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Public Policy Schools in Maryland

In 2018-2019, 236 students earned their Public Policy degrees in MD.

As a degree choice, Public Policy is the 71st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in Maryland

Public Policy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 155
Bachelor’s Degree 46
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 22
Post-Master’s Certificate 22
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 13

Gender Distribution

In Maryland, a public policy major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Policy Majors in MD Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public policy majors in Maryland is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.5%
  • White: 58.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 16.9%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
Public Policy Majors in MD Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Policy Grads in Maryland

There are 15,200 people in the state and 740,490 people in the nation working in public policy jobs.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. MD

Wages for Public Policy Jobs in Maryland

Public Policy grads earn an average of $98,920 in the state and $99,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Maryland that offer public policy degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
41,200 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 78%. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It takes the average student 4.23 years to graduate.


St Mary's College of Maryland

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27 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
1,582 Total Students

The 2.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 74% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at SMCM.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
26,152 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $62,700 a year. An average student at Johns Hopkins will pay a net price of $30,701. 70% of students get financical aid.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
13,767 Total Students

A typical student attending UMBC will pay a net price of $18,706. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at UMBC. Graduates earn an average $40,800 after graduation.

Public Policy Careers in MD

Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:

Job Title MD Job Growth MD Median Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 12% $113,150
Education Professors 8% $67,050
Political Science Professors 7% $86,840
Social Scientists 4% $103,440
Legislators 0% $37,080
Political Scientists 0% $129,870

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public policy.

Major Annual Graduates in MD
Social Work 1,183
Public Administration 257
Human Services 163
Other Public Administration 5
Community Organization & Advocacy 2

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