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University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education

College Park, MD

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Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Community/career counseling
Master of Arts (MA) Rehabilitation counseling
Master of Education (M Ed) School psychology
Master of Arts (MA) College student personnel
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counselor education
Master of Education (M Ed) Rehabilitation counseling
Master of Education (M Ed) College student personnel
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) Community counseling
Master of Education (M Ed) School counseling
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling and personnel services Counseling and personnel services
Master of Arts (MA) Counseling and personnel services
Master of Arts (MA) School psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) School psychology
Master of Education (M Ed) Community/career counseling
Master of Arts (MA) School counseling
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) College student personnel administration
Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate (AGSC) Rehabilitation counseling
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling and personnel services Art therapy
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling and personnel services Mental health counseling
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling and personnel services School counseling
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling and personnel services Counseling psychology
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling and personnel services College student personnel

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 64
Doctoral Degrees 41

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

623
Applied
131
Accepted
83
Enrolled
21%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 15th No
Spring deadline December 1st June 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

320
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
76%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.13%
Black or African American 12.5%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.31%
Asian 7.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.88%
Unknown 1.88%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

72
Total faculty
Full-time - 63
Part-time - 9
Male (21)
Female (51)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Educational psychology, counseling, health
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,249,421

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Mr. Dennis Kivlighan
Chair
Email: dennisk@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-2858

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