studies (UMCES): the Chesapeake 
Biological Laboratory (CBL) at Solomons, Maryland; the Horn Point 
Laboratory (HPL) near Cambridge, Maryland; and the Appalachian 
Laboratory (AL) in Frostburg, Maryland; or at Center of Marine 
Biotechnology (COMB) in Baltimore. CBL and HPL are located on the 
Chesapeake Bay. They include excellent facilities for the culture of marine 
and estuarine organisms. Berthed at CBL are the University's research 
vessels. At HPL there are extensive marshes, intertidal areas, oyster 
shoals, tidal creeks, and rock jetties. AL, located in the mountains of 
western Maryland, specializes in terrestrial and freshwater ecology. On 
the campuses and at COMB in Baltimore are specialized laboratory 
facilities for environmental research, including microbiology; 
biotechnology; water chemistry; cellular, molecular, and organismal 
biology; and specialized facilities for remote sensing of the environment. 
Extensive field sites for environmental research are available through the 
University's agricultural programs and through cooperation with many 
other organizations in the state. 

Financial Assistance 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Course Work: The student must complete a minimum of 36 credits, with at 
least 24 credits of course work and 12 credits of dissertation research. 
Twelve credits of course work must be at the 600 level or above. Course 
work completed to fulfill a Master's degree can be applied against this 
requirement; a) One seminar course (MEES 608 or equivalent) is required 
for each year in residence (on average); b) One approved Statistics 
course (600 level or higher); c) One graduate course representing 
significant interdisciplinary breadth, outside the student's specialization; d) 
One course or seminar in management, ethics or philosophy of science. 

Examinations: Formal applications for advancement to candidacy for the 
doctoral degree requires successful completion of both a Comprehensive 
Examination written and oral components and an oral Defense of the 
Dissertation Proposal. The Comprehensive Examination must be passed 
before the student can defend the Dissertation Proposal. An Oral Defense 
of the Dissertation will be conducted by the Research Advisory Committee 
and will be administered once all other degree requirements have been 
fulfilled. 

Master of Science (M.S.) 



University fellowships, research assistantships and traineeships, and 
teaching assistantships are available. In general, aid provides for full living 
and educational expenses. Some partial assistance may also be 
available. Research support from federal, state, and private sources often 
provides opportunities for additional student support through either 
research assistantships or part-time employment on research projects. 

Contact Information 

Dr. Kennedy T. Paynter, Jr., Director 
0105 Cole Student Activities Building, 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: (301) 405-6938 
Fax:(301)314-4139 
mees@umd.edu 

http://www.mees.umd.edu/ 

Courses: MEES 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 



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Masters of Chemical and Life Sciences 
(CLFS) 



Abstract 

The Master of Chemical and Life Sciences is an online content-based 
masters program for high school science teachers that provides in depth 
knowledge of current research areas in the biological, biochemical and 
biomedical sciences. The courses cover subject matter as diverse as 
genetic engineering and gene therapy to chemistry, ecology and the 
concepts of biocomplexity. University faculty who are experts in the field 
will lead discussion sessions on topics of current interest with significant 
social impact. Topic examples include the positive and negative aspects 
of genetically engineered foods and their safety , the development of new 
energy sources and the ethical and moral issues involved in cloning and 
the handling of genetic information. The program also provides a set of 
laboratory experiences that facilitates the presentation of many of these 
concepts in the classroom. Aside from the laboratory experiences, all 
courses will be offered exclusively through distance education as online 
courses. Our infrastructure provides a web based asynchronous program. 
Teachers who desire to update and advance their knowledge or who must 
complete an advanced degree or graduate courses, will find that this 
program meets their needs. In addition to our general program we offer 
focused Areas of Concentration in Biology and in Chemistry. During the 
course of studies towards a degree students may earn Credentials by 
taking a series of focused courses. 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

There is no application deadline . 

Application Requirements 

In addition to a suitable undergraduate education and experience 
admission to the degree program requires the successful completion of 
either CLFS 510, Concepts of Modern Biology, or CLFS 520, Concepts in 
Modern Chemistry, gateway review classes; or a passing grade of B or 
better on either of the admissions exams based on CLFS 510 and CLFS 
520. Suitable GRE scores will also be accepted to satisfy admission 
requirements (GRE scores are not required!). Upon application and the 
submission of documentation all applicants will be granted Provisional 
Admission to the program while they satisfy other admission requirements 



maximum of six credits from other institutions may be transferred in with 
approval of the Director. (See: Transfer Form) The program's curriculum 
consists of 30 credit hours selected from the list below (not including 
CLFS 51 or CLFS 520). Included in the 30 hours are 6 credits of CLFS 
710, Experimental Biology, or CLFS 720, Experimental Chemistry, or the 
equivalent, and the completion of a scholarly paper. No more than six 
hours of CLFS 608 Seminar credits may be counted towards the required 
30 credits. 

Financial Assistance 

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE 

DR. Paul Mazzocchi Professor Emeritus Director, Master of Chemical and 

Life Sciences 

pmazzocc@umd.edu 

http://www.clfs.umd.edu/grad/mlfsc/ 
Courses: 

Mathematical Statistics (STAT) 

Abstract 

The Statistics Program offers the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy 
degrees for graduate study and research in statistics and probability. 
Areas of faculty research activity include statistical decision and 
estimation theory, biostatistics, stochastic modeling, robust and 
nonparametric inference, semiparametric inference, categorical data 
analysis, theory and inference for stochastic processes, stochastic 
analysis, time series and spatial statistics. Students may concentrate in 
applied or theoretical statistics by selecting an appropriate sequence of 
courses and a research area to form an individual plan of study. The 
Program has been designed with sufficient flexibility to accommodate the 
student's background and interests. The Program also offers students 
from other disciplines an opportunity to select a variety of statistics 
courses to supplement their own study. 

The Program is administratively affiliated with the Department of 
Mathematics, which maintains the records of all students in the 
Mathematical Statistics Program and handles correspondence with those 
applying for admission. However, any application for admission must 
indicate clearly that the student wishes to enter the Statistics (STAT) 
Program. 



Degree Requirements 

MASTER OF CHEMICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES (MCLFS) 

Students with a thorough and up to date understanding of biology or 
chemistry, and who are admitted without condition*, may elect to take the 
appropriate Admission Exam. The Admission Exams are generally based 
on the content of CLFS 510, Concepts in Modern Biology or CLFS 520, 
Concepts in Modern Chemistry. Students who feel that they can benefit 
from a review may take CLFS 510, Concepts in Modern Biology or CLFS 
520, Concepts in Modern Chemistry. A passing grade (B) on either the 
Admission Exam or CLFS 510/520 is sufficient for admission to the 
MCLFS program as a degree-seeking student. "Students with 
undergraduate grade point averages below 3.0, who have not previously 
demonstrated superior performance in graduate courses, will be required 
to take CLFS 510 or CLFS 520. (Note: as a 500-level course this cannot 
be used to meet the credit requirements of the MCLFS program.) 
Students may take individual courses in the MCLFS program as 
Advanced Students. Up to 12 credits may be taken in this way. A 



Employment prospects for statisticians are very good. All recent M.A. and 
Ph.D. graduates of Maryland's Statistics Program have found jobs in 
academia, government. 

Admissions Information 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, applicants with at least a 
B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) should have completed an undergraduate 
program of study that included a strong emphasis on rigorous 
mathematics or statistics. Mathematical preparation at least through the 
level of advanced calculus will normally be considered sufficient 
demonstration of the expected mathematical background. In special 
cases, students may be provisionally admitted without having fulfilled the 
general admission requirements if they can demonstrate potential success 
in the Program through other criteria. The General Graduate Record 
Examination is required for admission, and the applicants must supply the 
scores. The GRE subject examination in Mathematics is recommended. 



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Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

For best consideration for financial aid (January 15 preferred) . 

Applications must be received by May 1 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 (September 15 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



the Ph.D. The student may select one of three languages: French, 
German or Russian. Administered and graded by the Mathematics 
Department, the language examination consists of translating foreign 
mathematical texts into competent English. To be admitted to candidacy, 
the Ph.D. student must pass the written examinations and the oral 
examination and the language examination must be completed before the 
candidate's final oral examination on the dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



Application Requirements 

1. GRE General (required) 

2. GRE Math (recommended) 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 



The STAT Program cooperates closely with the Mathematics Department 
and the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation (AMSC) 
Program. The Program's faculty are actively involved in research in 
applied and theoretical areas of statistics and maintain close ties with 
applied scientists in several federal agencies. 



Degree Requirements 



The Program sponsors a weekly statistics seminar. In addition, faculty- 
student workshops cover topics of current statistical interest. 



Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The M.A. degree program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. For 
the non-thesis option, a student must complete 30 credit hours with at 
least a B average; at least 1 8 of these credits must be at the graduate 
level (600/700 level) and at least 12 of the graduate credits must be in 
Statistics (STAT). The student must also pass the Mathematics 
Department written examinations in Probability, Mathematical Statistics 
and one more area, such as Applied Statistics or any field of mathematics. 
The student may take either the separate M.A. written examinations or the 
Ph.D. written examinations, which require a lower score to pass. In order 
to earn the M.A. degree with the non-thesis option, the student must pass 
two examinations by the end of his or her third year in the graduate 
program, and must pass all three by the end of the fourth year. A student 
may take one or more examinations at a time. Most full-time students 
pass all three examinations by the end of the second year or middle of the 
third year. The student must also submit a satisfactory short scholarly 
paper. 

For the thesis option, a student must: (1) complete 24 credit hours with at 
least 1 5 at the 600/700 level (of these 1 5 hours, at least 1 2 hours must be 
in Statistics); (2) maintain an average grade of B or better; (3) take six 
hours of STAT 799 (Research) in addition to (1); (4) write a satisfactory 
thesis; and (5) pass a final oral examination. There is no foreign language 
requirement for M.A. students. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The M.A. degree is not required for admission to the Ph.D. program. A 
doctoral student must complete a minimum of 36 hours of formal courses 
(at least 27 at the 600/700 level) with an average of B or better; at least 18 
of the graduate credits must be taken in Statistics. In addition, the 
university requires at least 12 hours of STAT 899 (Doctoral Research). 
The Ph.D. student must take written examinations in Probability, 
Mathematical Statistics, and a third exam in Applied Statistics or any field 
of mathematics. These examinations are given by the Mathematics 
Department twice a year in January and August. A student may take one 
or more examinations at a time. The student must pass two examinations 
by the end of his or her third year in the graduate program, and must pass 
all three by the end of the fourth year. Most full-time students pass all 
three examinations by the end of the second year or middle of the third 
year. If successful in the written examinations, the student must pass an 
oral examination. Administered by the Statistics faculty, the oral 
examination usually takes place a year after the student passes the 
written examination. This examination serves as a test of the student's in- 
depth preparation in the area of specialization and the student's research 
potential. Successful completion of the oral exam indicates that the 
student is ready to begin writing the doctoral dissertation. In addition, the 
Department requires a reading competence in one foreign language for 



Computing is integrated into the applied courses, and the Program also 
offers a course "Computational Methods in Statistics" 

By scheduling many of its applied and Master's level courses in late- 
afternoon time slots, the Program facilitates and invites part-time graduate 
study. 

Financial Assistance 



Graduate assistantships are awarded to graduate students in the 
Statistics Program through the Mathematics Department. At present, the 
teaching load is six hours each semester, in addition to the duties of 
meeting with students and grading papers. There are 15 graduate 
students in statistics with financial support. These are mostly teaching 
assistantships, but there are also a few research assistantships and 
fellowships. From time to time advanced students are placed into research 
assistantships as data analysts or statistical consultants with other 
campus units such as the Statistics Laboratory, run jointly by the Statistics 
Program and the Computer Science Center. 

Contact Information 



In addition to brochures and publications of the Mathematics Department, 
which include information about statistics faculty and graduate courses, 
the Statistics Program offers a brochure, "Educational Policies of the 
Mathematical Statistics Program" . 

Prof. Paul J. Smith, Director 
Mathematical Statistics Program 
1112 Mathematics Building 

University of Maryland 
College Park 
MD 20742-4015 
Telephone: (301) 405-5061 
statqrad(8ideans. umd.edu 

www.stat.umd.edu 



Courses: STAT 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



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Mathematics 

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation 

Mathematics (MATH) 

Abstract 



Three programs are currently closely affiliated with the Mathematics 
Department: the Mathematics Program (MATH), the Applied Mathematics 
and Scientific Computation Program (AMSC), and the Mathematical 
Statistics Program (STAT). Students applying for admission should use 
the appropriate symbol to indicate their program of interest. The 
interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation Program 
offers two concentrations, one in applied mathematics and one in scientific 
computation. The Statistics Program is concerned with mathematical 
statistics and probability. The AMSC and STAT programs are described in 
detail elsewhere in this catalog. 

Students can earn Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the 
Mathematics Program. The master's degree is not required for entrance to 
the Ph.D. program. 

The Mathematics Program offers graduate programs in algebra and 
algebraic geometry, complex analysis, dynamical systems and chaos, 
geometry, mathematical logic, number theory, numerical analysis, 
ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, probability, 
real and functional analysis, representation theory, statistics and topology. 

Admissions Information 



Admission is granted to applicants who show promise in mathematics as 
demonstrated by their undergraduate record. Unless courses in advanced 
calculus and (undergraduate) abstract and linear algebra have been 
taken, admission may be on a provisional basis (conditioned on passing 
MATH 41 0, 403, and/or 405 with a grade of B). Both the Subject Test and 
the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination are required for 
admission. 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

For best consideration for financial aid (January 15 preferred) . 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Applications must be received by May 1 (February 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 (September 15 preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

GRE General, GRE Mathematics, 3 letters of recommendation, and 
advanced courses form 



Students in the Ph.D. program must complete a minimum of 36 hours of 
formal coursework (at least 27 at the 600/700 level) with an average grade 
of B or better; at least 1 8 hours must be taken in the Department of 
Mathematics. In addition, the university requires at least 12 hours of 
MATH 899 (Doctoral Research). Ph.D. students must pass Departmental 
written examinations in three subfields of mathematics. The purpose of 
the written qualifying exams is to indicate that the student has the basic 
knowledge and mathematical ability to begin advanced study. Passing the 
exams is thus supposed to certify understanding of (selected) first-year 
graduate material. These examinations are given twice a year in January 
and August. A student may take one or more examinations at a time. All 
three examinations must be passed by January of the student's third year 
in the graduate program. If successful in these written examinations, 
students must do advanced reading and coursework in their special area 
of interest before they can be admitted to candidacy and begin 
dissertation research. The dissertation must represent an original 
contribution to mathematical knowledge and is usually published in a 
mathematical journal. 

Generally Ph.D. students spend about six years before obtaining the 
degree. The combined programs of mathematics, applied mathematics 
and statistics award an average of 18 Ph.D.s each year. The Ph.D. 
program has a foreign language requirement. Before a student can 
schedule the Final Oral Examination, he or she must pass a written 
examination in either French, German or Russian. The language 
examinations are composed and graded within the Department and 
involve translating a passage from a mathematical text into competent 
English. 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The M.A. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option; most 
students choose the latter. The non-thesis option requires students to take 
30 credit hours with an average of at least a B. At least 18 credits must be 
at the 600/700 level, including at least 12 hours in mathematics. 
Additionally, students must complete two full-year sequences at the 
600/700 level, pass the Departmental written examinations in three 
mathematical fields at the master's level, and write a scholarly paper. 

In order to earn the M.A. degree with the non-thesis option, two 
examinations must be passed by the end of the student's third year in the 
graduate program, and all three must be passed by the end of the fourth 
year. A student may take one or more examinations at a time. Most full- 
time students pass all three examinations by the end of the second year 
or middle of the third year. 

