May 21, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Message from the Dean

It is my privilege to extend to you greetings from the faculty and staff of Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College.  We want to ensure that as a McDaniel student, you are treated as a valued member of our academic community.

Currently, McDaniel College offers more than 25 graduate programs including both advanced certificates and master’s degrees.  Our graduates can obtain initial teacher certification as well as endorsements in a variety of areas. Recognizing that education is constantly changing, we are changing as well, continually adding new programs to make sure that educators around the state can obtain the degree and endorsements they need to advance their career from their school of choice, McDaniel College.

McDaniel College is the school of choice for graduate programming because of the strength of our offerings.  McDaniel alumni have been named Maryland State Superintendent of the year, Maryland State Secondary Principal of the Year, Maryland State Teacher of the Year, and Maryland State Counselor of the Year.  McDaniel College provides the level of graduate education that you, your students, and your professional colleagues deserve. Our graduates demonstrate that every day.

McDaniel College is not just about degrees in education. We also have certificate programs for writers with courses taught by award winning authors. Our Human Services Management program is a model in graduate education that is recognized nationally for its unique connections to the workplace.  We offer education programs in gerontology including a 4+1 degree option where students can complete both an undergraduate and graduate program in only 5 years. Our Deaf Education program has been nationally recognized as a quality leader for many years and continues to attract students from around the country.

We are proud of the quality of the educational programming provided to our students. The real McDaniel difference though is the people that make it all work.  As a student at McDaniel you will be taught by a world-class faculty that are known locally, nationally, and internationally as leaders in their profession.  Each instructor brings to the classroom a unique mix of professional experience and academic achievement that creates a balanced outlook that will prepare you to bridge your education with your professional life. At each step in your education you will also be supported by our outstanding staff that works every day to be a part of the McDaniel difference.

Whether you choose to pursue graduate studies on our campus, at one of our convenient off-campus sites, or through on-line learning, you deserve the best education available.  We are committed to ensuring that you will receive it here, at McDaniel College.


J. Michael Tyler PhD

Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies