The Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation M.S. program is designed to provide balanced intermediate level graduate training in quantitative methods for students preparing for a variety of positions in government, educational institutions, and private industry. Proximity to Washington, D.C., provides opportunities for students to engage in a variety of academic and professional experiences.

Admissions Deadlines

November 5, 2021 (Spring domestic) (preferred)**
January 7, 2022 (Spring domestic) (final)

November 5, 2021 (Fall domestic) (preferred)**
January 14, 2022 (Fall domestic) (final)

October 1, 2021 (Spring international) (preferred)**
September 30, 2021 (Spring international) (final)

October 1, 2021 (Fall international) (preferred)**
December 17, 2021 (Fall international) (final)

** For consideration of funding, please submit your application by the Fall preferred deadline.

Fifth Year Bachelor's/Master's Program

The Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation program offers a 5th Year M.S. program for undergraduates interested in quantitative methods. This allows highly motivated undergraduates the chance to develop their skills in quantitative methods and complete both the bachelor's and master's degrees in approximately 5 years. This degree prepares one for careers that include statistical data analysis, developing survey and testing instruments, designing research studies, performing quantitative analysis, evaluating educational programs, psychometric analysis of assessment results, conducting marketing studies, and conducting surveys.

Almost any undergraduate major would be appropriate for this program, including psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, communications, business, and economics, and even English and history. The critical quality that a student needs to bring to the department is high quantitative ability. This is a profession that trains at the graduate level, and the specific undergraduate major is not a critical factor. Fields involving the application of modern quantitative research techniques provide an outlet for those trained in this program.

UMD Graduate
School General
Statement of Purpose
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
Letters of Recommendation (3)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Graduate School Application portal,, 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.

Please note: EDHD requires all applicants to submit official transcripts (hard copies) to: University of Maryland, College Park, Enrollment Services Operation/Graduate Admissions, Room 0130 Mitchell Building, College Park, MD 20742.

Students are required to submit all required documents before submitting their application: CV and Purpose Statement, (3) recommendation letters, transcripts, GRE scores and TOEFL/IELTS/PTE for international graduate students. Due to COVID-19, the Educational Testing Service is temporarily offering the GRE General Test online.

The Graduate School's guide to International Admissions provides an overview on the application, review, and enrollment process for international students.

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

Please contact the Office of Student Services,, or (301) 405-2364.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Harring, Program Director
Benjamin Building, Room 1230E
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-1115
Phone: (301) 405-3630
Fax: (301) 314-9245