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.
Ph.D., Public Policy
Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)
M.A. in Economic Policy Analysis offered jointly by the Department of Economics and the School of Public Policy.
J.D./M.P.P. and J.D./Ph.D. offered with the University of Maryland School of Law.
There is also 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. offered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Emergency services (Ph.D. only)
Environmental policy (M.P.P. only)
Evaluation and analytic methods
Policy History (Ph.D. only)
Department: Public Policy
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-time, Part-Time
Online or On Campus: On Campus
GRE General Test and resume required. Research paper strongly recommended.
M.P.P.-For best consideration, apply by January 15 for fall semester and November 1 for Spring semester.
Ph.D.- Applications must be received by January 15 for consideration for fall or spring of the following year.
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:
M.P.P. – January 1 (Fall), October 1 (Spring)
Ph.D. – January 1 (Fall or Spring)
July 15 (Fall), December 15 (Spring)
Main Contact Info: 410-455-3201 (UMBC)
Graduate Program Director:
Tim Brennan, 410-455-3229, email@example.com
Graduate Program Coordinator:
Sally Helms, 410-455-3202, firstname.lastname@example.org