The thesis option requires a total of 24 hours of courses carrying graduate 
credit of which at least 1 5 are at the 600/700 level. Of these 1 5 hours at 
least 12 must be in mathematics. Of these 12 hours, at least 3 hours must 
be in each of two fields of mathematics distinct from the one in which the 
thesis is written, and must be passed with a grade of B or better. The 
student must also take 6 hours of thesis research, write a satisfactory 
thesis, and pass a final oral examination. 

The M.A. degree includes no foreign language requirement. Generally it 
takes two to three years to earn the M.A., and approximately 20 degrees 
are granted each year in mathematics (MATH, STAT, and AMSC 
combined). 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program does not require an M.A. degree, but applicants who 
are accepted should show, on the basis of their undergraduate record and 
recommendations, that they possess not only marked promise in 
mathematical activities but the potential to perform on a creative level. 
Like the M.A. program, admission may be granted on a provisional basis. 



The department also has a 5-year program to earn a combined M.A./B.S. 
degree. The requirements for this program include the requirements for 
both the B.S. degree and the M.A. degree, with 9 hours of overlapping 
credits. Either the thesis or non-thesis option for the M.A. degree is 
available in this program. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



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The Department is actively involved in research in a number of areas, 
strengthened further by a complement of mathematicians from the 
Institute for Physical Science and Technology. The Department fosters a 
lively program of seminars and colloquia; about half of these talks are 
given by outside specialists. In addition the department has a tradition of 
hosting distinguished long term visitors who give series of seminar talks or 
teach semester long courses. Recent visitors have included F. 
Bogomolov, H. Furstenberg, I. Gohberg, S. Donaldson, and A. Kirillov. 



Mathematical Statistics 

Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology (IPST) 

Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling 

Mathematics of Advanced Industrial 
Technology (MAIT) 



The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library is located on the ground 
floor of the Mathematics Building and contains more than 95,000 volumes 
in mathematics, physics and engineering, and more than 280 journals in 
pure and applied mathematics. The Library of Congress, with its extensive 
collection of books and technical reports, is only a half hour from campus. 

The Department has a large network of computers mostly running Linnux. 
The Department houses a computer classroom and a Mathematical 
Visualization Lab, and similar labs are scattered across campus. There 
are computers in almost all graduate student offices, and many of the 
other computers on campus are available for student use. 

The Department cooperates closely with the Institute for Physical Science 
and Technology and with the Department of Computer Science. Faculty 
members of both groups offer courses in the Department, and the facilities 
of the computer center are available to serve the research needs of both 
faculty and graduate students. Members of the Department participate 
actively in the interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Scientific 
Computation Program, and they also staff the Mathematical Statistics 
Program. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers graduate assistantships to approximately 90 
graduate students. The normal teaching load is four to six hours per week 
of classroom teaching in addition to the duties of meeting with students 
and grading papers. Sometimes fellowships and research assistantships 
are also available. 

Contact Information 

More information about the Mathematics Graduate Program is available at 
www.math.umd.edu/graduate/ , and information about admissions is 
available at www.math.umd.edu/qraduate/prospective/ . 



Abstract 

The Norbert Wiener Center, a research and educational unit in the 
Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park, 
offers a professional Masters degree focusing on the modern 
mathematical methods and algorithms that underlie today's cutting-edge 
engineering: The Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology (MAIT). 

Our program is designed for individuals working in mathematical 
engineering who are looking for a fast track to understanding and applying 
the most up-to-date ideas in their current and future projects. 
Undergraduate degree holders can advance to the Masters level, and 
Masters degree holders can advance their applicable skills. 

In addition to the professional Masters degree, we also offer two certificate 
programs. For students wishing to enhance their career skills in specific 
subject matter, the Center also offers a Graduate Certificate in 
Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology to students completing 4 
courses (12 credits) within the program. The Norbert Wiener Center also 
offers a specific Graduate Certificate concentration in Computational 
Harmonic Analysis. This 12-credit program is tailored to working 
engineers and scientists wishing to advance their understanding of the 
latest Fourier, Wavelet, and Time-Frequency Harmonic Analysis methods 
and algorithms. 

Fields including RF and Optical Communications, Signal and Image 
Processing, Sensor Networks, RADAR and SONAR, Navigations and 
Avionics, Medical Imaging and Diagnostics, Control Systems, and 
Robotics, increasingly rely on fast, embedded mathematical algorithms 
executing on the latest microprocessors, micro-controllers, and DSP 
cores. Budding fields such as Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, Data 
Mining, and Quantum Computing are likewise being built from the ground 
up around modern mathematical methods. Engineers and scientists that 
understand advanced mathematical toolsets will have the edge in creating 
tomorrow's technologies. 



For questions regarding Departmental programs, admission procedures, 
and financial aid, contact: 



Ms. Celeste Regalado, Program Coordinator 
1112 Mathematics Building 

University of Maryland 
College Park 
MD 20742-4015 
Telephone: (301) 405-5058 
mathqrad(g)deans.umd.edu 



http://www.math.umd.edu/graduate/ 



The Norbert Wiener Center's educational mission is to teach the 
mathematics of modern engineering in an accessible and applicable 
manner. Our faculty is drawn from both academia and industry in order to 
balance theoretical and "hands on" approaches in the most constructive 
way. Our courses offer the latest information while tying modern theory 
directly to application by incorporating industry standard tools. Graduates 
of the Norbert Wiener Center will be well equipped to apply the latest 
mathematical tools to advance both their projects and their careers. 

The most up-to-date information about the MAIT program can be found on 
our website at www.mait.umd.edu 

Admissions Information 



Courses: MATH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation 



Students entering the program should hold a regionally accredited 
baccalaureate degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or a related 
technical field. Mathematical background should include Calculus, 
Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra, as well as experience and/or 
coursework in one or more of the following areas: Scientific Computing, 
Digital Signal Processing, Numerical Analysis, Boundary Value Problems, 



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Fourier methods, Complex Variables. MAIT also offers preadmission 
classes to help interested students fulfill these requirements. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by August 15 . 

Application Requirements 

Students entering the program should hold a regionally accredited 
baccalaureate degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or a related 
technical field. Mathematical background should include Calculus, 
Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra, as well as experience and/or 
coursework in one or more of the following areas: Scientific Computing, 
Digital Signal Processing, Numerical Analysis, Boundary Value Problems, 
Fourier methods, Complex Variables. MAIT also offers preadmission 
classes to help interested students fulfill these requirements. 

Degree Requirements 

Certificate in Computational Harmonic Analysis (Certificate) 

The Norbert Wiener Center offers a specific Graduate Certificate 
concentration in Computational Harmonic Analysis. This 12-credit 
program is tailored to working engineers and scientists wishing to advance 
their understanding of the latest Fourier, Wavelet, and Time-Frequency 
Harmonic Analysis methods and algorithms. The program will include the 
following courses: MAIT 633 Applied Fourier Analysis; MAIT 623-624 
Modern Mathematical Methods of Signal and Image Processing; and a 
fourth elective selected with the approval of the student's advisor. 
Coursework must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Master of Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology (MS) 

The Master of Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology (MAIT) 
degree requires 10 classes (30 credits) to be completed with a GPA of 3.0 
or higher. Coursework must include 3 core subjects (MAIT 613 Advanced 
Applied Linear Algebra, MAIT 623 Modern Mathematical Methods of 
Signal and Image Processing I, and MAIT 633 Applied Fourier Analysis), 
as well as electives chosen from a host of options. Coursework also must 
include a one or two-semester practical project course under the guidance 
of a faculty member. The project course may be employer-work related. 
The student's faculty advisor must approve program coursework. 

Certificate in Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology 
(Certificate) 

For students wishing to enhance their career skills in specific subject 
matter, the Center also offers a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics of 
Advanced Industrial Technology to students completing 4 courses (12 
credits) within the program. Coursework will include at least 2 of the core 
subjects and 2 listed electives to be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or 
higher. 



Additional information can be found on the MAIT web site at 
www.mait.umd.edu A brochure describing the program is available from 
the program office or from the web site in electronic form (*.pdf). 

Program Coordinator 

Suite 221 1 , Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College 

Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: (301) 405-5158 

Fax:(301)314-6710 

mait@math.umd.edu 

http://www.mait.umd.edu 
Courses: 



Modern French Studies (FRMS) 



Abstract 

The Ph.D. in Modern French Studies encompasses the Renaissance to 
the present. The diversity of the Graduate Faculty makes it possible for 
students to specialize in a wide variety of areas in French language, 
literature, and culture. The department is part of a larger School of 
Languages, Literatures and Cultures that encourages and facilitates 
interdisciplinary scholarship, particularly in Film Studies and in Cultural 
Studies. Through consortia arrangements with universities in the area, 
including George Washington University and Georgetown University, 
students may augment their programs with courses otherwise unavailable 
at the University of Maryland. 

Admissions Information 

Application requirements for the Ph.D. program include: 1) Graduate 
School application, 2) statement of purpose (including research interests), 
3) three letters of recommendation, 4) official academic transcripts for all 
undergraduate and graduate work, 5) GRE scores, 6) a writing sample, 
and 7) a resume or Curriculum Vitae. International applicants must also 
submit TOEFL scores. Part-time students are admitted to the program on 
the condition that they make steady progress towards the degree. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 



Facilities and Special Resources 

Courses for the MAIT program will be taught in the evening at the College 
Park Campus and also at sites in northern Virginia. The MAIT program is 
administered by the Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and 
Applications which is located within the Mathematics department on the 
second floor of the Mathematics building on Campus Drive in College 
Park. 

Financial Assistance 

Contact Information 



1 . GRE General (recommended) 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Writing Sample 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Ph.D. students are required to take for credit a minimum of 8 courses 
beyond the M.A. at the 600-level or above; to pass three Qualifying 
Examinations consisting of two Comprehensive Examinations and one 
Qualifying Paper before being advanced to candidacy; and to write and 
defend a dissertation that explores significant questions about French 
literature and culture, past or present. All Ph.D. students are required to 



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demonstrate a sound reading knowledge of one other foreign language in 
addition to French. A student having a recognized degree or diploma in a 
subsidiary area such as Music, Economics, Political Science, etc, and who 
plans to make substantial use of this body of knowledge for the 
dissertation may be permitted, with the approval of the Graduate 
Programs Committee, to substitute such degree or diploma for the 
additional foreign language requirement. All requirements for the Ph.D. 
degree, except the dissertation, must be completed within five years of 
admission to the program. The dissertation must be completed no more 
than four years after advancement to candidacy. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

With a total student enrollment of over 35,000, the University of Maryland 
is supported in its academic endeavors by the University Libraries, a 
system of eight libraries and more than three million volumes. Other area 
research facilities include two of the worldCs outstanding libraries: the 
Library of Congress and the Folger Library, both of which have extensive 
holdings in French. The University of Maryland's Center for Renaissance 
and Baroque Studies , the Women's Studies Program, and the David C. 
Driskell Center For The Study of The Visual Arts and Culture of African 
Americans and The African Diaspora, among other campus units, offer 
seminars, lectures, and symposia on a wide variety of topics relevant to 
graduate students in French. 

Financial Assistance 



MOCB. The program is multidisciplinary and interdepartmental, supported 
by faculty from six departments in the Colleges of Life Sciences and 
Agriculture & Natural Resources at the University of Maryland; from two 
units in the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute; and from 
several institutes at the National Institutes of Health. 

The Program's faculty members have a broad spectrum of expertise and 
represent some of the most outstanding investigators on campus. MOCB 
provides training opportunities in a wide variety of areas. These include 
molecular genetics, cell biology, regulation of gene expression, 
developmental biology, evolutionary-developmental biology, oncology, 
molecular virology, immunology, biochemistry, plant biology, signal 
transduction, host-parasite interactions, membrane transports channels, 
protein/enzyme structure and function, and neurobiology. . For additional 
information about the faculty consult the program's website, 
http://www.life.umd.edu/qrad/mocb/ . 

Admissions Information 

Maryland recently reorganized its graduate programs in biology, and 
MOCB is no longer accepting applicants. Please see the new Biological 
Sciences Program (BISI) for information on how to apply to the new BISI 
program. 

Application Deadlines 



All graduate applicants are automatically considered for Teaching 
Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships. Graduate Teaching 
Assistantships carry ten-month stipends, plus remission of all fees (10 
credits) other than those for registration and health facilities. 

Contact Information 



Fall: 

For application information please see the new Biological Sciences 

Program (BISI) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



Additional information on program offerings, degree requirements and 
financial aid can be obtained on the department's Web site 
(http://www.languages.umd.edu/Frenchltalian) and by writing to: 

Director of Graduate Studies in French 

321 5 Jimenez Hall 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4024 

frms-grad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.languages.umd.edu/Frenchltalian 



Application Requirements 

For information on application requirements please see the new Biological 
Sciences Program (BISI) . 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Descriptions below refer to the graduate program in MOCB. All new 
incoming students will be part of the BISI graduate program for which 
course and degree requirements are currently being formulated. 



Courses: FREN 



Molecular and Cell Biology (MOCB) 

Abstract 



Maryland recently reorganized its graduate programs in biology, and 
MOCB is no longer accepting applicants. Please see the new Biological 
Sciences Program (BISI) . Most MOCB faculty are members of the 
Molecular and Cellular Biology (MOCB) or Computation Biology, 
Bioinformatics, and Genomics (CBBG) Concentration Areas. 



The core requirements of the Program consist of four lecture courses in 
molecular and cell biology and biochemistry and two one-semester 
rotations in the laboratories of participating faculty. Two credits of student 
seminar also will be required, and attendance at the weekly MOCB 
seminar during the first year of study. Satisfactory performance in the core 
requirements is mandatory for continued matriculation in the Program. 
Beyond the first year, the student must take three semesters of advanced, 
second level courses in specialty areas and topical subjects tailored to the 
development and needs of individual students. A doctoral candidate must 
complete at least 30 hours of graduate academic credits with a minimum 
of 12 semester hours of MOCB 899 to be eligible for a Ph.D. At least 24 of 
the credit hours must be at the 600-level or above. No transfer credits 
from another institution are acceptable. 



The Molecular and Cell Biology Program (MOCB) offers study leading to 
the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The training emphasizes research in the 
broad areas of cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, and 
related disciplines. More than 75 faculty members are affiliated with 



Incoming students are advised for their initial course work by the First 
Year Advisory Committee. In most cases, the core requirements will serve 
as the full course load that a student would undertake in his or her first 
year of study. Any remedial or pre-requisite type of courses to overcome 



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previous weaknesses or deficiencies must also be completed in the first 
year of study or the summer session immediately following it. The removal 
of such deficiencies may delay the completion of core requirements within 
the first year of study. Under exceptional circumstances, one or more of 
the core courses may be waived by the Director/Co-Director upon the 
recommendation of the Chair of the First Year Advisory Committee. This 
will depend on the previous training and background of the student. The 
student may then be asked to register in the second level courses 
concurrently. 

After completion of the core requirements, the student must choose an 
advisor for his or her dissertation research. The research advisor and the 
student will then submit for approval by the Director/Co-Director the 
names of five faculty members within the Program who will serve as the 
Advisory Committee. At least four members of the Advisory Committee 
should be faculty from MOCB, and no more than two members of the 
Advisory Committee may be from the same department, the University of 
Maryland Biotechnology Institute, or the NIH. The research advisor will 
serve as the chair of this committee. From hereon, it will be the 
responsibility of the Advisory Committee to guide the student through the 
remainder of his or her graduate work. 

A qualifying examination must be completed satisfactorily before a student 
is admitted to candidacy. The examination should be attempted by the 
end of the student's fourth semester in the Program. The ability to do 
independent research must be demonstrated as well by an original 
dissertation which must be successfully defended by an examining 
committee in order for the student to fulfill the degree requirements. 
Students are required to present a public seminar during the semester in 
which they intend to hold the defense. 



