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Message from the Chair

Professor Norris

Thank you for your interest in the UMBC Department of Public Policy graduate program.

Our program prepares students for a variety of careers, combining rigorous core courses with a concentration in a specific policy area–education policy, health policy, public management, urban policy, evaluation and analytical methods, economics or history (Ph.D. only). At the heart of our program is an outstanding and nationally recognized faculty who are active researchers and dedicated teachers and mentors.

Recent M.P.P. graduates hold senior positions in governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, think tanks and consulting firms. Our Ph.D. graduates are engaged in public service, research, administration and teaching at prestigious universities.

If you are ready for the next step in your educational and professional development, consider joining us at UMBC.

Donald F. Norris
Professor and Chair, Department of Public Policy
Director, Maryland Institute of Policy Analysis and Research
norris@umbc.edu