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Graduate Admissions

We offer more than 20 graduate degree and certificate programs of study to help you achieve your goals. Your personal Graduate Admissions Counselor will get to know you, work with you to make your admission process as smooth as possible, and help you discover why McDaniel is the place to continue your education and advance your career.

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Graduate Academic Schedule

Apr 1

Fall 2022 Registration Begins

Apr 1

Application for Spring 2023 Opens

Oct 17

Fall 2022 Session II (8 Weeks)

Session Dates:  10/17/2022 - 12/11/2022

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline:  10/11/2022

Application for Session II Closes:  10/11/2022

Jan 17

Spring 2023 Session I (8 Weeks)

Session Dates:  1/17/2023 - 3/12/2023

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline:  1/10/2023

Application for Session I Closes:  1/10/2023

Jan 23

Spring 2023 Full Session (15 Weeks)

Session Dates:  1/23/2023 - 5/12/2023

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline:  1/15/2023

Application for Full Session Closes:  1/15/2023

Mar 20

Spring 2023 Session II (8 Weeks)

Session Dates:  3/20/2023 - 5/14/2023

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline:  3/13/2023

Application for Session II Closes:  3/13/2023

How to Apply

  • Complete your Graduate Application

  • Submit your official undergraduate college transcript(s) to our office.

    • Please submit your official transcript(s) to the admissions office. As a courtesy to our alumni, we’ll be happy to request your McDaniel transcript on your behalf.

      • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions.

      • Students currently completing their undergraduate study may be admitted provisionally with an official transcript in progress. A final official transcript will need to be provided upon completion of bachelor's degree.

    • Students earning an undergraduate degree and/or graduate credits from an institution outside the U.S. must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation(s) before gaining initial admission to Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel. We recommend World Education Services (WES) for your credential evaluation but will accept an evaluation from any National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member.

  • Review program-specific requirements.

    • Some of our programs have additional admission requirements. Be sure to check the program below to confirm what you’ll need to submit to complete your application.

  • Commit to McDaniel.
    • When you’re ready to commit to McDaniel, submit your Intent to Enroll form or deposit to secure your spot in the upcoming semester and register for classes.

Click here for additional requirements for International Students.

Master’s Degree Program Admission Requirements

Select your intended graduate program to determine if there are additional admission requirements:

M.S. in Counseling

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Goal Statement
  • Professional Resume
  • Interview with Graduate & Professional Studies Coordinator ​​​​​​​

M.S. in Innovations in Teaching & Learning

  • Undergraduate Transcript 
    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions
  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

M.S. in Data Analytics

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Program Pre-Requisites:

    • One course in Statistics (required). 3 semester credits/4 quarter credits.
      • Demonstration of a working knowledge of fundamental concepts including statistical research methods, mean/median/mode, simple probabilities and the use of common visualizations may be substituted for the required course. Demonstration could include professional experience/portfolio and must be approved by the program coordinator.
    • One course in Calculus (recommended). 3 semester credits/4 quarter credits 
  • ​​​​​​​Professional Resume

M.S. in Deaf Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions; minimum 2.50 GPA

  • Test Scores: 

    • American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (2+)

    • English Proficiency Essay (3) 

M.S. in Educational Leadership

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

  • Pre/Corequisite course in Special Education​​​​​​​

M.S. in Elementary Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

M.S. in Gerontology

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions; minimum 2.50 GPA

M.S. in Human Resources Management

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Goal Statement

  • Professional Resume

 

M.S. in Human Services Management

  • Interview with management of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.  Click to schedule: https://www.targetcommunity.org/contact/

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Goal Statement

  • Professional Resume

M.S. in Kinesiology

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

Master of Liberal Arts

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

M.S. in Public Administration and Policy

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Goal Statement

  • Professional Resume

M.S. for Reading Specialist: Literacy Leadership

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

M.S. in School Librarianship

M.S. in Secondary Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

M.S. in Special Education

M.S. in Teaching

  • Initial certification offered in the following content areas: Art P-12; Biology, Secondary; Chemistry, Secondary; Elementary; English, Secondary; French P-12; German P-12; Math, Secondary; PE P-12,; Physics, Secondary; Social Studies, Secondary; Spanish P-12 

  • Undergraduate Transcript

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Goal Statement

  • Professional Resume

M.S. in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • Undergraduate Transcript

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

Graduate Certificate & Certification Program Admission Requirements

Administrator I Certification

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Transcripts
    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions
  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility
  • Pre/Corequisite course in Special Education

Data Analytics

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Professional Resume

  • Goal Statement (optional)

Elementary Math Instructional Leader Certification

NOTE:  Complete the Graduate Non-Degree Registration form to apply to this Certification Program https://admission.mcdaniel.edu/register/GR_Non-degree_REG

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

 

Equity & Excellence in Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 
    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions
  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

Gifted & Talented Education Specialist

  • Undergraduate Transcript

    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

Learning Technologies Specialist

  • Undergraduate Transcript 
    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions
  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

Specialist in Aging

  • Undergraduate Transcript 
    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions

STEM Instructional Leader

  • Undergraduate Transcript 
    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions
  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility

Writing for Children & Young Adults

  • Undergraduate Transcript 
    • Students with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted provisionally with conditions