Campus Learning Goals and Outcomes: Graduate

UMD Graduate Student Learning Goal Categories 
  1. Knowledge and scholarly formation
  2. Research and methodological skills relevant to the field
  3. Communication skills
  4. Leadership and collaborative skills
  5. Cultural competence and global context formation of the field
Program Learning Outcomes
  • Each graduate program will have one or more program learning goals in alignment with each Graduate Student Learning Goal Category.
  • Each program learning goal will have one or more program learning outcomes.
  • All graduate programs use the same schedule for program learning outcome assessment reports.
    • 2019-20: Goal Category 2 - new assessment cycle 
    • 2020-21: Goal Categories 1 and 3
    • 2021-22: Goal Categories 4 and 5


Annual program assessment reports and peer review follow campus practices.