Public Policy

Graduate Program Public Policy
Program Description The interdisciplinary Public Policy program, which offers both a master's and doctoral degree, is designed for highly motivated individuals who wish to pursue advanced graduate studies in public policy and public policy analysis. The student body includes both full-time and part-time students. Most of the courses are offered in the evening to permit students who work to pursue their degrees.
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Degrees Offered Ph.D., Public Policy
Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)
Accelerated Bachelor's/MPP

M.A. in Economic Policy Analysis offered jointly by the Department of Economics and the Department of Public Policy.

J.D./M.P.P. and J.D./Ph.D. offered with the University of Maryland School of Law. There is a comparable J.D./Ph.D. program with the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Articulated M.P.A/Ph.D. in Public Policy with the University of Baltimore.

M.D./M.P.P. and M.D./Ph.D. in Public Policy with the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine.

For more information about degrees offered, contact Sally Helms, UMBC Administrator of Academic Affairs (410-455-3202;
Concentrations / Tracks

Education policy
Evaluation and analytic methods
Health policy
Public Management
Urban policy

Disciplinary concentrations:
Policy History (Ph.D. only)

Admissions Requirements See Application Requirements and Deadlines
Delivery Full-time, Part-Time
Term of Admission Fall and Spring
Domestic Application Deadlines M.P.P- January 15 (Fall), November 1 (Spring)
Ph.D.- January 15 (Fall or Spring)
International Application Deadlines January 1 (Fall), June 1 (Spring)
Non-Degree seeking July 15 (Fall), December 15 (Spring)