Graduate students comprise nearly one-third of the student population at the University of Maryland. In Fall 2016, the Graduate School enrolled 10,611 students, of which 38 percent were doctoral students, just under half were women, one-third were international students, and close to 21 percent were minorities, with an overall average age of 29. (See Campus Overview and Graduate Student Profile.)

All Graduate Students

Doctoral Students // Master's Students // International Students 

Fall 2016

  • Applications: 20,695
  • Admissions: 8,427
  • Enrollments: 3,549

Total Enrollment by College/School

COLLEGE/SCHOOL FALL 2016 ENROLLMENT
A. James Clark School of Engineering 2,165
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources 352
College of Arts & Humanities 887
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences 953
College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences 1,273
College of Education 860
College of Information Studies 410
Phillip Merrill College of Journalism 58
Robert H. Smith School of Business 2,142
School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation 239
School of Public Health 398
School of Public Policy 279
Other (non-degree) 595
TOTAL 10,611

Total Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Degrees Awarded

Top 5 Doctoral Degrees Awarded

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
  • Physics (PhD)
  • Computer Science (PhD)
  • Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
  • Music: Non-Music Education (PhD)

Top 5 Master's Degrees Awarded

  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Curriculum & Instruction (MEd)
  • Master of Finance (MFIN)
  • Accounting (MS)
  • Public Policy (MPP)

 

Doctoral Students

  • Applications: 7,641
  • Admissions: 1,747
  • New Enrollments: 735

Doctoral Enrollment by College/School

COLLEGE/SCHOOL FALL 2016 DOCTORAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT
A. James Clark School of Engineering 868
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources 279
College of Arts & Humanities 592
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences 568
College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences 1,125
College of Education 379
College of Information Studies 47
Phillip Merrill College of Journalism 28
Robert H. Smith School of Business 87
School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation 28
School of Public Health 131
School of Public Policy 54
TOTAL 4,186

Doctoral Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity

Master’s Students

  • Applications: 12,582
  • Admissions: 6,264
  • New Enrollments: 2,493

Master's Enrollments by College

COLLEGE/SCHOOL FALL 2016 MASTER’S STUDENT ENROLLMENT
A. James Clark School of Engineering 1,264
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources 73
College of Arts & Humanities 288
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences 346
College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences 146
College of Education 458
College of Information Studies 354
Phillip Merrill College of Journalism 30
Robert H. Smith School of Business 2,055
School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation 195
School of Public Health 256
School of Public Policy 225
Other 140
TOTAL 5,830

Master's Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity


International Students

  • Applications: 11, 904
  • Admissions: 4,152
  • New Enrollments: 1,299

International Enrollment by College/School

COLLEGE/SCHOOL FALL 2016 INTERNTIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT
A. James Clark School of Engineering 1,056
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources 94
College of Arts & Humanities 153
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences 246
College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences 533
College of Education 73
College of Information Studies 129
Phillip Merrill College of Journalism 14
Robert H. Smith School of Business 1,082
School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation 36
School of Public Health 42
School of Public Policy 64
Other 50
TOTAL 3,572

Degrees Awarded to International Students

Other International Facts

Top 5 countries (other than US) represented by Fall 2016 students (in order of enrollment):
  1. China
  2. India
  3. South Korea
  4. Iran
  5. Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Top 5 programs represented by Fall 2016 international students (in order of enrollment):
  1. Finance
  2. Accounting
  3. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  4. Telecommunications
  5. Information Systems (Business)