Scholarly knowledge, professional skills
Hood’s master’s degree programs equip students from around the world with the deep intellectual understanding and applied competencies to give them the edge in their choice of professions. Internships, labs, linkages to business and industry enable students to gain practical experience and forge valuable connections beyond the classroom. Learn more about Hood's exceptional location and explore online resources about the city and the region.
Small classes and an emphasis on collaboration stimulate lively exchange of ideas and information. Students from more than 25 nations contribute to a rich cultural diversity and dynamic fusion of perspectives. Hood’s international faculty and foreign language instructors provide an important cultural bridge, too.
Home to leading industries
Hood is strategically situated in the midst of world-class research and development, life science, biomedical, information technology, engineering and other industries, military installations and government institutions. Among them are the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Lockheed Martin, National Cancer Institute, Northrop Grumman, Medimmune and Bechtel Power.
Historic yet modern
One of the largest cities in Maryland, Frederick is steeped in history yet firmly rooted in the 21st century. Restaurants, shops, art galleries and museums abound in the cosmopolitan downtown. Surrounding neighborhoods, the countryside and nearby smaller towns offer comfortable living and recreational opportunities. A low crime rate and state-of-the-art health care system make the area a safe, healthy place to live.
Less than an hour’s drive by car—or via the metro rail system—is Washington, D.C., seat of the nation’s government, embassies, museums, sports and culture. Three international airports within 50 miles of Frederick put home and family within flying distance.