The curriculum of the Public Policy program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is divided into core courses, disciplinary foundation courses and courses in a specific policy area or discipline. Students with a master’s degree will have fewer course requirements.
Students seeking the Ph.D. degree must pass must pass a comprehensive exam course (PUBL 609), and write and defend a dissertation. Each doctoral student plans an individual curriculum with his or her advisor.
The 48 hours of formal course work normally includes the six core courses, one course in each of the three foundation disciplines (economics, political science and sociology), five courses in an area of concentration and two relevant elective courses. Students with appropriate previous training may complete their course work with fewer credits required.
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- Research Methodology
- Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis
- Social Sciences Approaches to Policy Analysis
- Political and Social Context of the Policy Process
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DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Public Policy View 43 other PhDs in Public Policy in United States
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- 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.
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International23580 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23580 USD per year
National23580 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23580 USD per year
In-State14814 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14814 USD per year
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