University of Maryland - College Park Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 341 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 38,140 (27,443 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,896 in-state; $26,054 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

You have access to a lot of different aspects of the field, but you also have to be the one to instigate and bring together different professors, if you would like to do an inter-disciplinary project. However, the program does really support this type of project and the faculty and program atmosphere really nurtures those kinds of ideas.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Wonderful master's programs! The School of Public Health is a great place to get your graduate degree!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Its a great opportunity to develop technical ability and business strategies through one course.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

Fantastic program, academic quality has nothing to envy to other ''top tier'' universities like University of Michigan, MIT, UC Berkeley, and other universities with a seemingly higher prestige. The graduate program at UMCP, feels to me, like an underrated graduate school. Any graduate student from UMCP is at the level (or even higher) of any graduate student from any top tier university. One seriously big problem of UMD are stipends at the absurdly high cost of living of College Park, which is dominated by the prices of DC metropolitan area. The stipends are far from commensurate with the cost of living. It is also something notorious the lack of subsidized housing. The ''supposedly subsidized housing'' provided by the university is neither enough, since there are just a few apartments, neither subsidized, since it is way too expensive.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty are the school's biggest resource - amazing professors who actively encourage students to get involved with research and programs. The setting is suburban but buses and shuttles make it pretty easy to get around even if you don't have a car. A lot of the graduate student SPH classes are at night (4-7 or 7-10) which might dissuade some people, but it's nice to have the whole day for work or research.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

The staff is very nice and supportive in STAT program.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is very flexible in what classes you take; my thesis was much more molecular biology/genetics and so I went out of the program and took most of my courses from biochemistry and biology rather than staying within the animal science department. The department is relatively small which had the positive aspect of getting to know all professors and staff well, including our chair.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Diverse department such that faculty vary widely in disciplines and you can get a very well-rounded education; department supports students with graduate research assistantships; good social dynamic of department; quality teaching and courses. Cons: Cost of living in the area is really high which means many students still take out loans on top of the assistantship salary; crime is an issue such that I do not feel comfortable walking around in less-active areas of campus after dark.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Professors and advisors willing to help students achieve their research goals; professors and students willing to collaborate on research projects; rigorous academic program; interdisciplinary work; opportunities to overlap in program specialties Cons: None
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

Professors are very interactive. Even though this is an online program, they make aure that we interact with our classmates. We are included and invited to on campus events, which makes me feel apart of the school. I have taken other online programs before and I have felt detacted even when I have went on campus, I dont feel that way with the eMPH program here. Staff are very knowledgeable and connected in the field. Great program!
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