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School of Graduate Studies

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Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies!

Mark GarrisonThank you for your interest in the School of Graduate Studies. I am pleased that you are considering Morgan State University as the place to pursue your next degree. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Morgan as a Doctoral Research University, and we currently award doctorates in Business Administration, Bioenvironmental Sciences, Education (five doctoral programs), Engineering, English, History, Industrial and Computational Mathematics, Nursing, Psychometrics, Public Health, Transportation, and Social Work. Additionally, we award degrees in 37 master's programs, including master's degrees in Engineering, English, History, numerous Education fields, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City and Regional Planning, International Studies, Museum Studies, Music, Nursing, Public Health, Project Management, Accountancy, Transportation, and many more. We also have a number of graduate certificate programs in the same areas. Our graduate students have won prestigious UMI/ProQuest Council of Historically Black Graduate School awards for the quality of their dissertations and theses. Our graduate alumni hold leadership positions in business, education, government, social services, among others. They work in a diverse array of government agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations.

I encourage you to review carefully this web site for answers to questions about graduate studies at Morgan State University. In addition to information about academic programs, you will also find the forms you need in order to apply for admission to any of the fifty plus degree programs and for assistantships, fellowships, and tuition assistance. As a graduate student at Morgan, you will have numerous opportunities to utilize your expertise and enhance your leadership skills. Opportunities abound in the many professional and graduate student organizations in your discipline as well as with the Morgan State Graduate Students Association (MSGSA). You will also find additional opportunities for research in the Institute for Urban Research as well as other campus-based institutes. The friendly and professional staff in the School of Graduate Studies is also prepared to answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to contact my office at the telephone number or email address listed below. We look forward to receiving your application for admission to the School of Graduate Studies at Morgan State University


Mark Garrison, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

Mission Statement

Consistent with the designation of Morgan as Maryland's Public Urban University, and its classification as a doctoral degree granting institution the mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to advance the education of students who have excelled at the baccalaureate and/or master's level and to prepare them for careers as future faculty, leaders in public education, the professions, research, and service. The goal of the School of Graduate Studies is to create a universal community of scholars and adult learners committed to the life long discovery and application of knowledge that will enrich the lives of those they teach and serve. The graduate faculty at Morgan encourages graduate students to master the complex theories, principles, and research methodologies, of their respective disciplines for the twofold purpose of advancing knowledge in their chosen field, and contributing to the improvement of urban communities.

Vision Statement

Morgan State University is a Doctoral Research-Intensive University. As such, the School of Graduate Studies seeks to create policies, procedures, initiatives and opportunities to support the teaching and learning of graduate students, particularly students in pursuit of a doctoral education. The vision of the School of Graduate Studies is to facilitate the development of a community of scholars whereby graduate students and faculty achieve recognition among peer and aspirant colleagues and institutions for the academic rigor of the instruction and research pursued at Morgan State University and for the significance of the service provided by graduate students and faculty to their respective academic disciplines.


The Objectives of the School of Graduate Studies are:

  1. To offer doctoral programs of the highest possible quality to those who aspire to become intellectual leaders in the professions and in the various disciplines of teaching and research.
  2. To support research that advances knowledge, contributes to undergraduate and graduate education, and which increases the capacity of the University to provide programs of service to the local community.
  3. To assist the Colleges/Schools in the development of the Universityâ€TMs doctoral and research mission.
  4. To increase the competence of graduate students in their academic disciplines by facilitating carefully directed intellectual activity.
  5. To provide adult learners, professionals, and practitioners with opportunities to earn masterâ€TMs degrees, certificates, and other advanced continuing education credits that provide for cultural enrichment, academic enhancement, and professional growth.
  6. To encourage the spirit of independent inquiry and appraisal, including basic and applied research.
  7. To promote inquiry, investigation, and analysis into the problems of urban communities that will inform social policy and that may lead to the solution of those problems.

About the School

Following a period of study and reporting by the College faculty that began as early as 1958, then Morgan State College was granted the authority by the 1964 General Assembly of Maryland to begin a program of graduate studies.  Thus, the School of Graduate Studies came into existience and plans were made to offer the first graduate courses in September, 1964.

The School of Graduate Studies is under the direction of the Graduate Council with the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies serving as Chairman.  The Graduate Council, consisting of ex-officio, elected, and appointed members, is responsible for determining the basic policies of the School of Graduate Studies.

We've come a long way since our modest beginnings as evidenced by the programs offered through the School of Graduate Studies (program inauguration dates are included as well -- some programs no longer offered):


M.S.  Elementary and Middle School Education
M.A.  English
M.S.  History-Social Science


M.A.  Mathematics
M.A.T.  Teaching
M.S.  Science


M.S.  Urban Elementary Education
M.S.  Urban Secondary Education


M.A.  History


M.B.A.  Business Administration
M.S.  Reading


M.C.R.P.  City & Regional Planning
M.S.  Physical Education
M.S.  Recreation Administration & Supervision


M.S. Business Education
M.S. Urban Planning & Policy Analysis


M.A.  Economics
M.A.  Music
M.A.  Sociology


Ed.D  Urban Educational Leadership
M.Arch.  Architecture
M.L.A.  Landscape Architecture


M.S.  Transportation


M.A.  International Studies


M.A.  African-American Studies


M.A.T.  Master of Arts in teaching


M.E.  Engineering


Ed.D.  Mathematics Education
Ed.D.  Science Education
Ph.D.  History


D.E.  Engineering


Ed.D.  Community College Leadership
M.P.H.  Public Health


Dr.P.H.  Public health
M.B.A.  Business Administration


M.S.  Telecommunications Management


Ph.D.  Bioenvironmental Sciences
Ph.D.  Business Administration


M.S.  Bioinformatics


Ph.D.  Higher Education
M.A.  Mathematics Education
M.S.  Science Education


Ph.D.  English
M.S.W.  Master of Social Work


Ph.D.  Social Work


P.B.C.  Museum Studies & Historical Preservation
M.A.  Museum Studies & Historical Preservation
M.S.  Psychometrtics
Ph.D.  Psychometrics


M.S.  Higher Education Administration
M.S.  Nursing