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Programs in Education Graduate and Professional Studies McDaniel College

  • Westminster, MD
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 76%24%
    student ratio
  • Not Reported
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered


McDaniel College Overview

Established in 1867 as (initially as Western Maryland College), McDaniel College has been offering highly regarded graduate-level education programs since 1935. Located in historic Westminster, MD, the college is located just 22 miles from historic Gettysburg, PA, 30 miles from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and 60 miles from Washington D.C.

McDaniel attracts a diverse graduate student population of over 1,800 students participating in over 25 graduate programs. Classes are offered in convenient schedules and flexible formats including face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats to accommodate the busy schedules of graduate students.

A "teach first" institution that focuses on high levels of student engagement and interaction, McDaniel has been profiled in the book "Colleges That Change Lives" for the close personal attention that is paid to each individual student.

Ed Programs Overview

McDaniel has built a legacy of preparing some of the top teachers and administrators in the state, the region and the nation. The 2012 National Teacher of the Year and the 2013 Maryland Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist are alums of McDaniel programs. Other respected alums have held Superintendent, State Superintendent, and other executive-level positions within school districts throughout the region.

McDaniel's education programs carry top accreditations including: NCATE, MSDE, PDE, ELCC, ISLLC, International Reading Association, SLLA, and AASL. The degrees, graduate certificates, and certification tracks in the Education Portfolio prepare aspiring or experienced teachers with initial and/or advanced certifications in a wide variety of specializations as well, preparing certified administrators.

The BEST Initial Teacher Certification program prepares future educators to be effective with today's diverse and tech-savvy students.

The MS in Counselor Education provides future mental health workers and school counselors with the foundation and practical skills necessary for rewarding careers.

The MS in Curriculum & Instruction focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating educational curricula.

Since 1967, the MS in Deaf Education has prepared graduates to excel as leading educators of deaf students around the world.

The MS in Educational Administration prepares leaders for positions in public and private schools for special populations.

The MS in Elementary Education allows students the freedom to self-design their programs in collaboration with their academic advisers.

The MS in Exercise Science & Physical Education is ideal for future teachers, coaches, administrators, or researchers.

The MS for Reading Specialists is designed to create contemporary leaders in literacy education.

The MS in School Librarianship prepares students to become outstanding teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators of school libraries.

The MS in Secondary Education allows students the freedom to self-design their programs in collaboration with their academic advisers.

The MS in Special Education prepares teachers to deliver a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment to all students.

The MS in TESOL is designed to promote excellence in teaching speakers of other languages.

Students can transition their careers from the classroom into school administration with the Administrator I Course Sequence.

First in Maryland, the Elementary Math Instructional Leader certification prepares students for positions as mathematics instructional leaders or specialists in elementary schools.

The online Learning Technologies Specialist Certificate Program prepares P-12 teachers, administrators, and HR and training professionals to effectively use technology for teaching and learning.

Location & Contact

Programs in Education

Graduate and Professional Studies
McDaniel College

2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157-4390
United States

Dr. Simeon Schlossberg


Phone: 410-857-2517
Fax: 410-857-2515

Dr. Mary Reichelt


Phone: 410-386-4654

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Counselor Education Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $40
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, MAT, or NTE/PRAXIS I, 3 letters of reference
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships



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