More than 1,000 students from 25 different nations pursue a wide range of professional aspirations at the Graduate School. These students appreciate the affordable tuition and convenient scheduling that allow them to continue to work during the day. They benefit from the opportunity to learn in small classes taught by caring, dedicated, world-class faculty and adjunct instructors who bring in-depth knowledge and expertise to instruction. And they gain practical skills through unparalleled internship experiences.
Graduate School classes are held on Hood College’s picturesque campus, located in a quiet residential area just a 10-minute walk to downtown Frederick. Hood, consistently ranks among the nation’s best colleges, and the same enduring commitment to high quality education prevails at the graduate level. The school’s Frederick, Maryland, location is a historic and growing center of business and industry, just an hour from both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.
To be considered for admission to the graduate school, the applicant must meet specific program requirements and hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (although many programs require a higher GPA). Based on an applicant’s background, the program director may require registration in specific foundational coursework and/or limit the number of credits for enrollment during the student’s first semester.
Due to state regulations for teacher certification, international students are not eligible to apply to the following graduate programs: Educational Leadership (M.S. and 18-credit certification preparation), Reading Specialization, Curriculum and Instruction.
View application requirements per program
If you are interested in enrolling in coursework as a non-degree seeking student, meaning you are not interested in pursuing a certificate or master level program, please view our non-degree course offerings and complete the non-degree application/registration form.
To ensure timely review of applications and enrollment, students are encouraged to apply and submit all required supplemental documents by the deadlines listed below. Any applications that become complete after the deadlines may be reviewed on a space- and time-permitting basis.
Doctorate in Organizational Leadership of Business Administration
All completed applications must be received
Master of Science in Counseling
For Fall semester entry all complete applications for the MS Counseling program
For Spring semester entry all complete applications for the MS Counseling program
All Other Programs
For all applicants wishing to enter in the Fall semester
(Preferred Deadline) For all applicants wishing to enter in the Spring semester
Christian is the admission liaison for the Business Administration (MBA), Ceramics (Certification, M.A. and M.F.A.), Counseling - Clinical Mental Health (M.S.), Counseling - School Counseling Specialty (M.S.), Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Behavior (M.A.), all Education programs, and the Doctorate in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Organizational Leadership programs.
Larbi is the admission liaison for the Humanities (M.A.), Environmental Biology (M.S.), Global Information Systems (Certificate), Management of Information Systems (M.S.), Biomedical Science (M.S.), Bioinformatics (M.S.), Computer Science (M.S.), Information Technology (M.S.), and Cybersecurity (M.S.) programs.
Complete the online application for the Graduate School at Hood College. If you do not yet have a Hood account, you will be prompted to create one via the “Sign Up” link at the bottom of the Application page.
Note: If you do not yet have a Hood account, you will be prompted to create one via the “Sign Up” link at the bottom of the Application page.
If you are interested in enrolling in coursework as a non-degree seeking student, please complete the non-degree application/registration form.
Submit Your Transcripts
Submit official college transcript(s). Mail official college transcript(s) to The Graduate School at Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701. As a convenience, the transcript request form can be printed and submitted to previous institution(s). Some programs require the submission of transcripts from all institutions attended.
Note: If an applicant has completed coursework at Hood College, there is no need to make a transcript request, since our office can access all Hood transcripts.
Other Supporting Documentation
Submit any supplemental application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org such as letters of recommendation and essays. GRE and GMAT exam results are not required for many of our programs. Contact us for more information regarding the documentation requirements or view a list of application requirements per program.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and students are notified of admission decisions approximately two weeks after their application file becomes complete.