The Measurement, Statistics, & Evaluation Ph.D. program is designed to qualify individuals to teach courses at the university level in applied measurement, statistics, and evaluation, to provide leadership in the conduct of research studies, and to serve as applied statistics, measurement, or evaluation specialists in school systems, industry and government.

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.

UMD Graduate
School General
Statement of Purpose
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)

Letters of Recommendation (3)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Writing Sample

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 Dr. Jeffrey R. Harring,, or (301) 405-3630.

Visit the Graduate School Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship web page for additional funding opportunities 

For information about other student financial aid, review the Office of the Student Financial Aid website.

If the above program interests you, contact one of the EDMS faculty members or:

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