Dual Programs

If you are applying to one of our dual programs, please make sure to use the correct program code and submit your supporting materials to both the Enrollment Services Office AND the other department to which you are applying.

MPP/MBA: If you are applying to our dual MPP/MBA program, you only need to submit one application. You must apply through the Smith School of Business application portal which can be accessed here: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=rhsmith. Note: you must submit 3 letters of recommendation for the joint program even though the MBA program only requires 1.  The program code is BMPO.

Please download the recommendation letter form for the School of Public Policy portion here

MPP/JD: If you are applying to our dual MPP/JD program, you will need to submit a second application to the UMD Carey School of Law. You may find the School of Law online application at http://www.law.umaryland.edu/dept/admissions/apply.asp.  You will need to submit a paper copy of your LSAT scores to us via regular mail (Office of Student Affairs, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD  20742), email to policy-applications@umd.edu or fax:  301-403-4675, Attn: SPP Admissions.  The program code is LMPO.

MPP/MSW: If you are applying to our dual MPP/MSW program, you will need to submit a second application to the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  You may find their application on their website at the following link:   www.ssw.umaryland.edu/admissions/msw-program/apply/.  The program code is BSWP.


The dual bachelor's/master's program enables qualified University of Maryland students to earn both their Bachelor's degree and their MPP in five years or less by counting up to 18 credits of their public policy graduate courses towards both degrees. Most students apply to the program at the end of their sophomore year to be part of the program as of their senior year. The Bachelor's/MPP dual program is only available to students pursuing one or more of the undergraduate majors offered through the University's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS). For more information on the program, please click HERE.

Students interested in the joint Bachelor's/Master's program must submit a paper application.

FAQ: Please click HERE to find out more inforamtion about the Bachelor's/MPP program.