Location.. Location.. Location..

The Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland has an unparalleled location only 9 miles from the heart of Washington, D.C., and a short drive to Baltimore and the state's capitol in Annapolis. The U.S. Capitol building is only 8 miles from the campus. The resources of the National Institutes of Health, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives are also nearby.

This location offers students and faculty first-hand access to hundreds of research and service opportunities in the private, non-profit, and public sectors in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. Students have opportunities to complete exciting internships in government agencies, think tanks, corporate offices, the military services, and leading national child and family organizations. Students also have the chance to observe and become engaged in public policy-making and family advocacy at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Here is a link to a map of some of the outstanding academic resources available in the Baltimore-Washington area:

Local Academic Resources
Provided by the UMCP Graduate School

Following are several examples of agencies that are a short drive from the University of Maryland campus:

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-2425

National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3061

Healthy Marriage Resource Center
National Council on Family Relations
1620 I Street N.W., Suite 210, Washington, DC 20006-4005

Association of Black Psychologists
107 S. West Street, PMB #119, Alexandria, VA 22314

Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001

Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street N.W., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085

Urban Institute
2100 M Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037