Courses: MOCB 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Plant Science 

Animal Sciences 



Music (MUSC) 



Abstract 

The UM School of Music offers programs of study leading to the Master of 
Music degree with areas of specialization in performance, composition, 
conducting and music education; the Master of Arts degree with areas in 
ethnomusicology, music history and literature (musicology), music 
education, and music theory; the Doctor of Philosophy degree with areas 
of specialization in ethnomusicology, musicology, and music theory; and 
the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with areas of specialization in 
composition, performance, and conducting. A Doctor of Philosophy 
degree in Curriculum and Instruction is offered by the College of 
Education in cooperation with the Music Education Division of the School 
of Music. 

Admissions Information 



Facilities and Special Resources 

State of the art facilities are available to students to conduct research in all 
aspects of cell and molecular biology including cell and organism 
culturing, protein and nucleic acid analyses, peptide sequencing, 
oligonucleotide synthesis and sequencing, fluorescence, confocal 
microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, computer 
graphics for molecular modeling, NMR, mass-spectroscopy, and X-ray 
diffraction. 

Financial Assistance 



Admission to graduate degree programs in music is highly selective. It is 
determined primarily by a performance audition, tapes and scores of 
original compositions, scholarly research papers, letters of 
recommendation, and/or successful teaching experience; additionally, in 
some academic areas, the general GRE scores are considered. All non- 
native English-speaking students (including students with prior United 
States degrees) must achieve a score of 575/233/100 on the TOEFL to be 
invited for audition/admission. 

Please note, the School of Music is currently not accepting 
applications for the Ethnomusicology program. 



The Program offers teaching assistantships and research assistantships 
to admitted students on a competitive basis. Additionally, the Program will 
recommend outstanding applicants to the Graduate School for its 
fellowships. Most students are supported by a teaching assistantship for 
one semester in the first year and by research assistantships for the other 
semester and the summer of the first year. 

Contact Information 

For specific information on the Program, admission procedures, financial 
support, and other details, contact: 

Mrs. Sarah Biancardi, Graduate Secretary, MOCB Program 

1 125 Microbiology Building 

University of Maryland, College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-6991 

Fax:(301)314-9921 

mocbqrad(3!deans.umd.edu 

http://www.life.umd.edu/grad/mocb/ 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General for Ethnomusicology and Historical 
Musicology 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Audition/Interview 

4. Repertoire/List of Performances 

5. Research paper for Ethnomusicology and Historical 
Musicology 

6. Scores for Composition 

7. Pre-screen recordings for flute, collaborative piano, and 
vocal applicants. Please see our website, 
www.music.umd.edu, for further information. 



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Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts or Master of Music or Master of Education (M.A.; M.M.; 
M.Ed.) 

The Master of Music Degree (Non-Thesis Option in Composition, 
Conducting, Music Education, or Performance) requires a minimum of 
between 31 and 36 credit hours depending on the specific program. 
Required coursework is distributed among three areas of study: Major 
studies, Studies in Areas Supporting the Major, and Other Studies in 
Music. In addition, a grade of B or better is required in all courses used to 
fulfill requirements for the degree; a scholarly research paper must be 
written as part of MUSC 648 Seminar in Music Research or MUED 690 
Research Methods; a Final Project must be completed satisfactorily; and 
an oral comprehensive examination of courses required in Major Studies 
and in Studies in Areas Supportive of the Major must be passed. Specific 
courses are required in each area of specialization. 

The Master of Arts Degree (Thesis Option in Ethnomusicology, 
Music Education, Music History and Literature (Musicology), or 
Music Theory) requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (35 for 
Ethnomusicology), with a minimum of 12 credit hours in Major Studies, 9 
credit hours in Studies in Areas Supportive of the Major (14 for 
Ethnomusicology), and 9 credit hours in Other Studies in Music. In 
addition, a grade of B or better is required in all courses used to fulfill 
requirements for the degree; a Thesis must be written, an oral defense of 
the Thesis must be passed; and a written comprehensive examination 
must be passed. Specific courses are required in each area of 
specialization. 

Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Musical Arts or Doctor of 
Education (Ph.D.; D.M.A.; Ed.D.) 

The Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees require 
the satisfactory completion of a significant body of coursework that, in the 
student's and Graduate Advisor's judgement, prepares the student for the 
preliminary examination that leads to admission to candidacy, as well as 
certain specific courses required in each area of specialization. A 
dissertation (whether written, or in project form) is required for all doctoral 
degrees in music. A Principal Advisor for the dissertation will be chosen by 
the student and the academic advisor; the Principal Advisor and the 
student will then nominate the remaining members of the dissertation 
committee. The student must submit a detailed Prospectus of the 
dissertation to the members of the dissertation committee and the 
Graduate Director, and must be admitted to candidacy prior to the 
approval of the dissertation committee by the Graduate School. The 
dissertation must be successfully defended before the entire dissertation 
committee. The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a Written 
Dissertation; the Doctor of Musical Arts degree requires a Written 
Dissertation, a Recording Project, a Performance Project, or a Musical 
Composition. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The music library in Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center ranks among 
the top twenty university music libraries in the United States, and it offers 
a variety of archives, special collections, and other research resources 
which give it international stature among scholars in a broad spectrum of 
music disciplines. The total music collection includes approximately 
50,000 books, 150,000 scores, 140,000 recordings, and 4,500 linear feet 
of archival materials. 



The International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM) is the only 
institutional collection in existence devoted to historic piano performance. 
IPAM contains 40,000 recordings, 8,500 music scores, 2,500 books, and 
a collection of reproducing pianos with 8,000 piano rolls. To date IPAM 
has acquired the collections of more than 40 eminent pianists. The 
Special Collections in Music embrace a growing number of national and 
international music organization archives representing music education, 



band history, solo and ensemble instrumental performance, music 
librarianship, and ethnomusicology. Materials in these archives include 
papers, music scores, recordings, books, magazines, photographs, and 
oral histories. The library also features important archival and manuscript 
collections on music criticism and American music, the Charles Fowler 
Papers supporting the study of arts education, a significant Leopold 
Stokowski Collection, the Jacob Coopersmith Collection of Handeliana, 
the Radio Station WOR/Alfred Wallen stein Collection of 26,000 orchestral 
scores, and the performance parts of the Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra. 
Also located at The University of Maryland is The Center for Studies in 
Nineteenth-Century Music. Other research activities of the School of 
Music include the C. P. E. Bach Edition and the American Handel Society. 
Within a few miles of the College Park campus are research opportunities 
offered by Dumbarton Oaks, the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore, 
the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Library of Congress, the National 
Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and about 500 specialized libraries. 

The School of Music presents a wide variety of student and faculty solo 
and ensemble recitals and concerts, including those of the internationally 
recognized Guarneri String Quartet, which is in residence at College Park 
and whose members hold professorial rank. The School of Music also 
cooperates with the Concert Society at Maryland which presents a series 
of concerts throughout the academic year and, during the summer, The 
University of Maryland International Competitions honoring Marian 
Anderson (Vocal Arts), William Kapell (Piano), and Leonard Rose (Cello), 
as well as the National Orchestral Institute. The University sponsors a 
Handel Festival featuring the University of Maryland Chorus and scholars 
and performers from around the world. The musical environment of the 
entire Washington-Baltimore area is unusually varied and rich with 
performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 
Constitution Hall, the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, the 
Library of Congress, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Smithsonian Institution, the 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in 
Baltimore. 

Financial Assistance 

A number of competitive fellowships, graduate assistantships, teaching 
assistantships, operatic assistantships, and orchestral assistantships are 
available. Preference for financial assistance will be given to those who 
have filed an application for admission to the University and the School of 
Music Supplemental Application by December 1 (for performance 
programs) and January 15(for Music Education only)and have been 
officially admitted. 

Contact Information 



School of Music: Graduate Programs handbook (available online at: 
http://www.music.umd.edu/current_students/handbooks) provides 
descriptive information, details of course requirements, examination 
procedures, and graduation requirements for the M. A., M. M., D. M. A., 
and Ph. D. degree programs. International students should read the 
information contained in the International Applicants section of the 
Graduate Admission Application. Specific information may also be 
obtained from: 



Deborah Kuckuda, Graduate Student Services or 

Ms. Jenny Lang, Assistant Director for Admissions and External 

Relations, or 

Mr. David Powell, Admissions Coordinator 

2110 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-8435 

Fax: (301) 314-7966 

musicadmissions@umd.edu 



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http://www.music.umd.edu 
Courses: MUSC MUSP MUED MUET 



3. Transcripts 

4. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

Degree Requirements 



Related Programs and Campus Units 



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 



Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 
College of Arts and Humanities 



Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
(NACS) 



Abstract 

The NACS program offers a wide range of research and training 
opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing doctoral-level 
research in a variety of areas within neuroscience and cognitive science. 
Faculty research interests extend from molecular and cellular 
neuroscience to studies of language and cognition. Research approaches 
include both the theoretical and experimental, with several laboratories 
doing both. The experimental work includes cutting-edge methodologies; 
the theoretical includes mathematical, computer, and engineering studies. 
Research and training activities of NACS take place within the laboratories 
of faculty in 14 participating departments: Animal and Avian Sciences, 
Bioengineering, Biology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer 
Engineering, English, Entomology, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Human 
Development, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Nutrition and Food Science, 
Philosophy, and Psychology. The Program requires the completion of two 
required core courses and three out of four core courses, including 
cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, cellular and 
molecular neuroscience, and cognitive science. The goal of the Program 
is to bring together the diverse perspectives and strengths of all the 
included disciplines in order to understand the working of the nervous 
system, the mind, and behavior. For more information, please visit our 
web site: http://www.nacs.umd.edu . 

Admissions Information 

Admission to the NACS Program requires a bachelor's degree from a 
recognized undergraduate institution. Course work in calculus is strongly 
recommended, as is some background in neuroscience, computational 
science, or cognitive science. Students with strong academic records but 
missing relevant coursework will be allowed to make up deficiencies. The 
Program requires the Graduate Record Examination scores; transcripts; 
statement of goals, research interests, and experiences; and three letters 
of recommendation. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 15 . 

Spring: 

Spring applications accepted only for UM Transfer Graduate Students. 

Applications must be received by September 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



The NACS Program emphasizes research training and thus requires only 
27 credits of course work over the first two years. Specific requirements 
include two core courses~a scientific ethics course and an introduction to 
neurosciences course~and three out of four core courses from among 
cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, cellular and 
molecular neuroscience, and cognitive science. A formal qualifying 
examination is given at the beginning of the third year to ensure that all 
students have a core knowledge of basic neuroscience, cognitive science, 
and computational neuroscience, and that each student has the 
knowledge and skills necessary to develop a dissertation proposal. By the 
end of their fourth year, students formally present their dissertation 
proposal and are admitted to candidacy. The dissertation is normally 
completed within two years of the proposal defense. 

Related Graduate Degree Programs () 

Several other graduate programs at the University of Maryland, College 
Park, have common interests and overlapping activities with the NACS 
Program. These include the graduate programs in Molecular and Cellular 
Biology; Cognitive Studies; Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics; 
and Nutritional Sciences. Many NACS Program faculty also have 
affiliations with these programs, and opportunities abound for students to 
take advantage of these programs. Further information about these 
programs may be obtained by writing to the Program Director. NACS has 
developed a very close collaboration with the National Institute of 
Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the NIH. 
NACS students can conduct research in cellular and molecular 
neurobiology and imaging of the human CNS with mentors at NIDCD, 
most of whom are NACS adjunct faculty. Thus, the NIDCD-NACS 
relationship extends research and training opportunities for students while 
they get their degrees from the NACS program. NACS has also developed 
a similar joint research program with researchers at the Children's 
National Medical Center (CNMC). 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Program, by virtue of its breadth, has access to the facilities of all the 
departments and Institutes of its faculty members. These include the 
Institute for Systems Research, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, 
Center for Automation Research, and the various well-equipped research 
laboratories and department facilities of the faculty. Animal facilities are 
available where necessary. 

Financial Assistance 



Graduate fellowships are available on a competitive basis to both entering 
and continuing students, while qualified students may also receive 
teaching assistantships. In addition, some of the faculty have graduate 
research assistantships for their students. There are also NIH graduate 
training grant fellowships for students interested in studying auditory 
neuroscience. 



Contact Information 



Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. Statement of goals, research interests, and experiences 



Program Director - Robert J. Dooling 

2123D Biology/Psychology Building, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5925 



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Fax:(301)314-9566 
dooling@psyc.umd.edu 

Graduate Director - Bill Idsardi 

1417 Marie Mount Hall, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-8376 

idsardi.umd.edu 

Admissions Director - Sandra Gordon-Salant 
01 19L Le Frak Hall, College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-4225 

sgordon@hesp.umd.edu 

Assistant Director - Pam Komarek 

2131 Biology-Psychology Building, College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-8910 

Fax:301-314-9566 

pkomarek@umd.edu 

http://www.nacs.umd.edu 
Courses: NACS 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Kinesiology 

Animal Sciences 

Nutrition 

Linguistics 

Hearing and Speech Sciences 

Clinical Audiology 

Psychology 

Human Development (Institute for Child Study) 

Engineering: Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Engineering: Bioengineering 

Computer Science 

Education: Human Development 

Nutrition (NUTR) 

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers courses that may 
involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of 
animals in teaching have the responisbility to contact the instructor, prior 
to course enrollment, to determine whether animals are to be used in the 
course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or 
required, and what alternatives, if any, are available. 

Abstract 



The Graduate Program in Nutrition is an interdepartmental program 
administered by the Department of Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC). It 
involves faculty from the Departments of Animal and Avian Sciences, 
Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, 
and Pediatrics (UMAB Campus), and scientists in nearby research 
institutions. The program offers graduate study leading to the M.S. and 
Ph.D. degrees in nutrition. Both M.S. and Ph.D. programs require 
completion of a research project either a thesis for the masters degree or 
a dissertation for the doctoral degree. A graduate faculty is responsible for 
graduate admission and curriculum maintenance. Currently, there are 
approximately 23 graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Program in 



Nutrition and and there are 18 graduate faculty members. Research 
interests of the faculty include; the genetic and metabolic basis for dietary 
requirements of animals and humans; nutritional biochemistry; nutritional 
aspects of chronic disease; international nutrition, community nutrition, 
food and nutrition policy; and nutrition, neuroscience and behavior. 
Programs of research are individually planned with the student and an 
appropriate Graduate Faculty Advisory Committee. 

Admissions Information 



Completion of a four-year Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution 
with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required. 
Preference is given to students having a Bachelor's degree in nutrition, 
chemistry, biology, food science, animal science or related fields. 
However, consideration will be given to others having adequate 
background courses and who demonstrate potential for a research career. 
A faculty member of the Graduate Program in Nutrition must agree to 
serve as an advisor or a prospective graduate student may not be 
admitted to the Program. Required background courses in order to be 
eligible to apply include: Mathematics sufficient to undertake upper level 
statistic courses- UMCP's equivalent of Math 1 15-Precalculus or better, 
one semester of the equivalent of UMCP's Chem 233-Organic Chemistry I 
(with lab),and one semester of the equivalent of UMCP's Chem 243- 
Organic Chemistry II (with lab). Preferred courses include(students 
admitted without the following courses may be required to take the 
equivalent), as part of their graduate program: one semester of the 
equivalent of UMCP's BCHM 461 -Biochemistry I, one semester of the 
equivalent of UMCP's BCHM 462-Biochemistry II, one semester of the 
equivalent of UMCP's BSCI 440-Mammalian Physiology, and one 
semester of the equivalent of UMCP's NFSC 440-Advanced Human 
Nutrition. Offers of admission (or rejection) are made by the Graduate 
School based upon the recommendation of the Director of the Graduate 
Program in Nutrition and the Graduate Faculty Admissions Committee. 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 

Complete application (all application materialsjncluding official transcripts, 

and official test scores) for both domestic and international students must 

be received by the deadline, December 15 . 

