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Community Leadership

Program Description

The Community Leadership programs at UMBC help aspiring and practicing leaders develop the skills and experience to generate transformative social change. The interdisciplinary program emphasizes applied coursework, relationship building, and hands-on experiences for developing practical knowledge and strong leadership skills. The coursework draws from a wide range of disciplines — including Sociology, Public Policy, Psychology, and Entrepreneurship — to provide a thorough understanding of the social and economic contexts in which aspiring and practicing leaders will be doing their work.

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Degrees Offered:

  • M.P.S.
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate


  • Urban Studies
  • Nonprofits and Public Organizations
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Student-Designed Pathway

Department:  College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time, Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree (in any subject) and 3.0 GPA. English proficiency testing (TOEFL/ IELTS) is required for international students. Please visit our website for detailed admissions requirements.

Term of Admission: Fall (August 1 deadline); Spring (December 1 deadline)

Contact Us

Main Contact Info: 

Graduate Program Director:

Sally Scott,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Renee Eisenhuth, 410-455-8169,

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