Welcome to the Maryland School of Public Policy on the web.
Here you can review our degree programs, areas of specialization, research centers, and seminars and special events, and begin to discover what makes the School a special place for people who are interested in public policy and committed to public service. The School enjoys several unique advantages that drew me here, and which make me especially pleased and proud to be the School's Dean:
- The School is located inside the Capital Beltway, a short Metro ride from Congress, federal agencies, international organizations, think-tanks, and numerous non-governmental and non-profit organizations.
- We are the only school inside the Beltway that combines public policy and international affairs, allowing students to make connections and move freely between domestic and international issues.
- We are the only policy school in the Washington area that is embedded in a major research university, allowing students to benefit from interactions with top-ranked graduate programs in economics, government and politics, education, criminology, business, engineering, and the natural sciences.
- As the flagship campus of the University of Maryland, we serve the State as well as the nation through policy research, and education at all levels--national, state and local.
Please take a moment to become acquainted with our distinguished faculty of scholar-practitioners and their research. Enjoy your virtual visit, and I hope we can welcome you to the School soon.