Spring: 

All students must apply by June 01 and Dec. 15. Complete application 

must be received by the deadline (all application materials, including 

official transcripts, and official test scores) June 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General Test. A minimum score of 500 is required in 
each of the Verbal and Quantitative sections and a score of 
3.5 - 6 is required in the Analytical Writing section. If the GRE 
general test was taken prior to October 2002, the minimum 
score required in each section of the GRE is 500, for a total of 
1500. 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. TOEFL-Test of English as a Foreign Language for 
International Applicants.a minimum score of 575 is required 
or a minimum computer base score of 232 is required. 

4. TSE-Test of Spoken English for International Students who 
wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistant Position is 
required. 



Degree Requirements 



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Master of Science (M.S.) 

Requirements for the M.S. degree in Nutrition are a minimum of 30 
graduate credits of course work including a minimum of 12 credits of 600 
level courses and a minimum of 6 graduate credits of masters thesis 
research (NFSC 799). A minimum g.p.a. of 3.0 is required to maintain 
good academic progress for graduation. The student must complete a 
thesis and successfully defend their research before a graduate faculty 
examining committee approved by the Graduate School. In addition the 
student must write a manuscript, i.e. one or more research papers based 
upon the thesis and be submitted to a refereed journal for review and 
publication. An average duration of a Master's project is 2-3 years 
depending upon prior education and experience. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Requirements for the Ph.D. degree in nutrition include a mastery of the 
broad fundamentals of nutrition as a science, as well as the demonstrated 
ability to conduct independent research. Course requirements include: a 
minimum of 27 graduate credits of course work including 9 credits of 
advanced nutriton course work.beyond the M.S. degree and 12 credits of 
NFSC 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research. A minimum g.p.a. of 3.0 is 
required to maintain good academic progress for graduation. Students are 
admitted to full candidacy for the Ph.D. upon passing a comprehensive 
written and oral exam on basic core knowledge of nutrition science and 
submittal of a research proposal. In addition the student must prepare and 
successfully defend a dissertation before their faculty advisory committee. 
The average duration of a Ph.D. degree program is 4 years, depending 
upon prior education and experience. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The program maintains equipment for conducting both basic and applied 
research through the individual participating faculty members. The 
facilities are located in the Departments of Nutrition and Food Science, 
Animal and Avian Sciences, Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, 
and Pediatrics (UMAB). There are also collaborative arrangements with 
the NIH, FDA, and USDA. The library facilities are extensive. In addition to 
our excellent campus libraries, we are a few miles from the National 
Archives, the National Agricultural Library, the Library of Congress, and 
the National Library of Medicine. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial support for graduate students is available on a competitive 
basis. The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers a limited 
number of graduate teaching assistantships. Applicants interested in a 
teaching assistant position should complete the Merit-Base Award Form 
and submit to the Graduate Program in Nutrition office by the stated 
graduate application deadline. International students who wish to be 
considered for a teaching assistant position must take the TSE test (Test 
of Spoken English). In addition international teaching assistants who are 
not native speakers of English are required by the University of Maryland 
to take part in the International Teaching Assistant evaluation. This 
includes international teaching assistants who may have been educated 
entirely in English and those with Bachelor and Master's degrees from 
universities in English-speaking countries. A limited number of research 
assistantships are available from grant funds with the student assisting in 
the research supported under the grant. The research often may be 
applicable to the thesis or dissertation. Research assistantships generally 
are not awarded until after students have attended classes and are known 
to faculty. The University of Maryland emphasizes diversity in its 
recruitment and support of graduate students. Other types of financial aid 
are also available, including a work-study program, grants, fellowships, 
and loans. 

Contact Information 



Additional information concerning admission requirements, courses, 
faculty, and facilities are available from: 

Sara Kao, Coordinator, Student Programs 
01 12 Skinner Building College Park 
MD 20742-7640 
Telephone: (301) 405-8980 
Fax:(301)314-3313 
sarakao@umd.edu 

http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/nfsc/staff.htm 

Dr. Liangli Yu, Director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition 

3303 Marie Mount Hall College Park State: MD 

MD 20742-7640 

Telephone: (301) 405-0761 

Fax:(301)314-3313 

Iyu5@umd.edu 

http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/nfsc/ 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Animal Sciences 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Anthropology 

Animal Sciences 

Kinesiology 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Food Science 

Family Science 



Philosophy (PHIL) 



Abstract 

The Department of Philosophy offers graduate study leading to the Master 
of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with emphasis on contemporary 
Anglo-American philosophy and the interaction of philosophy with other 
disciplines. Students normally enter the doctorate program without an 
M.A. degree, but the M.A. may be earned on the way to the Ph.D. While 
the Ph.D. program is suitable primarily for students who wish to enter a 
career in teaching and research at the college or university level, the M.A. 
program is appropriate for those who want to deepen and expand the 
knowledge they gained as undergraduates or who wish to develop 
competence in philosophy to apply to some other professional field. 

The Department operates two special interdisciplinary curricula, at both 
M.A. and Ph.D. levels. One is in Philosophy and the Sciences, which 
includes both a specialization in the Philosophy of Science and a 
specialization in Cognitive Science. These benefit from the presence of 
the rich array of science departments at the University of Maryland 
College Park, including Physics, Biology, Neuroscience, Computer 
Science, Psychology, and Linguistics. The other is a specialization in 
Politics, Philosophy and Public Policy, run in conjuction with the 
Department of Government, the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, 
and the School of Public Affairs. 



Admissions Information 

The Department requires for admission the results of the Graduate 
Record Examination, three letters of recommendation from previous 



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instructors, and a sample of the student's written work on a philosophical 
topic (normally one or two essays, totaling no more than twenty to twenty- 
five pages). M.A. admission requirements are less stringent than those for 
admission to the Ph.D. program, but the same supporting documents 
must be provided. 

Candidates with a high grade point average should normally have 
completed at least 1 8 credit hours (or the equivalent) of philosophy, 
including one course in logic, one in ethics, one in epistemology, 
metaphysics, or philosophy of mind, and two courses in the history of 
philosophy. 



permission of the Graduate Director. Other requirements include: a 
qualification in symbolic logic; at least two courses focusing primarily on a 
particular historical period or on particular figures in the history of 
philosophy; and presentation of a research paper at a Departmental 
colloquium in the latter stages of dissertation research. All Ph.D. students 
are also required to teach undergraduates for two semesters at an 
institution of higher learning, normally through the Department's teaching 
assistantship program. 



Foreign language skills are required only as demanded by the individual 
student's research. 



A candidate may be admitted to the curriculum in Philosophy and the 
Sciences (CPaS) with fewer than 18 hours in philosophy if the student has 
a strong background in science or in a cognate discipline in cognitive 
studies. For details concerning the curriculum within CPaS, students 
should consult the Chair of the CPaS Program (see below). 

Application Deadlines 



Partial credit toward the Ph.D. requirements may be awarded for relevant 
work done at other graduate institutions. The Director of Graduate Studies 
will make a specific determination in each case. 

Philosophy students pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy and the Sciences 
(CPaS) are subject to certain special requirements. Contact the CPaS 
Chair, or visit the Department's web-site, for details. 



Fall: 

Applications for admission with financial support (Assistantships or 

Fellowships) must be received by January 5 . 

Applications for admission without financial support must also be received 

by January 5 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Writing Sample (Philosophy Paper) 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

Students must complete ten three-hour courses, or a total of thirty hours 
of course work. Three of these courses must be Core Courses (Value 
Theory; Metaphysics, Mind and Language; and either Epistemology or 
Philosophy of Science). Three others must be graduate seminars offered 
by the Department. The presumption is that the other four courses will be 
graduate or upper-level undergraduate philosophy courses as well, but 
substitutions, including courses from other departments, are allowed with 
permission of the Graduate Director. As many of two of the ten required 
courses may be special MA Paper courses, enabling students to write the 
equivalent of an MA thesis if they wish. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Students who seek admission to the Ph.D. program normally should 
intend to pursue only full-time study toward that degree. 

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, students must complete 
twelve three-hour courses, or a total of thirty-six hours of course work. 
Three of these courses must be core courses (Value Theory; 
Metaphysics, Mind and Language; and either Epistemology or Philosophy 
of Science). Six others must be graduate seminars offered by the 
Department. The presumption is that the other four courses will be 
graduate or upper-level undergraduate philosophy courses as well, but 
substitutions, including courses from other departments, are allowed with 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, in the School of Public 
Affairs, engages in research, teaching, and curriculum development in the 
ethical and conceptual issues in public policy formation. The ten 
philosophers associated with the Institute offer graduate students 
expanded opportunities for coursework and research. 

In addition to the excellent libraries on campus, students are encouraged 
to utilize other libraries in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area, 
such as the Library of Congress, the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the 
Eisenhower Library on the campus of Johns Hopkins University. 

The Department sponsors a series of colloquia by visiting and local 
speakers throughout the academic year. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department administers a number of graduate assistantships and 
fellowships. Promising students have a good chance of receiving some 
fellowship support in the first year, with a further term of fellowship support 
once coursework is completed. Students awarded either an assistantship 
or a combination of assistantship and fellowship have a presumption of 
support through the fifth year of studies, provided that they remain in good 
standing. 

Contact Information 

Brochures describing the regular M.A. and Ph.D. programs in philosophy 
may be obtained by writing to the Committee on Graduate Admissions 
and Awards, Department of Philosophy. (All of this information is also 
available on the Department's web-site, at 

http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/.) Information concerning the curriculum in 
Philosophy and the Sciences may be obtained from the Chairperson, 
Committee on Philosophy and the Sciences. Information concerning the 
curriculum in Politics, Philosophy and Public Policy may be obtained from 
the Chairperson, Committee for Politics, Philosophy and Public Policy. All 
inquiries should be addressed care of the Department of Philosophy, 
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. 

Dr Jeffrey Bub, Chair, Committee for Philosophy and the Sciences (CPaS) 

Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405 5697 



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Fax:(301)405 5690 
jbub@carnap.umd.edu 

http://www.philosophy.umd.edu 

Dr Karol Soltan, Chair, Committee on Politics, Philosophy and Public 

Policy 

Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College 

Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301)405 4135 

Fax:(301)405 5690 

ksoltan@umd.edu 

http://www.puaf.umd.edu/IPPP/ 

Dr Jeffrey Bub, Director of Graduate Admissions 

Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405 5697 

Fax:(301)405 5690 

jbub@umd.edu 

http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/ 
Courses: PHIL 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 



Physics (PHYS) 



Abstract 

The Department of Physics includes programs in many areas of current 
research interest. These include: astrophysics, atomic molecular and 
optical physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmic ray & 
particle astrophysics, dynamical systems, elementary particle theory, fluid 
dynamics, general relativity, high energy physics, many-body theory, 
materials research, non-linear dynamics and chaos, nuclear physics, 
particle accelerator research, plasma physics, quantum computing, 
quantum electronics and optics, quantum field theory, space physics, 
statistical mechanics and superconductivity. 

Admissions Information 



areas may be admitted but will be expected to remedy such deficiencies 
as soon as possible. 

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), including the Advanced 
Physics test, is required for admission. In rare instances, this requirement 
may be waived. The average GRE Advanced Physics test score is 785. 
The average gpa for students educated in U.S. institutions is 3.7. A 
minimum overall score of 575 on the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language is required of applicants from non-English speaking countries. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. GRE Physics 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. Transcript from all institutions where you have taken 9 or 
more credits 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics are set in 
general terms to allow the individual student as much freedom as possible 
to prepare a course of study suited to individual needs. These 
requirements are: competence in basic physics indicated by a satisfactory 
performance on a qualifying examination and in a graduate laboratory; 
attendance in a departmental research seminar; the giving of an oral 
Preliminary Research Presentation to demonstrate the ability to organize 
and orally present a topic of current research interest in physics; a paper 
as evidence of the ability to organize and present a written scholarly report 
on contemporary research prior to candidacy; advanced course study 
outside the student's field of specialization consisting of two advanced 
courses (six credits), at least one of which must be a physics course at the 
700 level or above; PHYS 624 or 625 for students with theoretical theses; 
and research competence through active participation in at least two 
hours of seminar, 1 2 hours of thesis research, and the presentation and 
defense of an original dissertation. 



Because of the large number of qualified applicants, the Department of 
Physics has had to restrict formal admission to the Graduate School to 
those who have shown particularly outstanding work in their 
undergraduate records or who have already done satisfactory work in key 
senior-level courses at the University of Maryland. Students who have 
less outstanding records but who show special promise may be given 
provisional admission under special circumstances. Regular admission 
will then depend on the satisfactory completion of existing deficiencies. A 
faculty adviser will inform each of these students what background he or 
she lacks and what he or she must accomplish to achieve regular 
admission. Thus, the Department hopes to offer an opportunity for 
advanced study in physics to all qualified students. 



Master of Science (M.S.) 

The Department offers both thesis and non-thesis options in its Master of 
Science program. The Departmental requirements for the non-thesis 
option include: a total of 30 credits excluding research credits; at least four 
courses of the general physics sequence; a graduate laboratory unless 
specially exempted; a paper as evidence of ability to organize and present 
a written scholarly report on contemporary research; and the passing at 
the master's level of one section of the Ph.D. qualifying exam. The thesis 
option's requirements include at least four courses of the general physics 
sequence, a graduate laboratory unless specially exempted, and the 
passing of an oral examination including a defense of thesis. 



Students who enter the graduate program are normally expected to have 
strong backgrounds in physics, including intermediate-level courses in 
mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, physical optics, 
and modern physics. A student with deficiencies in one or more of these 



Facilities and Special Resources 



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Current research in the Department spans an immense range of 
theoretical and experimental work on the forefront of knowledge, far too 
large to describe here. Details of the work in the various fields, and the 
faculty and facilities involved can be found at the Departmental web site, 
www.physics.umd.edu. 

Out of the 70 professorial faculty members, approximately 60 engage in 
separately budgeted research; 90 faculty members at other ranks also 
engage in research. In 2005-06, approximately 160 graduate students 
also participated in research under stipends. The current federal support 
for research amounts to approximately 19 million dollars annually, 
attesting to both the size and the quality of the program. 

There are close academic ties with the Institute of Physical Science and 
Technology on the campus; members of the Institute supervise graduate 
research and also teach physics courses. Faculty members in the 
departments of Astronomy and Electrical Engineering also frequently 
direct thesis research. 



Telephone: (301) 405-5982 

Fax:(301)405-4061 

lohara@physics.umd.edu 

http://www.physics.umd.edu/ 

Courses: PHYS 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Astronomy 
Biophysics 

Plant Science (PLSC) 

Abstract 



In addition to using College Park campus facilities, graduate students can 
utilize resources of nearby federal laboratories under certain conditions. 

The University of Maryland is located within the metropolitan area of 
Washington, D.C., where it enjoys the proximity of a large number of 
outstanding institutions, such as NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, 
the Naval Research Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the 
Department of Energy, the National Institute of Health, the Library of 
Congress, and other federal institutions. The Department works closely 
with certain research groups at some of these institutions. In order to 
facilitate graduate study in the Washington area, the Department of 
Physics has adjunct professors in certain government laboratories. 

Students who desire to do graduate work in physics at a government 
agency should contact a member of the graduate faculty in the 
Department. 

Financial Assistance 



The Department offers both teaching and research assistantships. In 
2005-2006 approximately 50 teaching assistants and 160 research 
assistants worked in the Department. Summer research stipends for 
advanced graduate students are customary, and a few summer teaching 
assistantships are available. 

The deadline for all applications is February 1 . 

Graduate students also can seek full-time or part-time employment in the 
many government and industry laboratories located within a few miles of 
the campus. 

