12 months
23580 USD/year
23580 USD/year
14814 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


When you study Public Policy at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), you will learn not only the public policy process, but also the tools and concepts for analyzing public policy. The public sector emphasis and training in evaluation and analytical methods distinguishes our program from others in the region.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality education for a diverse range of high quality students (both full time and part time) with a variety of aspirations and career goals related to public policy. These include:

  • Students in the Public Policy at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) who have recently completed their undergraduate education and are interested in pursuing careers in policy analysis, management, or research;
  • In-service (mid-career) professionals who want to improve their abilities and qualifications;
  • Students who have already completed a master’s degree in public policy, public administration, planning, or a related discipline and wish to pursue additional education;
  • Individuals who are interested in teaching or research positions in public policy-related fields at academic institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis
  • Managing Public Organizations
  • Governmental Budgeting
  • Internship Course 
  • Policy Analysis Paper

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply online go to the Graduate School website (prospective students to create an account, submit your application information and pay the application fee by credit card over a secure Internet connection. If you are a Peace Corps volunteer, McNair Scholar, Meyerhoff Scholar, Horizon Participant, UMBC employee, or Accelerated Pathways Program participant, contact the Graduate School for the appropriate application waiver code. 
  • The application will prompt you to provide the names and emails of at least 3 faculty recommenders, a statement of goals, and a list of colleges attended, majors and GPAs, as well as scores on the GRE general test* and the TOEFL Scores (for international applicants). You will also need to submit official transcripts from each university attended. A current resume is also required by the program, and may be linked to the application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23580 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23580 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14814 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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