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

The Graduate Catalog 

University of Maryland I Fall 2010 -Spring 2011 



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



Table of Contents 



Table of Contents 

Chapter 1: The Graduate Council and The Graduate School 
Chapter 2: Introduction 

The University of Maryland 

Location ofCampusand Nearby Academic Resources 

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

Resources in the Physical and Biological Sciences and in Engineering 

Campus Libraries 

Accreditation 

Non-Discrimination Statement 

Disclaimer 

Chapter 3: Admissions 

Admission to Graduate School 

Criteria for Admission 

The Admission Process 

Admission Records Maintenance and Disposition 

Chapter 4: Admission Status 

Admission to Degree Programs 

Full Graduate StudentStatus 

Provisional Graduate StudentStatus 

Offer of Admission 

Admission Semester Changes 

Other Admissions 

Advanced Special StudentStatus 

Advanced Graduate SpecialistCertificate Status - College 

Visiting Graduate StudentStatus 

Golden Identification Card for Senior Citizens of Maryland 

Change of Status or Program 

Admission of Members ofthe Faculty 

Admission to an Institute 

Immunization 

Residency Classification 

Regents' Policy on Residency 



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Chapter 5: Registration 

Registration and Credits 

Designation of Full-Time and Part-Time Status 

Course Numbering System 

Continuous Registration Requirements 

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

Waiver of Registration for Doctoral Candidates 

Waiver of Mandatory Fees 

Leave of Absence for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness, or DependentCare 

Academic Calendar 

Course and CreditChanges 

Withdrawal from Classes 

Resignation from the University. 

Grading Systems 

Graduate Credit for Undergraduates. 

Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses 

Partial Credit for Students with Disabilities 

Inter-Institutional Registration, University System of Maryland 

The Washington Consortium Arrangement 

Chapter 6: Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 

Payment of Tuition and Fees. 

Forms of Financial Aid 

Emergency Loans 

Refunds 

University Refund Statement. 

Refunds for Withdrawal from All Classes 

Refunds for Dropping Individual Courses 

Fellowships, Assistantships, and Financial Assistance 

Graduate Fellowships 

Graduate Assistantships 

Overload Payments for Graduate Students 

Travel Grants 

Chapter 7: The Academic Record and Satisfactory Progress 

Developing a Program 

Academic Integrity 

Honor Pledge 

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Penalties for Violations of Academic Integrity 

Academic Record (Transcript) 

Grade PointAverage Computation 

Criteria for Courses to be Accepted for Graduate Credit 

Credit by Examination 

Incomplete Grades 

Transfer of Credit 

Satisfactory Progress. 

Good Standing 

Academic Probation and Dismissal 

Time Limitations for Master's Degrees and Certificates 

Time Limitations for Doctoral Degrees 

Time Extensions 

Master's Degree and Certificate Students 

Doctoral Students 

Chapter 8: Doctoral Degrees 

Graduate School Requirements Applicable to all Doctoral Degrees 

Credit Requirements 

Advancement to Candidacy 

Research Assurances 

The Doctoral Dissertation and Examination 

Open Dissertation Examination 

Procedures for the Oral Examination 

Submission and Publication of the Dissertation 

Inclusion of One's Own Previously Published Materials 

Inclusion of Copyrighted Materials in a Dissertation 

Additional Requirements 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 

Foreign Language Requirement 

Graduate School Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education 

Graduate School Requirements for Other Doctoral Degrees 

Chapter 9: Master's Degrees 

Graduate School Requirements Applicable to all Master's Degree Programs 

Approved Program 

Credit Hours 

Coursework Level 

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Prerequisites and Inclusion of Credit 

Single C redit Application 

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

Thesis Requirement 

Research Assurances 

The Master's Thesis Examination 

Procedures for the Oral Examination: 

Submission and Publication of the Thesis 

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

Inclusion of Copyrighted Materials in a Thesis or Dissertation 

Non-Thesis Option 

Requirements forthe Degree of Master of Education 

Requirements for the Degree of Master of Engineering 

Requirements Applicable to Other Master's Degrees 

Professional Master's Degrees 

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

Individual Student Bachelor's/Master's Program 

Structured Bachelor's/Master's Program 

Chapter 11: Dual Graduate Degree Programs 

Existing Graduate Degree Programs 

Chapter 12: Certificate Programs 

Chapter 13: Field Committees 

Chapter 14: The Graduate Faculty 

Minimum Qualification 

Membership - Graduate Faculty Categories 

Appointment procedures.. 

Full Members 

Adjunct Members 

Special Members 

Exceptional Appointments 

Faculty of Multi-Campus Graduate Degree Programs 

Prerogatives of Membership by Category 

Full Members 

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Exceptions to Policy 

Chapter 15: Other Graduate School Policies 

Waiver of a Regulation 

Application for Graduation 

Arbitrary and Capricious Grading Policies 

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

Qualifying Examinations 

Graduate Student Parental Accommodation Policy 

Chapter 16: Graduate Assistants 

Categories 

Administration 

StudentStatus 

Qualifications 

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students 
Appointment, Reappointment, Duration of Appointment 

Letters of Appointment 

Preformance Reviews 

Termination or Loss of Support 
Duties and Time Commitments 
Graduate Teaching Assistants . 
Graduate Research Assistants. 
G raduate Administrative Assistants 

Compensation and Stipends 

Additional Employment: On-Campus 
Additional Employment: Off-Campus 
Overload Payments for Graduate Students 
Retirementand Social Security (FICA). 

Tax Status 

Tuition Remission and Mandatory Fees 

Residency Classification 

Health Insurance 

Facilities and Parking 

Time Away from Duties 

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Scholarly Misconduct 

Sexual Harassment... 

Statementon Sexual Relationships and Professiona 

Grievance Procedure 

Chapter 17: Graduate Fellows 

Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships 

Status 

Qualifications 

External Funding for Fellowships and Scholarships 

Transfer of Fellowships and Scholarships 

Duration of Fellowships and Scholarships 

Deferral of Support 

Matching Requirement 

Offer Letters 

Duties 

Duplication of Support. 

Supplementation of Fellowships and Scholarships 

Additional On-Campus and Outside Employment.. 

Overload Payments for Graduate Fellows 

Stipends 

Tuition Remission and Mandatory Fees 

Residency Classification 

Tax Status 

Health Insurance 

Vacation and Sick Leave 

Facilities 

Chapter 18: Graduate School Services 

Ombudsperson for Graduate Students 

Graduate Legal Aid Office 

English Editing for International Graduate Students 

Health Insurance 

Promise 

Chapter 19: Other University Services 

Chapter 20: University Publications 

Chapter 21: Academic Resources in the College Park, MD Area 
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Policy for Student Residency Classification for Admission, Tuition and Charge-Differential Purposes 109 

Academic Integrity 109 

Code of Student Conduct and Annotations 109 

Human Relations Code 109 

Campus Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment 110 

UMCP Graduate Policy and Procedures for Review of Alleged Arbitrary and Capricious Grading 110 

University of Maryland atCollege Park Policy on Copyrights and Patents 110 

Class Exercises That Involve Animals Ill 

Animal Care and Use Program Ill 

Research Involving Human Subjects Ill 

Guidelines for Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs Ill 

University Policy on Disclosure of Student Records 112 

Immunization Policy 112 

Policy on Student Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse 112 

Smoking Policy and Guidelines 112 

Chapter 22: Graduate Programs 10213 

Chapter 23: Graduate Courses 256 

Chapter 24: Graduate Faculty 552 



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. 



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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 




Wa\f Trap Farm Park 
Federal Theatre Project Archives 
(at George Mason LI.). 



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Resources in the Physical and Biological Sciences and in Engineering 




Nil u:i3l Oceonographie 

and Atmospheric Administration 

(NOAA) 

The National Institutes of Health" 
National Gee-spatial nlelligenoe Agency 



U.S Geological Survey 
Defense Advanced 
Research Project Agency 

(DARPA) 



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 
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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. 

• 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 

( httpV/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 

The University of Maryland requires all freshmen, new graduate students, and transfer students to 

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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 y 

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 
fellowship agency. 

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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. 

Exceptions to the published deadlines require a petition to the Graduate School which must include 

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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 
University of Maryland graduation requirements. Transcripts of courses taken at another institution 

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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 

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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.copvriqht.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.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.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-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/ 

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 
the Graduate School. 

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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: 



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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.qov/circs/circ01.pdf 

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

• Works Not Protected by Copyright http://www.copvriqht.gov/circs/circ32.pdf and 
http://www.copvriqht.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.copvright.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/faq/faq- 
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/uwcopy/Copyright Law/Fair Use/ 

Non-Thesis Option 

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

Generally, the non-thesis program requires: 

• 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 requirements: 

• A minimum of 30 semester hours in course work. 

• A minimum of 15 hours in courses numbered 600-800 with the remainder in courses 
numbered 400 or higher. Some graduate programs require courses outside the College of 

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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 
junior year program, subject to completion of the senior year program in a timely fashion and 

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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. 

• The master's program requires more than thirty credits. 



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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 
reach a resolution. 

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. 

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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. 

The Dean of the Graduate School will be responsible for implementing the decision of the committee. 



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 

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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. 

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. 

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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 
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., 

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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. 

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. 

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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. 

Graduate Student Parental Accommodation Policy 



The University of Maryland Graduate Student Parental Accommodation Policy provides a period of up 
to six (6) weeks during which new parents may postpone completion of academic requirements. It is 
intended to provide graduate students with an opportunity to integrate the challenges of new 
parenthood with the demands of graduate-level training, scholarship, and research. In addition to 
providing support to young families, this policy seeks to reduce attrition and improve time to degree 
for students who become parents. 

The Parental Accommodation Policy is not a leave of absence. This policy allows students to 
maintain status as full-time, registered graduate students, and thus be eligible for the rights and 
privileges of registered students (e.g., access to University resources) while adjusting to their new 
familial obligations. 

During this parental accommodation period, eligible students will continue to be enrolled as fulltime 
graduate students and will continue to pay tuition and fees. Students also will be expected to keep the 
lines of communication with their departments open and demonstrate to their advisors that they are 
academically engaged and making progress in coursework and research, though perhaps at a slower 
pace. 

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to apply for the benefits of the Parental Accommodation Policy, a new 
parent must (1) have been enrolled full-time for at least one full semester in a graduate program at 
the University, (2) be enrolled full-time at the time of application, (3) be in good academic standing, 
and (4) be making satisfactory progress toward degree. Any parent (regardless of gender) is eligible 

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to apply. 

In the event that both parents are eligible, each is individually entitled to a Parental Accommodation 
period of up to six (6) weeks. This Parental Accommodation period may be taken concurrently with or 
consecutively to the Parental Accommodation period taken by the other parent, with or without some 
overlap. The total combined Parental Accommodation period for both parents, however, may not 
exceed 12 weeks and must conclude 12 weeks following the child's birth or adoption. 

ACCOMMODATION: Approval of a student's application for a period of Parental Accommodation 
allows the student, assuming the prior agreement of instructors, advisor, and academic program, to 
modify deadlines and academic expectations to accommodate the student's new parental 
responsibilities. Students may be able to postpone completion of course assignments, examinations, 
and other academic requirements for a period of up to six (6) weeks. Students who will be enrolled in 
courses during the accommodation period must meet with their instructors to develop a written plan 
as to how they will satisfactorily complete the course(s). These plans must be approved and signed 
by the instructor(s) and submitted as part of the Parental Accommodation Application form. At the end 
of the accommodation period, students are expected to return to graduate study and resume 
progress toward completion of their degree. Deadlines with regard to time to degree, time to 
candidacy, time to comprehensive or qualifying exams, etc. will be extended one semester per 
childbirth or adoption, upon the request of the student. The total additional time granted for the 
extension of any deadlines as a result of the student's use of the Parental Accommodation Policy, 
however, cannot exceed a maximum period of one (1) year, regardless of the number of births or 
adoptions, or the number of times the student invokes the Parental Accommodation Policy. 

The period of Parental Accommodation begins immediately upon the birth or adoption; must be taken 
in a consecutive block of time; and cannot extend beyond six (6) weeks. The student may not divide 
the accommodation period into separate periods or defer the accommodation period beyond this time 
limit. In the event of simultaneous multiple births or adoptions, the maximum Parental 
Accommodation period for which a student is eligible with respect to that event remains six (6) weeks. 

APPLICATION: At least eight (8) weeks prior to the anticipated birth or adoption, students must 
submit a written application for Parental Accommodation signed by the Faculty Advisor, Director of 
Graduate Studies, and the Chair of their academic department, to the Graduate School. (In unusual 
or extraordinary circumstances, the Graduate School may accept applications with less than eight 
week's notice.) 

Written plans to complete coursework, signed by the student and the instructor, must be provided for 
each course in which the student will be enrolled during the accommodation period. The discretion to 
provide an accommodation that allows a student to be away from the classroom for six weeks rests 
with the individual course instructor. Faculty are strongly encouraged to work with students to develop 
an accommodation that permits the student to fulfill academic coursework requirements while 
benefitting from a period of parental accommodation, and that also maintains fairness with regard to 
other students. In some cases such an accommodation may not be feasible. In such cases, faculty 
should provide a written explanation to the department's Director of Graduate Studies as to why the 
accommodation is not possible, and students should adjust their class schedules accordingly. 

The Dean of the Graduate School will review the request and notify the student and the student's 
academic program if the request for a period of Parental Accommodation has been approved. The 
Graduate School will coordinate with academic programs to make appropriate adjustments to the 
student's deadlines and records. Retroactive requests will not be considered. A copy of the 
application form is attached. 

International students should discuss plans with the Office of International Services as soon as 
possible in order to identify and address proactively any individual or unique visa issues and/or to 
consider the latest applicable regulations. The intent of this policy is to permit all students to maintain 
their status as full-time, enrolled students during this period of accommodation. Medical 

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complications, prior to or following the birth, are not covered by this policy. If a student is not able to 
return at the end of the period of accommodation, s/he should consider applying for a Leave of 
Absence. See http://www.gradschool.umd.edU/catalog/registration_policies.htm#8. 



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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 

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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 
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. 

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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 
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. 

Special Appeals Procedures 

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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. 

Tax 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 anytime 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. 

Conduct and Professional Behavior 

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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 a trial. 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 Policy 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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External Funding for Fellowships and Scholarships 

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 

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completed the master's component and have been admitted into the doctoral program. 



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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Additional On-Campus and Outside Employment 

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. 

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

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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Vacation and Sick Leave 

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, 
and email and internet access. 



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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 



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.psvchologicalscience.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.armv.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 Bel voir, VA 22060-5806 

http://www.nvl.armv.mil/ 

Army Edgewood CB Center 

AMSSB-RAS-C 

5183 Blackhawk Road 

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5424 

http://www.federallabs.org/servlet/FLCItemDisplavServlet7wlt 

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



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.armv.mil/ 

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



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

Army Medical Research and Development 
MCMR-JA, Building 525 
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5012 
http://www.federallabs.org/servlet/FLCLPRODisplavServlet7w 



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 



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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.centerwomenpolicv.org/ 

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.contemporarv.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/librarv/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://Zwww.fd a.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.georgemeanv.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 



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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 th St. NW 
Washington, DC 20431 
http://www.imf.org 

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 
2700 F Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20566 
http://www.kennedv-center.org/ 

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory 
11100 Johns Hopkins Road 
Laurel, MD 20723-6099 
http://www.ihuapl.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 Aquarium in Baltimore 
501 E. Pratt St. 
Baltimore, MD 21202 
http://www.aqua.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 



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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.qenome.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases 

NIAID Office of Communications & Public Liaison 

6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612 

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 



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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 

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://phvsics.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.chesapeakebav.net/ 

NOAA 



Cooperative Oxford Laboratory 
904 South Morris Street 
Oxford, MD 21654-1323 
http://www.chbr.noaa.gov/CooperativeOxfordLaboratorv.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/ 



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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 

http://www.nature.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.navv.mil/index.cfm 

Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology 

Code 50 

2008 Stump Neck Road 

Indian Head, MD 20640-5070 

https://naveodtechdiv.navsea.naw.mil/ 

Science, Engineering 

Naval Information Warfare Activity (NIWA) 

Fort Meade, MD 

http://www.fas.org/irp/agencv/navsecgru/niwa/ 

Naval Medical Research Center 
503 Robert Grant Avenue 
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 
http://www.nmrc.navv.mil/ 

Naval Research Laboratory 
4555 Overlook Avenue, SW 
Washington, DC 20375 
http://www.nrl.navv.mil/ 

Naval Sea Systems Command 
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, SE 
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376 
http://www.navsea.navv.mil/ 

Naval Surface Warfare Center — Carderock Division 

9500 MacArthur Blvd. 

West Bethesda, MD 20817-5700 

http://www.dt.naw.mil/ 



-Indian Head 



-Dahlgren Laboratory 



Naval Surface Warfare Center- 

101 Strauss Avenue 

Indian Head, MD 20640-5035 

http://www.ih.navv.mil/ 

Naval Surface Warfare Center- 
17320 Dahlgren Road 
Dahlgren, VA 22448-5100 
http://www.nswc.naw.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.naw.mil/default.asp 



Olney Theatre Center 



2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road 
Olney, MD 20832 
http://www.olnevtheatre.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 
http://www.rand.org 

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.energy.gov/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/ 



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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 
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.armv.mil/default.asp 

Walter Reed Army Medical Center 
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20307 
http://www.wramc.amedd.armv.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 .world ban k. 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 

Marvmount 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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Appendices 



In addition to the policies included within the Graduate Catalog, information about the 
following topics can be found using the URL's included in the list below. 

Policy for Student Residency Classification for Admission, Tuition and Charge-Differential 
Purposes 

Graduate Catalog reference: 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/admssions policies.htm 

UM Policy is found at: 
Residency Classification Office 
http://www.testudo.umd.edU/rco/policy.html#policv 

Academic Integrity 

Graduate Catalog reference: 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/academic record. htm#2 

UM Policy is found at: 

111-1.00 POLICY ON FACULTY, STUDENT AND INSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND 
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY 
http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bvlaws/Sectionlll/llllOO.html 

lll-l.OO(A) UMCP CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY 
http://president.umd.edu/policies/iiilOOa.html 



Code of Student Conduct and Annotations 

Graduate Catalog reference: 

http://www. gradschool. umd. edu/catalog/academic record. htm#4 

UM Policy is found at: 

University of Maryland Policies and Procedures, Office of Legal Affairs 
V-l. 00(B) UMCP CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/vlOOb.html 



Human Relations Code 

Graduate Catalog reference: 

http://www. gradschool. umd. edu/catalog/introduction. htm#5 

University of Maryland Policies and Procedures, Office of Legal Affairs 
http://www.ohrp.umd.edu/compliance/hrc/intro.html . 

UM Policy is found at: 

Vl-l. 00(B) UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND HUMAN RELATIONS CODE 

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http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/vilOOb.html 



Campus Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment 

Graduate Catalog reference: 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/assistantship policies.htm 

UM Policy is found at: 

VI-1.20 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SYSTEM POLICY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT 

http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bvlaws/SectionVI/VH20.html 

Vl-l. 20(A) UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY AND PROCEDURES ON SEXUAL 

HARASSMENT 

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/vil20a.html 

Vl-l. 30 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SYSTEM POLICY ON SEXUAL ASSAULT 
http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bylaws/SectionVI/Vll30.html 

Vl-l. 30(A) UMCP PROCEDURES ON SEXUAL ASSAULT 
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/vil30a.html 



UMCP Graduate Policy and Procedures for Review of Alleged Arbitrary and Capricious 
Grading 

Graduate Catalog reference: 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/other academic policies.htm 

UM Policy is found at: 

111-1.20 POLICY FOR REVIEW OF ALLEGED ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS GRADING 
http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bylaws/Sectionlll/llll20.html 

lll-1.20(A) UMCP PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF ALLEGED ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS 

GRADING-GRADUATE STUDENTS 

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/iiil20a.html 

PROCEDURE GUIDE FOR CONDUCTING APPEALS OF ALLEGED ARBITRARY AND 
CAPRICIOUS GRADING OF DOCTORAL QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/other academic policies.htm 



University of Maryland at College Park Policy on Copyrights and Patents 

Graduate Catalog reference: 

http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/masters degree policies.htm 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/doctoral degree policies. htm#7 

UM Policy is found at: 

IV-2.20 POLICY ON CLASSIFIED AND PROPRIETARY WORK 

http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bylaws/SectionlV/IV220.html 

IV-3.00 POLICY ON PATENTS 
http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bylaws/SectionlV/IV300.html 

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IV-3. 00(A) UMCP PROCEDURES ON PATENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER 
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/iv300a.html 

IV-3. 10 POLICY ON COPYRIGHTS 
http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bylaws/SectionlV/IV310.html 



Class Exercises That Involve Animals 



http://www.testudo.umd.edu/soc/animal.html 

UM Policy is found at: 
www.umresearch.umd.edu/IACUC 



Animal Care and Use Program 

UM Policy is found at: 
www.umresearch.umd.edu/IACUC 



Research Involving Human Subjects 

Graduate Catalog reference: 

http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/masters degree policies. htm#9 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/doctoral degree policies.htm 

UM Policy is found at: 

IV-2.10 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SYSTEM POLICY ON HUMAN SUBJECTS OF RESEARCH 

http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bylaws/SectionlV/IV210.html 



Guidelines for Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs 

Graduate Catalog reference: 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/combined proqrams.htm 

UM Policy is found at: 
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/iii220a.html 

lll-2.20(A) UMCP POLICY AND GUIDELINES FOR COMBINED BACHELOR'S/MASTERS 

PROGRAMS 

http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bvlaws/Sectionlll/MI220.html 

Inter-Institutional Registration 

Graduate Catalog reference: 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/reqistration policies.htm 

UM Policy is found at: 

111-2.41 POLICY ON GRADUATE STUDENT INTER-INSTITUTIONAL REGISTRATION 
http://www.usmh.usmd.edu/reqents/bylaws/Sectionlll/IH241.html 



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University Policy on Disclosure of Student Records 

UM Policy is found at: 

111-6.30 POLICY ON CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT RECORDS 

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/iii630.html 

lll-6.30(A) UMCP POLICY AND PROCEDURES ON THE DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT 
EDUCATION RECORDS 
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/iii630a.html 



Immunization Policy 

Graduate Catalog reference: 
http://www.qradschool.umd.edu/cataloq/admssions policies.htm 

UM Policy is found at: 
V-l. 00(H) UMCP IMMUNIZATION POLICY 
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/vlOOh.html 



Policy on Student Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse 

UM Policy is found at: 

VI-8. 00(B) UMCP POLICY ON STUDENT ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE 

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/vi800b.html 



Smoking Policy and Guidelines 

UM Policy is found at: 

X-5. 00(A) UMCP SMOKING POLICY AND GUIDELINE 

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/x500a.html 



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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, Departmentfaculty members have 
received such international awards as Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Prize, 
the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, and the 
Agricultural and Applied 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 Agricultural and Applied 
Economics Association (formerly 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 Agricultural and Applied 
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. One faculty member is currently a 
research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. For additional 
Department highlights, please visit 

http://www.agnr.umd.edu/Academics/departments/AREC/Academics/index.cfm. 
The policy experience of the Department's faculty equals its scholarship in both 
quality and extent. Three 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 ofj ustice, 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: 

□ Kna/vledge of macroecxnomic theory at the intermediate level and 
microeconomic theory at the advanced level. 

□ Knowledge of multivariate calculus and linear algebra. 

□ Knowledge of elementary statistical methods. The Graduate Ftecord 
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. TransferfromM.S. to Ph.D. Program Students enrolled in the 
Departments 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 
Departments M.S. program need not submit GRE's when applying for the Ph.D. 
program. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 (January 15 preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this semester. 

Summer: 



This program does not accept applications forthis 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 Ftecord Examination (GRE) scores; 

□ One copy of the transcript of record from all institutions attended since high 
school 

□ Three letters of recommendation; and 

□ Statement of purpose. Students from no&nglish-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 ofcoursework (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: 

□ ThefirstsemesterofthesequenceinrriCToecoTomliheory (ECON 603). 

□ Atwfiemester sequence in applied econometrics (AREC 623 and 624). 

□ Aorramester course on mathematical methods (AREC 620). 

□ Aonffimester 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 betaken in other disciplines with 
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 agricultural economics, environmental and resource 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 forthe Ph.D. degree include a minimum of 43 
credits ofcoursework, 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 yearof 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 



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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 aboutthe research paper, see 
http://www.arec.umd.edu/Academics/Graduate/PhDProgram/ResearchPaper.cfm. 
Admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree requires: 

□ A"BI" better (including "B-") in each of the first-year courses. 
DAB (3.0) average or better in graduate coursework, 

□ Passing the research paper requirement, and 

□ 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 
advisorand 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 Internetfrom 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 CenterforSmartGrowth 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 otherform 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 fortwo (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 
barbbta arec.umd.edu 

http://www.arec.umd.edu/ 
Courses: AREC AREC 



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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 commitmentto 
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 atthe 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 notyethave 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 
Graduate School application 
Statement of purpose, including research interests 



3 letters of recommendation 

Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work 

GRE scores 

Writing sample 

Resume or Curriculum Vitae 

Degree Requirements 

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 othercultural 

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 

atthe 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: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

1102 Holzapfel Hall Department of American Studies 

MD 20742-5620 

Telephone: (301) 405-1354 

Fax: (301) 314-9453 

amst-dqsta umd.edu 

http://www.amst.umd.edu 
Psyche Williams-Forson, Ph.D 
MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-6931 
Courses: AMST 



Animal Sciences (ANSC) 

Note: Some courses in this program may require the 

use of animals. Please see the Statement on Animal 

Care and Use and the Policy Statementfor 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 



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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 mustalso submit results of the 
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications must be received by March 15 (February 1 
preferred) . 
Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 (J une 1 
preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE (Verbal; Quantitative; 
Analytical/Writing) 

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 selects an Adviser 
and an Advisory Committee (AC) with the approval of 
the Program Graduate Education Committee. By the 
end of the second semester, with the AC'S advice, 
students file a proposed schedule of courses (plan of 
study). Committees may require that students take 
remedial courses if they enter with inadequate 
prerequisites or deficiencies in undergraduate 
programs. Also, by the end of the second semester a 
thesis research proposal must be approved by the 
student's AC. Course requirements comprise at least 
one semester of Biochemistry (3 credits; typically 
BCHM 463), one semester of Biometrics (4 credits; 
typically BIOM 601), two credits of seminar (ANSC 698; 



1 credit per year) and fifteen additional credits of 
graduate coursework (total of 24 credits, of which no 
more than 12 credits can be at the 400 level). Towards 
the end of their graduate studies, students must present 
the results and conclusions of their research in a public 
seminar and successfully defend their written thesis in a 
final oral examination, which is given by the AC. 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 for the ANSC M.S. degree. The M.S. 
degree is nota prerequisite but is advantageous for 
admission to the Ph.D. program. Atleastthree credits 
of the Program Seminar (ANSC 698) and one semester 
of teaching experience (8-10 hours per week) are 
required during study forthe Ph.D. degree. A plan of 
study and a research proposal must be filed with the 
approval of the student's Adviser and Advisory 
Committee (AC) by the end of the second semester. 
After no more than five semesters, the student must 
pass the Admission to Candidacy Examination, which 
consists of both written and oral components and is 
administered by the AC. Towards the end of their 
studies, the candidates present the results and 
conclusions of their graduate research in a public 
seminar and defend their research in an oral 
examination, which is adjudicated by the student's AC. 
In addition to successful defense of 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 is 
usually completed within three to four years after the 
M.S. degree. 

Facilities and Special Resources 
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 1000 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, yetthere is free exchange 
between laboratories having shared and collaborative 
interests. All the laboratories and offices are networked 
to the campus serverfor direct Internet access. Nearly 
15,000 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. 



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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 include:- 1. University of 
Maryland/USDA-Beltsville Animal Biotechnology Facility 
An 11,000 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. AN5C 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 campus, houses 200 
head of Holstein dairy cattle including 110 milking cows 
and 90 head of young stock. AN5C faculty engaged in 
nutrition, reproduction, physiology, herd health, 
behavior and management research, conduct their 
experiments atthis 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 CenterThis 
450-acre facility is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore 
nearQueenstown. It has 250 registered Angus beef 
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 
forthe M.5. degree and four years forthe Ph.D. degree. 
Contact Information 

Forspecific information on the Program, admission 
procedures, orfinancial aid, contact: Dr. Ian Mather, 
Professorand Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate 
Program in Animal Sciences, University of Maryland, 
College Park, Maryland 20742, E-mail: 
imather@umd.edu 

Dr. Ian Mather, Professorand 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 
advpqradta deans.umd.edu 

http://ansc.umd.edu/Graduate 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



Nutrition 

Veterinary Medical Sciences 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 
Livestock & Poultry Sciences Institute 
Reproductive Physiology, National Zoological Park 
Wye Research and Education Center 



Biological Sciences Program 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics 

Anthropology (ANTH) 
Abstract 

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 interestto 
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, 



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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. 
Application Deadlines 
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 
requirem 
ents 

2. GRE 
General 

3. Statemen 
t of Intent 
and 

Experien 
ce 

4. Three (3) 
Letters of 
Recomm 
endation 

5. Writing 
sample 
(Ph.D. 
only) 



Degree Requirements 
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 
students 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 



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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 three laboratory spaces: the 
Archaeological Heritage Lab; a 
lab related to the Archaeology in 
Annapolis project and a lab 
related to Irish Rural Lifeways. 
Additional research facilities 
include the Cultural Systems 
Analysis Group (CuSAG), which 
focuses on applied research in 
health and community 
development issues, the Center 
for Heritage Resource Studies 
(CHRS), which conducts and 
supports basic and applied 
research in heritage resource 
studies, and the Immigrant Life 
course Research Program. 
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 

Nutrition 

Historic Preservation Certificate 
Historic Preservation 
Center for Heritage Resource 
Studies (ANTH) 

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 
Centerfor 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 emphasis on data analytics and 
presentation skills. In addition to that, students will 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 
comparison to the Concentration in Applied 
Mathematics. Every Scientific Computation student is 
required to apply the training in computation to a 
problem in a specific scientific discipline. 
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 
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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 applicants 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 formed and approved by the AMSC Graduate 
Committee. The advisory 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, applied 
statistics or scientific computation. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications and supporting documents must be 
received by February 1 (J anuary 10 preferred) . 
Spring: 

Applications and supporting documents 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 
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 atthe 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 
atleasttwo semesters in the Applied Mathematics 
Seminar. 

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 atthe Applied Mathematics Office. 
Further information on the Interdisciplinary Applied 
Mathematics Program may be found atthe web site: 
http://www.amsc.umd.edu/ . 
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 eighteen 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 
forfaculty and graduate students. In addition, there are 
links to various area research institutes: NASA Goddard 
Space FlightCenter, National Institutes of Health, 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Naval 
Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration. 
Financial Assistance 

The Program often offers teaching assistantships in the 
Department of Mathematics as a source of supportfor 
graduate students. These assistantships carry a stipend 
plus remission of tuition of up to 10 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 J anuary 10 for full consideration. 
Contact Information 
For more specific information, contact: 
Alverda McCoy, Program Coordinator 
3103 Mathematics Building, 
College Park 
MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-0924 
Fax: (301) 314-1308 
amscOamsc.umd.edu 

http://www.amsc.umd.edu/ 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Mathematics 

CenterforScientific Computation and Mathematical 

Modeling 

Mathematical Statistics 

Architecture (ARCH) 
Abstract 

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) atthe 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 



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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 (ACS A). 

Admissions Information 

Admission to the graduate program is competitive. In 

addition to the Graduate School requirements, 

candidates mustsubmita 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, Planning and 

Preservation website at http://www.arch.umd.edu. 

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, visit the the 

School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation 

website at http://www.arch.umd.edu. 

♦Additional requirements include: one (1) semester of 

college level calculus orsucessful 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 December 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this 

semester. 

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. Statementof Goals, Research 
Interests, and Experiences: 
1000-2000 word statementof 
graduate goals, research 
interests, and experiences. 

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 
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 
website at http://www.arch.umd.edu. 
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 Masters 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. 

A program leading to a Master's Certificate in Real 
Estate Development is available to M.Arch and M.S. in 
Arch candidates. 

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 an accredited 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 Program 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 



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complete the two separately. 
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. 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. 
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 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 atthe 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, Paris and 
Stabiaeform the mainstay of the summerstudy 
opportunities. Summer and winter study abroad 
programs are also offered to locations including Great 
Britain, Turkey, and St. Petersburg. Summerand winter 
study opportunities are also available in conjunction 
with the Historic Preservation and Urban Studies 
programs. 

Financial Assistance 

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 forfinancial 
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: 

Erin Thiel, Coordinator of Student Affairs 

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, 
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 
MD 20742 
ethiel@umd.edu orgrarchadvise@umd.edu 

http://www.arch.umd.edu 
Courses: RDEVARCH HISP URSP 
Related Programs and Campus Units 

Urban Studies and Planning 

SmartGrowth Research and Education, National 

Center for 

Historic Preservation 

Urban and Regional Planning and Design 

Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape 

Architecture 

Real Estate Development 

Landscape Architecture 

Art History and Archaeology (ARTH) 
Abstract 

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. 
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 12 

preferred) . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

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 
Master of Arts (M.A.) 

For the Master's degree, the student will: complete 30 
credit hours atthe 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 Art History); maintain a grade of B or better 
in coursework; pass the departmental language 
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appropriate to the area studied (such as J apanese); 
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). Forthe 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 
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 
J apanese 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 AncientAmericas. 
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 Centerfor 
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 Freerand 
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 Centerfor Advanced Study in the Visual 
Arts and other local institutions. 
Financial Assistance 

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. 

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 

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 orwebsites is the primary basis for 
admittance.-' 
Application Deadlines 



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Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 16 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

□ No Tests 

□ 3 Letters of Recorrnendation 

□ 1 set of complete transcripts reflecting undergraduate 
and graduate work 

□ 20Dtgl 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.artumd.edu) 
Degree Requirements 
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 mustselecta thesis 
advisor with a thesis committee. Students mustpresent 
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 
componentto 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 WestGallery 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 computerand CD ROM systems. 
Financial Assistance 

The Department offers eight teaching assistantships 
and one fellowship. A number of Graduate School 



Fellowships are also available. Applications 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 Assistant 

University of Maryland College Park Department of Art 

rm. 1211E Art/Sociology Building #146 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-1445 

Fax: 301-314-9740 

arttqradta deans.umd.edu 

http://www.art.umd.edu 

Prof. Brandon Morse, Graduate Director 

Rm.miE Art-Sociology Bldg #146 

MD 207421311 

Telephone: 301-405-1462 

Fax: 301-314-9740 

bmorsel@umd.edu 

Courses: 

Astronomy (ASTR) 
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 studentshould 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 forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General and GRE 
Physics SubjectTestis 
required 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 
Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 



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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 
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-mand 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. 
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 FlightCenter, 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 atthe NASA/Goddard Space 

FlightCenter. Some summer teaching assistantships 

are also available. The deadline forfinancial support 

applications is J anuary 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-qradOdeans.umd.edu 

http://www.astro.umd.edu/ 

Courses: ASTR 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Physics 

Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave 

Astronomy (CARMA) 

Laboratory for Millimeter Wave Astronomy 

Centerfor Astronomy and Space Physics (CASP) 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOSC) 
Abstract 

AbstractThe 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 atthe upperdivision 
and graduate level as a service to other campus 
graduate programs. The educational program 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 Department's advanced 
degree programs are designed to prepare students for 
participation in contemporary research in the 
atmospheric and oceanic science. 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. 
The Department's close association with federal 
agencies in the Washington area provides graduate 



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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. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Self funded domestic AOSC applicants and MPAO 

applicants mustsubmittheirapplication materials no 

later than J une 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 15, forthe 

following fall semester. 

All international and domestic applicants competing for 

a graduate research assistantship must submit their 

application materials no later than J anuary 15, for the 

following fall semester for best consideration . 

Spring: 

MPAO applicants mustsubmittheirapplication 

materials notlaterthan November 1, forthe following 

Spring semester. 

AOSC applicants will need special permission from the 

AOSC Department for Spring admission because of 

course sequence . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

□ Application 

□ Research Interests/Statement of Goals 

□ GREScores 

□ TOEFL Scores (International Only) 

□ Official Transcripts 

□ Three Letters of Recornmendation 

□ 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 training 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 time, although financial support 
is dependent upon the availability of funds. 



The student mustsubmitan 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 forthe degree program. 
This must include 24 hours of 600-level AOSC courses, 
including core courses listed below. The remaining 6 
semester-hours can come from additional 600-level 
courses, AOSC 811 (department seminars) or 
equivalent (pending approval by the Graduate Director), 
and AOSC 798 (Directed Graduate Research). For 
AOSC 811 orAOSC798, a maximum of 3 credit hours 
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 611 can be replaced by AOSC 600 for those 
students with a specialization in Chemistry who get 
approval from their advisor, the AOSC Graduate 
Director, and Department Chair. 
All requirements forthe M.S. degree mustbe 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. 
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 of 
ten 3-credit courses. Students mustcomplete 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. 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science 
offers a program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy 



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Degree (Ph.D.) in atmospheric and oceanic science. 
This program is designed to furnish the student with the 
background necessary to carry out independent and 
original scientific research. To earn the Ph.D., the 
student must complete a course work requirement, 
pass the Candidacy Examinations, 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 30 semester hours of 
600-level orabove AOSC Departmentcourses. In 
addition, the student must take 12 credits of AOSC 899 
(Doctoral Dissertation Research). Students may wish to 
take a number of the core courses in order to prepare 
forthe Qualifying Examination. In addition, there is a 
Minor course requirement of six semester hours of 
ancillary courses taken beyond the bachelor's degree in 
a related scientific area at the 600-level orabove. 
These credits 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 and defend a dissertation prospectus to the 
examination committee. Following successful defense, 
the student advances to candidacy. Ability to perform 
independent research must be demonstrated by a 
written dissertation. The dissertation should be an 
original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate the 
ability to present the subject matter in a scholarly style. 
Upon completion 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 yearof 
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 forthe degree, 
including the dissertation and final examination, during 
a four-year period after admission to candidacy. 
Graduate Track for Accomplished Scientists 
Graduate students with exceptional scientific 
achievements may, through written petition to the 
Graduate Director, replace the written portion of the 
Comprehensive Exam with a seminar followed by an 
oral examination. To qualify for this track, the candidate 
needs to meet the following requirements: 
1) have an earned MS degree in atmospheric or 
oceanic science, or a related field, ordinarily from an 
accredited American university, and receive approval 
from the five-member Departmental Examination 
Committee. 2) have published at least five, peer- 
reviewed, Science Citation Index (SCI) journal articles 
in atmospheric, oceanic, or a closely related science. 
He or she must be the lead or corresponding author of 
at least three of those papers. 



The candidate must present an open seminar on his/her 
past research followed by a closed oral exam by the 
Examination Committee of at least three faculty plus the 
Graduate Director, and the Admissions Committee 
Chair. Two or more negative votes constitutes failure. 
The final decision will be subject to review by the 
committee of the whole. 
Facilities and Special Resources 
The Department participates in the Earth System 
Science Interdisciplinary Center (E5SIC) 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), Centerfor Scientific Computation 
and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), and nearby 
government agencies including NOAA, NASA, ONR, 
USDA, NIST, and Marylands 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 FlightCenter, 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 forthe 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 
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As a member of the University Corporation for 

Atmospheric Research, the department enjoys the 

common facilities offered by the National Centerfor 

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 Departmentand off campus. Stipends 

are maintained at a competitive level. 

Contact Information 

Tamara Hendershot 

3409 Computerand Space Science Building 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5389 

Fax: (30D-314-9482 

tammy@atmos.umd.edu 

http://www.atmos.umd.edu/ 
Courses: AOSC 

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 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 (J anuary 

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 

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. 

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. 

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 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 



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University of Maryland College Park, MD 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-7022 

Fax: 301-314-9121 

chemqradtadea ns.umd.edu 

http://www.chem.umd.edu/ 

Courses: BCHM 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



Biological Sciences 

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: 

Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (BEES) 
Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Genomics 
(CBBG) 

Molecularand Cell Biology (MOCB) 
Physiological Systems (PSYS) 
Please indicate your interest on the Application 
Supplemental Form or send questions via email to 
bioloqicalsciencesP 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 forGenomic 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 
corrected after enrollment The Graduate Record 
Examination General Test is required; the SubjectTest 
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 December 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

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 

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 from the 
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, 
internet based exam, iBT). Maryland's institutional code 
is 5814; no departmental code is needed. 

8. Applicants in BEES and PSYS are encouraged to 
contact BISI faculty with shared research interests. To 
explore matches of your interests with those of BISI 
faculty, see 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 vastarray 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 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. 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. 
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 



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processing and sequencing of nucleic acids, with 
multiple robotic sequenators and real time PCR. Other 
core facilities provide instrumentation for fluorescence- 
activated cell sorting (FAC5), 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. 5 upport 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 U5DA 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 J anuary 6 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 enhancementfor 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 

Students are strongly encouraged to communicate 
directly with faculty in the area of their interest 
Additional general information may be obtained by 
emailing bioloqicalsciencesta 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 

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 



iesadvta deans. umd.edu 

Sarah Biancardi, Administrative Assistant 

2101 Bioscience Building University of Maryland, 

College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-6991 

Fax: 301-314-9921 

biologicalsciences@ umd.edu 

http://bisi.umd.edu 

Lois Reid, Administrative Assistant 

2101 Bioscience Building, University of Maryland, 

College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-6905 

Fax: 301-314-9921 

biologicalsciences® umd.edu 

http://bisi.umd.edu 

Courses: BEES CBMG BIOL MOCB BIOM BSCI 

ENTM 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biochemistry 

Biology 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics 

Biophysics 

Chemistry 

Entomology 

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 

CenterforComparative and Evolutional Biology of 

Hearing (LFSC/BSOS) 

CenterforComparative Neuroscience (BSOS/LFSC) 

Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences 

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology 

Veterinary Medical Sciences 

Biophysics (BIPH) 
Abstract 

The Biophysics Program is in the Institute for Physical 
Science and Technology with faculty from Chemistry, 
Physics, Biology, Materials Science and 
Bioengineering. It is affiliated with the Colleges of 
Chemical and Life Sciences, Computer, Mathematical 
and Physical Science (to be combined as one College), 
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 J uly 2008. The unique feature 
of the Maryland Biophysics Program is to train graduate 
students to use theoretical and computational methods 
to interpretand 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. 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, Fl-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 



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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, students 
having a three-member faculty committee. The students 
meet with their committee once a semester. Starting 
with the second year, students make a presentation to 
the research groups of the professors with whom they 
have a Research Assistantship. 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 BCHM675 Biophysical Chemistry 
BIOL622, Membranes and Ion Channels BIO708, Cell 
Biology for P hysicist B5C 1426 and BIOL 622 Membrane 
Transport Phenomena CHDM669D, Protein Structure, 
Folding and Dynamics CHEM684, Thermodynamics 
CHEM687, Statistical Mechanics CHEM689, 
Introduction to Biological Physics PHYS789N Basic 
Biophysics for Motion in Cells PHY5601, Theoretical 
Dynamics PHYS603, Methods of Statistical Physics 
PHYS606 Electrodynamics PHYS622, Introduction to 
Quantum Mechanics I PHYS623, Introduction to 
Quantum Mechanics II BIPH699, Three rotations of at 
least 8 weeks each with biophysics or related 
professors. (This is a first year required course of 2 
credits per semester.) Biophysics Graduate Laboratory 
Sections have been incorporated in a Physics Course. 
Other courses in Bioengineering and Materials Science 
are also available. NOTE: Since the Program is 
individualized not all students will take all core courses 
with the exception of BIPH699 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 are required and a Subject GRE 
(Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Physics) is 
recommended. Where necessary TOEFL scores are 
required. A personal statement which covers research 
and personal experience is an integral part of the 
admissions process. A second statement covering 
goals for research in biophysics is also required. 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 Biophysics Program only accepts applications for 
the Fall Semester. Applications forthe Spring semester 
are NOT accepted. J anuary 15 (J anuary 15 preferred) 

The deadline for Fall admission is J anuary 15. . 
Application Requirements 

General GRE One SubjectGRE (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 whatthe individual already has taken and 

what they need to make their goals. A dissertation must 

be written and defended before a committee. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Ten of the thirteen faculty run experimental 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. Forthose 

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 

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 forPhysical 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: BIPH CHEM BIPH BCHM BIOL BSCI BIOE 

PHYS ENMA 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Chemical Physics 

Chemistry 

Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering 

Physics 

Biological Sciences 

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.), Masters of Science in 



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Business (M.S.) 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 reflection of the quality of 
the faculty, students, curriculum, and career 
management. 

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, services marketing, and supply 
chain management. 
Admissions Information 
Admission criteria forthe Ph.D. program are based on: 

(1) quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework; 

(2) score on the Graduate Management Admission Test 
(GMAT) orGraduate 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 forthe MBA program are based on: quality of 
undergraduate and graduate coursework; score on the 
Graduate ManagementAdmission 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 forthe 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 forthe 
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 forthe 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. Admission criteria forthe MS program 
focusing in information systems 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. Admission criteria forthe MS program 
focusing in supply chain management are based on: 
quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework; 



GMAT orGRE 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 forthe part-time MBA program should be 

received by J une 1 (April 15 preferred) . 

