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Don't fear the turtle. Join the Policy Terp family and be a fearless changemaker.

As Policy Terps, we are brought together by a shared passion for making a difference. Whether you are just getting started on turning your ideas into impact, you want to take the next step in your career as a policy leader or you aspire to push the frontiers of policy research and education, we stand ready to help you harness your passion for good. Explore our programs to find the right one for you, and learn more about joining our community including how to apply, the financial aid and scholarships we offer and where to find us on campus, on the road and online. 

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Undergraduate Admissions

Learn more about the admissions process for our public policy major, whether you are an incoming freshman, declaring your major or transferring from another institution.

Undergraduate Admissions

Master's Admissions

Learn more about the admissions process for our range of master's degrees, including our programs in public policy and public management, our executive program tailored to mid-career professionals and our professional studies master's in public administration.

Master's Admissions

PhD Admissions

Learn more about the requirements for applying to our PhD in Policy Studies, including how to identify and engage with potential advisors.

PhD Admissions

Certificate Admissions

Learn more about how to apply to our certificate programs in intelligence analysis and nonprofit management and leadership

Certificate Admissions

Tuition & Fees

We are committed to making higher education accessible and affordable. Learn more.

Aid & Scholarships

See the financial aid and scholarships that are available to help fund your education. 

Connect with us

Visit us on campus, on the road or online and find out more about the School.