Online Graduate Programs
Online programs designed for the future
Affordable. Flexible. Exceptional.
Education is evolving—so is The Graduate School at Hood College. We offer a variety of unique programs with the convenience of remote learning. Perfect for working professionals, our online programs are designed to advance your career and boost your credentials. The online factor makes Hood College's education program stand out from others.
With some of the lowest tuition rates in the nation, we are committed to making graduate school accessible, with some of the most affordable tuition rates in Maryland. We use the latest technology to bring the classroom to you. Our expert faculty will guide you through cutting-edge curricula, while you collaborate with diverse students in both synchronous and asynchronous models.
Business Administration (MBA) Hood’s fully online MBA program is geared to students who want to understand their organizations — and their roles — in the larger context of current affairs, the economy, politics and society.
Business Certificates - Take advantage of area-focused business graduate certificate program options to meet today's industry's needs. The business certificates can be taken independently or in conjunction with the MBA program. Learn more here:
- Certificate in Accounting
- Certificate in Financial Management
- Certificate in Organizational Management
- Certificate in Project Management
Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.) - Designed to enrich the certified teacher’s knowledge of research-based teaching and learning. Please note that this program does not lead to initial teaching certification.
Educational Leadership (M.S. or Certificate) - Qualifies current teachers to earn the State of Maryland Administrator I license. Please note that this program does not lead to initial teaching certification.
Elementary STEM (Certificate) - Prepares current elementary-level teachers to deepen their pedagogical knowledge of STEM learning. Please note that this program does not lead to initial teaching certification.
Mathematics Education (M.S. or Certificate) - Boost your pedagogy in middle or high school mathematics with an in-depth exploration of the discipline. Please note that this program does not lead to initial teaching certification.
Mathematics Instructional Leadership (M.S.) - Designed for current elementary and middle school teachers of mathematics who strive to become leaders in their schools. Please note that this program does not lead to initial teaching certification.
Multidisciplinary Studies in Education (M.S.) - Allows you to take cross-disciplinary courses in curriculum and instruction, reading specialization and educational leadership for broad pedagogical competence. Please note that this program does not lead to initial teaching certification.
Reading Specialization (M.S.) - Qualifies current teachers for licensure as a reading specialist through the Maryland State Department of Education. Please note that this program does not lead to initial teaching certification.
Cybersecurity (M.S. or Certificate) - Increase your competencies as an IT professional or consider switching careers to the growing field of cybersecurity.
Information Technology (M.S.) - Ideal for IT professionals working in business, government, education, healthcare and more.
Thanatology (Certificate) - Our certificate in thanatology is a unique program that prepares you to work in fields that encompass death, dying and bereavement, such as healthcare, ministry, counseling, senior care and more.
Hood College has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education, which will allow Hood to offer our online degrees beyond state boundaries.