Applications forthe MS program should be received by 

May 1 (March 1 preferred) . 

Applications forPh.D. program mustbe received by 

December 15 (December 15 preferred) . 

Applications for the full-time MBA program should be 

received by May 1 (J anuary 15 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications forthe EMBA program should be received 

by November 30 (J uly 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: 

□ GMATorGRE 

□ 3 letters of recarmendation 

□ Official Undergraduate/Graduate transcripts 

□ Witten essay of Objectives/Statement of Goals 

□ TOEFL (for international applicants) 
MBA Program 

□ GMAT 

□ 2 letters of reoommendation for all applicants 

□ Essays 

□ Undergraduate/Graduate tranapts 

□ 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 betaken at either the 
School of Social Work, University of Maryland, 
Baltimore, oratthe Robert H. Smith School of 
Business. This program requires 88 total credit hours 
for graduation and can be completed in three years. 

□ For more information: School of Sol Work, 
University of Maryland, Baltimore, 410.706.7922 or 
http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu 

MB A/J D J oint Program Degree (MBA/J D) 
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 J D 
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 J D degrees must be awarded simultaneously. A 



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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 J oint Program Degree (MBA/MPP) 
The Robert H. Smith School of Business and the 
School of Public Policy offera 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 pointaverages 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/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 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 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. 

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, Institute 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 



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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. 

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) courseworkand comprehensive exam(s), the 

student is advanced to candidacy. 

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. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Office of Career Services (OCS) 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 OCS also participates in regional 

and national careerforums 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. 

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 full-time and 

Executive MBA 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: 

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 

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 

Courses: BMGT BUFN BUAC BUDT BULM BUMK 

BUMOBUSI 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Real Estate Development 

Chemical Physics (CHPH) 
Abstract 

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. 

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 



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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 February 1 (February 

1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by J une 1 (J unel 

preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. GRE Subject (in Chemistry, 
Mathematics, or Physics) 

3. Three Letters of 
Recommendation 

4. Test of Spoken English (T5E), 
required for international 
applicants 

Degree Requirements 
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: Written Qualifying 
Examination passed atthe M.S. level Scholarly paper 
30 graduate course credits of which 24 must be course 
credits including: Advanced laboratory course, Two 
credits of seminar, can be included in the non-course 
credits Advanced course atthe 600 level or above B 
average In order to earn a non-thesis M.S. degree in 
Chemical Physics, a student must complete: 30 
graduate credits including: Six credits of CHPH799 - 
(M.S. thesis research) 21 course credits Two credits of 
seminar, can be included in the non-course credits 
Advanced laboratory course Advanced course atthe 
600 level orabove B average Written Masters Thesis 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
Written Qualifying Examination passed atthe Ph.D. 
level and normally taken atthe beginning of the second 
year 24 graduate course credits including: Two credits 
of seminar Advanced laboratory course Advanced 
course outside of the student's main field of study 
Research presentation with faculty present Scholarly 
paper in an area of intended thesis research 12 credits 
of CHPH899 (Ph.D. dissertation research, only 
available after advancement to Ph.D. candidacy) B 
average Written Ph.D. dissertation Students mustalso 
satisfy all general requirements of the Graduate School. 
Facilities and Special Resources 
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 forfurther 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/ 

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 orthe 
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 atthe 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 mustalso present the 
results ofthe 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 (J anuary 
1 preferred) . 
Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 
semester. 
Summer: 



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This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 



5. 



6. 



GRE General required 
GRE 5 ubject recommended 
3 Letters of Recommendation 
(sent electronically) 
TOEFL scores for international 
students 

Transcripts (Originals must be 
sent to Enrollment Services 
Operations, Room 0130 
Mitchell Building, University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 
20742 

"Statement of Goals & 
Research Interests" and 
"Statement of Experiences". 
(These can be submitted 
separately or as a single 
document.) 
Degree Requirements 
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. 
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. 
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 otherfields. 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 at www.chem.umd.edu or 

from: 

Graduate Programs Coordinator 

Department of C hemistry & Biochemistry 

University of Maryland College Park, MD 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-7022 

Fax: (301) 314-9121 

chemqradta deans. umd.edu 

http://www.chem.umd.edu/ 

Courses: CHEMCHEM 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biophysics 
Biological Sciences 
Entomology 

Classics (CLAS) 
Abstract 

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. 

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) atthe 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 notaccept 
applications forthis semester. 
Application Requirements 

1. No Test 

2. 3 Letters 
of 
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endation 
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 
musttakeLATN 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. 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 mustbe taken atthe 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 
musttakeLATN 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. 
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 J ohns Hopkins 
University in Baltimore. 
Financial Assistance 
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: CLASGREK LATN 

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. atthe point in 
doctoral training when they have completed all of the 
academic, clinical, and research requirements for this 
first professional degree. 
Admissions Information 
Admissions to the graduate program in Clinical 
Audiology is on a very competitive basis. Students 
admitted to the Au.D. orClinical 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 
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submit application materials for the fall semester by 
J anuary 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 A5HA 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 offull 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 J anuary 15 . 
Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 
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-M A program must also submit evidence of 
AS HA 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 thatbeginning 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 S peech-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 
atUMCP: 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 



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Medical Center, thejohns 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 Departmentof Hearing and Speech 

Sciences participates in the Centerforthe 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, oratUMB. 

Financial Assistance 

A limited number of graduate assistantships are 

available through the Department. Assistantships that 

carry teaching, research orclinical 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. 

Contact Information 

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 atadmissions@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 

Departmentof 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 Departmentof 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 academic careers; however, some work in 

public policy research and other professions requiring 

highly developed research skills. 

Admissions Information 

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 orlELTS 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). 

Application Deadlines 

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 forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. Official Transcripts from all 
Colleges attended 

2. GRE General 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

4. Sample of Scholarly Writing 

5. Submitstatementof goals and 
experiences 

6. TOEFL forall international 
applicants orlELTS (except 
applicants from the United 
Kingdom, Commonwealth 
Caribbean, Ireland, Canada, 
Australia, or New Zealand 
whose first language is 
English). The Testof 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 selectthe thesis option must 
complete and successfully defend an original research 
project that contributes to knowledge of communication. 
Those who selectthe 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 



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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 
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 forstudying 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. 
Contact Information 

For additional information on graduate study in 
Communication, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies Professor Shawn J . Parry- 
Giles 

2130 Skinner Building 
College Park, MD 20742-7635 
Telephone: (301) 405-6527 
Fax: (301) 314-9471 
comma; rad@deans.umd.edu 

http://www.comm.umd.edu 
Program Management Specialist 
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: COMMCOMM 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Journalism 

Engineering: Telecommunications 
English Language and Literature 
Hearing and Speech Sciences 
Clinical Audiology 

Community Planning and 

Historic Preservation 

(CPHP) 

Abstract 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

Courses: 

Related Programs and 

Campus Units 

Real Estate Development 

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 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 E nglish. 
Admissions Information 

Applicants should have a strong background in arts and 
humanities. Students will not be admitted to the 
program without demonstrated 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 in 
Comparative Literature as of Fall 2006; admission is 
available to the Ph.D. Students with a BA should 
contact the director of the Comparative Literature 
program to discuss alternative possibilities for 
achieving an MA in preparation for applying to the 
PhD program. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications must be received by J anuary 15, 2011 . 
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 

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 



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Theory (3 credits); two courses in Early Modern 

Literature (6 credits); and two courses in Modern 

Literature (6 credits). The designations early 

modern and modernremain flexible to 

accommodate different literary histories. In each of 

the two general periods, at least one course must 

be taken in the E nglish Department in Anglophone 

or Comparative Literature and at least one course 

outside of the E nglish 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 students course plan and, if 

necessary, coordination among different histories 

of the early modern and modern. 

(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 

Comparative Literature students are eligible for 

graduate assistantships and university fellowships. 

Depending on available resources and the students 

own expertise, teaching and research 

assistantships may be available either in 

Comparative Literature or in an affiliated 

department. 

Contact Information 

For more specific information about the program, 

contact: 

Zita Nunes, Associate Professor of English and 

Comparative Literature Director, Comparative 

Literature Program 

2116Tawes Hall, University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3839 

Fax: (301) 314-7539 

cmltqradO deans.umd.edu 

http://www.cmlt.umd.edu 

Courses: CMLT 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures 

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 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 forthe fall Semester may 

be considered forthe spring semester. Applications 

must be received by October 1 . 

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 
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, comprehensive examinations, and 
completion of a scholarly paper. 
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, fiberoptic, 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. llg 
standards. Current research facilities include 
workstations running Sun Solaris, Redhat Linux, Apple 
OSX, and MicrosoftWindows. There are over 100 
terminals on graduate student desks that provide a 
choice of Redhat Linux, MicrosoftWindows, orSun 
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. 
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For information on degree programs and graduate 

assistantships contact: 

Graduate Office 

1151 A.V. Williams Building 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2664 

csqradofOcs.umd.edu 

http://www.cs.umd.edu/Grad 

Courses: CMSC 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Couple and Family Therpay 

(FCFT) 

Abstract 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

Courses: 

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 submita writing sample, 

forfiction, 25 pages, orfor poetry, 10 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 forthis 

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 Centerforthe 

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 

forgraduate creditatUMCP. Graduate students in 

English also may take courses for graduate creditatthe 

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 goto 

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, 2116D Tawes 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 

The program of graduate study 
leading to Master of Arts and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 
the area of Criminology and 
Criminal J ustice 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 policy 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 Traditional M.A. in Criminal 
J ustice. 

A recent study of Department M.A. 
and Ph.D. alumni reveals that 
master's degree graduates have 



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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. All other 
Applications must be received by 
December 15 . 
International Applicant Final 
Deadline December 15 . 
Spring: 

This program does notaccept 
applications for this semester. 
Summer: 

This program does notaccept 
applications for this semester. 
Application Requirements 

1. GRE 
General 
Exam 

2. 3 Letters 
of 

Recomm 
endation 

3. Personal 
Statemen 
tof 

Goals/Pu 
rpose 

Degree Requirements 
Master of Arts and Doctor of 
J urisprudence (M.A./J .D.) 
Please contact the program for 
more information. 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
The Ph.D. applicantwho 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 maybe 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. 
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 eithera Traditional M.A. or 
Professional M.A. option, but the 
Professional M.A. option is offered 
only in the China location at 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. 

Facilities and Special 
Resources 

The Department houses the 
Maryland J ustice 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 1st 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 
A brochure describing the 
Department of C riminology and 
Criminal J ustice and its programs 
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Inquiries should be directed to: 

Graduate Program Coordinator 

2220 LeFrak Hall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4699 

Fax:(301)405-4733 

crimqrad(S deans. umd.edu 

http://www.ccjs.umd.edu 
Courses: 

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 
MovementAnalysis, 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 notacceptapplications forthis 
semester. 
Summer: 
This program does notacceptapplications forthis 



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 

Degree Requirements 

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 Departmenta 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 



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mvisosky@umd.edu 

http://www.dance.umd.edu 
Courses: DANC 

Economics (ECON) 
Abstract 

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 testis required. Submitted GRE scores must 

be valid through J anuary 15, 2011. 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 J anuary 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 orCurriculum Vitae; 

Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

The Department of Economics atthe 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, taken during 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 of coursework, 
including an econometrics sequence, 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. Otherstudents 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 
3127D Tydings Hall 
MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3544 
Fax:(301)405-3542 
econqrad® deans.umd.edu 

http://www.econ.umd.edu/graduate/overview 
Courses: ECON ECON 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., Ph.D. International Education Policy: 



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M.A., Ph.D. Organizational Leadership & Policy 
Studies: M.A.,M.Ed.,Ed.D.,Ph.D. The Organizational 
Leadership and Policy Studies specialization offers 
program requirements for MSDE Administrator I 
certification (for principals and administratorsjand 
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 
forall 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 
Testis 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 
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 forthis 
semester. 

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 forall applicants 
to the Higher Education and International Education 
Policy specializations 6. GRE or M iller 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 
atwww.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 12-hour comprehensive 
examination 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. 


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 forall 
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 12-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 forthe nextcohort 
admission date. 

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, including 
embassies and other international organizations, 
provide exceptional opportunities for internships and 
field experiences, research, and materials to enhance 
formal course experiences. 
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 forthe following fall 
semester. Assistantships are also awarded in the spring 
forthe 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 forfinancial 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, 
orotherform of financial aid. It is a requirement that a 
student be admitted as a condition of eligibility. 
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complete and are not reviewed by the Department until 

they have received International Education Services 

(IE 5) clearance which can take additional time. If you 

need information about IE 5 clearance visit the IE 5 

website atwww.umd.edu/ies. For more information on 

financial assistance, see the department web site: 

http://www.education.umd.edu/EDHI/. 

Contact Information 

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. 

Clarissa Coughlin, Graduate Coordinator 

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 

caa@umd.edu 

http://www.education.umd.edu/edhi 
Courses: EDPL 

Education: Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) 
Abstract 

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 atall 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 expected for those 
pursuing the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. 
Areas of concentration include art education (M.Ed, 
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), mathematics education, minority and urban 
education, music education (doctoral only), teacher 
education/professional development (doctoral only), 
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. 

NOTE : Admission to the Ed.D. program has been 
temporarily suspended. At the doctoral level, we are 
currently admitting to the Ph.D. program only. 
Preference will be given to full-time applicants who 
apply by November 15, 2010. 
Admissions Information 

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 MA programs. 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 point average and at 

least a 40th percentile on the Graduate Record 

Examination. 

EDCI has limited doctoral admissions; therefore, 

candidates are encouraged to apply by the High 

Priority Deadline of November 15th for best 

consideration. Spaces may be filled prior to Final 

Deadline, please note the decisions may take 

several months. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Doctoral Applications: High Priority: For Best 

Consideration-November 15th; Priority deadline— 

J anuary 20. Final deadline March 15 (November 15 

preferred) . 

Master's Applications must be received by March 15 

(J anuary 20 preferred) . 

International Students, Final Deadline - February 1 . 

Spring: 

EDCI does NOT acceptSpring applications for its 

doctoral program orforthe SLEC/TESOL 

master's/doctoral programs. . 

Applications for the master's program (exceptMCERT 

or IMC P) must be received by October 1 (September 1 

preferred) . 

International Students, Final Deadline -J une 1 . 

Summer: 

Applications for the Maryland Master's Certification 

Program must be received by February 15 (November 

1 preferred) . 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General (Required for 
AGS, Ph.D. and MA programs. 
GRE is NOT required for Ed.D. 
and M.Ed, programs in EDCI. 
Please check the EDCI 
website for specific 
requirement) 

2. Official transcriptfrom 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 



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(requirement varies by specialization) and a seminar 

paper. Certification-track M.Ed, programs typically 

require 42 credit hours. 

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 CenterforYoung 

Children. 

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. 

Once the a completed admissions application is 

received by the departmentfor review, applicants 

should expect to receive an email confirmation as well 

as a copy of the assistantship application. 

Contact Information 

J oy J ones, CoordinatorforEDCI 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 

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 
Assessmentand Evaluation is available for students 
with strong interests in classroom assessmentand 
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 
applicants 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 
Fall: 

For financial support, applications must be received by 
November 15. 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 

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 Assessmentand 
Evaluation () 

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Assessmentand 
Evaluation is designed for students with strong interests 
in classroom assessmentand evaluation. The 
certificate requires a minimum of 15 graduate credit 
hours. 

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 

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 



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EDMS 

www.education.umd.edu/EDMS/ 
Courses: EDMS 

Education: Policy Studies (EDPS) 
Abstract 

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 atall 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 
Testis used, the score should be at least at the 70th 
percentile for PhD applicants (50th 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. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Complete applications must be received by December 
15. 

Spring: 

Complete applications must be received by J une 1 . 
Application Requirements 

• 3 Letters of Recommendation 

• Official transcripts from each 
college or university previously 
attended 

• StatementofGoals, Research 
Interests and Experiences 

• Scholarly writing sample for all 
doctoral applicants 

• GRE or MillerAnalogy 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 
atthe 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 J ewish Studies. Students 



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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, 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 Centerfor 
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 forthe following fall 
semester. Assistantships are also awarded in the spring 
forthe 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 forfinancial 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, orotherform 
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 Department at: 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 J uly 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 greaterfocus and 
opportunity for each of the two units to fulfill their 
missions. 

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 atthe 
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: Certificate of 

Advanced Study: Faculty: 

Measurment, Statistics, 

and Evaluation (Z904) 

Abstract 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

Courses: 

Education: Certificate of Advanced Study: Special 

Education (Z905) 

Abstract 

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 



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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 fourareas ofspecialization: l)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 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 fourareas ofspecialization: 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. orM. 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 

forAccreditation of Teacher Education. The Specialist 

School Psychology Program is approved also by NASP. 

Admissions Information 

Applicants for regular admission to master's degree 

programs musthave an undergraduate GPA of atleast 

B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and must submit their scores on 

eitherthe 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 testis 

required. Applicants' undergraduate programs must 

include at least 15 semester hours ofcoursework in 

behavioral science fields (anthropology, education, 

psychology, sociology and/or statistics). 

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 School Counseling must be received by 

December 15 . 

Applications for College Student Personnel, Counseling 

Psychology, and School Psychology must be received 

by December 15 . 

For all other programs the Fall semester deadline is 

J une 1 (March 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Rehabilitation Counseling accepts applications for 

Spring by; October 1 . 

Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, School 

Psychology, College Student Personnel, and School 

Counseling do not accept applications forthe spring 

semester. . 

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 ofspecialization. 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 



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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 contactthe 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 contactthe 
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). 
Facilities and Special Resources 
All master's, A.G.5., 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 StudentUnion, 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 ata 
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 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 contactthe program. 
Counseling and Personnel Services Dept. 
3214 Benjamin Building Counseling & Personnel 
Services 
College Park 
MD 20742 
Telephone: (301) 405-2858 



Fax:(301)405-9995 
capstaumd.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 forChild 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, 
cognitive development, language development, peer 
relationships, teacher-student relationships, 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) Ph.D. degree programs in human development 
are designed to develop students scientific knowledge 
of human development and ability to carry out original 
research projects. .The 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, particularly elementary and secondary 
schools. 

The department has a general program in human 
development that offers doctoral and masters degrees 
and two specialization areas of study at the doctoral 
level, Educational Psychology, and Developmental 
Sciences. The graduate programs and specializations 
provide the scientific knowledge of human growth and 
development that prepares graduates for faculty 
positions at universities or research positions at 
institutions where research on developmental science 
and educational psychology is conducted. Graduates of 
our program have obtained positions as university 
professors, research scientists, program analysts, and 
other research-oriented occupations including 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 advised by the Department. Three 
letters of recommendation including evidence of 



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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: 

International applications deadline is J une 1 . 

Masters and doctoral applications may be submitted by 

October 1. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

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 ofcoursework, including EDMS 645. A 
minimum of 15 hours in courses numbered 600-800, 
with the remainder in the 400 series orabove. 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 creditfor 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. 

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 forthe Study of 

Children, Relationships, and Culture, the Maryland 

Literacy Research Center, and manages the on- 

campus CenterforYoung 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, mustsubmit 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. 

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 

humandevia 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, Centerfor 



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Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
Education: Counseling and Personnel Services 

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 Testorthe 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. 
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 enterthe program with 
special education certification are required to take a 
minimum of 30 credit hours fora MEd degree and a 
minimum of 36 credit hours fora 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. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications must be received by May 1 (March 1 
preferred) . 
Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 
(September 1 preferred) . 



Application Requirements 

1. GRE for Ph.D., Miller Analogies orGRE General for 
M.A., Praxis I for M.Ed. orA.G.S. (at State of Maryland 
cutscores) 2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 3. 
Statement of Goals 
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 exceptfor 
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 musthave 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 will 
be in the majorfield. 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. 
Financial Assistance 

A limited number of fellowships, assistantships and/or 
grants are available to qualified applicants. 
Contact Information 

Prospective graduate students are requested to view 
the departmental website at 
http://www.education.umd.edu/EDSP/foradditional 
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admissions procedures, and financial aid. 

Dr. Philip Burke 

1308 Benjamin Building 

Department of 5 pecial Education University of Maryland 

College Park, 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-6515 

edspqradta deans.umd.edu 

http://www.education.umd.edu/ED5P/ 
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, 

smartstructures, finite elements, space propulsion, 

robotics, and human factors. 

Admissions Information 

Applicants should have a B.5. 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 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 

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.5. 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. Forthe 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 C enter for R otorcraft 
Education and Research. The Glenn L. Martin Wind 
Tunnel, with its 8-foot high by 11-foot wide testsection, 
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 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 Centerfor 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 
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 



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MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2376 
Fax: (301) 314-9001 
aeroqradta umd.edu 

http://www.aero.umd.edu 

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 
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 forfall 
admission to the Ph.D. program. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Preferred Deadline (for best consideration for financial 
aid): J anuary 15 (J anuary 15 preferred) . 
International Applicant Final Deadline: January 15 
(J anuary 15 preferred) . 
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 
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. Students are 
also required to take two restricted electives (6 credits) 
and 3 unrestricted electives (9 credits) in order to fulfill 
course requirements. A complete list of acceptable 
electives may be obtained from the BIOE Graduate 
Program website. All students entering the Ph.D. 
program musttake the Research Aptitude Examination 
held in J anuary, 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. The dissertation proposal, with oral 
presentation, must be completed by the end of the third 
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Facilities and Special Resources 

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 J eong 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 

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 J une 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

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. OfficalGRE 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 



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Fax: (301)405-0523 
enchqradta 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 

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. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

FINAL deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent 

Resisdents is May 1 . 

PREFERRED: For consideration forfinancial aid 

applications must be received by December 1 . 

FINAL deadline for Intenational Applicants (even those 

currently studying in the U.S.) is February 1 . 

Spring: 

FINAL deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent 

Resisdents is October 15 . 

PREFERRED: For consideration forfinancial aid U.S. 

Citizen and Permanent Resident applications must be 

received by September 1 . 

FINAL deadline for Intenational Applicants (even those 

currently studying in the U.S.) is J une 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Official Transcripts 

4. Statement of Purpose 
Degree Requirements 

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 

departmentalso 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 studentwill 

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 

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 computerfacilities, 

including networked personal computers and 

workstations, specialized computer-aided design, 

graphics, and visualization laboratories, campus 

mainframe computers, and remote supercomputer 

facilities. 

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. Onlya limited number of teaching 

assistantships are available. Part-time work as grading 

assistants is available as well. 

Contact Information 

Graduate Office 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 

1173 Glenn L.Martin Hall 

University of Maryland 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (240) 988-6708 

Fax:(301)405-2585 

ence-admissions@ umd.edu 

http://www.ence.umd.edu/grad/index.php 

Courses: ENCE ENCE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Centerfor Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Electrical & Computer Engineering 

(ENEE) 

Abstract 

With about 500 graduate students, many research 
scientists and engineers, extensive research facilities, 
and more than $40 million in annual research 
expenditures, the Department has one of the strongest 
research programs in electrical engineering in the 
nation. These activities are closely tied with and 
supported by numerous affiliated research institutes 
and centers in the university, encouraging collaborative 
and cross-disciplinary research projects. The 
departmentand the affiliated research units feature 
more than 50 state-of-the-art laboratories supporting 
the research endeavors of the faculty, scientists, 
graduate and undergraduate students. Much of the 
department's research is in partnership with industry, 



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government research labs or other universities. 

The Department of Electrical and Computer 

Engineering offers graduate study leading to the Master 

of Science and Doctor of Philosophy, degrees. Last fall 

2009, there were 330 graduate students in Electrical 

Engineering; 270 were Ph.D. students, and 60 M.5. 

For additional information about the department's 

programs and research, please see the ECE Website 

Admissions Information 

For the most current and detailed information regarding 

ECE graduate admissions and deadlines, please refer 

to our ECE Graduate Admissions Web page. Applicants 

mustfollow all instructions detailed on our How to Apply 

Web page. 

For admission to the graduate programs in electrical 

and computer engineering, students must hold an 

undergraduate degree in electrical or computer 

engineering or related field (math, computer science, 

physics, or other areas of engineering) and have an 

overall grade pointaverage of B+or better. In 

exceptional cases, students with a lower GPA may also 

be admitted. Other criteria include overall academic 

record, strength of recommendations, GRE score, and 

adequacy of preparation. Applicants are competitively 

judged by a faculty committee. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Financial support consideration deadline is 

DECEMBER 1. Admission only deadlines are 

FEBRUARY 1 for international and MAY lforU.5. 

citizens. (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. 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 mustsatisfy a course requirement 

and complete either a Thesis or Scholarly Paper. For 

complete details, see the ECE Graduate Handbook 

Facilities and Special Resources 

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. 



College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3681 

Fax:(301)405-8728 

eceqradstudiesta umd.edu 

http://www.ece.umd.edu/ 

Courses: ENEE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Centerfor 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 orthe 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. 
Admissions Information 
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 may be 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 forthis 
semester. 
Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of 
Recommendation 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Science or Master of Engineering 



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(M.S.orM.E.) 

The M.S. degree program requires a thesis and 

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 a M.5. 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, 

saltwater 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 university 

libraries have an extensive fire protection 

engineering collection. The department has 

computerized access to the National Institute of 

Standards and Technology's Fire Research Library 

through FIRE DOC. 

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. 

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.fpe.umd.edu . 

Marino di Marzo 

3106 J. M. Patterson Bldg.- 

Fire Protection Engineering Department- University 

of Maryland - College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3992 

Fax:(301)405-9383 

enfpgradta deans.umd.edu 

http://www.fpe.umd.edu/ 

Courses: ENFP 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Center for Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering 

(ENMA) 

Abstract 

Materials Science and Engineering is an 
interdisciplinary program. Students from engineering 



and science disciplines are receive a solid foundation in 

the physics and chemistry of materials, 

thermodynamics and structure of materials, as well as 

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, energy, biomedical 

and high tech industries. These materials may be bulk 

or thin filmformatand range from ceramics, 

semiconductors, metals, polymer and biomaterials . 

Departmental faculty members are major participants in 

the University of Maryland Materials Research 5cience 

and Engineering Center , the Maryland NanoCenter and 

the University of Maryland Energy Research Center . 

Foran overview of the Materials Science and 

Engineering Department, please visit the Materials 

Science and Engineering atthe University of Maryland . 

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 Materials 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 areas. For detailed admissions and program 

information, please visit Materials Science and 

Engineering Graduate Programs . 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by J une 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Supplemental Application 
(APRA) 

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. 
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 J M Patterson 2225 includes a class 1000 
clean room for various kinds of thin film processing, 
particularly things difficult to accomplish in the 
NanoCenter's new FabLab clean room in the Kim 
Building. LAMP also features custom-designed 
ultraclean chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic 
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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 (NB5L) inJM 
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 forCombinatorial 
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 J eong 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). 
Equipment available at other facilities include a 
Lakeshore vibrating scanning magnetometer and a 
scanning Auger spectrometer. 
For additional information about the department's 
research facilities, please visit the: Materials Science 
and Engineering Research . 
Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance in the form of teaching and 
research assistantships and sponsored fellowships are 
available to qualified students. Requests forfinancial 
assistance will be considered for Fall admission only. 
Contact Information 
Information is available from: 
Dr. Kathleen C. Hart, Assistant Director, Student 
Services 

1113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. 
MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5989 
enmagradOdeans.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, RiskAssesmentand 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 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 Centerfor Environmental 



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Energy Engineering (CEEE), which carries outcross- 

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 E5E 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 E5E 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, forall 

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: 

US Applications mustbe received by May 15 (January 

7 preferred) . 

International Applications must be received by February 

1 (J anuary 7 preferred) . 

Spring: 

US Applications mustbe received by October 1 

(August 15 preferred) . 

International Applications mustbe received by J une 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

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. Atleasta 3.2 G.P.A. (on a 4.0 
scale). 

3. At least 3 letters of 
recommendation strongly 
supporting the applicant's 
admission into the Graduate 
Program. 

4. An essay or statement of goals 
and experiences. 

5. A total score greater than 1250 



combined on the Verbal and 
Quantitative sections of the 
General GRE and greater than 
4.5 on the Analytical Writing 
section. 
6. International applicants: at 
leasta 577 (paper-based) or 
100 (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 (Reliablity Engineering) (M.S.) 
Two options existto earn the M.S. degree in Reliability 
Engineering: Non-thesis option Complete 31 credits 
with at least 18 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 EN RE 648, 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 ofENRE 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.htmlftourseReq for details) 
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 betaken 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 (2180 Glenn L. Martin Hall) for 
approval by the Director of Graduate Studies atthe 
beginning of the first semester of study. Changes to the 
plan are permitted, but must be approved by the 
student's advisorand 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. 
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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. 
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 C V 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. 
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 ENME ENRE 
Related Programs and Campus Units 

19th Century Music, Center for Studies in 
Engineering: Systems Engineering 
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 
Centerfor Superconductivity Research 

Engineering: Nuclear Engineering (ENNU) 
Abstract 

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 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 studentworks 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 

The Nuclear Program offers graduate study leading to 

the Professional Masters of Engineering and Doctor of 

Philosophy degrees. Graduate study is open to qualified 

students holding a bachelor's degree from accredited 

programs in any of the engineering and science areas. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by J une 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Supplemental Application 
(APR A) 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Engineering (M.S. or M.E.) 

The Nuclear Program offers a Master of Engineering 

(M.E.) degree. This degree may be completed either 

online or on campus. The degree plan consists of 30 

credits ofcoursework. The Nuclear Program's policies 

and requirements are the same as those of the 

Graduate School. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

To enter the Ph.D. degree program, students must 

complete the Program's core courses prior to taking the 

Ph.D. qualifying examination. Those admitted to the 

Ph.D. program mustcomplete a minimum of 48 course 

credits including a minimum of 12 credit hours of ENNU 

899 - Doctoral Dissertation Research in addition to 

meeting all dissertation and final oral examination 

requirements. 

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 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 



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ennuqradOdeans.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 

Bioengineering 

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: 
International applications must be received by February 



1. 

Domestic applications must be received by August 15 

(August 1 preferred) . 

Spring: 

International applications must be received by J une 1 . 

Domestic applications must be received by January 10 

(December 15 preferred) . 

Summer: 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept international 

applications for summer admission . 

Domestic applications must be received by May 15 

(May 1 preferred) . 

Application Requirements 

1. Bachelor's degree in 
engineering or a related field 

2. GRE not required 

3. College Transcripts 

4. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

5. Graduate School admission 
application and fee 

6. In online application, select 
"Master of Engineering 
(ENPM)" as the major 

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 

2123J . M. Patterson Building, University of Maryland, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-0362 

Fax:(301)405-3305 

oaeeO umd.edu 

http://www.oaee.umd.edu 

Ms. Kerri Poppler J ames, Assistant Director 

2123 J . M. Patterson Building, University of Maryland, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-0362 

Fax:(301)405-3305 

oaeeOumd.edu 

http://www.oaee.umd.edu 
Courses: ENPM 



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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 
Engineering: Nuclear Engineering 
Engineering: Reliability Engineering 
Engineering: Systems Engineering 

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, itmay 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: 

International Applications must be 
received by February 1 (J anuary 7 
preferred) . 

US Applications must be received 
by May 1 (J anuary 7 preferred) . 



Spring: 

International Applications must be 

received by J une 1 . 

US Applications must be received 

by October 1 (August 1 

preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does notaccept 

applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE 
General 
(strongly 
recomme 
nded) 

2. 3 Letters 
of 

recomme 
ndation 

3. Statement 
of 

purposeflf 
you are 
planning 
to be a 
distance 
student, 
please 
indicate 
so in your 
statement 
) 

4. TOEFL 
(all 

internatio 
nal 
students) 

5. Resume 
orCV 

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 courseworkand 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 hours ofcoursework, 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. 



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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 
ofcourseworkatthe 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, 5EM, 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 C V 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. 

Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. 
Mohammad Modarres 
Department of Mechanical 
Engineering 
Reliability Engineering Program 

0151 C, Glenn L.Martin Hall 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: 301-405-5226 
Fax: 301-314-8015 
enreqradOdeans.umd.edu 

http://www.enme.umd.edu/graduat 

el 

Courses: ENRE 

Related Programs and Campus 

Units 

Engineering: Professional Master 

of Engineering 

C enter for S uperconductivity 

Research 

Engineering: Systems Engineering (ENSE) 



Abstract 

Students in the broadly-based, cross-disciplinary 
Master of Science in Systems Engineering (ENSE) 
program atlSR benefit both academically and 
professionally by: 

- Being exposed to a wide range of systems 
engineering principles and software tools tailored 
toward support for visual modeling of systems, 
requirements engineering, system-level modeling, 
optimization and trade-off analysis, and human factors 
engineering. 

- Becoming familiar with the financial and management 
issues associated with complex engineering systems. 

- Acquiring a deep understanding of one particular 
application area. 

- Becoming familiar for opportunities for leadership 
within the systems engineering profession. 
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. 

In addition to the technical management of systems 
projects, the ENSE program covers a wide range of 
topics, from systems definition, requirements and 
specifications, to systems design, implementation, and 
operation. Students specialize in one technical area, 
selected from computer and software systems, 
communication and networking systems, signal 
processing systems, control systems, manufacturing 
systems, operations research, transportation systems, 
and robotics. The ENSE program draws upon the 
extensive engineering, computer science and 
management experience of the of University of 
Maryland faculty. The program makes optimum use of 
the university's advanced facilities, including extensive 
libraries of numerical, symbolic, and visualization 
software, engineering workstations, and wireless 
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 
in engineering and/or the sciences. At a minimum, all 
applicants mustmeetthe 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. 
Prospective and current students may seek support for 
their studies through graduate research assistantships 
or graduate fellowships. Students currently working in 
industry, the military, or the government, who plan to 
pursue their graduate studies part-time, might ask their 
employers about tuition assistance. All applicants are 
encouraged to explore sources of external funding; a 
number of comprehensive Internet sites, such as 
fastweb.com, offer detailed information and application 
instructions. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

U.S. citizens mustsubmitapplication and all supporting 
materials by March 15 . 
International applicants mustsubmitapplication and all 



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supporting materials by February 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

□ GRE Official GRE scores should be sent directly to 
the University of Maryland (institution code 5814) 
through ET5. 

□ TOEFIQfficial TOEFL scores should be sent directly 
to the University of Maryland (institution code 5814) 
through ET5. 

□ Official transcripts (original hard copy required) 

□ (Residency information form (U.S. citizens and 
permanent residents only) 

□ OertiMon of Finances form (international applicants 
only) 

□ International applicants who are already in the U.S. 
must provide copies of the 1-20, 1-94, and passport visa 
stamp 

□ 3 Letters of recommendation 

□ Statement of Goals 

□ All othersupportingxduments should be sentto: 
University of Maryland College Park, Enrollment 
Services Operations, Application for Graduate 
Admission, Rm 0130 Mitchell Building, College Park, 
MD 20742 

Degree Requirements 
Master of Science (M.S.) 

General requirements for the master's thesis and non- 
thesis options are those of the University of Maryland 
Graduate School. All requirements mustbe completed 
within 5 years. The thesis option requires each student 
to obtain a total of 30 credit hours: 24 hours of 
coursework and six (6) hours for the thesis project to 
complete the program. The coursework includes 18 
credits for the six core courses (four courses from the 
systems engineering core and two courses from the 
management core), and two (2) elective courses. The 
elective courses must be taken from one specialization 
area. The master's thesis project demonstrates the 
practical implications of systems engineering principles. 
The thesis project may be related to a practical 
industrial system, and must be supervised by the 
academic advisor. 

The non-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 mustbe taken 
from not more than two specialization areas. In addition, 
students mustcomplete 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 
student's academic advisor. It also must be read by at 
least one additional IS R faculty member, and approved 
by the ENSE graduate director. No specific formatis 
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 numerical 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 1985 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. J ames 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 engineering 
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 implementadvances in 
systems engineering. 
Financial Assistance 

Prospective and current students may seek support for 
their studies through graduate research assistantships 
with ISR faculty or graduate fellowships. Students 
currently working in industry, the military, or the 
government, who plan to pursue their graduate studies 
part-time, might ask their employers about tuition 
assistance. All applicants are encouraged to explore 
sources of external funding; a number of 
comprehensive Internet sites, such as fastweb.com, 
offer detailed information and application instructions. 
Contact Information 

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 
enseqrad(5) deans.umd.edu 

http://www.isr.umd.edu/students/MSSE.htm 

Courses: ENSE 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Chemical Engineering 

Engineering: Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Computer Science 

Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Business and Management 

Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering 

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering 

Mathematics 

Engineering: Mechanical Engineering 

Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering 



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Engineering: Telecommunications (ENTS) 
Abstract 

The Master's in Telecommunications Program offers 
students a unique opportunity to engage in cross- 
disciplinary coursework from both the A.James Clark 
School of Engineering and the Robert H. Smith School 
of Business at the University of Maryland, This 
extraordinary combination culminates in a degree that 
prepares students for the broad range of rigors and 
issues that encompass the dynamic 
telecommunications industry. 
The program covers several different areas including 
Information System Security, Wireless 
Communications, Networking, and Business and 
Management for the telecommunications industry. The 
program maybe pursued either full-time or part-time. All 
courses are scheduled in the evening to suit working 
professionals, while some courses additionally offer 
daytime sections. 

The program is designed around a core curriculum that 
provides a solid technical foundation and management 
background. The Master's in Telecommunications 
degree requires successful completion of 30 credits and 
a scholarly paper. Please visit our Degree 
Requirements page for detailed information. 
Students may choose from a wide range of electives to 
develop their interests and complement their career 
goals. Please visit our Course Descriptions page for a 
detailed listing of our courses. In addition to the courses 
listed there, special topics electives are regularly 
offered. As our program keeps up with industrial trends, 
these courses focus on emerging, cutting-edge topics. 
Please see our website, www.telecom.umd.edu , for the 
most current information. 
Admissions Information 

For the most current and detailed information regarding 
admissions and deadlines for the Master's in 
Telecommunications, please refer to our Admissions 
page. 

The program is open to applicants holding a regionally 
accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering, 
computer science, math, physics or related technical 
fields with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants with an 
undergraduate GPA of slightly less than 3.0 may be 
considered if they have demonstrated strong 
performance in prior graduate study and/or professional 
experience. 

Because of the program's rigorous technical core, 
applicants must have sufficient mathematical 
backgrounds (e.g. successful completion of Calculus I, 
Calculus II, and Differential Equations). The GRE will be 
strongly considered; however, it is not required for 
admission. 

This program is professional in nature and has a 
differential tuition. Tuition is presently set at $905 per 
credit. 

Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Domestic students: May 1 . 
International Students: FEBRUARY 1 . 
Spring: 

Domestic Students: October 1 . 
International Students: JUNE 1 . 
Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this 
semester. 
Application Requirements 

□ Official College Transcripts 

□ 3eiters of Recommendation 



□ Statement of Flirpose 

□ Resume 
Degree Requirements 
Master of Science (M.S.) 

Requirements to earn the Master's in 

Telecommunications degree include completing 30 

credit hours of course work, achieving a cumulative 

grade pointaverage (GPA) of at least 3.0, and 

submitting a satisfactory scholarly paper. The 30 credits 

include eight required courses and two elective 

courses. All graduate students at the University of 

Maryland are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA each 

semester to remain in good standing. 

Additional courses beyond the required courses must 

be approved by the Program Office and should not 

impede the student's progress towards degree 

completion. ALL courses taken at the University of 

Maryland count towards the student's cumulative GPA. 

Please visit our Degree Requirements page for detailed 

information. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Students enrolled in the Program are allowed exclusive 

access to the Telecommunications PC Lab. 

Financial Assistance 

No financial aid is available directly through the 

Master's in Telecommunications program. Many 

students are able to secure financial support through 

other departments and/or units on campus. 

Contact Information 

Master's in Telecommunications Program Office 

2433 A.V. Williams Building, University of Maryland, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-3682 

Fax: 301-314-9324 

telecomprogram@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;postcolonial and transnational literary 
studies; 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). Moststudents 
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 presenta 3.7 GPA and an M.A. degree, 
normally in English Language and Literature. All M.A. 



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and Ph.D applicants should submita single critical 

writing sample of 12-20 pages as indicated on the 

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 forthe Fall semester only. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

December8 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General required 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 
from current orformer 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. butwho do not have an M.A. mustapply 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 (MA) 

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 forthe other six hours, or 
may take 30 hours of coursework and do a capstone 
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. 
The department is in the process of reviewing the MA 
degree requirements. Students applying for academic 
year 2011-12 will be enrolled in the existing program. 
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 Centerforthe 
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 

forgraduate creditatUMCP. Graduate students in 

English also may take courses forgraduate creditatthe 

Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century 

Studies, which runs a series of seminars by 

distinguished scholars each year. 

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 8-10 

teaching assistantships are available each year to 

incoming students. 

Contact Information 

Additional information on admission, degree 

requirements, and financial aid can be obtained from: 

Manju Suri, Academic Coordinator 

2116Tawes Hall University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3798 

enql-qradOdeans.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 Doctor 

of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. 

Graduate students may specialize in a range of topics 

in both basic and applied insect science. Topics include 

insect ecology and behavior, physiology and 

morphology, insect pathology, toxicology and 

environmental risk assessment, evolution and 

biosystematics, 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 forgraduate 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 preferred for admission 

to the program. 

Admission is granted on the basis of the following 

criteria by the Graduate Affairs Committee: Analysis of 

transcripts, including course selection and GPA, letters 

of recommendation, statement of purpose for pursuing 

the degree, GRE scores, and acceptance by a graduate 

faculty advisor. International applicants must also 

submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

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's study committee suggests a program of 

course work and approves a detailed research 

proposal. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 



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Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. University of Maryland 
application for graduate 
studies 

2. Academic transcript(s) 

3. Scores of the Graduate Record 
Exam General Aptitude Test 
(institutional code is 5814; 
departmental code not 
required) 

4. Scores of the Graduate Record 
Exam Advanced Biology Test 
(optional but include if 
available) 

5. 3 letters of recommendation 
from people familiar with the 
applicant's abilities and 
aptitude for graduate work 

6. Statement of purpose/research 
interests and professional 
objectives (can be reasonably 
broad; 1-2 pages in length) 

7. International students must 
submit scores of the Test of 
English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL). Maryland's 
institutional code is 5814; no 
departmental code is needed 

8. Applicants are encouraged to 
contact ENTM faculty with 
shared research interests. To 
explore matches of your 
interests with those of ENTM 
faculty, see the ENTM website, 
entm.umd.edu. 

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 (30 credits), 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 core course requirements, 
course work targeting an area of specialization 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 
Experiment Station has 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 available to 
faculty and students. 
Financial Assistance 

Graduate students are supported primarily in two ways. 
Many students are supported by extramural funding 
sources, usually obtained by the student's faculty 
advisorfor research on a specific topic. The second 
type of support is 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 of ten 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 forthe full 12 months. 
Contact Information 

The departmental website, www.entm.umd.edu, 
describes the mission and administrative organization 
of the department, the faculty 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, 4112 PlantSciences 
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: ENTM 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Biological Sciences 

Biology 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics 

Chemistry 

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 

Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences 

Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology 



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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 16 credits in some combination of 
Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics (beyond Calculus I). 
It is also helpful for applicants to have 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 J anuary 15 (January 
1 preferred) . 
Spring: 

International applications must be received by J une 1 . 
Domestic applications must be received by August 15 . 
Application Requirements 

1. GRE General Test 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 
Degree Requirements 

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 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 metthe 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 
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 
theANSC/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 
departmentand 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 atthe 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 atthe 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 
Fax: 301-314-9023 
tscites@umd.edu 

http://www.enstumd.edu/graduate/index.cfm 

ENST Director of Graduate Studies/Dr. Martin C. 

Rabenhorst 

Dept. Environmental Science and Technology, 1109 

H.J. Patterson Hall, 

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MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-1343 
Fax: 301-314-2763 
gradstudies-enst@ umd.edu 

http://agnr.umd.edu/departments/enst/graduate/ 
Courses: ENST 

Family Science (FMSC) 
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. 
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 theirfamilies (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. 
Admissions Information 

Admission standards forthe 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 forthe 
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 J anuary 15 (International students 
mustapply byj anuary 1). Applicants mustalso download 
and complete the additional "Couple and Family Therapy 
Application Form," 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 forthe Fall semester. 
The Family Science Ph.D. program considers applications 
from students with a Master's or Bachelor's degree in 
family science, public health, ora related discipline. 
Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Family Science 
with a baccalaureate degree mustcomplete the M.S. in 
Couple and Family Therapy with a thesis en route to the 
Ph.D. 

The Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. program considers 
applications from students with a Master's degree in Public 
Health (M. PH.) ora social/behavioral sciences 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. 
Applicants with a Masters degree other than an MPH 
degree mustcomplete 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. 

In addition to meeting Graduate School requirements, 
students are selected forthe 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. 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. international applications must be received by 
January 1 . 

M.S. applications must be received by J anuary 15 . 
Ph.D. applications must be received by December 15 . 
Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 
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Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE Scores 

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) 

Degree Requirements 
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. 

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. 
Facilities and Special Resources 
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 atthe Centerfor 
research projects. 

Center for Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD): 
In December 2009, the Center on Young Adult Health and 
Development was established as part of the Department of 
Family Science. This research center is the firstsuch 
center in the United States specifically dedicated to 
understanding the health and development of young 



adults. As Director, Amelia Arria plans to use her 

experience with the College Life Study (CLS) studying 

adolescent and young adult health-risk behaviors, to 

further our knowledge regarding a broad spectrum of 

issues affecting young adult health and development. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance for Ph.D. students is available 

through university fellowships and departmental teaching 

and research assistantships. Some 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 

For further information, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

1142 School of Public Health 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-3672 

Fax: (301) 314-9161 

fmsc(S) umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/fmsc/ 
Courses: EPIB EDMS PUAF FMSC 
Related Programs and Campus Units 

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 

Health Education 

Epidemiology and Biostatisics 

Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) 

Food Science (FDSC) 

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 
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musttake 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 testwas taken prior to 
October 2002, the minimum score required in each 
section of the GRE is 500,for a total of 1500. 
International students musttake 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 mustapply byj une 01. Complete 

application must be received by the deadlinefall 

application materials including official transcripts, and 

official test scores) J une 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 manuscriprj.e. one or more research papers based 
upon the thesis, will be submitted to a referred 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.) 

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. 

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 mustbe 



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 mustbe 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 grantfunds 
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. 
Contact Information 

Additional information concerning admission 
requirements, courses, faculty, and facilities are 
available from: 

Sara Kao, Coordinator, Student Programs 
0112 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. Y. Martin Lo, Program Director 
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College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-4509 

Fax: 301-314-3313 

ymlo@umd.edu 

www.agnr.umd.edu/lo 

Courses: NFSC 

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." 
Admissions 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. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 
Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this 
semester. 
Application Requirements 

□ Graduate School Application 

□ GREScores 

□ Letters of F^ecornmendation 

□ Witing Sample 

□ Sample Witing 

□ Ffesume or Curriculum Vitae 

□ Statement of F^urpose 

□ TOEFL Scores (for International Applicants 
Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (see FRMS under "Modern 
French Studies") (Ph.D.) 
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. (See Department Website for 

complete information) 

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 worlds 

outstanding libraries: the Library of Congress and the 

Folger Library, both of which have extensive holdings in 

French. The University of Maryland's Centerfor 

Renaissance and Baroque Studies , the Women's 

Studies Program, and the David C. Driskell CenterFor 

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 

Graduate applicants can request to be 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 

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 

http://www.languages.umd.edu/Frenchltalian 

Courses: FREN 

Geography (GEOG) 
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. 

The specific geographic research specializations 
represented by the faculty include: 
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. 
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, 



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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, MODI5, 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 (RE5AC), 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 mustalso 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 Masters 
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 J anuary 15. 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 J anuary 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. 

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. 
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 for the MPS GIS program accepted up until 

July 31. 

Applications for MA/PhD program must be received by 

J anuary 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 forthis 

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 
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 12 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. 
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 crtotal), 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. 

Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial 
Information Sciences (M.P.S.G.I.S.) 
The Masters 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 Masters 



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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 OP5 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 FlightCenter, 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 existf 
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 fora 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 J anuary 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 ore- 
mail Assistant Director of Academic Programs for more 
information. To arrange consultations with the Graduate 
Director and individual faculty, call the Departmental 
(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 
crossqro (5i 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 
JointGlobal Change Research Institute 
Geospatial Information Sciences 

Geography/Library & Information Systems (GELS) 
Abstract 

This dual degree program is no longer accepting 

applications. 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

Courses: LBSC GEOG 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Geography 

Geology (GEOL) 
Abstract 

The Department of Geology was established in 1973 
and its graduate program began in 1982. A strong 
sense of collegiaiity and cooperative spirit characterizes 
the Department, which currently has -35 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 orthree 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 



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collaboration between students and faculty in ongoing 

research programs. The Departmentfaculty has broad 

research interests in Earth Sciences. Students are 

encouraged to develop a program that suits their 

interests. Currentfaculty 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 mustsubmitthe 

Graduate Record Examination scores to be considered 

foradmission. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by March 15 (J anuary 

15 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 (October 1 

preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1, GRE-general highly 
recommended 

2. Three 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. 
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; J EOL 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; 
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 FlightCenter, 
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 (ES SIC), is a collaborative venture between the 
Departments of Geography, Geology and Meteorology 
and NASA. This wealth of in-house 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 atURL 
http://www.qeol.umd.edu for additional information. The 
Department's Graduate Studies in Geological Sciences 
also provides additional information on the 
requirements, examinations, faculty research interests 
and publications, research facilities and financial aid. 
Copies are available from: 
Graduate Coordinator 

1118 Geology Building, University of Maryland, College 
Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4065 
qeolqradta deans.umd.edu 

http://www.geol.umd.edu/ 

Courses: GEOL 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



Geospatial Information Sciences (MPSG) 
Abstract 

The Master of Professional Studies and Graduate 
Certificate in Geospatial Information Sciences Program 
is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date training on 
geosptial technology, theory and applications. The 
courses cover spatial analysis, remote sensing, spatial 
statistics, modeling, programming, spatial databases, 
and Internet GI5 . Students in this program can pursue 
either M aster degree or G raduate Certificate. 
In the program, lectures are delivered across the 
Internet using advanced audio and video technology. 
Students use webcams and headsets with microphones 
to attend lectures in real time. The entire online lectures 
(lecture slides, presentation, and Q&A interactions) are 
video-archived for reviewing. Students also have the 
option to come to campus to meetfellow students and 
Teaching Assistant in the lab during lecture hours. All 
courses are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate 
working professionals. 

Our program is one of the ESRI Development Centers 
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Admissions Information 

The Graduate School requires all admitted graduate 

students to have a baccalaureate degree from a 

regionally accredited college or university in the United 

States, or the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in 

another country. A GPA of 3.0 is normally required for 

admission into this program. Applicants with an 

undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted 

on a provisional basis. 

Applicants with foreign credentials must submit 

academic records in the original language with literal 

English translations. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

The application deadline is J anuary 15 for International 

students and March 15 for U.S. citizens and permanent 

residents. However, if the domestic applicants have 

already met the prerequisites, they can apply as late as 

August 15. (August 1 preferred) . 

Application Requirements 

1. Graduate Application form 

2. Transcripts from all 
universities/colleges attended 

3. Cover letter or personal 
statement 

4. C.V. 

5. A list of three references (the 
recommendation letters are not 
required at the time of 
application) 

6. GRE is not required 

7. International students are 
required to submit TOEFL 
scores. 

Degree Requirements 

Graduate Certificate (GC) 

The students choose the Graduate Certificate track 

need to complete 12 credit hours of approved 

coursework with an average grade of B. 

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) 

The students choose the Master of Professional Studies 

degree track need to complete 31 credit hours of 

approved coursework with an average grade of B. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

Even though this is an online program, all registered 

students have the full access to the facilities and 

resources (e.g. libraries, gym, computer labs) on 

campus justlike any other traditional students. Students 

also have the full access to the resources (e.g. 

computer labs, software applications, seminars, etc) in 

the Geography Department as regular graduate 

students. The program has a dedicated lab for its 

students as well where they can study or take lectures 

in real environment if they want to. 

Financial Assistance 

There are no fellowships available in this program. 

However, there are potential Teaching Assistantships 

available depending on the student's qualification. 

Contact Information 

Email: geog-gis@umd.edu Phone: 301-405-3861 

Dr. J ianguo (Jack) Ma, Program Director 

University of Maryland Department of Geography 1151 

LeFrak Hall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301.405.3861 

Fax: 301.314.9299 

jma3@umd.edu 

http://www.geog.umd.edu/gis 



Courses: GEOG 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Geography 

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 Germanistikto a broader concentration 
on cultural studies which include gender studies, 
film studies, and postcolonial theory. 
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 discipline 
such as Germanic studies, Scandinavian studies, 
language education, and Medieval studies. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications must be received by J anuary 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; 



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3) comprehensive written examinations; 4) 
presentation of the dissertation, an original study in 
the field of specialization on a topic approved by the 
advisorand 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 
Forfurther information write to: 
Coordinator of Graduate Studies 
3215 Jimenez Hall 
College Park 
MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4091 
qermanicstudies® .umd.edu 

http://www.languages.umd.edu/German/ 
Courses: GERM 

Government and Politics (GVPT) 
Abstract 

The Department ofGovernmentand 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 onlyforthe Fall 
Semester. 

Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications must be received by February 1 . 
Spring: 
This program does not accept applications forthis 



semester. 
Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

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.) 

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 Centerforlnternational Development and 

Conflict Management, the Maryland Collective Choice 

Center, the Centerforlnternational Security Studies at 

Maryland, the Centerforthe Study of Post-Communist 

Societies, The Committee on the Political Economy of 

the Good Society, the Centerforthe 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: 

Director of Graduate Studies 

3140 Tydings Hall 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4161 

qvptqradOdeans.umd.edu 

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpty 
Courses: GVPT 

Graduate Certficate: 
Computational Harmonic 
Analysis (Z023) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Graduate Certificate For 
Real Estate Development 



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(Z029) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Graduate Certificate in 
Literacy Coaching (EDCI) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

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. 
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=viewS<id=172&ltemid=52. 
Financial Assistance 
Contact Information 
Professor Kandice Chuh Director, Critical 
Theory Certificate Program 
Department of English University of Maryland 
3119 Susquehanna Hall 
College Park 
MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-3810 
kchuh@umd.edu 



www.english.umd.edu/graduate 
Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: Neuroscience 
and Cognitive Science (Z037) 
Abstract 

This certificate program is designed 
for students pursuing doctoral 
degrees in NACS -related disciplines. 
The certificate program allows these 
students to obtain significant 
interdisciplinary training that 
complements their graduate degree. 
Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Contact Information 
Pam Komarek Graduate Coordinator 
University of Maryland 2131 Biology- 
Psychology Building College Park, 
MD 20742 
MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-8910 
Fax: 301-314-9566 
pkomarek@umd.edu 

http://www.nacs.umd.edu/program/cer 

tificate.html 

Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: 

Scientific Computation 

(Z014) 

Abstract 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: Terrorism 

Analysis (Z039) 

Abstract 

The National Consortium for the Study of 
Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism 
(START) is dedicated to training and 
mentoring a new generation of scholars 
and analysts capable of examining 
questions related to the behavior of 
terrorists and terrorist groups and to the 
issue of how societies can best prepare 
for dealing with a terrorist threat or 
responding to a terrorist attack. START'S 
Graduate Certificate in Terrorism 
Analysis provides participants with 
advanced education on the causes, 
dynamics and impacts of international 
and domestic terrorism. Participants also 
develop the methodological skills 
necessary to pursue advanced research 
on and analysis of terrorism. The 
program consists of four required 
courses. Each course is offered once per 
calendar year, in an online, synchronous 
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be completed in 12 months. 

The Program is appropriate for 
Individuals interested in (and/or currently) 
working in fields related to intelligence 
analysis, homeland security analysis, or 
analysis of other relevant topic areas; and 
Individuals interested in (and/or currently) 
conducting scholarly research on 
terrorism and responses to terrorism. 
Admissions Information 
Students may enter the program at three 
points throughout the year. 

Term 1 - apply byj an. 15, 2011 (Nov.15 
for international students) 

Term 2 -apply by April 15, 2011 (Feb. 15 
for international students) 

Term 3 - apply byj uly 15, 2011 (May 15 
for international students) 

All application materials must be received 
by the deadlines as described above. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Students may enterthe program atthree 

points throughout the year. . 

Spring: 

Students may enterthe program atthree 

points throughout the year. . 

Summer: 

Students may enterthe program atthree 

points throughout the year. . 

Application Requirements 

Eligible applicants musthave earned a 4- 

year baccalaureate degree from a 

regionally-accredited U.S. institution, or 

an equivalent degree ata foreign 

university. A 3.0 GPA is preferred, but 

experience may substitute. GRE scores 

are not required. All applications must be 

submitted via the online application 

available at: 

www.gradschool.umd.edu/gss/admission. 

html 

Applicants ARE required to complete 
the Application Supplemental Form. 
All applicants must provide: 

1. Transcripts for 
all university- 
level 
coursework 

2. A personal 
statement 

3. A resume 

4. Two 
recommendatio 
ns 

5. One-time 
application fee 
of $60 to 
University of 
Maryland 

Degree Requirements 
Graduate Certificate in Terrorism 
Analysis () 



The Certificate is earned by successful 
completion of all four of Graduate 
Certificate in Terrorism Anaylsis courses. 
These courses may be taken in any order 
although students musthave successfully 
completed one other class before 
enrolling in BSOS 633 Research Methods 
in Terrorism Studies. 

Graduate Certificate Courses 

Terrorist Motivations and Behaviors 
(BSOS 630) 

(Term 1: March 1, 2010 - May 21, 2010) 
Focuses on theories explaining the 
formation of terrorist groups and the 
motivations behind terrorist behavior. 

Societal Impact of and Responses to 
Terrorism (BSOS 631) 
(Term 2: June 1,2010 -Aug. 21,2010) 
Examines ways in which different actors 
respond to both terrorist incidents and to 
the threat of terrorism. 

Development of Counterterrorism Policy 

and Programs (BSOS 632) 

(Term 3: Sept. 1, 2010 - Nov. 21, 2010) 

Explores counterterrorism policies and 
policy making processes and actors since 
2001. 

Research Methods in Terrorism and 
Counterterrorism (BSOS 633) 
(Term 4: Dec. 1, 2010 - Feb. 21, 2011) 
Provides students with a basic 
understanding of the methods of 
quantitative research available to social 
scientists studying terrorism and 
counterterrorism. 

Facilities and Special Resources 
The START centeratUMD has pulled 
from it's extensive experience in the field 
of terrorism research and analysis in 
order to formulated the Graduate 
Certificate curriculum with the intention of 
providing a well rounded and 
sophisticated approach to the subject 
matter. Students are drawn from both the 
academic and professional worlds 
bringing a range of perspectives to the 
virtual classroom helping to cultivate a 
stimulating learning environment. 
Financial Assistance 
START does not currently provide 
financial assistance to Graduate 
Certificate students. 

Tuition 

Initial application fee: $60 

Tuition and fees per course: $2,100 

Please note: Students are responsible for 

purchasing their own books, software, 

and other supplies as required by each 

instructor. Students may be required to 

pay additional UMD student fees. 

Contact Information 

Education Coordinator Sarah Fishering 



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National Consortium forthe Study of 
Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism 
University of Maryland 

College Park 
MD, 20742 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-8504 
Fax: 301-314-1980 
education@start.umd.edu 

http://www.start.umd.edu/start/education/ 

graduate_certificate/ 

Courses: BSOS 

Graduate Certificate: 
Engineering (Z013) 
Abstract 

The Graduate Certificate in 
Engineering (GCEN) Program is a 
highly-focused practice oriented, 
part-time graduate program 
designed to assist engineers and 
technical professionals in the 
development of their careers and 
to provide the technical expertise 
needed in the rapidly changing 
business, government, and 
industrial environments. The 
program is intended for individuals 
who may already have an 
advanced degree (e.g. a master's 
or doctoral degree) and do not find 
a full masters degree program an 
appropriate option, and it offers 
integrated sets of core/elective 
courses from all of the engineering 
departments. Late afternoon, 
evening, and online classes are 
taught by full-time faculty and 
experienced adjunct faculty at the 
campus in College Park and at 
designated learning centers 
throughout Maryland. 

Options are available in the 
following engineering disciplines: 

• Aerospace 
Engineering 

• Bioengineering 

• Chemical and 
Biomolecular 
Engineering 

• Civil and 
Environmental 
Engineering 

• Electrical and 
Computer Engineering 

• Energetic Concepts* 

• Environmental 
Engineering 

• Fire Protection 
Engineering* 

• Materials Science and 
Engineering 



Mechanical 
Engineering 
Nuclear Engineering* 
Project Management* 
Reliability 
Engineering* 
Software Engineering 
Systems Engineering 
Technology Ventures 
and Entrepreneurship 



♦available 100% 
online 

Admissions 
Information 

The Graduate 
Certificate in 
Engineering (GCEN) 
Program is open to 
qualified applicants 
holding a regionally 
accredited 

baccalaureate degree 
in engineering or a 
related field. In 
addition to submitting 
a Graduate School 
admission application 
with fee, a copy of the 
applicant's college 
transcripts is required 
for evaluation. 
Applicants with an 
undergraduate GPA of 
less than 3.0 may be 
admitted on a 
provisional basis if 
they have 
demonstrated a 
satisfactory 
experience in another 
graduate program 
and/or their work 
experience has been 
salutary. In that case, 
two recommendation 
letters are required as 
well. Applicants with 
foreign credentials 
must submit academic 
records in the original 
language with literal 
English translations. 
Please allow at least 
three months for 
evaluation of these 
credentials. We trust 
that you will find this 
12 credit-hour program 
to be an affordable, 
convenient way to 
"retool" and keep 
current with the latest 
technological 
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develop a new area of 
expertise so as to 
further your career. 
Applicati 
on 

Deadline 
s 

Fall: 
We 

cannot 
admit 
internation 
al 

applicants 
for this 
program. 
Domestic 
applicatio 
ns must 
be 

received 
by August 
15 

(August 1 
preferred 
). 

Spring: 
We 

cannot 
admit 
internation 
al 

applicants 
for this 
program. 
Domestic 
applicatio 
ns must 
be 

received 
by 

January 
10 

(Decemb 
erl5 
preferred 
). 

Summer: 
We 

cannot 
admit 
internation 
al 

applicants 
for this 
program. 
Domestic 
applicatio 
ns must 
be 

received 
by May 15 
(Mayl 
preferred 
)■ 

Applicati 
on 

Requirem 
ents 



1. 

Bachelor's 
degree in 
engineerin 
g or a 
related 
field 2. 
GRE not 
required 

3. College 
transcripts 

4. If G PA 
is below 
3.0, two 
recomme 
ndation 
letters are 
required 
5. 

Graduate 
school 
admission 
applicatio 
n fee 6. In 
online 
applicatio 
n, select 
Graduate 
Certificate 
in 

Engineeri 
ng as the 
major. 

Degree 
Requirements 
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 (DET5), 
which is a live 
interactive distance 
education system, and 
100% online. Courses 
are available via DET5 
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 



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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 
2123J. M.Patterson 
Building, University of 
Maryland, College 
Park 

MD 20740 
Telephone: 301-405- 
0362 

Fax: 301-405-3305 
syrmos@umd.edu 

www.oaee.umd.edu 

Ms. Kerri Poppler 

James, Assistant 

Director 

2123 J. M.Patterson 

Building, University of 

Maryland, College 

Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405- 

0362 

Fax: 301-405-3305 

kjames3@umd.edu 

www.oaee.umd.edu 
Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: 

Historical Preservation 

(Z005) 

Abstract 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: 
Intermediate Survey 
Methodology (Z011) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: 
J ewish Studies (Z018) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 



Graduate Certificate: Large 
Scale Assessment (Z015) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: Literacy 
Coaching (Z038) 
Abstract 

The Department of Curriculum and 
Instruction's (EDCI) literacy coach post- 
baccalaureate graduate certificate 
program is designed to prepare 
experienced, highly qualified middle and 
high school teachers to serve as literacy 
coaches in low performing middle and 
high schools. Literacy coaches are 
skilled content area collaborators who 
function effectively in middle school 
and/or high school settings for secondary 
teachers in the core content areas of 
English language arts, mathematics, 
science, and social studies. They are 
skilled evaluators of literacy needs within 
various subject areas and are able to 
collaborate with secondary school 
leadership teams and teachers to 
interpret and use literacy assessment 
data to inform instruction. Finally, literacy 
coaches are accomplished middle and 
high school teachers who are skilled in 
developing and implementing 
instructional strategies to improve 
academic literacy in the four targeted 
content areas. The six-course EDCI 
literacy coach post-baccalaureate 
graduate certificate program serves 
cohorts of selected middle and high 
school teachers. The program courses 
focus on a) reading, cognition, and 
instruction across content areas, b) 
diagnostic reading assessment and 
instruction, c) teaching ESOL reading 
and writing in secondary content areas, 
d) assessing, diagnosing, and teaching 
writing across contentareas, e)TESOL, 
special education, and assistive 
technology, and f) coaching and 
mentoring teachers. In addition, literacy 
coach candidates participate in school 
district professional development 
workshops mapped onto the literacy 
coach coursework. The EDCI courses 
and school district professional 
development workshops adhere to the 
Standards for Middle and High School 
Literacy Coaches (International Reading 
Association, 2006). Upon successful 
completion of the literacy coach program, 
candidates receive a graduate literacy 
coaching certificate from the University of 
Maryland. 

EDCI Literacy Coaching Program 
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EDCI 763: Reading, 
Cognition, and Instruction: 
Reading Across Content 
Areas (3 cr.) 
EDCI 662: Diagnostic 
Reading Assessment and 
Instruction (3 cr.) 
EDCI 788: Coaching and 
Mentoring Teachers (3 cr.) 
EDCI 638: Teaching ESOL 
Reading and Writing in 
Secondary Content Areas (3 
cr.) 

EDCI 673: Assessing, 
Diagnosing, and Teaching 
Writing Across Content 
Areas (3 cr.) 
EDCI 632: Special 
Education, TESOL, Assistive 
Technology: Reading and 
Writing (3 cr.) 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

□ Applicants should be highly qualified 
middle or high school teachers. 

□ Typically, the application deadline is 
March 15. 

□ Contact Elizabeth Johnson and/or 
Wayne Slater in the Department of 
Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) for 
additional information. Refer to their 
contact information included below for 
email addresses and phone numbers. 
Email or phone contacts preferred. 
Please do notfax inquiries. 
Degree Requirements 

Facilities and Special Resources 
Please refer to the "EDCI Literacy 
Coaching (Mine Resources" available 
at 

http://www.education.umd.edu/EDCI/info/ 
litcoach/. 

Financial Assistance 
The University of Maryland 
(U Ml/Montgomery County Public 
Schools (MCPS)/Prince George's County 
Public Schools (PGCPS) Literacy Coach 
initiative is funded by grants from the 
Maryland Higher Education Commission 
(MHEC), Annapolis, Maryland, to the 
University of Maryland, the Montgomery 
County Public Schools, and the Prince 
George's County Public Schools, MHEC 
Grant No. ITQ-06-407, May 24, 2006; 
MHEC Grant No. ITQ-07-514, December 
6, 2006; and MHEC GrantNo. ITQ-08- 
612, January 11, 2008. 
Contact Information 
Elizabeth E.J ohnson, Program 
Management Specialist II 
University of Maryland Department of 
Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) 2311 
Benjamin Building 
College Park 
MD 20742-1175 
Telephone: (301) 405-3153 
Fax: (301) 314-9055 
ejohnson@umd.edu 



http://www.education.umd.edu/EDCI/info/ 

litcoach/index.htm 

Dr. Wayne Slater, Project Director 

University of Maryland Department of 

Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) 2311 

Benjamin Building 

College Park 

MD 20742-1175 

Telephone: (301) 405-3128 

Fax: (301) 314-9055 

wslater@umd.edu 

Courses: EDCI 

Graduate Certificate: Mathematics of Advanced 

Industrial Technology (Z022) 

Abstract 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

Courses: 

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 affectthese 
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. 
Admissions Information 

The Certificate Program is offered to students enrolled 
in a Ph.D. program atthe University of Maryland 
College Park. 
Application Deadlines 
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 
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Application Requirements 

The Certificate Program is available to students 
enrolled in a Ph.D. program atthe 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 mustachieve 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 
The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is a 
multidisciplinary center dedicated to the support and 
advancementof 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 currentand 
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 seminarseries and at 
professional meetings. The Traineeship is an academic- 
year (9.5 months) appointment which includes full 
tuition remission, benefits and a stipend. 
Contact Information 

For more detailed information about the Graduate 
Certificate in Population Studies, please refer to the 
MPRC website Certificate pages . 
Dr. Joan Kahn 

Associate Professor of Sociology 
College Park 
MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-6390 
jkahn@socy.umd.edu 



www.popcenter.umd.edu/people/kahn_joan/ 

Dr. J udith Hellerstein 

Associate Professor of Economics 

College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-3545 

hellerst@econ.umd.edu 

www.popcenter.umd.edu/people/hellerstein_judith/ 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Sociology 
Economics 
Family Science 

Graduate Certificate: 
Survey Statistics (Z010) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: Urban 
Design (Z012) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: Women's Studies (Z006) 
Abstract 

The Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies is offered 

to students enrolled in other graduate degree programs 

atthe University of Maryland. The certificate will provide 

students with an integrative and interdisciplinary 

academic encounter with the contributions and 

challenges of feminist inquiry. Previously earned credits 

may be retroactively applied toward the Certificate. A 

maximum of three credits transferred from other 

institutions may be applied toward the Certificate. 

Admission to the Certificate Program is selective. 

Admissions Information 

Applications for the certificate program are considered 

twice per year: for Fall admission, applications must be 

received by April 15; for Spring admission, the 

application deadline is November 15. Applications are 

available from Women's Studies, 2101 Woods Hall, 

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7415. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. Copy of official transcripts of 
work completed to date, both 
graduate and undergraduate. 

2. Brief biographical statement 
and statement of purpose. 
Discuss those aspects of your 
personal history that relate to 
the development of your 
interest in Women's Studies 
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Women's Studies Certificate to 
your intellectual and 
professional goals. 

3. Writing sample. 

4. 2 Letters of Recommendation 
Degree Requirements 

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies () 

The Certificate requires a minimum of 18 credit hours, 

including the following: Women's Studies courses 

1. WMST 601 Approaches to Women's 
Studies I 

2. WMST 602 Approached to Women's 
Studies II 

3. WMST 621 Women's Studies across the 
Disciplines 

The remaining nine credits will be chosen, in 

consultation with the student's Women's Studies 

graduate advisor, from elective courses that will support 

the students particular research specialty. 

Financial Assistance 

Contact Information 

Graduate Director, Department of Women's Studies 

2101 Woods Hall 

College Park 

MD 20742-7415 

Telephone: 301-405-6877 

Fax: 301-314-9190 

womensstudies@ umd.edu 

www.womenssudies.umd.edu 
Courses: 

Hearing and Speech Sciences (HESP) 
Abstract 

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences 
provides the opportunity for advanced graduate study in 
the communication sciences and disorders. Atthe 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). Atthe 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 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 
foradmission to the M.A., 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 "fasttrack" 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 AS HA 
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 foremployment 
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 
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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 musttake 
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 forthe 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 forpost-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 forthe 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 forthe 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. 
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, 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 
atUMCP: 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 Centerfor Advanced Study of Language 
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opportunity to work with faculty in other departments at 
the University of Maryland, College Park, oratUMB. 
Financial Assistance 

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 
orNSF) or private foundations (e.g., American Speech- 
Language-Hearing Foundation). Students are 
encouraged to apply for assistantships by January 15. 
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 bye-mailing the 
program atadmissions@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 
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. Ourshared 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-creditMHP 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.) 
Admissions Information 

The application process consists of two steps. First, fill 
out the on-line application for the University of Maryland 



Graduate School. The administrative code forthe 
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 December 15 . 
Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 
semester. 
Application Requirements 

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. Statementof 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 priorapproval from the HISP Director. 
A description of the full MHP curriculum is available on 
the program web site at http://www.arch.umd.edu. 
Dual Degree Program in Architecture and Historic 
Preservation (ARHP) 

The dual degree combines course work from the 
Architecture and Historic Preservation programs to 
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Architecture and Master of Historic Preservation 
degrees with fewer credits than it would take to 
complete the two separately. 
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 HI5P 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 Trustfor 
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 

H ISP'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 
fora 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 
Contactthe program at the following address: 

HISP Graduate Admissions 

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

Oratthe 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 

Landscape Architecture 

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 fora 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. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications must be 
received by . 
Spring: 



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Applications must be 
received by . 
Summer: 

This program does not 
accept applications for this 
semester. 

Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Historic Preservation 
Graduate Certificate 
(Certificate) 
Certificate students, in 
conjunction with their degree 
programs, complete the 
required introductory seminar 
(HI5P 600), a survey of 
preservation law, 15 credit 
hours of core courses, and 
the final seminar (HI5P 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 Trustfor 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 
MargaretCook 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 
Courses: HISP 
Related Programs and 
Campus Units 

Urban Studies and Planning 
Historic Preservation 
Anthropology 

History (HIST) 
Abstract 

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 



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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 
majorexternal fellowships, includng the ACLS/Mellon 
Early Career Fellowship, the Berlin Program for 
Advanced German and European Studies Dissertation 
Fellowship, the Foundation forthe Research and Study 
of the EastGerman 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 H istorical 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 J udicial 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 

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 pastcoursework 

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, butthe 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 thatall 

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 forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. Statements of Goals Si 
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 orCurriculum Vitae 

5. Transcripts 

6. GRE General 
Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

Organized in the 1920s, the Master of Arts in History 
program atthe 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 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.) 
Firstawarded in 1937, the Doctorate in History atthe 
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 



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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 
majorfield, 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 
minorfield. 

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. 

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. 

The Nathan and J eanette 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. 
The University of Maryland is home to a number of 
important archives, special collections, and historical 
editing projects, including the Freedmen and Southern 
Society Projectand the Samuel Gompers Papers, the 
Library of American Broadcasting, the Gordon W. 
Prange Collection, and the National Trustfor 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 supportand 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 

2115 Francis ScottKey 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.J ulie Greene, Director of Graduate Studies; Dr. 

David Sicilia, Associate Director of Graduate Studies 

2115 Francis ScottKey Hall 

University of Maryland 

College Park 20742-7315 



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Telephone: (301) 405-4268 
Fax: (301) 314-9399 
hist-qrad(5i deans.umd.edu 

http://www.historv.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 among 
others. 

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 must 
transfer from HILS either to the 
graduate program in History or to 
the College of Information Studies 
and fulfill the normal requirements 
for the separate master's degree. 
The dual-degree History and 
Library Science offers the option of 
a degree-by-thesis as well as a 



degree-by-examination. 
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 both, the 

Department of History and the 

College of Information Studies is 

required in order to be admitted to 

the dual-degree program. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by 

December 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does notaccept 

applications for this semester. 

Summer: 

This program does notaccept 

applications for this semester. 

Application Requirements 

(Send all required materials to 

both departments) 

1. Statement 
of Goals, 
Experienc 
es, and 
Research 
Interests 

2. Three 
Letters of 
Recomme 
ndation 

3. CV/Resum 
e 

4. Transcripts 

5. GRE 
General 

6. Writing 
Sample 

Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
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, 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 
ischool.umd.edu 



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ischooladmission@ umd.edu 

Director of Graduate Studies 

Department of History 

2115 Francis ScottKey Hall 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742-7315 USA 

(301)405-4268 

http://www.history.umd.edu/graduat 

e.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 atteaching 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. 

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 Managementand Information 
Technology that enable students to build advanced 
skills and knowledge and to develop the expertise 
required in the information field 

- Applied courses, which allow students to connect 
theory from their learning experience to real-world 
settings through projects carried out in partner 
organizations. 

- 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. 

Successful professionals need a general knowledge in 

managementand information technology. It is 

customized to his/her particular circumstances, to 

advance within his/her current profession and 

organization. 

The Strategic Management of Information 

Concentration: Intended forthose students who wantto 



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. 

COMING SOON:Plans are underway to offerthe 

Master of Information Management program atthe 

Shady Grove Campus, Rockville, Maryland in 2011. 

Please contact the Admissions and Student Affairs 

Office for more information concerning the option to 

enroll atthe Shady Grove Campus. 

Admissions Information 

Applicants to the MIM program must submit these 

documents: 

□ Graduate School application 

□ Official transpfe from each college or university 
attended 

□ Targeted applicant essay 

□ Current resume 

□ Three (3) recornmendations/evaluations 

□ Score report on the General Test of the Graduate 
Record Examination (GRE);Please visit the College of 
Information Studies website atwww.ischool.umd.edu 
forGRE waiver requirements. 

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 

Applications for admission to MIM program are 

evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: 

□ 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 

□ strength of the three (3) 
recommendations/evaluations submitted on one's 
behalf from persons competent to judge probable 
success in graduate school 

□ strength of targeted appBot essay 

□ acceptable scores on the General Test of the 
Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 

□ Other factors such as previously earned graduate 
degrees and work experience are considered as well. 
Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

For more information on merit based aid please visit the 

College of Information Studies website at 

www.ischool.umd.edu. 

Contact Information 

Please contact the Admissions and Student Affairs 

Office for more information on the admissions process 

atischooladmission@umd.edu. Please visit the College 

of Information Studies website atwww.ischool.umd.edu 

fordetails on upcoming Information Sessions orOpen 

House programs. 

Assistant Dean 



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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: 

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, itwill be required that students 
who do not have a related Masters degree in 
Information Studies complete a Masters in the 
College of Information Studies prior to their doctoral 
studies. The College will determine what is a 
relevant Masters degree. 
Admissions Information 
When the completed application forms, resume, 
research statement, 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 
Fall: 

Domestic Applicants: Applications must be received 
by December 1 . 

International Applicants: Deadline for applications 
and the submission of all supporting documentation 
November 15 . 
Application Requirements 

1. Transcripts for all 
undergraduate and 
graduate work 

2. Graduate Record Exam 
(GRE)- Scores must be no 
older than five years. 

3. Three Letters of 
Recommendation 

4. Statement of Research 
Interests 

5. Current Resume 
Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
Students mustcomplete 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 betaken 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). 

The student will have a First Year Review after the 

first full academic yearthata studenttakes his/her 

first doctoral seminar. The student will prepare a 

portfolio which is a self-evaluation of their progress. 

This may include papers written forcoursework 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 assista Ph.D. studentwho 

is interested in attaining teaching experience 

through teaching internships at the university, in 

appropriate College of Information Studies' venues, 

or at other institutions. 

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. 

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 

Information on the availability of financial assistance 

is available on the College of Information Studies 

website atwww.ischool.umd.edu. The College 

determines the level of funding, if any, for doctoral 

applicants at the time of admission. 

Contact Information 

For specific information on the academic programs 

available in the College of Information Studies, 

admission procedures, or financial aid, contact: 

Assistant Dean 

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 

Dr. Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Associate Professor 



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4105 Hornbake Building South Wing 

MD 20742 

kfleisch@umd.edu 

Courses: 

Integrated Catalog Testing 

(TEST) 

Abstract 

Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines 

Application Requirements 

Degree Requirements 

Financial Assistance 

Courses: 

J ewish Studies (J WST) 
Abstract 

The J ewish Studies Program offers both a Masters 
Degree in J ewish Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in 
Jewish Studies. 

The Masters Program in J ewish Studies is designed to 
offer students broad, interdisciplinary, graduate-level 
training in J ewish Studies, as well as in-depth focus on 
some aspect of the J ewish experience. The curriculum 
draws on the strengths of the J ewish Studies Program 
at Maryland, especially J ewish History, Bible, J ewish 
Literature and Cultural Studies (particularly in the 
ancientand modern periods), Yiddish, Philosophy, 
Religious Studies, and Israel Studies. In addition, 
students take courses in cognate fields outside of 
J ewish 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 J ewish Studies. 
The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in J ewish Studies 
offers students already enrolled in graduate programs 
atthe University to receive training injewish Studies. 
The program draws on faculty in History, English, 
Philosophy, Hebrew, and other Departments and 
Programs. 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 15 
(December 15 preferred) . 
Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this 
semester. 



Application Requi 



ements 

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) J WST 600, General Seminar in 

J ewish Studies (3 credits), which introduces students to 

the fields, methods, and problems of J ewish Studies as 

a cluster of disciplines; (b) one course each in the 

general areas of J ewish History, J ewish Thought or 

Religion, and J ewish Literature, normally by enrolling in 

J WST 648, Readings in J ewish history; J WST 658, 

Readings in J ewish Thought; and J WST 678, Readings 

in J ewish Literature (9 credits total). 

Specialization: 4 courses (12 credits) in consultation 

with the advisor. Students may optto 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 

J ewish Studies in the discipline(s) related to the 

student's area of specialization. 

Graduate Certificate in J ewish Studies () 

In order to be eligible for the J ewish Studies Certificate 

Program a student must be accepted into or currently 

enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program atthe 

University of Maryland. 

Students must take four graduate level courses (12 

credits) injewish Studies. At least six of the 12 credits 

must be in a different discipline than the student's home 

department. All students take J WST 600, General 

Seminar in J ewish Studies, plus at least two other 

graduate readings or research courses atthe 600-800 

level. Only one 400-level course can counttoward the 

certificate. Students mustwork with an advisorto 

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 J udaic 

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. 

Financial Assistance 

MA applicants are eligible for University-wide 

fellowships. In addition, the J ewish 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 contactthejewish 

Studies Program. 

The J ewish 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: J WST 



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Journalism (I OUR) 
Abstract 

The Philip Merrill College of J ournalism offers a Master 

of Journalism (JOMJ ), a Master of Arts in J ournalism 

(JOUR) and a Doctor of Philosophy in J ournalism 

Studies (J OST). 

The master's program is a full-time, one-year curriculum 

designed for students seeking careers in journalism. 

There are specialized tracks for public affairs reporting, 

broadcast journalism and multimedia journalism. There 

also is a highly individualized program for veteran 

journalists. 

The Ph.D. inj ournalism 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. 

For more information, goto: http://www.merrill.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 12 months. Students beginning in the 

fall can graduate in 15 months. 

Applications for the doctoral program are considered 

only for Fall semester enrollment. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

International and domestic applications must be 

received by February 1 . 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Personal Statement of Goals 
and Experiences 

Degree Requirements 

Master of J ournalism/Master of Arts (M.J ,/M.A.) 
The master's degree is typically a 36-credit program (30 
credits forstudents 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 J ournalism or Multimedia J ournalism 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.merrill.umd.edu/masters/public-affairs- 
reporting 



For more information on the Broadcast News program, 
see: 

http://www.merrill.umd.edu/masters/programs/broadcast 
For more information on the Multimedia program, see: 
http://www.merrill.umd.edu/masters/programs/online 
For more information on the Returning J ournalist 
program, see: 

http://www.merrill.umd.edu/masters/programs/returning- 
journalists 

Detailed information on the requirements of the 
program can be found in the master's program 
handbook, available at: 
http://www.merrill.umd.edu/masters. 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
Maryland's Ph.D. inj ournalism 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. At the end of coursework, students take 
comprehensive examinations (in theory, cognate area, 
methodology, and in their areas of specialization). 
Students then conduct research and write the 
dissertation. Mostsuccessful candidates enterthe 
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.merrill.umd.edu/phd/about 
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 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 J ournalism 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 a multimedia 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 opened Knight Hall, our new state-of- 
the-art building with multiple news labs and 
opportunities for multiplatform experimentation. Knight 
Hall brings all of the College's affiliated centers under 
one roof. 
Centers 

The Philip Merrill College of J ournalism is home to a 
number of centers and programs designed to help 
professionals improve various aspects of journalism. 
The Hubert H. Humphrey J ournalism 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 J ournalism Center on Children and Families: 
Launched in 1993 as the Casey J ournalism 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 



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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, AA5FE 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/ 

The National Association of Black J ournalists (NABJ ): 
NABJ is an organization of journalists, students, and 
media-related professionals that provides quality 
programs and services to and advocates on behalf of 
black journalists worldwide. Founded in 1975, NABJ is 
the largest organization of journalists of color in the 
nation. 

Publications 

American J ournalism 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, started as Washington 
J ournalism Review in 1977, was acquired by the 
College of J ournalism in 1987. The dean of the College 
is president of AJ R. 
Financial Assistance 

The Philip Merrill College of J ournalism offers a limited 
number of full and partial fellowships and scholarships. 
They include: 

Howard Simons Fellowship. Funded by The 
Washington Postin 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. 
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 E Hie Merrill, thechairwoman 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 10 credits of tuition remission for the 
academic year. 

Lillie Z. Goldberg / Hodding Carter III Scholarship. This 
$2,000 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding 
applicantto 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 HiebertJ ournalism 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 J ournalism; itwill 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.merrill.umd.edu/masters/fellowships-aid 

Contact Information 

Specific information about the J ournalism Program is 

available on request from: 

Caryn Taylor-F iebig, Graduate Program Coordinator 

1100 Knight Hall, 

University of Maryland-College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2380 

Fax: (301) 314-9166 

iourqradO deans.umd.edu 

http://www.journalism.umd.edu/grad 

Courses: J OUR 

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/KNE5/ 
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 J anuary 1 for best 
consideration for admission and financial support. 
Application Deadlines 



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Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 

(December 15 preferred) . 

Spring: 

Applications must be received by October 1 (August 1 

preferred) . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. Three Letters of 
Recommendation 
(Research/Academic) 

3. Statementof 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 movementanalysis. 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 N IH 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 movementanalysis. 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 offeree 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, 



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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 15 deadline 
forfall admission. Currently the department provides 
partial financial support forall graduate students who 
are selected to present their research at scholarly 
meetings. 

Contact Information 

For additional information and an application, contact: 
Polly R. Sebastian, Academic Coordinator Department 
of Kinesiology 

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 

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 February 1, 
2011. Portfolios are due February 15, 
2011 forall applicants, domestic and 
international . 
Spring: 

Applications for Spring 2011, including 
portfolio submissions, are due by 
October 1, 2010. Only Post- 
Professional degree candidates may 
apply for the spring term. . 
Application Requirements 

1. 3.0GPAand 
Undergraduat 
e transcripts 

2. GRE test 
scores 

3. 3 Letters of 
Recommendat 
ion 

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 February 



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15. Send portfolio to: J ack 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 departmentfor 
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 Plantand Soil 

Sciences (3 Credits +6 credits of 

remedial courses) 

Courses in Independent Study and 

Research, with Thesis orCreative 

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 orCreative 
Design project(18 Credits) 
Facilities and Special Resources 
The Master of Landscape Architecture 
program builds upon the strengths of 
the Department of PlantScience and 
Landscape Architecture (PS LA) and 
the Landscape Architecture Program. 
The PS LA Department is composed of 
faculty thatspecializes 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 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. Goto 

http://www.laprofession.org/financial/sc 
holarships.htm for more information. 
Contact Information 
Jack Sullivan, Associate Professor and 
Coordinator 

2142 Plant Sciences Building 
College Park 
MD 20740-4452 
Telephone: 301-405-0106 



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Fax: 301-314-9308 
jack@umd.edu 

http://www.larch.umd.edu 

Courses: LARC 

Related Programs and Campus 

Units 

Real Estate Development 

Architecture 

Urban Studies and Planning 

Historic Preservation 

Library Science (LBSC) 
Abstract 

The Masters of Library Science is a fully American Library 
Association (ALA) accredited program that 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. 
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 Coordinator of the MLS at Shady 
Grove, Dr. Vedat Diker, atvdiker@umd.edu. 
Coming in 2011 - an Online Master of Library Science program. 
If you are interested in this option, please contact 
ischooladmission@ umd.edu for more information. 
Admissions Information 

Admission decisions are based upon a thorough review of the 
applicants undergraduate record, scores on the Graduate 
Record Exam General Test, letters of recommendation, and 
statement of purpose. Other factors, such as other graduate 
degrees and work experience, may be considered as well. 
New students are admitted to the MLS program atthe College 
Park Campus in the Summerand Fall terms. 
Summer, Fall, and Spring admission forthe MLS program is 
available atthe Shady Grove Campus in Rockville, Maryland 
only. Applicants interested in spring admission forthe MLS at 
Shady Grove should contact the Admissions and 5tudent Affairs 
Office atischooladmission@umd.edu or (301) 405-2038 for 
assistance with the application process. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

HiLS applications must be received by December 15 . 
M.L.S. applications mustbe received by February 1 . 
Summer: 

M.L.S. applications mustbe 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 
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. 
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. 

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 very limited number of scholarships and 

assistantships. Formore information please visit the College 

website atwww.ischool.umd.edu. In-state tuition fees forthe 

M.L.S. program may be available for students from states that 

are members of the Academic Common Market of the Southern 

Regional Educational Board. Formore information about the 

Academic Common Marketand to check eligibility please visit 

http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html. 

Contact Information 

For specific information on the academic programs available in 

the College of Information Studies, admission procedures, or 

financial aid, contact: 

Assistant Dean 

4110 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 atthe 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 



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department also hosts an NSF-supported 

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 wantto 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 5econd 
Language Acquisition , based in the School of 
Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has a strong 
cognitive science and research focus. Students with a 
focus onTESOL 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 (CLI5) orthe 
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 a nd 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 submitother electronic materials. Note that 
the J anuary 5th target date applies to all applicants, 
domestic and international. Applications normally 
require: 

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 whatyour 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 isnota 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 department'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 testis 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 
Fall: 

In order to receive fullest possible consideration for 
admission and financial aid, all application materials 
should be received by J anuary 5. The final deadline is 
May 15 (J anuary 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 610, 611 Syntax 

2. LING 620, 621 Phonology 

3. LING 640, 641 Psycholinguistics 

4. LING 723, 773 Computational Linguistics 

5. LING 660, 661 Semantics 

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 



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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 ofspecialization, [Underspecial 
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 Minorarea.] LING 895 and the Minorarea 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 12 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. 
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 ofspecialization 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 (C N L) 
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. CenterforYoung Children: state-of-the-art 
on-campus preschool for 3-6 yearolds, 
with testing rooms suitable for study of 
language acquisition. 

6. Infant Language Lab: for testing infants and 
young children. 

7. Phonetic/5 peech Analysis facilities: 
equipmentfor generation, recording, 
manipulation and analysis of speech 
sounds. 

In addition to the facilities available atthe 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 fM Rl brain imaging, 
PET brain imaging and TM5 (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 N5F and DARPA. The Computational Linguistics 
and Information Processing (CLIP) laboratories contain 
state of the art computing facilities and data resources. 
Financial Assistance 

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. 
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 studentfrom 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 
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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 MountHall, 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 

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 

MSDE Administrator I Certification 

(Z052) 

Abstract 

The Post Master's Administrator I 
Certificate is designed for students 
seeking MSDE Administrator I 
Certification who have a master's degree 
from an accredited institution and 27 
months of satisfactory teaching. This 
Certificate is responsive to the needs of 
educational administrators and is aligned 
with the Educational Leadership 
Constituent Council's (ELCC's) 
Standards for School Building and 
School District Leadership 
(http://www.npbea.org) and the Maryland 
Instructional Leadership Framework 
(MILF) 

(http://www.marylandpublicschools.org). 
The Certificate is administered through 
the Department of Education Leadership, 
Higher Education and International 
Education. Students earn the Certificate 
upon successful completion of an 18- 
credit curriculum. Students completing 
the Post Master's Administrator I 
Certificate will be eligible to apply for 
Administrator I Certification from the 
Maryland State Department of Education 
(MSDE). All students should consultwith 
their local school district certification 
office or MSDE, Division of Certification, 
before pursuing this option for 
Administrator I Certification. Courses 
within the Certificate program (with the 
exception of EDHI 689: Practicum In 
Educational Administration and 
Supervision) are also open to non- 
certificate students on a space-available 
basis. 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 
Final deadline for submission of 



application materials: J uly 31 . 

Spring: 

Final deadline for submission of 

application materials: December 10 . 

Summer: 

Final deadline for submission of 

application materials: May 1 . 

Application Requirements 

Applicants should have: (i) a master's 

degree from a nationally accredited 

institution; (ii) 27 months of satisfactory 

teaching; and (iii) a minimum GPA of 

3.00 for graduate course work. The 

application should be supported by a 

letter of recommendation from the 

applicants direct supervisor. 

Degree Requirements 

Post Master's Administrator I 

Certificate () 

Students earn the Post Master's 

Administrator I Certificate upon 

successful completion of an 18-credit 

curriculum. The courses in the Certificate 

program (with the exception of EDHI 

689: Practicum In Educational 

Administration and Supervision) are also 

open to non-certificate students on a 

space-available basis. Interested 

students may find more detailed 

information, including a list of program 

courses and instructions on how to apply 

at: 

http://education.umd.edu/EDHI/prstudent 

s/howtoapply.html 

Financial Assistance 

Clarissa Coughlin, Coordinator 

Telephone: (301) 405-3590 

Fax:(301)405-3573 

caa@umd.edu 

http://education.umd.edu/EDHI 
Courses: 

Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) 
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 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 
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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 forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 2. Official transcripts of all college work 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

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 atthe 600 level orabove. Course 

work completed to fulfill a Master's degree can be 

applied againstthis 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.) 

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 atthe 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 atthe 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 (UMBO, 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; oratCenterof 
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 atCBL 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 atCOMB 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 

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, J r., 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 



Biological Sciences 
Entomology 

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 coversubjectmatteras 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 



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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 offerfocused 
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 
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 orCLFS 520, 
Concepts in Modern Chemistry. Students who feel 
that they can benefit from a review may take CLFS 
510, Concepts in Modern Biology orCLFS 520, 
Concepts in Modern Chemistry. A passing grade (B) 
on either the Admission Exam orCLFS 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 orCLFS 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 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 510 
orCLFS 520). Included in the 30 hours are 6 credits 
of CLFS 710, Experimental Biology, orCLFS 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, 

robustand 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 foradmission. However, any application for 

admission must indicate clearly that the student wishes 

to enter the Statistics (STAT) Program. 

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 orstatistics. 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 mustsupply the scores. The GRE subject 

examination in Mathematics is recommended. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

For best consideration for financial aid (J anuary 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 forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General (required) 



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2. GRE Math (recommended) 

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation 
Degree Requirements 

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

The M.A. degree program offers both thesis and non- 
thesis options. Forthe non-thesis option, a student 
must complete 30 credit hours with at least a B 
average; at least 18 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. 
Forthe thesis option, a student must: (1) complete 24 
credit hours with at least 15 at the 600/700 level (of 
these 15 hours, at least 12 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 J anuary 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 forthe 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 

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. 

The Program sponsors a weekly statistics seminar. In 
addition, faculty-student workshops cover topics of 
current statistical interest. 

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. Abram Kagan, Director 
Mathematical Statistics Program 
2306 Mathematics Building 

University of Maryland 
College Park 
MD 20742-4015 
Telephone: (301) 405-5456 
Fax: (301)314-0827 
statqradOdeans.umd.edu 

www.statumd.edu 

Courses: STAT 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

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 



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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, numbertheory, 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 410, 403, and/or 405 
with a grade of B). Both the SubjectTestand the 
General Test of the Graduate Record Examination are 
required for admission. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

For best consideration forfinancial aid (January 15 
preferred) . 

Applications for admission without financial aid must be 
received by May 1 (February 1 preferred) . 
Spring: 

No financial aid offered for Spring admissions. 
Applications must be received by October 1 
(September 15 preferred) . 
Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 
semester. 

Application Requirements 
GRE General, GRE Mathematics, 3 letters of 
recommendation, and advanced courses form 
Degree Requirements 
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-yearsequences atthe 600/700 level, pass the 
Departmental written examinations in three 
mathematical fields atthe master's level, and write a 
scholarly paper. 

The thesis option requires a total of 24 hours of courses 
carrying graduate credit of which at least 15 are atthe 
600/700 level. Of these 15 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). 
The department also has a 5-year program to earn a 



combined M.A./B.S. degree. The requirements forthis 
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. 
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. 
Students in the Ph.D. program must complete a 
minimum of 36 hours of formal coursework (at least 27 
atthe 600/700 level) with an average grade of B or 
better; at least 18 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 J anuary 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 aboutsix 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 orshe 
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. 
Facilities and Special Resources 
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 Departmentfosters 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, S. Donaldson, 
and A. Kirillov. 

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 



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mostly running Linux. 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 MATH program is expecting to support between 15 
and 20 new doctoral students each Fall. Offers of 
support are generally made for up to five years, 
contingent on the studentmaking satisfactory academic 
progress. Exceptfor unusual circumstances, offers of 
financial aid will not be made to applicants seeking a 
Master's degree. 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/ . 
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 
mathqradta deans.umd.edu 

http://www.math.umd.edu/graduate/ 

Courses: MATH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Engineering: Systems Engineering 

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific 

Computation 

Mathematical Statistics 

Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology (IPST) 

CenterforScientific Computation and Mathematical 

Modeling 

Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology 

(MAIT) 

Abstract 

The Norbert Wiener Center, a research and educational 
unit in the Department of Mathematics atthe 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 
Centeralso 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. 
The Norbert Wiener Center's educational mission is to 
teach the mathematics of modern engineering in an 
accessible and applicable manner. Ourfaculty 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 

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. 
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, ora 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 



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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 5 ignal 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. 
Facilities and Special Resources 
Courses forthe 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 Centerfor 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 

Additional information can be found on the MAIT web 
site atwww.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 2211, Department of Mathematics, University of 
Maryland, College Park 
MD 20740 

Telephone: (301) 405-5158 
Fax: (301) 314-6710 
mait@math.umd.edu 

http://www.maitumd.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 atthe University of Maryland. 

Admissions Information 

Application requirements forthe 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 mustalso submit TOEFL 

scores. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

□ Graduate School Application 

□ GREcores 

□ 3 Letters of Fxecommendation 

□ Witing Sample 

□ Statement of Purpose 

□ Resume or Qjrriculum Vitae 

□ Official Transcripts 

□ TOEFL Scores (for International AppJicants> 
Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
Ph.D. students are required to take forcredita 
minimum of 8 courses beyond the M.A. atthe 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 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 forthe 
additional foreign language requirement. All 
requirements for the Ph.D. degree, exceptthe 
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. (See Department Website for additional 
information) 

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 worlds 
outstanding libraries: the Library of Congress and the 
Folger Library, both of which have extensive holdings in 
French. The University of Maryland's Centerfor 



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Renaissance and Baroque Studies , the Women's 

Studies Program, and the David C. Driskell CenterFor 

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 

Graduate applicants can request to be 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 

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 

3215J imenez Hall 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-4024 

http://www.languages.umd.edu/Frenchltalian 

Courses: FREN 

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 

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) mustachieve 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. 

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, trumpet and 
vocal applicants. Please see our 
website, www.music.umd.edu, for 
further information. 

Degree Requirements 

Master of Music or Master of Arts (M.M.; M.A.) 
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; Non-Thesis 
Option in Ethnomusicology) 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 (Ethnomusicology Non-Thesis 
Option requires two scholarly research papers), an oral 
defense of the Thesis (or research papers) 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 (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 students 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 



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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 J acob 
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 J anuary 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. J enny 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 

http://www.music.umd.edu 
Courses: MUSC MUSP MUED MUET 
Related Programs and Campus Units 
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 N AC 5 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 



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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 forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General 

2. Statementof goals, research 
interests, and experiences 

3. Transcripts 

4. 3 Letters of Recommendation 
Degree Requirements 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
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 atthe 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 atthe 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 atthe 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 

departmentfacilities 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 

Program Director- Robert J. Dooling 

2123D Biology/Psychology Building, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5925 

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 

Assistant Director- Pam Komarek 

2131 Biology-Psychology Building, College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-8910 

Fax: 301-314-9566 

pkomarek@umd.edu 

http://www.nacs.umd.edu 

Courses: NACS 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

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 

Biological Sciences 

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 



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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 studentand 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 115-Precalculus or better, one semester of the 
equivalent of UMCP's Chem 233-0 rganic Chemistry I 
(with lab), and one semester of the equivalent of 
UMCP's Chem 243-0 rganic Chemistry II (with lab). 
Preferred courses includefstudents 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 materials, including 
official transcripts, and official test scores) for both 
domestic and international students must be received 
by the deadline, December 15 . 
Spring: 

All students mustapply byj une Oland Dec. 15. 
Complete application must be received by the deadline 
(all application materials, including official transcripts, 
and official test scores) J une 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-Testof 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 
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. 



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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 Bachelorand 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 
0112 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 

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 often 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, atboth M.A. and Ph.D. levels. One is in 

Philosophy and the Sciences (CPaS), which includes 

both a specialization in the Philosophy of Science and a 

specialization in Cognitive Science. These benefitfrom 

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 

(CP4), run in conjunction with the Department of 

Government, the Institute for Philosophy and Public 

Policy, and the School of Public Policy. 

Admissions Information 

The Department requires for admission the results of 

the Graduate Record Examination, three letters of 

recommendation from previous instructors, and a 

sample of the student's written work on a philosophical 

topic (normally an essay, no more than twenty to 

twenty-five pages). The same supporting documents 

must be provided for admission to the master's 

program. 

Candidates should normally have completed at leastsix 

courses of philosophy (logic, ethics, epistemology, 

metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the history of 

philosophy). 

A candidate may be admitted to the curriculum in 

Philosophy and the Sciences (CPaS) with fewer than 

six courses 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 

Fall: 

Applications for admission with financial support 

(Assistantships or Fellowships) must be received by 

January 3 . 

Applications for admission without financial support 

must also be received by J anuary 3 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

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. Two of these 

courses must be Core Courses, the remaining eight 

graduate seminars offered by the Department. 

Additional details may be found in the Graduate 

Handbook on the Department's www site. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, in the 

School of Public Policy, engages in research, teaching, 



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and curriculum development in the ethical and 

conceptual issues in public policy formation. The 

philosophers associated with the Institute offer graduate 

students expanded opportunities forcoursework and 

research. 

In addition to the excellent libraries on campus, 

students may use 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. Virtually all applicants 

admitted to the doctoral program are offered support, 

typically a combination of teaching assistantships and 

fewlloships. 

Contact Information 

For further information about the program, please 

consult the Department's www site: 

http://www.philosophy.umd.edu or contact the Director 

of Graduate Admissions. 

DrGeorges Rey, Director of Graduate Admissions 

Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405 5707 

Fax:(301)405 5690 

georey@earthlink.net 

http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/ 

Drjeffrey Bub, Chair, Committee for Philosophy and 

the Sciences (CPaS) 

Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405 5697 

Fax:(301)405 5690 

jbub@carnap.umd.edu 

http://www.philosophy.umd.edu 

DrKarol 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/ 

Courses: PHIL 

Related Programs and Campus Units 



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 

Because of the large number of qualified applicants, the 

Department of Physics has had to restrictformal 

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 atthe 

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. 

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 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 forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

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 



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least one of which must be a physics course at the 700 
level orabove; PHY5 624 or 625 for students with 
theoretical theses; and research competence through 
active participation in at least two hours of seminar, 12 
hours of thesis research, and the presentation and 
defense of an original dissertation. 
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 leastfour 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 atthe 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. 
Facilities and Special Resources 
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. 
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 J ohns 
Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the Department of 
Energy, the National Institute of Health, the Library of 
Congress, and otherfederal 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 ata 
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 

1120 Physics Building Department of Physics University 

of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-5982 

Fax:(301)405-4061 

lohara (5i phvsics.umd.edu 

http://www.physics.umd.edu/ 

Courses: PHYS 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Astronomy 
Biophysics 

Plant Science (PLSC) 
Abstract 

The Department of PlantScience and Landscape 
Architecture (PSLA) directs the graduate program in 
PlantScience (PLSC). The program advances graduate 
education 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 disciplines 
including Plant Functional Genomics and Molecular 
Physiology, Plant Conservation Biology and Ecology, 
Plant Protection and Managementand 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 16 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 
PlantScience 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 
PlantScience 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 forfull admission, acceptable for 
provisional admission or unacceptable for admission. 
For applicants acceptable for provisional admission the 
committee will recommend the deficiencies or 



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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 . 

Spring: 

All applicant's (Domestic and International) materials 

must be received by J une 1 . 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

1. GRE General(required) 

2. 3 Letters of Recommendation 

3. Statementof Research Interest 

4. Academic Transcripts 
Degree Requirements 

Master of Science (M.S.) 

A program of study approved by the Advisor must be 
completed prior to the second semester of enrollment. 
This plan mustbe filed with the Graduate Director. The 
program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of 
course work beyond the B.S. degree, including 6 hours 
of thesis research credits (799). A minimum of 12 
credits hours mustbe earned in course-work at the 600 
level or higher. Students are also required to complete 
2 semester hours of PLSC 608, Research Methods and 
2 semester hours of PLSC 789, Advances in Research. 
Students mustalso complete one semester each of 
400-level (or higher) biochemistry, plant physiology, and 
statistics which maybe completed as part of a B.S. or 
M.S. degree program. 

A thesis must be submitted to the Graduate School. 
This thesis is approved by the Thesis Examining 
Committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate 
School upon the recommendation of the student's 
advisor. The advisor serves as the chairperson of the 
examining committee and the student's advisory 
committee typically serves as members of the 
examining committee. Committee membership must 
comply with Graduate School requirements for 
membership. The submitted thesis must comply with 
the University of Maryland Thesis and Dissertation Style 
Guide. 

It is the responsibility of the Advisor and Student to 
ensure thatall University Research Assurances are 
followed. Research involving human subjects mustbe 
approved in advance by the Institutional Review Board 
(IRB). Research involving the use of vertebrate animals 
must be approved in advance by the Animal Care and 
Use Committee. Research using hazardous materials 
(chemical or biological), recombinantRNA/DNA must 
be approved in advance by the appropriate University 
committee 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
A program of study approved by the Advisor must be 
completed by the end of the third semester of 
enrollment. This plan mustbe filed with the Graduate 



Director. The Graduate School requires that every 
student seeking the Ph.D. satisfactorily complete a 
minimum of 12 semester hours of dissertation credits 
(899). Students are also required to complete 2 
semester hours of PLSC 608, Research Methods and 2 
semester hours of PLSC 789, Advances in Research. In 
addition students admitted to the PhD program that lack 
the MS degree must complete the course requirements 
of the MS degree (24 credit hours ofcoursework). 
Students mustalso complete one semester each of 
400-level (or higher) biochemistry, plant physiology, and 
statistics which maybe completed as part of a B.S. or 
M.S. degree program and an additional graduate level 
course in biochemistry or statistics. 
An oral qualifying examination mustbe completed 
satisfactorily before a student is admitted to candidacy. 
At the discretion of the advisor and advisory/examining 
committee a written exam may also be conducted. The 
examination must be attempted by the end of the fifth 
semester of study. Under extenuating circumstances 
and with written permission of the Program Director, 
this time frame may be extended. The examining 
committee corresponds to the student's Advisory 
committee. To be eligible to take the candidacy 
examination, the student must have submitted a 
research proposal that has been approved by the 
student's advisor and Advisory Committee prior to the 
formal qualifying examination. The completed proposal 
must be given to the committee at least two weeks 
before the scheduled date for the qualifying 
examination. The qualifying examination focuses 
principally on the written proposal. However, the 
student's mastery of general knowledge of Plant 
Science may also be examined. At the end of the 
examination, all members of the committee vote on the 
student's performance. Two negative votes constitute 
failure. Upon successful completion of the examination, 
the committee recommends to the Director that the 
student by admitted to candidacy based on satisfactory 
performance during the examination. It is the 
responsibility of the student to submit an application for 
admission to candidacy when all the requirements for 
candidacy have been fulfilled. Students failing the 
qualifying examination may be re-examined once within 
6 months of the first examination date. Students may be 
re-examined only once. Failure to pass the qualifying 
examination a second time will result in termination of 
the student's program. 

A dissertation based on independent, original research 
must be submitted to the Program and the Graduate 
School. This dissertation is approved by the 
Dissertation Examining Committee appointed by the 
Dean of the Graduate School upon the 
recommendation of the student's advisor. The advisor 
serves as the chairperson of the examining committee 
and the student's advisory committee typically serves 
as members of the examining committee. Committee 
membership must comply with Graduate School 
requirements for membership. The submitted 
dissertation must comply with the University of 
Maryland Thesis and Dissertation Style Guide. 
It is the responsibility of the Advisor and Student to 
ensure thatall University Research Assurances are 
followed. Research involving human subjects mustbe 
approved in advance by the Institutional Review Board 
(IRB). Research involving the use of vertebrate animals 
must be approved in advance by the Animal Care and 
Use Committee. Research using hazardous materials 
(chemical or biological), recombinantRNA/DNA must 



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be approved in advance by the appropriate University 

committee. 

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 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 
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 atthe headquarters of 
the Agricultural Research Service of the United States 
Department of Agriculture located three miles from 
campus in Beltsville. Scientists atthe 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 atthe 
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 PlantSciences 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 PlantSciences 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 HORTPLSC 
Related Programs and Campus Units 

Agricultural Experiment Station 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics 

Biology 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

College of Life Sciences 

Entomology 

Maryland Cooperative Extension & Agricultural 

Experiment Station 

Turfgrass Research Unit -College Park 

Professional Master of 
Arabic Language (MPAR) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Professional Master of 
Persian Language (MPPE) 
Abstract 

Admissions Information 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Financial Assistance 
Courses: 

Psychology (PSYC) 
Abstract 

Psychology is a remarkably broad field that studies 
mind and behavioratall 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) 
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 



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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 congruentwith 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. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received by December 1 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

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 courseworkand 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. 
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 forThe 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/ 

Graduate Coordinator 

Room 1141 Biology-Psychology Bldg. 

MD 20742-4411 

Telephone: (301) 405-5865 

Fax: (301) 314-9566 

psvc-qrad(5) deans.umd.edu 

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/psyc/ 

Courses: PSYC PSYC 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

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 

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 relevantto 
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 

To apply to the doctoral program in Health Services, 
applicants mustcomplete 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 



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only; this program does not accept applications for 

Spring semester admission. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

To be considered for Fall enrollment completed 

applications must be received by January 15 . 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

Applications for the doctoral program in Health 

Services 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. Relevantacademic and 
work experience 

7. 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. 

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 G liner 

CenterforHumorCommunication 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 

placements atthe National Institutes of Health, the 

CDC Washington Office, the U.S. Department of 

Health and Human Services, Childrens 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 

3310D SPH Building (#255) University of Maryland 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-2548 

Fax: 301-405-2542 

lasr@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/hlsa/ 

Courses: HLSA 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Aging, Center on 

Public Health: Master of Public H ealth--B iostatistics 
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 

Epidemiology and Biostatisics 

Faculty: 

Public Health: Master of Public Health -- 

Biostatistics (BIOS) 

Abstract 

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is 
pleased to offera Master of Public Health program 
with a concentration in Biostatistics. Biostatistics is 



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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 atthe 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 forthis 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 

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 
The Department has research specializations in a 
variety of areas including: 

1. Social determinants of health, with 
emphasis on the determinants of 
cardiovascular disease, obesity, 
sexually transmitted diseases, and 
health behaviors 

2. Health disparities 

3. Cultural competency in healthcare 

4. Community-based physical activity 
interventions in adults and adolescents 

5. Survival analysis, longitudinal data 
analysis, computational statistics, 
statistical genetics 

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 atthe National Institutes of Health, the 

CDC Washington Office, National Centerfor Health 

Statistics, the U.S. Department of Health and 

Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, 

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 

Graduate Director, Brit I. Saksvig, PhD 

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

School of Public Health 2234 School of Public 

Health Bldg.(#255) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-2491 

bsaksvig@umd.edu 

http://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 



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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 designed to prepare professional health educators 
with specific skills and the ability to implement 
theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. 
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. 
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 Assessmentand 
Intervention, The Center for Health Behavior Research, 
and the Stress, Health and Addictions Research 
Program (SHARP). 
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 mustbe received by J anuary 15 

Spring: 

This program does not accept applications for this 

semester. 

Summer: 

This program does not accept applications for this 

semester. 

Application Requirements 

□ IGREGeneral 

□ 2 Three letters of Ffecxxnmendation 

□ 3. Statement of FUpose 

□ 4. Transcripts from previously attended 
universities/colleges 

□ 5. Curriculum Vitae or Ftesume 

□ 6. Completed Qme 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 ora thesis. 

Facilities and Special Resources 

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 prertion/community violence 

□ r^blic health communication 

□ Treatment of nicotine dependence 
Specialized laboratories operating within the 
Department include: 

□ The Stress, Health, and Addictions Ftesearch 
Program (SHARP) 

□ The Laboratory for HealtBiehavior Assessmentand 
Intervention 

□ The Center for Health Behavior Ftesearch 
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 

ksharpl@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/dpch/ 

Courses: HLTH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Environmental 

Health Sciences 

Public Health: Master of Public Health-Biostatistics 

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 

Epidemiology and Biostatisics 

Kinesiology 

Public Health: Master of Public Health- 
Environmental Health Sciences (MIEH) 
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 



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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 J anuary 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 

Environmental Health Sciences are reviewed with 

consideration to the following criteria: 

1. Minimum 3.0 undergraduate 
GPA 

2. Undergraduate transcripts 

3. G R E scores taken within the 
past 5 years 

4. 3 letters of recommendation 
that address the applicants 
academic capabilities and 
probability of success in 
graduate school 

5. Statementof 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.) 
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 

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health 

2234 School of Public Health Building (#255) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-5509 

Fax: 301-314-1012 

miaeh@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/miaeh/ 

Courses: MIEH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Master of Public H ealth--B iostatistics 

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 

Epidemiology and Biostatisics 

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 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. 

