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When you study public policy at UMBC, you learn from experienced, prestigious faculty, become a part of a lifelong network and access extensive resources to support your path to a rewarding and successful career.

Get where you need to go with UMBC’s flexible, affordable, top-ranked Master of Public Policy program.

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of 2019 graduates are employed or furthering their degrees

Program Overview

The Master’s of Public Policy program at UMBC uses an innovative approach emphasizing and training in evaluation and analytical methods, preparing students with a diverse range of aspirations and career goals to excel in their chosen fields.

The program offers specializations in:

  • Evaluation and Analytical Methods
  • Health Policy
  • Public Management
  • Social Policy
    • Urban Policy
    • Education Policy
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37 credits

$659 / credit – Maryland resident

$1,132 / credit – Non resident


UMBC Main Campus,
Catonsville, MD

Time To Complete

The program is offered full-time and part-time.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for the MPP program are rolling.

Spring Semester 2020 – November 1

Fall Semester 2021 – January 15

UMBC Overview

Welcome to our community of inquiring minds! UMBC is a dynamic public research university that redefines excellence in higher education. We offer an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds — and we look forward to you being a part of it.

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