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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

School of Public Policy

Baltimore, MD

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Overview

University of Maryland, Baltimore County / School of Public Policy is located in Baltimore, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy Educational policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy Emergency services
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy Public management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy Urban policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy Health policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy Policy history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy Evaluation and analytical methods
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy Economics
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy Health policy
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy Evaluation and analytical methods
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy Educational policy
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy Environmental policy
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy Public management
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy Urban policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Policy analysis paper, internship for pre-service
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Comprehensive and field qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

60
Applied
41
Accepted
25
Enrolled
68%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st May 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 academic letters of reference, resume, official transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 academic letters of reference, resume, research paper, official transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$28,061
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

119
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.2%
Black or African American 14.29%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.84%
Asian 6.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.84%
Two or more races 2.52%
Unknown 1.68%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Education policy, health policy, urban and environmental policy, public management, evaluation and analytical method
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1000 Hilltop Circle
Public Policy Building, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD  21250
United States
Contact Dr. Susan Sterett
Director
Email: ssterett@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-2140
Fax: 410-455-1172

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