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June 06, 2019
At the UMD School of Public Policy, the people make all the difference. Students study policy surrounded by faculty, staff and fellow students who are eager to make a change in the world and help each other do the same.
May 21, 2019
From the diverse course selections to the dual degree program offerings, Jahan Francois found everything she needed at the UMD School of Public Policy to embark on a career in public policy.
May 17, 2019
“It is the responsibility of a policymaker to pursue policy that brings us closer to that equitable reality,” says MPP student Xan Avendaño. As someone who grew up in Washington, DC, Avendaño was immersed in politics early on.
May 03, 2019
Student Ellis McKennie Combines His Interests While Studying at SPP
When he was young, Ellis McKennie developed an interest in government, politics and football.
November 06, 2018
When some students come to college for the first time, their passions are yet-to-be-determined. But for other students, their desires and interests are formed before they set foot on campus.
July 11, 2018
Undergraduate public policy student Eric Shalloway was recently accepted into the Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp at Stanford University.
July 10, 2018
Chad Perman decided to go back to school in 2010 to pursue his master’s of public policy degree at the School of Public Policy.
June 20, 2018
Soomin Ryu, PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, was recently awarded the 2018 Suzanne M. Bianchi Summer Graduate Student Grant from the Maryland Population Research Center.