Contact Information 

A booklet is available regarding the graduate program in physics. 
Graduate Study in Physics is a guidebook to procedural requirements and 
rules concerning the acquisition of higher degrees. Various brochures are 
available which describe the program's research activities and personnel. 
For more information, contact: 

Mrs. Linda O'Hara, Secretary 

Graduate Entrance Committee 

1 120 Physics Building Department of Physics University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 



The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) 
directs the graduate program in Plant Science (PLSC). The program 
advances graduate training and research at all levels of organization: from 
the genomic and molecular level to the whole organism, to agricultural 
systems and to natural and designed ecosystems. The program's faculty 
provide education and training in a wide variety of plant science related 
disciplines including Functional Genomics and Molecular Physiology, 
Plant Conservation Biology and Ecology, Plant Protection and 
Management and Landscape Management. The program offers graduate 
study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 

Admissions Information 



Admission to the program requires a baccalaureate from an accredited 
college or university in the United States or the equivalent in a foreign 
country. Applicants are expected to have a 3.0 cumulative grade point 
average (4.0 scale) in all previous academic work. In addition, applicants 
should have at least 1 6 credit-hours of prior course work in calculus, 
physics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, genetics or statistics. 
Promising students lacking this general preparation may be provisionally 
admitted to the program and may be required to correct course work 
deficiencies within one year of enrollment. The Graduate Record 
Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants to the Plant Science 
Program. International students must submit the results of the TOEFL 
English exam. The program's admission committee, chaired by the 
graduate coordinator, reviews all applications to the Plant Science 
graduate program. The committee will assess the credentials (academic 
transcripts, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and statement of 
personal goals) of each applicant and determine if the applicant is 
acceptable for full admission, acceptable for provisional admission or 
unacceptable for admission. For applicants acceptable for provisional 
admission the committee will recommend the deficiencies or requirements 
that the student must meet upon subsequent enrollment. The graduate 
coordinator will report to the faculty the recommendations of the 
admission committee and identify potential faculty to serve as research 
advisors. Admission is dependent on the availability of a faculty member 
in the proposed area of study who is willing to assume the responsibility or 
advising. Once a suitable research advisor is identified the graduate 
coordinator notifies the Graduate School of the Departments 
recommendation on admission status. Only the Graduate School can 
extend an offer of admission. 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 



All applicant's (Domestic and International) materials must be received by 
February 1 . 



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Spring: 

All applicant's (Domestic and International) materials must be received by 

June 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



Education Center, Beltsville MD; Southern Maryland Research and 
Education Facility, Upper Marlboro MD; Wye Research and Education 
Center, Queenstown MD; Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education 
Center, Salisbury MD) further enhance the facilities and resources 
available to the program 



Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General(required) 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statement of Research Interest 

4. Academic Transcripts 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. degree requires demonstration of a high level of competence in 
the discipline and the completion of original, advanced research which is 
presented in a departmental seminar and as a doctoral dissertation. At a 
minimum, the Ph.D. student is required to complete course work 
equivalent to what is normally expected of a M.S. student plus 12 credits 
of dissertation research. In addition, students are required to have a 
second semester of a graduate level biochemistry or a statistics course. 
The group of formal courses selected should form a logical and coherent 
whole that will provide the student with sufficient depth in the area of 
specialization to be fully competent to carry out the dissertation research 
planned and to work successfully as a professional. Details regarding the 
specific course requirements of the Ph.D. program of study are available 
from the department. Admission to doctoral candidacy requires that the 
student pass both a written and an oral comprehensive examination. 
Completion of the Ph.D. degree includes successful defense of the 
dissertation in addition to completion of required course work. 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The master's program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option. The 
thesis option program requires a minimum of 30 semester credits, 
including six credits of research, beyond the B.S. degree. Students are 
required to complete 12 credits of course work at the 600-level or above, 
including two credits of seminar (798) and have one semester each of 
400-level (or higher) biochemistry, plant physiology, and statistics which 
may be completed as part of a B.S. or M.S. degree program. A thesis, 
based on the student's research, as well as the presentation of research 
results to a departmental seminar and a defense of the thesis in an oral 
examination, are required for the degree. 

The non-thesis option is offered for students who do not intend to pursue 
further studies beyond the M.S., and whose career objectives will not 
require skills or competence in research. The non-thesis option requires a 
minimum of 30 semester credits of course work beyond the B.S. degree, 
but in general, non-thesis M.S. students complete more course work than 
that required for the thesis option: a total of 18 credits at the 600 level or 
above, and a minimum of 15 credits in a major area. Non-thesis M.S. 
students are also required to write two scholarly papers, to present a 
seminar on the contents of each, and to pass a written and an oral 
comprehensive examination. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The majority of laboratory space and offices for faculty in the Department 
are located at the College Park Campus in the Plant Science Building and 
H. J. Patterson Hall. Laboratories are equipped for chemical, biochemical, 
molecular, genomic and physiological research in plant science. Extensive 
controlled-environment facilities, a state-of-the-art greenhouse and a 
network of commodity-oriented field research farms (Western Maryland 
Research and Education Center, Sharpsburg MD; Central Maryland 
Research and Education Center, Clarksville MD; Turfgrass Research and 



Students have access to a computer laboratory in the department and a 
comprehensive computer center located on campus. The University 
Libraries on campus and the National Agriculture Library located nearby, 
supplemented by the Library of Congress, make the library resources 
accessible to students among the best in the nation. Many of the 
Department's projects are conducted in cooperation with other 
departments on campus and with professionals at the headquarters of the 
Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of 
Agriculture located three miles from campus in Beltsville. Scientists at the 
Geologic Survey, the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, National 
Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, Smithsonian, and National 
Park Service, as well as other agencies, have cooperated with the 
Department's faculty on various projects. Scientists from some of these 
agencies have adjunct appointments in the Department, have taught 
special courses at the University, and participate on graduate committees. 

Financial Assistance 



A limited number of research assistantships and teaching assistantships 
are available for qualified applicants. There is strong competition for these 
awards, and candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as 
early as possible in the semester preceding anticipated enrollment in the 
Department. 

Contact Information 

For more specific information on the program, contact: 

Dr. Gary D. Coleman 

Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Achitecture, University of 

Maryland, 2102 Plant Sciences Building 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-4371 

Fax:301-314-9308 

gcoleman@umd.edu 

http://www.psla.umd.edu/GradPL/index.cfm 

Ms. Susan Burk 

Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture, University of 

Maryland, 2102 Plant Sciences Building 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-6244 

Fax:301-314-9308 

sburk@umd.edu 

http://www.psla.umd.edu/GradPL/index.cfm 

Courses: NRSC HORT PLSC 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Agricultural Experiment Station 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics 

Biology 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

College of Life Sciences 

Entomology 



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Maryland Cooperative Extension & Agricultural Experiment Station 

Molecular and Cell Biology 

Turfgrass Research Unit - College Park 



Psychology (PSYC) 



Abstract 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



Psychology is a remarkably broad field that studies mind and behavior at 
all levels of analysis ranging from the micro to the macro; from single cells 
to complex systems; from individuals to groups and cultures; and from 
invertebrates to humans. Some of these endeavors connect with the 
biological sciences and others with the social sciences. As analytical, 
methodological, and theoretical advances in one domain increasingly 
influence developments in another, psychologists collaborate in ever 
greater numbers with scientists in neighboring disciplines, resulting in new 
subfields that blend the biological and social sciences. 

Our department reflects well this combined diversity of and collaborations 
among approaches. In recognition of this fact, we organized our training 
structure into 5 Ph.D. program areas: 

- Clinical 



■ Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS) 

■ Counseling 

- Developmental 

■ Social, Decision, and Organizational Science (SDOS) 



Application Requirements 

1. GRE General required 

2. GRE Subject recommended 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. Transcripts 

5. Statement of Goals and Research Experiences 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

In addition to a quantitative core consisting of three courses, all students 
are required to take three core courses in areas outside their specialty 
program. These core courses are designed to provide a breadth of 
knowledge in psychology. Additionally, each program has requisite 
coursework and comprehensive examinations. A minimum of 12 credit 
hours for the dissertation is required for a doctoral degree. In addition to 
attending classes, students are expected to take part in research. 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

The M.S. degree requirements are a research thesis (6 credit hours) and 
24 credit hours including two courses in statistics. The department does 
not offer a terminal M.S. Rather, students admitted to the graduate 
program often earn the M.S. en route to the Ph.D. 



Research collaborations across areas are common and we encourage 
students to consider training across areas as well. The Department's 
doctoral programs in both Clinical and Counseling Psychology have been 
approved by the American Psychological Association. School Psychology, 
also an APA approved program, is offered in the College of Education. 

Admissions Information 

The Department accepts only those applicants who have demonstrated 
competence for completing the requirements of the doctoral degree. All of 
the programs offer doctoral level programs and do not accept students 
who are interested in terminal Master of Science degrees. The typical 
student admitted to the graduate program has an overall undergraduate 
grade point average of 3.5 or above, a psychology grade point average 
over 3.5, Verbal and Quantitative GRE scores above 600, appropriate 
background experiences, outstanding letters of recommendation, research 
experience and/or previous relevant work experience, and goals 
congruent with the program. The Department of Psychology encourages 
applications from members of racial/ethnic minority groups. 

To be considered for admission for the fall semester, all application 
materials must be submitted by December 1st of the prior year. 

Students admitted to the graduate program often earn the M.S. en route to 
the Ph.D., however, this varies across specialty areas and the specific 
requirements within a given specialty area should be consulted. All 
students must be full-time until completion of all requirements of the 
doctoral program other than the dissertation have been met. 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department shares a building with the Biology Department and is 
centrally situated on campus near three libraries and the student union. 
The Department has state-of-the-art laboratories, computer facilities, and 
video equipment. The geographic location in a suburb of Washington, 
D.C. provides access to a wide variety of laboratory and training facilities 
in governmental and other agencies. In addition, we are near the national 
headquarters for The American Psychological Association and The 
American Psychological Society. 

The Department follows all regulations involved in the use of human 
subjects and animals. 

Financial Assistance 



The Department attempts to provide financial aid for all incoming students, 
although aid is not guaranteed. The different possible types of financial 
support include fellowships (nominated by the department), teaching 
assistantships, research assistantships, work on campus, and funded 
externships. 

Contact Information 

Additional information concerning the graduate program including specific 
specialty area information may be obtained by accessing our website at 
http://www.bsos.umd.edu/psyc/ 



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Graduate Coordinator 

Room 1141 Biology-Psychology Bldg. 

MD 20742-4411 

Telephone: (301) 405-5865 

Fax:(301)314-9566 

psyc-qrad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/psyc/ 

Courses: PSYC PSYC 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biology 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Advanced Computer Studies, UM Institute for (UMIACS) 

Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) 

Counseling and Personnel Services 

Education: Counseling and Personnel Services 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 

Family Science 

Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 
(PHHS) 

Abstract 



The Department of Health Services Administration offers a Ph.D. program 
in Health Services. The goal of this program is to provide interdisciplinary 
training in research, practice, and policy analysis relevant to the planning, 
administration, management, and evaluation of health and public health 
programs. The degree program prepares students to advance research, 
policy, and practice to improve access, cost, and quality of health 
services, with a particular emphasis on federal and state health policy. 

In recent years there has been increasing national interest in the field of 
health services, driven by an aging population, nearly 47 million uninsured 
Americans, rising health care costs, growing health disparities, and the 
increase in manmade and natural disasters such as 9-11 and Hurricane 
Katrina. Amelioration of any of these problems will require professionals 
with a strong knowledge base and research expertise in health services 
delivery systems and health care management. The Ph.D. program in 
Health Services will provide this training, addressing local, state, and 
national issues in health care services, health care delivery and 
management, health services policy, disparities in access to care, long 
term care, chronic disease and disability care, and financing and 
economics in public health services delivery. 

Admissions Information 



received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

Applications for the doctoral program in Health Services are reviewed with 
consideration to the following criteria: 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 



6. 
7. 



Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA 

Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicable 

GRE scores taken within the past 5 years 

3 letters of recommendation that address the applicant's 

academic capabilities and probability of success in graduate 

school 

Statement of professional goals and interests and their 

congruence with those of the program 

Relevant academic and work experience 

Completion of prerequisites: Introduction to Microeconomics 

and Financial Accounting (transfers from undergraduate or 

post-baccalaureate work is acceptable) 



Applicants to the Ph.D. program in Health Services should be sure to 
use the PHHS major code when seleting the program on the 
Graduate School application. 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services (Ph.D.) 

Students entering the Ph.D. program in Health Services must have 
completed a master's degree in Health Administration, Health Services, 
Health Policy, Health Care Economics, Business Administration, or a 
related field. If the student's completed master's degree does not include 
public health content in the five core areas of health services 
administration, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, 
and social and behavioral sciences, these courses will need to be 
completed in addition to a minimum of 42 credit hours of advanced course 
work required in the Ph.D. program. 

The 42 credit hours of advanced course work includes a minimum of 21 
credit hours in methods for health services research, a minimum of 9 
hours of credits in a cognate area (approved by the faculty advisor), and 
12 credit hours of dissertation research. Doctoral students advance to 
candidacy by completing a written comprehensive exam and an oral 
defense of their dissertation proposal. In addition to the 42 credit hours of 
coursework, the written comprehensive exam, and the proposal defense, 
students must successfully complete a doctoral dissertation and an oral 
dissertation defense. 



To apply to the doctoral program in Health Services, applicants must 
complete the University of Maryland Graduate School application and 
provide additional information as described below under "Application 
Requirements". The Graduate School application and instructions can be 
found online at http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/qss/admission.htm . All 
applications are considered for Fall enrollment only; this program does not 
accept applications for Spring semester admission. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

To be considered for Fall enrollment completed applications must be 



Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department of Health Services Administration is home to the Center 
on Aging, established in 1974. In addition, the department houses the 
Gliner Center for Humor Communication and Health, the Osher Lifelong 
Learning Institute, and RSVP International. Current external funding 
comes from a wide variety of federal, foundation, state, local and private 
donor sources. 

The proximity of the University of Maryland, College Park to the nation's 
capital offers prospective students unparalleled opportunities for 
internships and research experiences in public health, including 



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placements at the National Institutes of Health, the CDC Washington 
Office, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ChildrenOs 
National Medical Center, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental 
Hygiene, and many other national, state, and local health agencies. The 
diversity of cultural and socioeconomic groups, communities, industries, 
and health organizations provides a rich environment for learning, 
research, public policy analysis, and service. 

Financial Assistance 



Contact Information 

Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, PhD 

Department of Health Services Administration HHP Building (#255) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-2469 

lasr@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/hlsa/ 

Courses: HLSA 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



Aging, Center on 

Public Health: Master of Public Health— Biostatistics 

Public Health: Master of Health Administration 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Environmental Health Sciences 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Epidemiology 

Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 

Public Health: Public and Community Health Ph.D. 

Family Studies 

Kinesiology 

Health Education 



Public Health: Master of Public Health- 
Biostatistics (BIOS) 

Abstract 



The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is pleased to offer a 
Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Biostatistics. 
Biostatistics is a science that addresses theory and techniques for 
describing, analyzing, and interpreting health data. Although biostatistics 
draws on quantitative methods from fields such as statistics, operations 
research, economics, and mathematics, the discipline is primarily focused 
on their applications to problems in the biological, health, and medical 
sciences. 



The proximity of the University of Maryland, College Park to the nation's 
capital offers prospective students unparalleled opportunities for 
internships and research experiences in public health, including 
placements at the National Institutes of Health, the CDC Washington 
Office, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's 
National Medical Center, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental 
Hygiene, and many other national, state, and local health agencies. The 
diversity of cultural and socioeconomic groups, communities, industries, 
and health organizations provides a rich environment for learning, 
research, public policy analysis, and service. 



