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University of Maryland - College Park — School of Public Policy

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
School of Public Policy
Degrees Awarded:
Joint Degrees: Biological Science (MPP/MS), Joint Degrees: Law Degree (MPP/JD), Joint Degrees: MPP/MBA, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Admissions Deadlines:

FALL DEADLINES: Preferred Fall: December 15 (for financial aid and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program consideration); Final Fall deadline: April 1
SPRING DEADLINES: October 15 (Coverdell Fellows Program is only considered for Fall admission)

Admissions Cycle:

Fall and Spring

Program Start:
August for Fall; January for Spring
Program Founded:
January, 2008


5 Peace Corps Fellows will be chosen for FALL ADMISSION on a merit basis and will receive a half graduate assistantship carrying a yearly stipend of $6,350 and 5 credits of tuition remission per semester. Any credits beyond the 5 above are charged in-state tuition rate. Fellows are also eligible for other merit-based assistantships. Unfortunately, not every admitted RPCV will be offered the Fellows due to limited funding.


The University of Maryland School of Public Policy has an array of educational programs designed to develop people for careers in policy analysis, management, leadership, economic and international security, environment, social policy, international development, finance and scholarship. These programs include various master's degrees and executive workshops, and cover public policy across the local, state, national and international realms, and across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Ranked 8th among public policy programs in 2007, the School enjoys unique advantages:

  • The School is located inside the Capital Beltway, short Metro ride from Congress, federal agencies, international organizations, think-tanks, and numerous non-governmental and non-profit organizations.
  • We are the only policy school in the Washington area embedded in a major research university, ranked 37th in the world, allowing students to benefit from interactions with top-ranked graduate programs in economics, government and politics, education, criminology, business, engineering and the natural sciences.



The University of Maryland has an online application process. To learn about the application please visit here. If you wish to submit a paper application, please download the required application booklet. If you submit a paper application, you must send it to:

Enrollment Services Office Operations Graduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742


  • Transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended.
  • Original GRE scores if you are applying to the MPP, MPM, or Ph.D. program. GMAT or LSAT scores are acceptable if you are applying to the joint MPP/MBA or MPP/JD programs
  • Three (3) sealed letters of recommendation (at least two, but preferably three, should be academic recommendations.)
  • Statement of Purpose (if not included in online application)
  • DOS Report
  • Resume (optional, but strongly encouraged)

All supporting materials should be sent to:

Enrollment Services Office Operations Graduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742


To expedite the review of your application you may send copies of your supporting credentials to:

Maryland School of Public Policy
University of Maryland
2101 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742


For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Taryn Faulkner
Fellows Program Administrator

School of Public Policy
2101 Van Munching Hall
College Park, Maryland 20742
(301) 314-2486
(301) 403-4675

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