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Public Administration - Public Policy and Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, MD,
This dual-degree option is an opportunity to develop skills for managerial and legal positions in federal, state or local government agencies as well as in nonprofit or quasi-governmental organizations. You can earn both degrees concurrently by completing all required courses over a three- to four-year period.


The UB School of Law recognizes 9 credits of the negotiations and conflict management requirements as transferable to its program (or 6 credits if the degrees are not completed within the same academic year), and the College of Public Affairs reciprocally allows the transfer of up to 12 credits of law school courses to satisfy coursework requirements in the M.P.A. program. Specifically, the M.P.A. program agrees to waive PUAD 627: Legal and Ethical Environment of Public Administration for students in the dual-degree program as well as 9 specialization credit hours.

Programme Structure

  • Urban Politics and Policy Planning 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Administrative Law and Regulation 
  • Policy Issues in Health Care 
  • Public Policymaking 
  • Intergovernmental Administration 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To apply for admission at the University of Baltimore, you must submit:

  • an application and a $35 application fee
  • all official academic transcripts from post-secondary/university-level institutions
  • a credential evaluation report of all education received at non-U.S. institutions
  • official proof of English language proficiency
  • additional program-specific requirements 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9819 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9819 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6570 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baltimore

  • 1240 - 2100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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