University of Maryland-Baltimore Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.06 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 6,329 (866 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 21% part-time, 79% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,761 in-state; $30,145 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

The law school offers 3 degrees (JD, LLM, and MSL) and I was an MSL student. The MSL students are definitely treated like second class citizens. In fact, most of our classes did not even take place at the law school --- they took place at another location and that in and of itself was very disappointing. One of the reasons I enrolled in an in-person class was so I could be part of the community. It's really hard to be part of the community if you're not actually in the community. I anticipated meeting fellow students at the school before classes over a coffee to network with and discuss classes. Except for a couple occurrences, we were never actually at the law school. One of the Dean's talks down about the MSL program which is not confidence inspiring. I did think that some of the professors were very good and am glad for that. At commencement, there are no honors or awards for the MSL students -- unlike the JD students who receive all sorts of honors, awards, cum laude, summa cum laude etc.. Overall, I learned a lot, but was still very disappointed in the program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

In the MSL program, the professors from the Law school and CHHS were strong, the students brought diverse perspectives and the content was immediately applicable and beneficial to my professional work. A deep knowledge of the changing legal and regulatory environment in my capstone area of automotive / Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity brought a book deal, membership in industry groups, meetings in Detroit, Silicon Valley, on Capitol Hill and lead to new clients. I highly recommend the program.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

I am attending the University as an international student so my review will be based on that experience. As an international student I can say that the Masters program is great, the curriculum and the work is rigorous since it is only for 9 months. I will have learnt so much about U.S. Law in those 9 months. There are great resources on campus to be utilized. However, on the downside, most professors do not consider international students when teaching, as long as you are in a class you are treated as if you are aware of American history and certain customs. The style of teaching is also different, but you get used to it. The students are not friendly to international students, so if anyone is looking to make friends or connections here, forget it. Strictly academics.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2009

Good school for academics, but the clinical program leaves something to be desired.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

There is a very good esprit de corps at the school. Students get along very well and professors are always approachable.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

I am so excited about Maryland and it's diversity of concentrations in law. It's a great program and Baltimore is a great city--the campus feels safe, it's easily accessible, it's intimate and a good learning environment.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

The negative aspect would be the location in downtown Baltimore. I love the city, but others might not.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Fantastic faculty - always willing to meet during office hours when I have questions. The school is located in an unsafe part of Baltimore, though.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The safety is a concern but the president mentioned this year that he is going to be working hard and spending significant resources to enhance the safety of the area. The school is excellent!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2011

University of Maryland is a well respected univeristy on the East Coast. The course load is rigorous, the professors are challenging but fair and the grounds are great. I could not have asked for a better school to do my legal education. Some of the Cons include: a poor career development office and the surrounding area is in transition.
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