Online learning environment through fall 2020.
Your educational goals, along with your health and safety, are our top priority. We want you to know that we are committed to doing everything possible to support your academic success here at UB.
Therefore, the College of Public Affairs will deliver all of its academic courses in an online environment for fall 2020. That means:
- courses that are labeled “WEB” will be delivered in a traditional online format, meaning you can access digital lectures and assignments via Sakai at any time.
- courses that indicate a specific day and time (e.g., 8/31/2020-12/20/2020, Wednesday 5:30 PM-8:00 PM) will meet “face-to-face” on that designated day and time each week via Zoom or Skype.
- an individual instructor may specify additional guidelines and options for his or her course.
Our online courses offer the same content, rigor and collaboration between faculty and students as you would find in a face-to-face class on campus. And our professors have extensive experience teaching online. Furthermore, we offer an array of technology tools to support you in your online studies.
The benefit of online courses is that you can participate from anywhere with an internet connection without needing to travel to campus. Moreover, this online environment will facilitate continuity in completing your degree safely during the pandemic, and with minimal disruption to your academic journey.
Learn More About Our Online Programs
Complete Your Degree Online: Students can complete their upper-level major requirements for these programs fully online, in-person, or a combination of both. Some qualified transfer students may be able to complete the requirements for these bachelor’s degrees entirely online. (NOTE: Coursework outside of the major may not be offered online.)
Our 36-credit fully online M.P.A. program is one of only 23 NASPAA-accredited online programs in the nation. