The Department of Human Development & Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) at the University of Maryland is a 30 credit Master of Education in Human Development program, with courses offered primarily face-to-face at the Universities at Shady Grove and on-line. At Maryland, we have been working hard to revamp our human development curriculum to reflect the latest research and topics. The Fall 2021 Masters of Education in Human Development Cohort program at The Universities at Shady Grove will be accepting applications now through June 2021, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The two-year M.Ed. cohort program begins in August 2021. For more information and to get on the interested applicant list for updates, email Dr. Lauren Trakhman at trakhman@umd.edu.

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

Information Packet for the Human Development, Master of Education (M.Ed.) Off-Campus Cohort Program

Graduate Admission Requirements

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

The Graduate School Application portal, gradapply.umd.edu, can be used to apply to UMD and review the status of your application. Graduate faculty in the Academic Department you applied to will review your completed application for graduate admission.

The department offers an on- and off-campus program. To ensure you apply for the off-campus program, once you arrive to the “Educational Intent” section of the application:

  1. For area of intent, please select for the degree: Masters, then Human Dev. M.Ed., then select term (i.e., Fall '21).
  2. Then, in area of interest, please select Masters in Human Development (off-campus).

If you need additional assistance, please contact Jannitta Graham at jgraham7@umd.edu or (301) 405-8432.

The Graduate School's list of Frequently Asked Questions is a helpful resource as you navigate the admissions process.

For other questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application, please contact:

Judy Foster, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Office of Student Services, College of Education
(301) 405-2359                  

Questions regarding application reviews and decision recommendations should be directed to the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM). Please contact:

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

At Maryland, we have been working hard to revamp our human development curriculum to reflect the latest research and topics. The Fall 2021 Masters of Education in Human Development Cohort program at The Universities at Shady Grove will be accepting applications now through June 2021, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The two-year M.Ed. cohort program begins in August 2021. For more information and to get on the interested applicant list for updates, email Dr. Lauren Trakhman at trakhman@umd.edu or Ms. Jannitta Graham, HDQM Graduate Coordinator, at jgraham7@umd.edu for further information.

Lauren Trakhman, Director of Outreach
trakhman@umd.edu

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