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Hood’s New Graduate School Programs

Winter 2017

The Graduate School at Hood College recently introduced new programs to prepare Marylanders for the challenges of the 21st century. The programs were designed to fulfill Maryland’s existing workforce needs and to address the State's anticipated needs.

In the area of education, the College launched a Master of Science in Mathematics and Instructional Leadership program to prepare future leaders and educators with the knowledge of mathematical content, teaching practices, and skills to improve student learning. A Master of Science in Education –

Multidisciplinary Studies was designed for certified teachers and support staff to gain essential knowledge and in-demand skills needed for today’s most demanding and diverse classrooms. The program is flexible and allows the student to craft a degree that suits his/her individual academic and professional goals from STEM curricula to reading and leadership coursework.

The College created a two track Master of Science in Counseling degree, which is designed to meet CACREP standards (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational programs). The first track

provides a path to licensure required to practice clinical mental health counseling; the second track leads to certification as a pre-K through 12th grade school counselor.

Also created was a Master of Science in Bioinformatics degree option to meet the growing demand for science professionals with expertise in experimental design, data handling, and data analysis in various fields of biology. This program responds to the growing demands of the biotechnology industry in the Frederick region and beyond.

Hood also created a Doctorate of Organizational Leadership and a Doctorate of Business Administration to prepare leaders for education, business, and/or government sectors.