Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
5/28/2016University of Maryland College Park
Proposal
BAPublic Policy7/27/2016
Public Policy Program Description
The University of Maryland College Park’s School of Public Policy will equip studentswith competence in analytical skills, supported by theory and data, to prepare them forcareers related to public service and policy-making in the public, private, and non-profitsectors. The interdisciplinary major will focus on using analytical decision-making tostudy and array of subjects ranging from the processes of making, implementing andevaluating government policies to the ethical evaluation of contemporary socialproblems, both domestic and international. The major will have two distinctivecomponents: 1) core foundational skills critical for the understanding and analysis ofproblems and proposed solutions; and 2) the application of these skills and competenciesto address challenges in the real world by engaging with the policy process at local, stateand national levels through real-time projects.