Jul 17, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 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. Whether you are a new student, a prospective student, or an alumni of the College, we want to ensure that you are treated as a valued member of our academic community.

Recognized nationally as a leader in liberal arts education, the real hidden gem at McDaniel College is the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies. Currently we offer 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. We 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 programs in gerontology including a 4+1 degree option where students can complete both an undergraduate and graduate program in only 5 years.  No matter what career path you are currently on, McDaniel College has courses, certificates and degrees that will help you achieve your goals.

New in 2018-2019 we welcome to our graduate division students in Data Analytics, Disability Support Services in Postsecondary Education, and Public Administration and Policy. These new programs represent the evolution of graduate studies at McDaniel as we strive to respond to technological and social change that is upending education, business, and public service.

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, New Jersey Teacher of the Year, and Maryland State Counselor of the Year. This year alone at least 25% of the Maryland County Teachers of the Year are graduates of McDaniel College. This same level of excellence is reflected in every program we offer.

The McDaniel difference 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, Ph.D.

Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies