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Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR)

Graduate Studies at UMBC

UMBC is part of one of the greatest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation. Young and dynamic, the university is small enough to provide personal attention, yet large enough to provide state-of-the-art facilities and the finest of faculty. With 36 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs, and 17 graduate certificate programs, UMBC seeks to provide students with an enriched experience, working with leading scholars attracted to a campus that prides itself on diversity and multiculturalism.

UMBC is ranked as Research University (High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation, one of the highest classifications for a research university in the country.

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MIPAR typlifies the interdisciplinary collaborations that are common at UMBC.
MIPAR partners with a range of programs primarily within the College of Arts,
Humanities and Social Sciences
to conduct research projects. These include:
American Studies
Emergency Health Services
Geography and Environmental Systems
Modern Languages and Linguistics
Political Science
Public Policy
Social Work
Sociology and Anthropology

Our research faculty and graduate students have access to resources for scholarly activity such as federal and state governmental agencies, national research centers, libraries and museums. Students also have easy access to courses and research opportunities at other campuses of the University System of Maryland.

If you are ready for the next step in your professional and personal development, consider earning a graduate degree from UMBC. Visit the Graduate School web site for information on programs and admissions procedures.