University of Maryland - College Park Graduate Program Reviews

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and ALA
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 39,083 (28,472 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,884 in-state; $28,122 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The Smith School of Business provides a curriculum that prepares its students for the real world, in more ways than one. The career services center, highly involved alumni, staff, and fellow students provide a superbly well-rounded experience. What attracted me the most to this program was its focus on global business practices. We live in a global marketplace and Smith offers a program that prepares you for the challenges that lie ahead: technology and it's impact on society and business, a growing global population, and the economics that go along with these issues. There are many opportunities to travel and get experience abroad as well.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Prolific, accessible, and intelligent faculty Wonderful reputation Diverse student body Near Baltimore and Washington DC Doctoral program is fully funded Cons: College Park itself can be unsafe with little to do Highly competitive
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the Masters Program in Psychological Sciences is to learn about all the evidence-base treatment available for different psychological disorders both in children and adults. The program urges grad students to delve into the most current scientific research and advance the future of mental health in order to properly treat the thousands of people who suffer from psychological disorders. The cons of the this program is that you do not get hands on experience in the clinical field. You are not trained to see patients and you will not be a Psychologist. Instead, this program exposes you to different topics in psychopathology where you can find your interest and develop your own research proposal in order to apply to a Ph.D program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The Master's program in Clinical Psychological Science is in its nascency at the University of Maryland; it has only been around for a few years. However, they are doing a great job and striving to make the program better every day. It is a great milieu in which to improve one's knowledge, both academic and professional, of the world of clinical psychology. Also, many kudos to the faculty for emphasizing the science behind the treatment and research; no medical quackery here at UMd. Awesome instructors, great classes, good people.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty in the Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department are extremely supportive of the graduate students and very much have the best interests of the students at heart. They are in the process of updating the curriculum, which will make the program even more relevant and competitive. The downside is that the University as a whole is going through some budget issues. Thus, the funding for each student is not always sufficient.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Really great program--I love my lab and my department.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is high quality education, but the real pros are the social life, student diversity, and surrounding area. It's wonderful to live here. The main drawback is that it's a bit expensive to live here and the affordability of housing doesn't match up with the financial aid (especially after considering the semester fees).
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