International Students

Students from more than 30 countries contribute to a rich cultural diversity and dynamic fusion of perspectives at Hood College.

Ahmed Alghamdi

"Hood College is more than just getting a degree. It is a great path to expand your knowledge, find excellent opportunities, develop your interpersonal skills, and build a valuable network."

- Ahmed Alghamdi, M.S. Management Information Systems
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Student Testimonials

International graduate students Okuneye Oluwadamilola, Minghua Liu, Samjhana Basnet, Arzu Ozcan, Bukola Raji and Shikha Gupta describe their experiences as students of the Graduate School at Hood College.

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Cost of Attendance

At Hood, we understand the cost of pursuing an advanced degree can be expensive.  We have done our best over the years to keep costs down and make education affordable.  We offer some of the lowest prices for a graduate degree in Maryland while improving the delivery of our education and the student's experience in the classroom

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Exceptional Opportunities

Hood College is in the "Regional University North" category and "Best Value Schools" by US News and World Report. Students from over 25 countries are currently pursuing their education at Hood College. 

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Scholarly knowledge, professional skills

Hood’s master’s level degree programs help students from around the world develop deep intellectual understanding and apply their knowledge to real world scenarios to give them the edge in their choice of professions. Internships, labs, linkages to business and industry enable students to gain practical experience and make valuable partnerships beyond the classroom. 

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Life in Frederick, Maryland

The city of Frederick offers a balanced and thriving economy, a highly educated workforce, and a quality of life that is nothing short of enviable.

Hood College in India

Hood College in India

Christian DiGregorio, Graduate School Admissions Director, represented Hood College in India in April 2019.

Laura Espinosa

Spotlight on GSA President Laura Espinosa

Laura Espinosa, MIS student and GSA President Graduate School Graduate Student

Laura is a native of Columbia and she looks forward to involving more international graduate students in the GSA.

  • Academics
  • Student Life
  • Student Engagement
  • Math & Computer Sciences
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Hood College in India

Approximately 12.5% of Hood’s graduate student body is international Graduate Student Staff

In April 2019, Christian DiGregorio, Director of Graduate Admissions at Hood College, travelled to India as part of the College's international student recruitment initiative.

  • Academics
  • International Students
  • Partnerships
Hood College International Festival

Hood College's International Festival Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Celebrating Hood's Cultural Diversity Graduate Student

Friday, March 29, 2019 marked a day of fun and celebration when Hood College students from different cultures came together to explore their unique heritages at the International Festival organized by Hood College’s Saudi Student Association.

  • International Students