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 atthe National Institutes of Health, the 



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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 mustcomplete 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 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. Statementof 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 

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 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. 
Facilities and Special Resources 

The Department has research specializations in a 
variety of areas including: 

1. Social determinants of health, with 
emphasis on the determinants of 
cardiovascular disease, obesity, 
sexually transmitted diseases, and 
health behaviors 

2. Health disparities 

3. Cultural competency in health care 

4. Community-based physical activity 
interventions in adults and adolescents 

5. Survival analysis, longitudinal data 
analysis, computational statistics, 
statistical genetics 

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, National Centerfor Health 

Statistics, the U.S. Department of Health and 

Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, 

the Maryland Departmentof 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 

Graduate Director, Brit I. Saksvig, PhD 

Departmentof Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

School of Public Health 2234 School of Public 

Health Bldg.(#255) 

University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-2491 

bsaksvig@umd.edu 

http://sph.umd.edu/epib/ 

Courses: EPIB 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. 
Public Health: Master of Public H ealth--B iostatistics 
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 
theirfamilies (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 particularemphasis on low income 
and ethnic minority populations. The program equips 



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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 thatfocuses 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. GREsofat least 1000 (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 

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 H ealth--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 mustcomplete 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 forthis 
semester. 
Summer: 

This program does not accept applications forthis 
semester. 

Application Requirements 
Applications for the doctoral program in Epidemiology 
are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria: 

1. Master's Degree (MPH, MHS, 
MA, MS) 

2. Minimum 3.0 undergraduate 
GPA 

3. Undergraduate and graduate 



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transcripts 

4. GRE scores taken within the 
past 5 years 

5. 3 letters of recommendation 
that address the applicant's 
academic capabilities and 
probability of success in 
graduate school 

6. Statement of goals and 
interests and their congruence 
with those of the program 

7. 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 
contentarea. Students who choose notto specialize in 
a contentarea 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 
The Department has research specializations in a 
variety of areas including: 

1. Social determinants of health, with 
emphasis on the determinants of 
cardiovascular disease, obesity, sexually 
transmitted diseases, and health behaviors 

2. Health disparities 

3. Cultural competency in health care 

4. Community-based physical activity 



interventions in adults and adolescents 
5. Survival analysis, longitudinal data 

analysis, computational statistics, statistical 

genetics 
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, National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services, the Food 
and Drug Administration, 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 
Graduate Director, Brit I. Saksvig, PhD 
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of 
Public Health 2234 School of Public Health Bldg.(#255) 
University of Maryland College Park 
MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-2491 
bsaksvig@umd.edu 

http://sph.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 
Public Health 
Public Health 
Family Studies 
Kinesiology 



Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 
Master of Health Administration 
Public and Community Health Ph.D. 



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 sen/ices 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 



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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 Centerfor 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 J anuary 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 3310F 

SPH Building University of Maryland College Park 

MD 20740 

Telephone: 301-405-2470 

Fax: 301-405-2542 

lwilson@umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/hlsa/ 

Courses: 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Public Health: Master of Public H ealth--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: 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 

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 Assessmentand 

Intervention , The Center for Health Behavior Research 

and the Stress, Health and Addictions Research 

Program (SHARP). 

Admissions Information 

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 J anuary 15th to be 

considered for Fall enrollment. 

Application Deadlines 

Fall: 

Applications must be received byj anuary 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. Transcripts from all previously 
attended universities/colleges 

5. Curriculum Vitae or Resume 

6. 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. 



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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 

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 

• Health literacy 

• Treatment of nicotine dependence 
Specialized laboratories operating within the 
Department include: 

• The Stress, Health and Addictions 
Research Program (SHARP) 

• The Laboratory for Health Behavior 
Assessment and Intervention 

• The Centerfor 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, Valley Drive 

College Park 

MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-2464 

Fax: (301)314-9167 

ksharplta umd.edu 

http://www.sph.umd.edu/dpch/ 

Courses: HLTH 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Kinesiology 

Public Health: Master of Public H ealth--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: Master of Public Health-Epidemiology 

Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. 

Public Health: Master of Health Administration 

Family Studies 

Epidemiology and Biostatisics 

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 the 
nation's policy-making process. The location and 
faculty in turn attract outstanding students by 
providing them, not only an in-depth, rich 
curriculum, but extensive exposure to and 
interaction with the real-life world of policy-making, 
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: ExecutiveMPMIanagementTrack 

□ BMPO: Dual MPP and MBA 

□ UVPO: Dual MPP and JD 

□ 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: 

Submit Executive MPM and joint BA/MPP 

applications byj une 1 . 

For best admission and fellowship consideration, 

submit PhD (POSI) applications by J anuary 15; final 

deadline is April 1 . 

For best admission and fellowship consideration, 

submit MPP, MPM-Policy, MEPP, and dual master's 

applications by December 15; final deadline is April 

1. 

Spring: 

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applications by December 1 . 
SubmitMPP, MPM-Policy, MEPP, and dual 

master's applications by October 15 . 

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 
forGRE General if 
applying to MP P/MBA. 

3. L5AT may be substituted 
forGRE 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'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 sciences. 
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 students 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 mustmeetthe 
admissions criteria for both the Maryland School of 
Public Policy and the A.James Clark School of 
Engineering. 

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 then 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, mostfull-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 100 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. 
MPP/J D Dual Degree Program (MPP/J D) 
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 J D 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 18 credits. 
Candidates must separately apply to the dual 
degree 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. 

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 
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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 sponsoratthe 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) offera 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 
42 (versus 54) credits in the business school and 33 
(versus 48) credits in the policy school, thus saving 
27 credits. Otherwise the requirements of both 
degree programs must be met. 
Candidates must separately apply to the dual 
degree 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 leastfive years of 
professional public management/policy experience. 
Additional information on the curriculum and 
admissions policies of this program is available on 
the School's website. 

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 many as five years or as few as one 
year by taking four courses in the fall and spring 
semesters, 1 during the winter semester, and 3 



during the summer semester. 

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 offera joint program 
of studies leading to both the MPP and the Master 
of Science in Sustainable Developments 
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 dual 
degree program in both the M S. program 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 BA/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. 
Moststudents apply to the program atthe end of 
their sophomore year to be part of the program as 
of their junior year. Forfurther 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 Student Affairs 
2101 Van Munching Hall 
MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 405-6331 
Fax:(301)403-4675 
policy-applications® umd.edu 

http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/ 

Courses: PUAF 

Related Programs and Campus Units 

Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise 

Center for International and Security Studies 

Philosophy and Public Policy, Institute for 

SmartGrowth Research and Education, National 

Center for 

Center for Information and Research of Civic 

Learning and Engagement 

James McGregor Burns Academy of Leadership 

(BSOS) 



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Family Science 

Real Estate Development (RDEV) 
Abstract 

The Graduate Programs in Real 
Estate Development are based in the 
School of Architecture, Planning & 
Preservation and offer a Master of 
Real Estate Development (MRED) 
degree as well as a graduate 
Certificate. The 33-credit MRED 
stresses a comprehensive and 
collaborative approach to real estate 
development, going beyond the 
traditional finance emphasis to 
address the full range of 
development issues-from property 
acquisition, to planning and 
permitting, law and finance, design 
and construction, as well as 
marketing, commercial leasing, 
property, portfolio and asset 
management. The program takes full 
advantage of the School's programs 
in Architecture, Historic Preservation, 
SmartGrowth and Urban Planning all 
of which are dedicated to 
Collaborative Education for a 
Sustainable Future. The program 
aims to assure that graduates can 
effectively engage bankers, 
investors, architects, contractors, 
lawyers, accountants, and public 
officials as well as how to bring a 
project in on time and the ability to 
deliver dynamic marketing and 
effective property management. The 
program uses not only the traditional 
graduate reading and research mode 
of learning, and the popular case 
study review and discussion method, 
but embraces the studio, or practice 
method, engaging the development 
community as partners in class and 
in the field to enliven the concepts of 
the classroom lecture and 
discussion. Many of the instructors 
forthe program are professionals in 
the real estate field. Sustainable 
design and green building, as well as 
adaptive reuse of existing structures, 
public/private joint venture financing, 
accessible housing for senior and 
disabled housing, join SmartGrowth 
as signatures of the program. 
Graduates should be prepared to 
enter the real estate industry with a 
keen awareness of the MRED 
Quadruple Bottom Line in developing 
communities thatare: Economically 
Viable, Environmentally Respectful, 
Socially Responsible and Beautifully 
Designed. MRED is not a cohort 
program and the sequence of 
courses, and timing can be tailored to 
the background and experience of 
each student. Students may elect an: 
Accelerated Path--12 months; Full 
time path— 18-24 months or Part 



Time path -- 30 - 60 months. The 
program admits up to 25 new 
students both Fall and Spring Terms. 
RDEV courses are offered from 7:00 
- 9:45 pm on one night a week, with 
courses scheduled Mondays through 
Thursdays. Electives in other 
programs of the school may be 
scheduled late afternoon or on 
multiple days. The MRED Program is 
enhanced by the research, 
publications and public outreach 
activities, including an Annual Spring 
Symposium, provided by the Colvin 
Institute of Real Estate Development. 
The Institute is the home forthe real 
estate journal, the Real Estate 
Review. The Institute is also actively 
developing study abroad 
opportunities in China and India. 
Additional reduced fee courses in 
desirable skills are offered through 
the Institute, such as Preparation for 
the LEED-AP exam, ARGUS, Co- 
Star, Writing and Presentation Skills, 
and Executive Professional Skills. 
Students who are also working full 
time are advised that it is not realistic 
to take more than two courses in any 
one semester. Course offerings in 
the Winterand Summer term are 
very limited, and generally no more 
than one in Winterand two in 
Summer are offered. Students 
desiring to follow the accelerated 
path need to request early advising 
and plan their course sequence 
carefully. Full time Students should 
not plan to work more than 15 hours 
a week. Application fees, 
matriculation fees, technology fees 
and etc. are fixed by the Graduate 
School and can be viewed on the 
web site for the University bursar. 
MRED tuition rates for students 
qualifying for Maryland residency are 
non-standard, and are not subsidized 
by the State. Tuition rates for non- 
Maryland students are set by the 
Board of Regents and are not 
adjustable by the Program. To view 
the current MRED in-state tuition 
rates, go to the admission page and 
click on Tuition and Fees at 
www.arch.umd.edu/real_estate_deve 
lopment Tuition costs are subject to 
adjustment by the Graduate School 
prior to the beginning of any term. 
Tuition rates forSummerSessions 
(both I and II) are tied to the rates for 
the subsequent Fall term, rather than 
the Spring term they follow. 
Additional non-credit preparation and 
enhancement courses are offered by 
the Colvin Institute on a very reduced 
fee basis for MRED students. 
Admissions Information 
Acceptance to the program is on a 
competitive basis. Applicants are 



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required to have a minimum 
undergraduate grade point average 
(GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an 
accredited University. Applicants who 
demonstrate a strong interest and 
aptitude with a GPA below 3.0 may 
be considered based on 
recommendations or proven success 
in the field. Such applicants may be 
admitted provisionally or conditioned 
on additional preparatory course 
work. Applicants for the MRED 
program are required to submit a 
GRE score, unless they are 5 years 
or more beyond the granting of their 
undergraduate degree. A GMAT or 
L5AT score may be submitted in the 
alternative. Students may electto 
complete their degree on an 
accelerated (12 month), full time (18- 
24 months), or part-time basis (36 - 
60 months). Applications are also 
accepted from students completing 
the Certificate in Real Estate 
Development with up to four courses 
applied to the MRED degree. 
Graduate courses taken at other 
institutions prior to application cannot 
be transferred to the Program. 
Students with advanced work in any 
area where there is a required course 
in the curriculum can substitute a 
more advanced course or an 
additional elective of their choice. 
Graduate level course work, up to 6 
credits, taken as part of another 
program at the University of 
Maryland College Park, may in 
exceptional circumstances, be 
approved for inclusion in the credits 
for the MRED degree. There is no 
restriction on the applicants' previous 
field of study, and diverse applicants, 
in all senses, are very welcome. 
Students with no economics, finance 
or accounting background will be 
admitted conditioned on taking 1 to 3 
additional leveling courses as part of 
the degree, in which case the credits 
to obtain the MRED degree may be 
36 - 42 credits. Students may be 
required to take a non-credit, for-fee 
short course (typically scheduled for 
Saturdays) through the Colvin 
Institute, if they do not have sufficient 
familiarity or proficiency with financial 
calculator or Excel spreadsheet 
functions. This course may be 
offered as part of a week long 
Orientation week. Additionally, all 
incoming students are required to 
attend writing and presentation skills 
coaching sessions, some or all of 
which may be scheduled for 
Saturdays, or in the future may be 
scheduled as part of a pre-week 
Orientation sessions. In the 
alternative to assure facility with 
professional writing and/or 



presentation skills students may be 
required to take a non-credit, for-fee 
short course, typically offered on 
Saturdays to acquire those 
necessary skills for success in the 
program and the profession. 
Certification of financial, writing and 
presentation skills is required for 
graduation, whether by grades 
earned in courses, or by additional 
fee-based courses, or attendance 
and participation in non-fee based 
weekend coaching sessions. Check 
with the Program Director on the 
current method for obtaining 
Certification in financial, writing and 
presentation skills. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall: 

Applications for the RDEV orReal 
Estate Certificate must be received 
by March 15 for Domestic Applicants, 
February 1st for International 
Applicants; February 1st is also the 
deadline for preferential 
consideration of Domestic 
applications. March 15 (February 1 
preferred) . 
Spring: 

Applications for the Master's of Real 
Estate Development and Certificate 
in Real Estate Programs for Spring of 
2011 must be received by October 1 
for Domestic applicants; J une 1 for 
International Applicants. . 
Application Requirements 

1. Complete 
application 
form (On- 
line version) 

2. Academic 
credentials 
(official 
transcripts) 

3. Standardize 
dtest 
scores: 
GRE, GMAT 
or LSAT 
required 
unless 
undergradu 
ate degree 
awarded 
more than 5 
years ago. 

4. Three letters 
of 

recommend 
ation 

(submitted 
by 

professors, 
supervisors 
and 

employers 
are 
accepted. 

5. Statement 



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of Goals 

and 

Experience: 
1000-2000 
word 

statement of 
graduate 
goals, any 
special 
practice 
focus, and 
post- 
graduate 
professional 
aspirations. 

6. Resume 
identifying 
all work 
experience 
(real estate 
and 
otherwise), 

7. Self- 
Assessment 
of 5 kill Level 
indicating 
level of 
capability 
with 

financial 
calculator(s) 
and excel 
spreadsheet 
functions. 
Classify 
your skill as 
one of the 
following: 
non- 
existent, 
minimal, 
moderate/w 
orkable, or 
superior/exc 
ellent. 

8. A telephone 
or on 
campus 
Interview, if 
requested 
by Domestic 
Applicants; 
A required 
telephone 
interview, for 
International 
Applicants. 

Degree Requirements 
Master of Real Estate 
Development (MRED) 
MRED is a 33 credit hour 
professional masters degree in real 
estate development. The curriculum 
has 7 core requirements, 3 electives 
and a required capstone course 
integrating knowledge from all parts 
of the curriculum. The 7 core areas 
are Development Law, Planning and 
Entitlements, Finance, Urban Design, 



Construction Management, 
Asset/Property Managementand 
Negotiations. Electives may be 
selected in focus areas of: 
Sustainability, Affordable Housing, 
Advanced Finance, etc. Applicants 
without any educational or work 
experience in real estate, particularly 
finance, accounting and economics 
are admitted subject to adding 3 9 
credits of additional RDEV course 
work in the firstor second term of 
their MRED degree program. 
Graduates mustachieve a 3:0 GPA 
for all coursework and successfully 
complete a capstone projector 
research thesis and publicly present 
it in orderto be awarded the MRED 
degree. Students must meet 
minimum professional writing and 
presentation standards, either 
through course work or supplemental 
courses and material offered in 
conjunction with courses for incoming 
students. Students may also be 
required to take non-credit 
supplemental enhancement courses 
to meet those standards. 
Supplemental and enrichment 
courses are offered by the Colvin 
Institute at very reduced fees in order 
to achieve the writing, presentation 
and financial skills certification 
requirements of the program. The 
MRED program is highly flexible 
which allows for tailoring the core 
courses to a students background 
and interest, so that a student with a 
strong background or taking other 
graduate work at Maryland in an 
required core area, such as 
architecture, law, planning, public 
policy or finance, could substitute an 
additional elective for the core course 
in their area of expertise with the 
advice and approval of the Director. 
The course work for the core courses 
is very intense, and off site visits are 
required in most courses anywhere 
from 1 to 3 times per semester. 
Facilities and Special Resources 
The University of Maryland is an 
exceptional location for the pursuit of 
graduate studies in the field of real 
estate development, and graduate 
students are encouraged to take 
advantage of the opportunities. The 
University is eight miles from the 
incomparable library and research 
facilities of Washington, D.C. In the 
nation's capital, MRED graduate 
students have access to the Library 
of Congress, as well as the 
specialized collections of 
professional associations and 
international organizations, such as 
the National Association of Home 
Builders, the Urban Land Institute, 
the American Institute of Architects, 



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the National Building Museum and 
agencies at all levels of government, 
municipal, county and state as well 
as the unique opportunities and 
challenges of the District of 
Columbia. 

Close by are key historically 
important and interesting places in 
the development of U.S. 
communities, including the 4th 
settlement in America at Historic St. 
Mary's City which is undergoing 
reconstruction. J ust 10 minutes from 
campus is the original new town of 
the 1930s in Greenbelt, Maryland, as 
well as the 1960's new towns of 
Columbia, Maryland, St. Charles, 
Maryland and Reston, Virginia. One 
of the bestexamples of new 
urbanism is the Kentlands 
development less than 30 minutes 
away. And not to be missed are the 
major redevelopment and urban 
living revivals in the Port City of 
Baltimore and the historic 
neighborhoods of Anacostia and 
Columbia Heights in the District of 
Columbia. The School of 
Architecture, Planning, and 
Preservation is also the home of the 
Colvin Institute of Real Estate 
Development, endowed by J ohn and 
Karen Colvin, a key supporter of the 
MRED program and the home of the 
Real Estate Review and sponsors of 
the annual MRED spring symposium 
during the first weekend in May. Also 
associated with the School is the 
National Center for Smart Growth 
Research and Education, which 
involves faculty and graduate 
students from several campus units 
in multi-disciplinary research on the 
fiscal, environmental and social 
impacts of alternative development 
patterns; evaluation of growth 
management strategies, national and 
international research as well as 
technical assistance to state 
agencies and local jurisdictions. The 
program's location in College Park, 
with Metro access to downtown 
Washington, and easy access up the 
Baltimore-Washington Parkway to 
Baltimore City, makes field work, site 
visits and interaction with ongoing 
real estate developments one of the 
signature features of the MRED 
program. The MRED Council of 
Advisors, as well as adjunctfaculty 
who are active professionals in all 
aspects of real estate development, 
are eager to engage with students in 
the program which offers formal and 
informal occasions for advice about 
the current trends in the industry as 
well as the possibility of full- or part- 
time employment or internships. 



Financial Assistance 

The MRED Program offers a limited 
number of administrative graduate 
assistantships to full time MRED 
students. Contactthe Program 
Director to apply. The Colvin Institute 
also funds a number of full and 
partial merit scholarships for highly 
qualified students, and applicants 
should inquire as to the availability of 
funding for the term they are starting. 
Scholarships are typically for a 
portion of tuition tuition only, and are 
paid on a per course basis as 
students progress through the 
program. Scholarships are available 
to part time, full time, and 
accelerated students. Periodically 
there are named scholarships 
provided by various real estate 
organizations or development 
companies. In addition, there are 
work opportunities both on, and off 
campus, and they are relatively 
plentiful. Students in the past have 
been successful in finding part time 
internships and full time work with 
local real estate companies. The 
MRED student listserv posts 
openings periodically as they are 
brought to the attention of the 
Program by alumni, friends, faculty 
and sponsors. If tuition costs are a 
majorfactor in your choice of real 
estate program, please contact us 
about financing possibilities. 
Contact Information 
To arrange a visit, phone interview, 
or for more information please 
contactthe Program Director, 
Margaret McFarland, at 
mmcf@Umd.edu. Additional 
information on Case competitions, 
samples of student work, as well as 
syllabi and adjunctfaculty can be 
found atthe MRED Program's Web 
site 

(www.arch.umd.edu/real_estate_dev 
elopment). You will also find the 
Colvin Institute providing outreach 
and information atthe ICSC in Las 
Vegas each May, atthe ULI National 
Conference each October, and at 
many local events of ICSC, ULI, 
CREW, WIRRE and HAND. 
Margaret McFarland, J D, Director, 
Colvin Institute of Real Estate 
Development 

University of Maryland, Architecture 
1243, College Park 
MD 20742 

Telephone: 301-405-6790 
mmcf@umd.edu 

www.arch.umd.edu/real_estate_deve 

lopment 

Courses: RDEVARCH HISP URSP 

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Russian Language and Literature (RUSS) 
Abstract 

The M.A. in Russian Language and Literature (RUSS) has 
been transformed into the M.A. in Second Language 
Acquisition and Application (SLAA) Degree Concentration: 
Russian forSpecial Purposes. 
This degree is intended for individuals who require 
advanced-level academic and practical training in Russian 
beyond the B.A. degree so thatthey may acquire high- 
levels of linguistic and cultural competence for use of 
Russian in the professional workplace. It meets the 
academic needs of the people already working or seeking 
careers in government, education, private industry or non- 
profit organizations. 

For all the further information concerning the program 
description, the faculty and the admissions process, go to 
the Second Language Acquisition and Application (SLNG) 
Program in the Graduate Catalog and visit the website at: 
http://www.languages.umd.edu/SLAA 
Please note thatthe application codeforthe Russian for 
Special Purposes Program is SLRU. 
Admissions Information 
In addition to the Graduate School requirements, 
candidates should have a bachelor's degree with a major in 
Russian Language and Literature, Russian Language and 
Linguistics or the equivalent with a fluency in the written and 
spoken language. 
Application Deadlines 
Application Requirements 
Degree Requirements 
Facilities and Special Resources 
In addition to the course offerings listed below, the Russian 
section of the Department of Asian and EastEuropean 
Languages and Cultures participates as an institutional 
partner in language stu