University of Maryland Baltimore County

Graduate School

Public Policy - Doctorate


1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Public Policy,Ph.D./J.D. - Law and Public Policy,Ph.D./M.D. - Medicine and Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The UMBC Department of Public Policy offers a master's (M.P.P.) and a Ph.D. degree. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing from economics, sociology, political science and policy analysis. Students take a core curriculum, and then choose a specific policy or social science concentration. The concentrations are: education policy; evaluation and analytical methods; health policy; public management; urban policy; economics; and policy history (Ph.D. only). The program includes full and part-time students. We welcome recent graduates as well as mid-career professionals seeking the next step in their educational development. Classes are offered on the UMBC campus. We have a distinguished and nationally recognized full-time core faculty in public policy and related social sciences. Students have the opportunity, are are in fact encouraged, to work with faculty on research projects. The proximity of the UMBC campus to federal and state government offices in Baltimore, Washington and the surrounding area provides an ideal setting for training in a public policy program.


Master's degree accredited by NASPAA.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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