Admissions Information 

To apply to the MPH program with a concentration in Biostatistics, 
applicants must complete the University of Maryland Graduate School 
application and provide additional information as described below under 
"Application Requirements". The Graduate School application and 
instructions can be found online at 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/qss/admission.htm . 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

To be considered for Fall enrollment completed applications must be 

received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

Applications for the MPH program with concentration in Biostatistics are 
reviewed with consideration to the following criteria: 

1 . Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA 

2. Undergraduate transcripts 

3. GRE scores taken within the past 5 years 

4. 3 letters of recommendation that address the applicant's 
academic capabilities and probability of success in graduate 
school 

5. Statement of goals and interests and their congruence with 
those of the program 

6. Relevant academic/work experience, including previous 
coursework in mathematics, statistical methods, and/or 
statistical software packages. 

Applicants to the MPH program with concentration in Biostatistics 
should be sure to use the major code BIOS when selecting the 
program on the Graduate School Application. 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Public Health with concentration in Biostatistics (M.P.H.) 

The Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Biostatistics is 
a 43-credit professional degree, administered by the Department of 
Epidemiology and Biostatistics. All MPH students with concentration in 
Biostatistics will complete 5 public health core courses, 8 courses in the 
biostatistics cognate area, an internship, and a capstone project or thesis. 
Students completing the project take 2 elective courses and students 
completing a thesis take 1 elective course (using the other 3 elective 
credits toward the thesis). 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Olivia Carter-Pokras, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and epidemiologist. 
Dr. Carter-Pokras has conducted health disparities research in the 
Federal government and academia. Her research has mainly focused on 
the intersection of epidemiology and health policy to address Latino 
health. She is the Principal Investigator for a NHLBI cultural competency 
and health disparities academic award, a state tobacco disparities 
evaluation contract, and a community based participatory research grant 
from NICHD on oral health of Latino and Ethiopian children and their 
mothers. She conducts health assessments of Latinos in Baltimore and 



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Montgomery County in close partnership with local government and 
community based organizations. Dr. Carter-Pokras is a member of the 
Board of Directors for the American College of Epidemiology, and the 
Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. 



computational statistics. This series of works can be applied to cancer 
classification, genetic determination of diseases, etc. Dr. Wu has also 
worked on longitudinal data analysis when she joined a research group 
studying HIV. 



Xin He, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of 
Epidemiology and Biostatistics, He completed his PhD in Statistics from 
the University of Missouri. His previous degrees include a B.S. in Statistics 
and a B.A. in Economics, both from Peking University. His area of 
research interest is in the areas of longitudinal and survival analysis, with 
a current emphasis on semiparametric analysis of panel count data. 

Maria Khan, P.h.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of 
Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology 
from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Khanls training in international 
health, womenLs health, infectious diseases, drug dependence as a 
determinant of HIV/AIDS, epidemiologic and demographic analytic 
methods provide her with the unique capabilities to study the social 
determinants of STI/HIV in local and global populations. 

Dushanka Kleinman, D.D.S., M.P.H. is a Professor and Associate Dean of 
Research in the School of Public Health. She is a dentist and a board 
certified specialist in dental public health. Her research has included 
epidemiologic studies of dental, oral and craniofacial diseases, oral cancer 
and HIV-related conditions. She has participated in the development of 
several Surgeon General reports and was the co-executive editor of Oral 
Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (2000). Dr. Kleinman 
has a particular interest in enhancing the understanding and elimination of 
health disparities, with a focus on the role of factors that transcend health 
conditions such as health determinants, health promotion interventions 
and health literacy. 

Dr. Mei-Ling Ting Lee is Professor and Director of the Biostatistics 
Research Center at the University of Maryland. Her research is focused in 
the following areas: (a) Statistical Methods for High Throughput Data 
Obtained from Microarray Gene Expression Studies, Genomewide 
Association Studies, and Proteomic Studies using Mass Spectrometry; (b) 
Threshold Regression Models for Risk Assessments: with Applications in 
Cancer, Environmental Research and Occupational Exposure; (c) Rank- 
based Nonparametric Tests for Correlated Data: with Applications in 
Epidemiology and Genomics; (d) Lifetime Data Analysis; (e) Multivariate 
Distributional Theory and Applications; (f) Statistical Applications in 
Microbiology and Pharmacokinetics. 

Sunmin Lee, Sc.D. is an Assistant Professor and a social epidemiologist 
with a main research interest in social determinants of health. She has 
examined the effects of job and caregiving stress, marital transitions, and 
socioeconomic status on cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline in 
elderly using cohort studies. Her recent work focuses on investigating 
multilevel (individual-, neighborhood-, and school-level) predictors of 
adolescent obesity trends using longitudinal data, and investigating health 
disparities of Asian Americans. 

Brit I. Saksvig, Ph.D., M.H.S. is a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. 
Saksvig received her masters and doctorate degrees from the Johns 
Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research 
interests focus on dietary and physical activity behaviors and their 
association with the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Saksvig's primary 
interest is in developing and evaluating school and community-based 
interventions for children and adolescents. 

Tongtong Wu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and biostatistician. Her 
current research interests include survival analysis, computational 
statistics, and statistical genetics. For survival analysis, she focuses on 
semi/nonparametric modeling and two-stage design. She works on 
multicategory classification and variable selection in the field of 



Deborah Rohm Young, Ph.D. is a physical activity epidemiologist with 
research experience and publications in physical activity assessment in 
community-based populations, evaluation of health benefits associated 
with physical activity, and determinants and adherence of physical activity 
behavior. Her research interests focus on physical activity behavior and its 
association with cardiovascular disease prevention. She has a primary 
interest in developing and evaluating community-based physical activity 
interventions, particularly in population subgroups that are known to be 
underactive. Much of her research has focused on working with minority 
and female samples. She has led and participated in a number of 
extramurally-funded projects evaluating the effects of community-based 
interventions on physical activity, obesity and weight gain prevention, and 
cardiovascular disease risk factors. 



Guangyu Zhang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor. She obtained her PhD 
in 2007 from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, 
School of Public Health. Her major research interest is in the missing data 
field. She is also interested in the applications of biostatistics to the public 
health-related topics, such as obesity, hypertension, HIV/AIDs, aging, and 
cancer. 

Financial Assistance 

Contact Information 

Department Chair: Deborah Rohm Young, PhD 

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3310 HHP Building (#255) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-0271 

dryoung@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/epib/ 

Courses: EPIB 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Epidemiology 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Environmental Health Sciences 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 

Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 

Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Health Administration 

Public Health: Public and Community Health Ph.D. 

Family Studies 

Kinesiology 

Health Education 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 
(CHED) 

Abstract 



The Department offers graduate study leading to the Master Public Health 
(MPH) in Community Health Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy 
degree in Public and Community Health. The graduate programs are 



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designed to prepare professional health educators with specific skills and 
the ability to implement theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. 



The Department has research specializations in a variety of areas 
including: 



The mission of the MPH program is to promote the development of 
professional community health educators who understand the science, 
theory, and practice of public health and can apply this knowledge toward 
the enhancement of health status of communities. The MPH program is 
designed as a professional degree to prepare community health educators 
working in public health service as practitioners, administrators, 
supervisors, educators, consultants and researchers. Students will 
participate in both academic and applied training in program planning and 
implementation, program evaluation, public policy analysis, research, and 
management. 



] Minority health/social inequalities in health 

D Alcohol and drug abuse 

] Safety and health 

] Sexual health 

] Adolescent health and risk behavior 

] Violence prevention/community violence 

] Public health communication and media development 

] Public Health Informatics 

] Access to health care 

] Treatment of nicotine dependence 



Degree programs may be completed either full-time or part-time. Faculty 
support coursework, research and practice experiences in many areas, 
including: public health; health behavior; adolescent health; women's 
health; and minority health. Faculty hold doctoral degrees in public health, 
psychology, health education, sociology and epidemiology. The 
Department offers excellent research and laboratory facilities including the 
Laboratory for Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention, the Public 
Health Informatics Laboratory, and The Center for Health Behavior 
Research, individualized attention and flexibility in program planning. 

Admissions Information 



An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 is required for admission to the 
MPH program. In addition, the Department requires satisfactory GRE 
scores, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose from 
all applicants. Completed admission applications (those that include all 
supporting materials) must be received by January 15th to be considered 
for Fall enrollment. 



Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Complete applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

D 1. GRE General 

a 2. Three letters of Recommendation 

] 3. Statement of Purpose 

D 4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume 

5. Completed On-line Application 

Applicants to the MPH in Community Health Education should be sure to 
use "CHED" as the 4-letter program/major code when selecting the 
program on the UMD Graduate School On-line Application. 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Public Health in Community Health Education (M.P.H.) 

The MPH in Community Health Education is a 42-credit program which 
includes coursework, an internship, and a MPH project or a thesis. 



Specialized laboratories operating within the Department include: 

] The Public Health Informatics and Communications Research 

Laboratory 

D The Laboratory for Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention 

D The Center for Health Behavior Research 

The proximity of the nation's capital, the National Institutes of Health, the 
National Library of Medicine, and the Library of Congress render the 
University of Maryland unusually well suited for graduate work in public 
and community health education. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers a limited number of fellowships, and graduate 
teaching and research assistantships. 

Contact Information 



For additional information please contact: 

Graduate Studies Director 

2387 SPH Building University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-2464 

Fax:301-314-9167 

ksharp1@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/dpch/ 

Courses: HLTH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



Environmental Health Sciences 
Biostatistics 



Facilities and Special Resources 



Public Health: Master of Public Health- 
Public Health: Master of Public Health 
Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 
Public Health: Master of Public Health-Epidemiology 
Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 
Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 
Public Health: Master of Health Administration 
Public Health: Public and Community Health Ph.D. 
Family Studies 

Kinesiology 



Public Health: Master of Public Health- 
Environmental Health Sciences (MIEH) 



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Abstract 



The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health offers a Master of 
Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Environmental Health 
Sciences. Environmental Health Science is a discipline that investigates 
biological, chemical, and physical factors that affect the health of a 
community. Focusing on interrelationships between people and their 
environments, the discipline seeks to translate environmental health 
research into effective public health practice; promote human health and 
well-being; and foster safe and healthy environments. Environmental 
public health scientists address issues such as the control of epidemic 
diseases, food and water safety, treatment and disposal of liquid and 
airborne wastes, elimination of workplace stressors, and the role of 
environment in chronic illnesses. Environmental health sciences 
professionals also tackle the effects of long-range problems, including the 
effects of toxic chemicals and radioactive waste, acidic deposition, 
depletion of the ozone layer, and global warming on human health. 

Admissions Information 



To apply to the MPH program with a concentration in Environmental 
Health Sciences, applicants must complete the University of Maryland 
Graduate School application and provide additional information as 
described below under "Application Requirements". The Graduate School 
application and instructions can be found online at 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/qss/admission.htm . 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

To be considered for fall enrollement completed applications must be 

received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 



The MPH with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences is a 42- 
credit professional degree. All MPH students with concentration in 
Environmental Health Sciences will complete 5 public health core courses, 
7 courses in the environmental health sciences cognate area, an 
internship, and a capstone project or thesis. Students completing a project 
take 2 elective courses (within the cognate area) and students completing 
a thesis take 1 elective course and apply 1 elective toward the thesis. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The proximity of the University of Maryland, College Park to the nation's 
capital offers prospective students unparalleled opportunities for 
internships and research experiences in public health, including 
placements at the National Institutes of Health, the CDC Washington 
Office, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's 
National Medical Center, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental 
Hygiene, and many other national, state, and local health agencies. The 
diversity of cultural and socioeconomic groups, communities, industries, 
and health organizations provides a rich environment for learning, 
research, public policy analysis, and service. 

Financial Assistance 

Contact Information 



Acting Director: Betty Dabney, Ph.D. 

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health 3310 HHP Building 

(#255) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-6583 

bdabney@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/miaeh/ 
Courses: MIEH 



Application Requirements 

Applications for the MPH program with concentration in Environmental 
Health Sciences are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria: 

1 . Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA 

2. Undergraduate transcripts 

3. GRE scores taken within the past 5 years 

4. 3 letters of recommendation that address the applicant's 
academic capabilities and probability of success in graduate 
school 

5. Statement of goals and interests and their congruence with 
those of the program 

6. Relevant academic/work experience, including previous 
coursework in mathematics, statistical methods, and/or 
statistical software packages. 

Applicants to the MPH program with concentration in Environmental 
Health Sciences should be sure to use the major code MIEH when 
selecting the program on the Graduate School Application. 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Public Health with concentration in Environmental Health 
Sciences (M.P.H.) 



Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Master of Public Health— Biostatistics 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Epidemiology 

Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 

Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Health Administration 

Public Health: Public and Community Health Ph.D. 

Family Studies 

Kinesiology 

Health Education 



Public Health: Master of Public Health- 
Epidemiology (EPDM) 

Abstract 



The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is pleased to offer a 
Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Epidemiology. 
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of the 
varying rates of diseases, injuries, and other health states in human 
populations. As the fundamental science underlying public health practice, 
epidemiology provides the conceptual and practical tools necessary for 



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the study of public health problems and the design of adequate control 
measures. Although epidemiology shares concerns with disciplines such 
as biology, psychology, medicine, and public policy, its importance stems 
from its consideration of disease as a population-based phenomenon 
within an environmental context. 



concentration in Epidemiology will complete 5 public health core courses, 
8 courses in the epidemiology cognate area, an internship, and a 
capstone project or thesis. Students completing a project take 2 elective 
courses (within the cognate area) and students completing a thesis take 1 
elective course. 



The proximity of the University of Maryland, College Park to the nation's 
capital offers prospective students unparalleled opportunities for 
internships and research experiences in public health, including 
placements at the National Institutes of Health, the CDC Washington 
Office, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's 
National Medical Center, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental 
Hygiene, and many other national, state, and local health agencies. The 
diversity of cultural and socioeconomic groups, communities, industries, 
and health organizations provides a rich environment for learning, 
research, public policy analysis, and service. 

Admissions Information 

To apply to the MPH program with a concentration in Epidemiology, 
applicants must complete the University of Maryland Graduate School 
application and provide additional information as described below under 
"Application Requirements". The Graduate School application and 
instructions can be found online at 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/gss/admission.htm . 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

To be considered for fall enrollment completed applications must be 

received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

Applications for the MPH program with concentration in Epidemiology are 
reviewed with consideration to the following criteria: 

1 . Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA 

2. Undergraduate transcripts 

3. GRE scores taken within the past 5 years 

4. 3 letters of recommendation that address the applicant's 
academic capabilities and probability of success in graduate 
school 

5. Statement of goals and interests and their congruence with 
those of the program 

6. Relevant academic/work experience, including previous 
coursework in human biology or physiology, and statistical 
methods. 

Applicants to the MPH program with concentration in Epidemiology 
should be sure to use the major code EPDM when selecting the 
program on the Graduate School Application. 

Degree Requirements 



Facilities and Special Resources 

Olivia Carter-Pokras, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and epidemiologist. 
Dr. Carter-Pokras has conducted health disparities research in the 
Federal government and academia. Her research has mainly focused on 
the intersection of epidemiology and health policy to address Latino 
health. She is the Principal Investigator for a NHLBI cultural competency 
and health disparities academic award, a state tobacco disparities 
evaluation contract, and a community based participatory research grant 
from NICHD on oral health of Latino and Ethiopian children and their 
mothers. She conducts health assessments of Latinos in Baltimore and 
Montgomery County in close partnership with local government and 
community based organizations. Dr. Carter-Pokras is a member of the 
Board of Directors for the American College of Epidemiology, and the 
Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. 

Xin He, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of 
Epidemiology and Biostatistics, He completed his PhD in Statistics from 
the University of Missouri. His previous degrees include a B.S. in Statistics 
and a B.A. in Economics, both from Peking University. His area of 
research interest is in the areas of longitudinal and survival analysis, with 
a current emphasis on semiparametric analysis of panel count data. 

Maria Khan, P.h.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of 
Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology 
from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Khante training in international 
health, womenOs health, infectious diseases, drug dependence as a 
determinant of HIV/AIDS, epidemiologic and demographic analytic 
methods provide her with the unique capabilities to study the social 
determinants of STI/HIV in local and global populations. 

