Welcome Graduate Students
Making the decision to continue your education at the graduate level is a significant one, and I am pleased that you have chosen one of the outstanding graduate programs in UMD's College of Liberal Arts. CLA offers three master's degrees, each providing a rich intellectual experience that will deepen your talents and enhance your career credentials:
Whatever your program, you will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, to involve yourself in scholarly endeavors, and to examine solutions to real-world issues. Your understanding of the major discussions and theories of your discipline will grow exponentially, your acquaintance with the movers and shakers in your field will deepen, and your role as a professional will emerge.
Graduate school is simultaneously daunting, exhilarating, and illuminating. The challenge of stretching yourself intellectually, of honing your analytical and creative abilities, will forever change you in the best possible way. Congratulations on making this step in your career. I wish you all the best!
Dr. Susan Maher
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts