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Learning at Hood

Where you'll get a more well-rounded understanding of how the world works

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Connecting Real-World Experience

You'll be able to connect what you're learning in the classroom with your experiential opportunities.

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Pursue combined or accelerated degree programs that let you work concurrently toward your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four-plus years.

Exploring Frederick

Downtown Frederick is a short walk from campus where you can experience local shops, restaurants and attractions.

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Hood works cooperatively with many community partners to enhance the quality of life in the region.

Being a Part of our Community

College is about more than books. It’s about expanding your world view, and learning and living with others from different backgrounds, with various interests.

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The Hood Hello

The Hood Hello is more important than ever. You will find a friendly wave or a hello from everyone you encounter on campus, whether you know each other or not.

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Heart, Mind & Hands of an Ally

Featured Stories

Melissa Joseph Muntz

Alumni Spotlight | Melissa J. Muntz ’12

Executive Director of SHIP Alumni

As the newly appointed executive director of the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick County (SHIP), Melissa Joseph Muntz '12 is serving some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

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Hood for the Holidays

Faculty & Staff Holiday Traditions Faculty Staff

'Tis the season! Our amazing faculty and staff share some of their time honored holiday traditions.

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Counselors for Social Justice

Graduate Program Focus | Counselors for Social Justice

Graduate Program Focus | Counselors for Social Justice Graduate School Graduate Student

"I applied to Hood College’s counseling program initially because of its CACREP accreditation, in-depth curriculum and location. While interviewing for the program, I discovered this was the school for me! The types of questions the faculty were asking indicated to me just how much they care about producing effective counselors."

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...and we can't wait to meet you in person