Dushanka Kleinman, D.D.S., M.P.H. is a Professor and Associate Dean of 
Research in the School of Public Health. She is a dentist and a board 
certified specialist in dental public health. Her research has included 
epidemiologic studies of dental, oral and craniofacial diseases, oral cancer 
and HIV-related conditions. She has participated in the development of 
several Surgeon General reports and was the co-executive editor of Oral 
Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (2000). Dr. Kleinman 
has a particular interest in enhancing the understanding and elimination of 
health disparities, with a focus on the role of factors that transcend health 
conditions such as health determinants, health promotion interventions 
and health literacy. 

Dr. Mei-Ling Ting Lee is Professor and Director of the Biostatistics 
Research Center at the University of Maryland. Her research is focused in 
the following areas: (a) Statistical Methods for High Throughput Data 
Obtained from Microarray Gene Expression Studies, Genomewide 
Association Studies, and Proteomic Studies using Mass Spectrometry; (b) 
Threshold Regression Models for Risk Assessments: with Applications in 
Cancer, Environmental Research and Occupational Exposure; (c) Rank- 
based Nonparametric Tests for Correlated Data: with Applications in 
Epidemiology and Genomics; (d) Lifetime Data Analysis; (e) Multivariate 
Distributional Theory and Applications; (f) Statistical Applications in 
Microbiology and Pharmacokinetics. 



Master of Public Health with concentration in Epidemiology (M.P.H.) 

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with concentration in 
Epidemiology is a 43-credit professional degree, administered by the 
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. All MPH students with 



Sunmin Lee, Sc.D. is an Assistant Professor and a social epidemiologist 
with a main research interest in social determinants of health. She has 
examined the effects of job and caregiving stress, marital transitions, and 
socioeconomic status on cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline in 
elderly using cohort studies. Her recent work focuses on investigating 



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multilevel (individual-, neighborhood-, and school-level) predictors of 
adolescent obesity trends using longitudinal data, and investigating health 
disparities of Asian Americans. 

Brit I. Saksvig, Ph.D., M.H.S. is a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. 
Saksvig received her masters and doctorate degrees from the Johns 
Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research 
interests focus on dietary and physical activity behaviors and their 
association with the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Saksvig's primary 
interest is in developing and evaluating school and community-based 
interventions for children and adolescents. 



Tongtong Wu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and biostatistician. Her 
current research interests include survival analysis, computational 
statistics, and statistical genetics. For survival analysis, she focuses on 
semi/nonparametric modeling and two-stage design. She works on 
multicategory classification and variable selection in the field of 
computational statistics. This series of works can be applied to cancer 
classification, genetic determination of diseases, etc. Dr. Wu has also 
worked on longitudinal data analysis when she joined a research group 
studying HIV. 

Deborah Rohm Young, Ph.D. is a physical activity epidemiologist with 
research experience and publications in physical activity assessment in 
community-based populations, evaluation of health benefits associated 
with physical activity, and determinants and adherence of physical activity 
behavior. Her research interests focus on physical activity behavior and its 
association with cardiovascular disease prevention. She has a primary 
interest in developing and evaluating community-based physical activity 
interventions, particularly in population subgroups that are known to be 
underactive. Much of her research has focused on working with minority 
and female samples. She has led and participated in a number of 
extramurally-funded projects evaluating the effects of community-based 
interventions on physical activity, obesity and weight gain prevention, and 
cardiovascular disease risk factors. 



Guangyu Zhang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor. She obtained her PhD 
in 2007 from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, 
School of Public Health. Her major research interest is in the missing data 
field. She is also interested in the applications of biostatistics to the public 
health-related topics, such as obesity, hypertension, HIV/AIDs, aging, and 
cancer. 



Financial Assistance 

Contact Information 

Department Chair: Deborah Rohm Young, PhD 

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3310 HHP Building (#255) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-0271 

dryoung@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/epib/ 

Courses: EPIB 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Public Health— Biostatistics 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Environmental Health Sciences 

Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 



Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 
Public Health: Public and Community Health Ph.D. 



Public Health: Maternal and Child 
Health Ph.D. (MCHS) 

Abstract 



Maternal and child health is an interdisciplinary field in which empirical 
research, epidemiological data, and policy analyses are used to 
understand individual, family, community, and sociocultural factors that 
influence health behaviors, health outcomes, and use of health services 
by mothers, children, adolescents, and their families (including fathers). 
The MCH program prepares students to advance research, policy, and 
practice to improve the health, safety, and well-being of these groups, with 
a particular emphasis on low income and ethnic minority populations. The 
program equips students to address MCH issues at both the family and 
population levels. It is unique in its focus on the whole family system and 
family health policy. Ph.D. graduates in MCH are prepared for academic 
and research positions in colleges and universities; high level 
administrative or research positions in city/county/state/national health 
and human service agencies; and leadership positions in 
nongovernmental and advocacy organizations. MCH graduates are also 
increasingly hired by private health care organizations such as hospitals, 
HMOs, and health insurers. 

Admissions Information 



Application Deadlines 



Fall: 

Applications and all supporting materials must be received by January 
15th . 



Application Requirements 

Applicants to the MCH Ph.D. program should have an MPH degree or a 
social/behavioral science master's degree that focuses on family, 
maternal, and/or child health issues (including mental health). Prior to 
entry, students must also have completed at least one semester of a 
university-supervised, graduate level professional experience in a public 
health or mental health setting. Students without the MPH degree must 
complete the required 5 public health core courses (biostatistics, 
epidemiology, environmental health, health services administration, and 
social and behavioral sciences) within one academic year of their entry 
into the program. Applicants should also have a minimum undergraduate 
GPA of 3.0 and a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0. GREs of at least 1 000 
(verbal and quantitative combined) are required. 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program requires 48 graduate credit hours beyond the master's 
degree, including a maternal and child health core (24 credits), a research 
methods core (12 credits), and the dissertation (12 credits). Students in 
the Ph.D. program advance to candidacy after completing required 
coursework and passing a written comprehensive examination. After 
advancement to candidacy, students must complete a dissertation 
proposal and oral defense, followed by the doctoral dissertation and oral 
dissertation defense. 

Financial Assistance 



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Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships are available to students 
admitted into the MCH Ph.D program. 

Contact Information 

For additional information contact: Dr. Sally Koblinsky (Chair), Dr. Edmond 
Shenassa (MCH Program Director), or Dr. Leigh Leslie (Graduate 
Director). Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. Program Department of Family 
Science 1204 Marie Mount Hall University of Maryland Phone 301-405- 
3672 Fax 301-314-9161 http://www.sph.umd.edu/fmsc 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Family Science 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-B iostatistics 

Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Environmental Health Sciences 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 

Public Health: Public and Community Health Ph.D. 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 
(EPID) 

Abstract 



The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is pleased to offer a 
Ph.D. program in Epidemiology. Epidemiology is the study of the 
distribution and determinants of the varying rates of diseases, injuries, and 
other health states in human populations. As the fundamental science 
underlying public health practice, epidemiology provides the conceptual 
and practical tools necessary for the study of public health problems and 
the design of adequate control measures. 

The goal of the Ph.D. program in Epidemiology is to train students for 
future careers in epidemiologic research and leadership in public health, 
with a particular emphasis on improving health and reducing health 
disparities in local communities, Maryland, and the nation. The Ph.D. 
program provides training in epidemiologic methods and content to 
prepare future public health researchers and academic faculty. Students 
are taught to apply epidemiologic methods to important public health 
issues to better understand the causes and prevention of human disease. 
Graduates will be able to work within an interdisciplinary framework with 
public health professionals from various backgrounds to accomplish 
research goals. All doctoral students will complete seven core courses, six 
substantive area courses, four courses in specialty cognate areas, five 
research methods courses, and 12 dissertation credits. 



The proximity of the University of Maryland, College Park to the nation's 
capital offers prospective students unparalleled opportunities for 
internships and research experiences in public health, including 
placements at the National Institutes of Health, the CDC Washington 
Office, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's 
National Medical Center, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental 
Hygiene, and many other national, state, and local health agencies. The 
diversity of cultural and socioeconomic groups, communities, industries, 
and health organizations provides a rich environment for learning, 
research, public policy analysis, and service. 

Admissions Information 



To apply to the doctoral program in Epidemiology, applicants must 
complete the University of Maryland Graduate School application and 
provide additional information as described below under "Application 
Requirements". The Graduate School application and instructions can be 
found online at http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/qss/admission.htm . The 
doctoral program in Epidemiology accepts only full-time students. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

To be considered for Fall enrollment completed applications must be 

received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

Applications for the doctoral program in Epidemiology are reviewed with 
consideration to the following criteria: 

1 . Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA 

2. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts 

3. GRE scores taken within the past 5 years 

4. 3 letters of recommendation that address the applicant's 
academic capabilities and probability of success in graduate 
school 

5. Statement of goals and interests and their congruence with 
those of the program 

6. Relevant academic/work experience, including previous 
coursework in human biology or physiology, demonstration of 
proficiency in statistical methods and statistical software, and 
research presentation or publication experience. 

Applicants to the PhD in Epidemiology program should be sure to 
use the major code EPID when selecting the program on the 
Graduate School Application. 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. program in Epidemiology requires a minimum of 58 graduate 
credit hours beyond the master's degree in Epidemiology or Public Health, 
including 12 credit hours of dissertation research. Students entering the 
program with a master's degree in a field other than epidemiology are 
required to take epidemiology and biostatistics coursework to gain 
competency in these content and method areas. A minimum of 12 credit 
hours in a cognate area (e.g. Physical Activity Epidemiology) is required 
for specialization (included in the 58 credits). Students admitted to the 
Ph.D. program advance to candidacy upon completing required 
coursework and passing a written comprehensive examination with an 
oral defense. After advancement to candidacy, students must complete a 
dissertation proposal and oral defense, followed by successful completion 
of the doctoral dissertation and oral defense. 



Students in the Ph.D. program will be able to pursue an epidemiology 
degree with or without content specialization. Currently, one specialization 
area is available: Physical Activity Epidemiology. Although physical 
inactivity is a leading public health problem in Maryland and the nation, 
our epidemiology program will be the first to offer a specialization in 
physical activity. Students who choose to specialize in Physical Activity 
Epidemiology will take graduate courses offered in the Department of 
Kinesiology to gain expertise in this content area. Students who choose 



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not to specialize in a content area will take additional graduate-level 
elective courses in epidemiology selected in consultation with their 
advisors. The doctoral program in Epidemiology accepts only full-time 
students. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Olivia Carter-Pokras, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and epidemiologist. 
Dr. Carter-Pokras has conducted health disparities research in the 
Federal government and academia. Her research has mainly focused on 
the intersection of epidemiology and health policy to address Latino 
health. She is the Principal Investigator for a NHLBI cultural competency 
and health disparities academic award, a state tobacco disparities 
evaluation contract, and a community based participatory research grant 
from NICHD on oral health of Latino and Ethiopian children and their 
mothers. She conducts health assessments of Latinos in Baltimore and 
Montgomery County in close partnership with local government and 
community based organizations. Dr. Carter-Pokras is a member of the 
Board of Directors for the American College of Epidemiology, and the 
Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. 



adolescent obesity trends using longitudinal data, and investigating health 
disparities of Asian Americans. 

Brit I. Saksvig, Ph.D., M.H.S. is a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. 
Saksvig received her masters and doctorate degrees from the Johns 
Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research 
interests focus on dietary and physical activity behaviors and their 
association with the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Saksvig's primary 
interest is in developing and evaluating school and community-based 
interventions for children and adolescents. 

Tongtong Wu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and biostatistician. Her 
current research interests include survival analysis, computational 
statistics, and statistical genetics. For survival analysis, she focuses on 
semi/nonparametric modeling and two-stage design. She works on 
multicategory classification and variable selection in the field of 
computational statistics. This series of works can be applied to cancer 
classification, genetic determination of diseases, etc. Dr. Wu has also 
worked on longitudinal data analysis when she joined a research group 
studying HIV. 



Xin He, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of 
Epidemiology and Biostatistics, He completed his PhD in Statistics from 
the University of Missouri. His previous degrees include a B.S. in Statistics 
and a B.A. in Economics, both from Peking University. His area of 
research interest is in the areas of longitudinal and survival analysis, with 
a current emphasis on semiparametric analysis of panel count data. 

Maria Khan, P.h.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of 
Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology 
from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Khan]s training in international 
health, womenOs health, infectious diseases, drug dependence as a 
determinant of HIV/AIDS, epidemiologic and demographic analytic 
methods provide her with the unique capabilities to study the social 
determinants of STI/HIV in local and global populations. 

Dushanka Kleinman, D.D.S., M.P.H. is a Professor and Associate Dean of 
Research in the School of Public Health. She is a dentist and a board 
certified specialist in dental public health. Her research has included 
epidemiologic studies of dental, oral and craniofacial diseases, oral cancer 
and HIV-related conditions. She has participated in the development of 
several Surgeon General reports and was the co-executive editor of Oral 
Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (2000). Dr. Kleinman 
has a particular interest in enhancing the understanding and elimination of 
health disparities, with a focus on the role of factors that transcend health 
conditions such as health determinants, health promotion interventions 
and health literacy. 

Dr. Mei-Ling Ting Lee is Professor and Director of the Biostatistics 
Research Center at the University of Maryland. Her research is focused in 
the following areas: (a) Statistical Methods for High Throughput Data 
Obtained from Microarray Gene Expression Studies, Genomewide 
Association Studies, and Proteomic Studies using Mass Spectrometry; (b) 
Threshold Regression Models for Risk Assessments: with Applications in 
Cancer, Environmental Research and Occupational Exposure; (c) Rank- 
based Nonparametric Tests for Correlated Data: with Applications in 
Epidemiology and Genomics; (d) Lifetime Data Analysis; (e) Multivariate 
Distributional Theory and Applications; (f) Statistical Applications in 
Microbiology and Pharmacokinetics. 

Sunmin Lee, Sc.D. is an Assistant Professor and a social epidemiologist 
with a main research interest in social determinants of health. She has 
examined the effects of job and caregiving stress, marital transitions, and 
socioeconomic status on cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline in 
elderly using cohort studies. Her recent work focuses on investigating 
multilevel (individual-, neighborhood-, and school-level) predictors of 



Deborah Rohm Young, Ph.D. is a physical activity epidemiologist with 
research experience and publications in physical activity assessment in 
community-based populations, evaluation of health benefits associated 
with physical activity, and determinants and adherence of physical activity 
behavior. Her research interests focus on physical activity behavior and its 
association with cardiovascular disease prevention. She has a primary 
interest in developing and evaluating community-based physical activity 
interventions, particularly in population subgroups that are known to be 
underactive. Much of her research has focused on working with minority 
and female samples. She has led and participated in a number of 
extramurally-funded projects evaluating the effects of community-based 
interventions on physical activity, obesity and weight gain prevention, and 
cardiovascular disease risk factors. 



Guangyu Zhang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor. She obtained her PhD 
in 2007 from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, 
School of Public Health. Her major research interest is in the missing data 
field. She is also interested in the applications of biostatistics to the public 
health-related topics, such as obesity, hypertension, HIV/AIDs, aging, and 
cancer. 

Financial Assistance 

Contact Information 

Department Chair: Deborah Rohm Young, PhD 

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3310 HHP Building (#255) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-0271 

dryoung@umd.edu 

http://www.hhp.umd.edu/epib/ 

Courses: EPIB 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Epidemiology 

Public Health: Master of Public Health— Biostatistics 

Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Environmental Health Sciences 

Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 



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Public Health: Master of Health Administration 
Public Health: Public and Community Health Ph.D. 
Family Studies 
Kinesiology 

Health Education 
Family Science 



Public Health: Master of Health 
Administration (HLSA) 

Abstract 



The Department of Health Services Administration offers a Master of 
Health Administration (MHA) degree with emphasis on health services 
administration. The MHA program is designed to give students a strong 
knowledge base in health care management and health services delivery 
systems and an understanding of the basic and core principles of public 
health. The overarching goals of the U.S. Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) are to improve access to health care, improve 
health outcomes, improve the quality of health care, eliminate health 
disparities, improve the public health and health care systems, enhance 
the ability of the health care system to respond to public health 
emergencies, and achieve excellence in management practices (HRSA, 
2006). Students who complete the MHA degree will possess the 
knowledge and skills needed to address these challenges and to manage 
today's complex health care organizations. 

