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The Graduate School at Hood College offers educational opportunities both inside and outside the classroom for all students — whether attending part time or full time, or working toward career advancement or an entirely new profession.

Professional Development Institute

The Graduate School’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) is a Saturday program designed to provide graduate students with essential skills for the workplace. Students learn from industry and community leaders who bring their expertise to the seminar series. The competitive PDI is open to all graduate students. Admission to the institute is by application and limited to 20 students.

Career counseling

The Hood College Career Center offers resources and career guidance for graduate students free of charge. Services are available year round. The center also sponsors events throughout the year for all students to meet and network with potential employers and service organizations.


Many students opt to pursue internships with businesses; federal, state and local agencies; and nonprofit organizations in the Frederick, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., vicinities. Learn more about the internships completed by Hood graduate students on the individual program pages.

Research and project grants

The Graduate School provides special grants and financial support to students who wish to pursue special research and creative arts projects as part of their degree program. Funding can be used for travel or to purchase equipment and supplies. The application process can be found here.

Graduate workships and assistantships

Hood College offers a number of graduate assistantships that provide tuition and stipends for teaching and/or research assistance. Workships that provide partial tuition remission are available in academics, athletics and student life. Information on available workships and the application process can be found on the Graduate Assistantships and Workships page.