Public Administration - Public Policy and Administration

University of Baltimore

24 months
9819 USD/year
6570 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.

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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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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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