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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

Aug 24

Fall Session I

Session Dates: 8/24/2020 - 10/18/2020

Oct 19

Fall Session II

Session Dates: 10/19/2020 - 12/13/2020

Nov 1

Spring Registration Opens

Dec 15

Priority Application Deadline for Spring Enrollment

Jan 1

Spring Enrollment Confirmation Deadline

Jan 11

Spring Session I

Session Dates: 1/11/2021 - 3/7/2021

Mar 15

Spring Session II

Session Dates: 3/15/2021 - 5/9/2021

Apr 1

Summer and Fall Registration Opens

May 24

Summer Session I

Session Dates: 5/24/2021 - 7/18/2021

Jun 18

Summer Session II

Session Dates: 6/18/2021 - 8/8/2021

How to Apply

  • Select 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.

  • 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 Enrollment Confirmation to secure your spot in the upcoming semester and register for classes.

Additional Requirements for International Students

In addition to the general and program-specific admissions requirements, international applicants must submit the following additional requirements:

  • Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination
    • To qualify for admission, students must achieve the following scores:
      • TOEFL: 79-80 or higher on the internet-based exam (213 on the computer based exam or 550 on the paper exam)
      • IELTS: 6.0
  • The Certificate of Finances Form
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluation of completed undergraduate study from any institution of higher education outside the U.S.
    • 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.

International Students Applying for Online Programs

International students applying for 100% online graduate programs will fulfill all of the above general and international admissions requirements but are not be required to submit a declaration of finance or go through the F-1 visa application process.

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 

  • 3 References

  • Interview with Graduate & Professional Studies Coordinator 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

M.S. in Data Analytics

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Essay 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75

  • 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 

M.S. in Deaf Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Test Scores: 

    • American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (2+)

    •   English Proficiency Exam (3) 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 

M.S. in Disability Support Services in Higher Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Resume 

  • Essay: 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

M.S. in Educational Leadership

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Principal Mentor Form 

  • Minimum GPA: 3 

M.S. in Elementary Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

M.S. in Gerontology

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 

M.S. in Human Resources Development

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Essay 

  • 3 References 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

 

M.S. in Human Services Management

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Interview with Graduate & Professional Studies Coordinator 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

M.S. in Kinesiology

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

Master of Liberal Arts

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Minimum GPA: 3 

M.S. in Public Administration and Policy

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Resume 

  • Essay 

  • Minimum GPA: 3 

M.S. for Reading Specialist: Literacy Leadership

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Test Scores

    • Praxis 

  • Teaching Certificate 

  • Minimum GPA: 3 

M.S. in School Librarianship

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Test Scores

    • Praxis 

  • Essay 

  • 3 References 

  • Minimum GPA: 3 

M.S. in Secondary Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

M.S. in Special Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Test Scores

    • Praxis 

  • Minimum GPA: 3 

M.S. in Teaching

Art P-12;  Biology, Secondary; Chemistry, Secondary; Choral Music P-12; Elementary; English, Secondary; French P-12;  German P-12;  Instrumental Music P-12; Math, Secondary; PE P-12,; Physics,  Secondary; Social Studies, Secondary; Spanish P-12

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

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

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Essay 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

Graduate Certificate & Certification Program Admission Requirements

Administrator I Certification

  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • Graduate Transcript

Data Analytics

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Essay 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

Disability Support Services in Higher Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Resume 

  • Essay 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 

Elementary Math Instructional Leader Certification

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

  • Test Scores: Praxis II 

 

Equity & Excellence in Education

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

Gifted & Talented Education Specialist

  • Master's Transcript 

  • Teaching Certificate 

Learning Technologies Specialist

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

Specialist in Aging

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

STEM Instructional Leader

  • Undergraduate Transcript 

Writing Children & Young Adults

  • Undergraduate Transcript