Maryland Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Maryland that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree.

Bowie State University
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
(301) 464-6561
http://www.bowiestate.edu

Coppin State College
Graduate Admissions
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
(410) 383-5990
http://coeacl.coppin.umd.edu

Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD 21532
(301) 687-7053
http://www.fsu.und.edu/

Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-8174
http://www.jhu.edu

Loyola College
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210-2699
(800) 221-9107
http://www.loyola.edu

Morgan State University
Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21239
(410) 319-3185
http://www.morgan.edu

Mount Saint Mary’s College
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
(301) 447-5326
http://www.msmary.edu

St. John’s College
P.O. Box 2800
Annapolis, MD 21404
(410) 263-2371
http://www.sjca.edu

Towson State University
800 York Road
Towson, MD 21204-7097
(410) 830-2501
http://www.towson.edu

University of Baltimore
1420 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837-4777
http://www.ubalt.edu

University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-4198
http://www.umcp.umd.edu

University of Maryland-
Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-2537
http://www.umbc.edu

University of Maryland-Eastern
Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853
(410) 651-6507
http://www.umd.edu/

University of Maryland-
University College
University Boulevard at Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 985-7155

Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-2800
http://www.washcoll.edu

Western Maryland College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848-7000
http://www.wmc.car.md.us

Maryland State Overview

George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore, a secretary of state who received a tract of land north of Virginia as a gift from King Charles I of England in 1632, named the area after Henrietta Maria (Queen Mary), the king’s wife.

The first settlers came to the country on March 25, 1634. Maryland was the only of the strictly Protestant British colonies in North America to be Catholic. The Maryland Tolerance Act was one of the first laws specifically tolerating other Christian denominations. It is considered the forerunner of the 1st Amendment to the American Constitution.

Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, two surveyors, were commissioned to survey a new boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland in the 1760s after boundary disputes arose over inaccurate records. The border, also known as the “Mason-Dixon Line”, was later used as the demarcation between the northern and southern states.

Maryland was one of the thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British in the American Revolution and became the 7th state to ratify the American Constitution in 1789. The following year, Maryland ceded a district chosen by President George Washington to the American government to establish the American capital.

Maryland has the highest per capita income in the United States, ahead of New Jersey and Connecticut. Economic activities are very much concentrated in the service sector and transport. The port of Baltimore is of central importance with its very good road and rail connections. Of the diverse products handled there, iron ore, crude oil, sugar and fertilizers are the most important.

For a state of its size, Maryland has a surprisingly wide range of climates. The climate near the ocean is subtropical, with hot, humid summers and short, mild to cold winters. Further west is the Piedmont Plateau, where it is not uncommon for snow to fall in excess of half a meter in winter, with temperatures down to minus 10 degrees Celsius.

Geographical location

Maryland is located in the middle of the American East Coast. The state borders Delaware to the northeast, Pennsylvania to the north, Virginia and Washington DC to the southwest, and Maryland to the west with West Virginia. The major seaports of Baltimore and Annapolis lie on the Chesapeake Bay, which juts deep inland.

Maryland owes one of its nicknames to the great diversity of the landscape: “America in Miniature”: sand dunes covered with seaweed in the east, marshland, bald cypresses on the Chesapeake Bay and the western parts of the country belonging to the Appalachian Mountains.

Capital city: Annapolis
Largest metropolis: Baltimore
Nickname: Old Line State; Free State; unofficially: America in Miniature
Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)

Maryland

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo is Washington’s largest amusement park, whose history began in 1891. It was built on the occasion of the Chautauqua National Convention, which focused on science, art, language and literature. At the beginning of the 20th century, Glen Echo Park thus became the first amusement park in the vicinity of Washington and was so until 1968.

In 1971, the park became federally owned and managed by the National Park Service (NPS). Today, this organization works with a number of artists and arts organizations to create a rich entertainment program in the original spirit of Chautauqua culture. The entertainment programs are managed by a non-profit organization, while the NPS is more interested in the correct interpretation of history and the preservation of the cultural value of the site.

A community of artists and creative people is developing quite dynamically here, the park also supports educational activities, which is why it is a great place for all age groups. Led by Montgomery County and the National Park Service, it has undergone extensive renovation and reconstruction in recent years, funded by federal, state and county funds, as well as individual donations.