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University of Southern Maine

Program in Public Policy and Management

Portland, ME

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University of Southern Maine

Overview

University of Southern Maine / Program in Public Policy and Management is located in Portland, ME, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public and Private Management (JD/MPPM)
Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 20
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or LSAT
Thesis Required
Capstone project, field experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
18
Accepted
16
Enrolled
100%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or LSAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.33%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.67%
Unknown 12%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

4
Total faculty
Full-time - 4
Part-time - 0
Male (1)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: State and local public finance, education finance, applied social science methodology, nonprofit and higher education organizational management, public service ethics, comparative public policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME  04103
United States
Contact Dr. Josephine LaPlante
Chair
Email: jlaplante@usm.maine.edu
Phone: 207-780-4863

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