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Applying the University's academic expertise to improving Maryland's public and nonprofit sectors.

Certificate Programs Offered by the Schaefer Center

Established in 1985, the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy is Maryland's preeminent applied research and policy analysis center. As part of the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, the center offers opportunities for faculty and students to put their knowledge to work on research and technical assistance projects sponsored by local, state and federal governments, nonprofit organizations and other enterprises.

The center's renowned work applies the University's academic expertise to solving problems faced by Maryland's public sector. The center has earned a reputation for excellence in:

  • management consulting
  • evaluative research
  • opinion research
  • professional development.

The Schaefer Center is committed to enhancing the University's academic environment by encouraging faculty and student applied research, fostering interdisciplinary research teams and supporting educational conferences. In addition, the center offers fellowships each year that provide graduate students with a unique opportunity to work closely with faculty members while gaining real-world experience through participation in center projects.

Program Information Sessions

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program Information Session

Is it time to take your career to the next level? Have you considered becoming a Certified Public Manager®? Join us for a lunchtime information session to see if the Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is right for you.  Hear from the program director and graduates of the program, and have your questions answered. Lunch will be provided.

  •  Wednesday, June 29, noon-1:30 p.m. RSVP

Certificate in Professional Presentation Skills Program Information Session 

Engage an audience, speak with confidence and enhance your career with a Certificate in Professional Presentation Skills. Join us for an afternoon information session to see if this four-week certificate program is right for you. Hear from the program’s instructor and have your questions answered. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Wednesday, June 29, 3-4 p.m. RSVP


The Schaefer Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Maryland Nonprofits.