The University of Maryland is located in the Washington, DC region. Its 
location provides close proximity to federal agencies such as the 
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, 
National Center for Health Statistics, the Federal Drug Administration, 
state and local agencies, and non-profit associations, all which provide 
outstanding internship and potential employment opportunities. 

Admissions Information 



To apply to the MHA program applicants must complete the University of 
Maryland Graduate School application and provide additional information 
as described below under "Application Requirements". The Graduate 
School application and instructions can be found online at 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/qss/admission.htm . All applications are 
considered for Fall enrollment only; this program does not accept 
applications for Spring semester admission. The MHA program is open to 
both full- and part-time students. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

All materials must be received by January 15 . 



Application Requirements 

Applications for the MHA program are reviewed with consideration to the 
following criteria: 

1 . Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA 

2. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicable) 

3. GRE scores taken within the past 5 years 

4. 3 letters of recommendation that address the applicant's 
academic capabilities and probability of success in graduate 
school 



5. Statement of professional goals and interests and their 
congruence with those of the program 

6. Relevant academic and work experience 

7. Completion of prerequisites: Introduction to Microeconomics 
and Financial Accounting (transfers from undergraduate or 
post-baccalaureate work is acceptable) 

Applicants for the Master of Health Administration degree should be 
sure to the use the HLSA major code when selecting the program on 
the Graduate School application. 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) 

Financial Assistance 

Contact Information 

Dr. Laura Wilson 

Department of HLSA School of Public Health 2367 SPH Building 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-2470 

lwilson@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/hlsa/ 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Master of Public Health— Biostatistics 

Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Environmental Health Sciences 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 

Public Health: Public and Community Health Ph.D. 

Public Health: Public and Community 
Health Ph.D. (PCHL) 

Abstract 



The Department offers graduate study leading to the Master Public Health 
(MPH) in Community Health Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy 
degree in Public and Community Health. The graduate programs are 
designed to prepare professional health educators with specific skills and 
the ability to implement theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. 

The goal of the doctoral program is to develop health professionals 
competent in understanding the health needs of populations and qualified 
to participate in developing health education research, programs and 
policies. This program is very selective and admission is competitive. The 
program provides students with the opportunity to develop research skills 
essential in making significant contributions to the scientific and 
professional literature in health education. 

Degree programs may be completed either full-time or part-time. Faculty 
support coursework, research and practice experiences in many areas, 
including: public health; health behavior; adolescent health; women's 



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health; and minority health. Faculty hold doctoral degrees in public health, 
psychology, health education, sociology and epidemiology. The 
Department offers excellent research and laboratory facilities including the 
Laboratory for Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention , the Public 
Health Informatics Laboratory , and The Center for Health Behavior 
Research , individualized attention and flexibility in program planning. 

Admissions Information 



Specialized laboratories operating within the Department include: 

• The Public Health Informatics and Communications Research 
Laboratory 

• The Laboratory for Health Behavior Assessment and 
Intervention 

• The Center for Health Behavior Research 



For admission to the doctoral program, the Department requires an 
undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (if a masters degree has not been obtained) 
and/or a graduate GPA of 3.5. In addition, the Department requires 
satisfactory GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and a 
statement of purpose from all applicants. Completed admission 
applications (those that include all supporting materials) must be received 
by January 15th to be considered for Fall enrollment. 

Application Deadlines 



The proximity of the nation's capital, the National Institutes of Health, the 
National Library of Medicine, and the Library of Congress render the 
University of Maryland unusually well suited for graduate work in public 
and community health education. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers a limited number of fellowships, and graduate 
teaching and research assistantships. 



Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statement of Purpose 

4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume 

5. Completed On-line Application 

Applicants to the PhD in Public and Community Health should be sure to 
use "PCHL" as the 4-letter program/major code when selecting the 
program on the UMD Graduate School On-line Application. 



Contact Information 

For additional information please contact: 

Graduate Studies Director 

2387 SPH Building, Valley Drive 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2464 

Fax:(301)314-9167 

ksharp1@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/dpch/ 

Courses: HLTH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy in Public and Community Health (PCHL) 

The PhD in Public and Community Health is a 48 to 75 credit program 
depending on the number of course requirements that can or cannot be 
waived. This research-intensive degree includes coursework, qualifying 
exams, and individual research that results in a dissertation. 

Facilities and Special Resources 



Kinesiology 

Public Health: Master of Public Health— Biostatistics 

Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Community Health Education 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Environmental Health Sciences 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Epidemiology 

Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Health Administration 

Family Studies 



The Department has research specializations in a variety of areas 
including: 



Minority health/social inequalities in health 

Alcohol and drug abuse 

Safety and health 

Sexual health 

Adolescent health and risk behavior 

Violence prevention/community violence 

Public health communication and media development 

Public Health Informatics 

Health literacy 

Treatment of nicotine dependence 



Public Policy (PUAF) 

Abstract 



The School of Public Policy is one of the nation's leading graduate 
programs devoted to the study of public policy, management and 
international affairs, with particular expertise in the fields of environmental 
policy, international development, international security and economic 
policy, social policy, and management, finance and leadership. The 
School offers a wide variety of master's programs, joint degree programs, 
graduate certificate programs, and one of the nation's premier doctorate 
programs. The School's location just outside of Washington, D.C. attracts 
a stellar faculty of scholar-practitioners who are experts in the theory and 
practice of public policy and management and influential participants in 
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outstanding students by providing them not only an in-depth, rich 
curriculum, but extensive exposure to and interaction with the real-life 
world of policymaking, the federal government, the international diplomatic 
community, state and local governments, and a host of non-governmental 
and multinational organizations. It is one of the few policy schools to 
combine state, national and international policy study under one roof, and 
to take into account policy interests in all sectors of the economy, thus 
allowing both faculty and students to study the full range of issues in all 
courses and in all research. 

Admissions Information 

To apply to one of the School's graduate degree programs other than the 
joint BA/MPP program, students must complete either the online or paper 
version of the University's Graduate School Application. Please be sure to 
enter the correct four-letter program code: 

] MAPO : Master of Public Policy (MPP) 

] MAMG : Master of Public Management (MPM) - Policy Track 

] EXPM : Executive MPM - Management Track 

] BMPO : Dual MPP and MBA 

] LMPO: Dual MPP and JD 

D PPCN : Dual MPP and MS in Conservation Biology 

] MEPP : Master of Engineering and Public Policy 

] POSI : PhD in Policy Studies 

The admission processes for the School's dual BA/MPP program and its 
certificate programs are described on the School's website. Students 
generally apply to the dual BA/MPP program near the end of their 
sophomore year at the University of Maryland. To be admitted to a 
graduate certificate program, students must first be admitted either to a 
degree program on campus or as an Advanced Special Student 
(discussed near beginning of catalog). 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

For best admission and fellowship consideration, submit MPP, MPM- 

Policy, MEPP, and dual master's applications by December 15; final 

deadline is April 1 . 

Submit Executive MPM and joint BA/MPP applications by June 1 . 

For best admission and fellowship consideration, submit PhD (POSI) 

applications by January 7; final deadline is April 1 . 

Spring: 

Submit MPP, MPM-Policy, MEPP, and dual master's applications by 

October 15 . 

Submit Executive MPM and joint BA/MPP applications by December 1 . 

The PhD program (POSI) does not admit applicants in the spring 

semester. . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1 . GRE General required for all degree programs, except as 
noted below. 

2. GMAT may be substituted for GRE General if applying to 
MPP/MBA. 

3. LSAT may be substituted for GRE General if applying to 
MPP/JD. 

4. GRE General not required for Policy MPM or Executive MPM 
if Undergraduate GPA is at least 3.0 

5. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

6. All original transcripts 

7. Statement of purpose 

8. Resume (MPM degree programs only, encouraged for others) 



9. Writing Sample (PhD program only) 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) 

The MPP is a 48-credit, 16-course professional degree combining a 
rigorous curriculum with practical experience. All students take six courses 
that cover the primary tools of policy analysis: micro-economics, statistics, 
political analysis, moral dimensions, management and leadership, and 
either financial analysis or macro-economics. Students then specialize in 
one of the School's five primary areas of expertise: environmental policy, 
international development, international security and economic policy, 
social policy, and management, finance, and leadership. Students can 
round out their coursework with either additional courses in their 
specialization or general policy/management electives. 

Most MPP students take 4 courses per semester and finish the program in 
two years. Students may instead take 1-4 courses each semester and 
complete the degree in two-five years. 

Between the first and second year, and/or during the academic year, most 
full-time students engage in internships in international, federal, state or 
local government agencies, non-profit organizations, or private firms that 
are engaged in the policy process. In addition to offering practical 
experiences and the opportunity to further develop skills acquired during 
the first year, these internships provide students with contacts and 
relationships useful for future projects and job placement. 

About 80 students from a wide variety of undergraduate schools and 
majors, from all parts of the country, and from around the world enter the 
program each fall. The mean undergraduate grade point average of 
entering students is 3.6 and GRE scores average in the low to mid 600s. 

Master's in Engineering and Public Policy (MEPP) 

The Master's in Engineering and Public Policy (MEPP), offered jointly by 
the University's A. James Clark School of Engineering and School of 
Public Policy, creates leaders who understand the social context of their 
work, and policy analysts who have a real knowledge of engineering 



The MEPP requires the completion of 39 credit hours, including four public 
policy core courses, four engineering courses selected to develop 
technical depth in the student's chosen policy area, three supportive 
electives, and a scholarly practicum internship with a major written report. 

To be admitted into the MEPP program, students must hold a B.S. in 
engineering or a closely aligned technical degree and they must meet the 
admissions criteria for both the Maryland School of Public Policy and the 
A. James Clark School of Engineering. 

MPP/JD Dual Degree Program (MPP/JD) 

The University of Maryland School of Law (located in Baltimore) and the 
School of Public Policy offer a joint program of studies leading to both the 
MPP and JD degrees, in less time (often four years) and at less cost than 
if the degrees were obtained separately. Because they can double-count 9 
credits taken at each school towards the other school, students complete 
75 (versus 84) credits at the law school and 39 (versus 48) credits in the 
policy school, thus saving 1 8 credits. Otherwise the requirements of both 
degree programs must be met. 

Candidates must separately apply to the joint program in both the law 
school and the policy school. If admitted by only one program, the student 
may enroll in that program. 



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For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, students 
may consult each school's website. 



experience. Additional information on the curriculum and admissions 
policies of this program are available on the School's website. 



Public Policy/Management Graduate Certificates () 

The School of Public Policy offers several 12-18 credit graduate certificate 
programs for students in other degree programs on campus and 
professionals working in the policy arena who seek to enhance their 
understanding of policy analysis and management. See the School's 
website for available certificate programs and admission policies. 

Ph.D. in Policy Studies (Ph.D.) 

The Ph.D. in Policy Studies program enables students to develop in-depth 
knowledge of the field and to conduct cutting-edge research on public 
policy and management issues. Students are required to successfully 
complete at least 24 credits of appropriate coursework, including two 
required research methods courses. In addition, students must take 12 
credits of dissertation research. Students are required to pass exams in 
the basic disciplines of public policy and two field exams, usually with both 
a written and oral component, in broad topics relevant to their proposed 
thesis topics. They then develop and defend a dissertation prospectus 
followed by the dissertation itself. 

The Ph.D. in Policy Studies is principally directed at students who have a 
master's degree in public policy or a related field, such as economics, 
statistics, education or international relations, from a program comparable 
in quality and content to one of the School's own master's programs. 
Students may apply while in the final year of such a program. Applications 
will also be considered from recent college graduates without a master's 
degree who have an outstanding academic record. 

Most students will be required to maintain full-time status through 
completion of the course work leading up to their exams and thesis 
proposal; this typically requires two to three years. Some students will be 
admitted on a part-time basis with an agreed schedule to ensure timely 
completion. A faculty member at the School must agree to serve as the 
Ph.D. applicant's academic sponsor at the time of admission into the 
program. To facilitate the selection of a sponsor, applicants should 
include, as part of their application, a description of the general areas in 
which they want to study and write their dissertation. 

MPP/MBA Dual Degree Program (MPP/MBA) 

The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and the 
School of Public Policy (both located in Van Munching Hall) offer a joint 
program of studies leading to both the MPP and MBA degrees in less time 
(typically 5 or 6 semesters) and at less cost than if the degrees were 
obtained separately. Because some credits can be counted towards both 
degrees, students need only complete 39 (versus 54) credits in the 
business school and 33 (versus 48) credits in the policy school, thus 
saving 30 credits. Otherwise the requirements of both degree programs 
must be met. 



Candidates must separately apply to the joint program in both the 
business school and the policy school. If admitted by only one program, 
the student may enroll in that program. 

For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, students 
may consult each school's website. 

Executive Master's in Public Management (MPM) (MPM) 

The Executive Master's in Public Management degree consists of 30 
credits of prescribed courses in the arts of public management and policy 
analysis. Students move through the program as members of a cohort at a 
designated site, often off-campus, convenient to most members of the 
cohort. To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must 
have at least five years of professional public management/policy 



Master of Public Management (MPM) - Policy Track (MPM) 

The policy track of the Master of Public Management (MPM) program is a 
36 credit degree program for professionals with at least 5 years of policy 
and management experience. The program is identical to the MPP 
program except that students take four fewer general electives and may 
substitute a policy or management elective for the capstone course 
required in the MPP program. 

Courses are offered throughout the day, but it is possible to complete the 
program by taking only courses beginning no earlier than 4:15pm. 
Students usually finish the program in three years by taking two courses 
each fall and spring semester, but can finish in as early as one year by 
taking up to four courses each semester and during the summer. 

MPP/MS in Conservation Biology (MPP/MS) 

As environmental problems become more scientifically and politically 
complex, employers and researchers in the environmental analysis and 
policy fields are increasingly looking to hire graduates who are well- 
grounded in the natural and life sciences, the workings of the public, 
private and non-government sectors, and the key policy analysis tools and 
concepts. The University of Maryland College of Chemical and Life 
Sciences and the School of Public Policy offer a joint program of studies 
leading to both the MPP and the Master of Science in Sustainable 
Development & Conservation Biology in less time and at less cost than if 
the degrees were obtained separately. Because they can double-count 
some credits taken in one program towards the other program, students 
complete a total of 60 credits in the joint program versus 48 in the policy 
school and 39 in the M.S. program, thus saving 27 credits. Otherwise the 
requirements of both degree programs must be met. 

Candidates must separately apply to the joint program in both the law 
school and the policy school. If admitted by only one program, the student 
may enroll in that program. 

For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, students 
may consult each school's website. 

BA/MPP Dual Degree Program (BA/MPP) 

The dual B.A./MPP program enables some of the better performing 
students pursuing an undergraduate major through the University's 
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences to earn both their BA and their 
master's degree in public policy in five years or less by counting up to 18 
credits of their public policy graduate courses towards both degrees, thus 
significantly reducing both the time and cost of earning both degrees. 
Otherwise the requirements of both degree programs must be met. 

Most students apply to the program at the end of their sophomore year to 
be part of the program as of their junior year. For further discussion of 
admission and degree requirements, students may consult each school's 
website. 

Financial Assistance 



The School has financial aid available in the form of fellowships, graduate 
assistantships, and employment. All qualified applicants meeting 
appropriate deadlines are considered. 

Contact Information 

Office of Stude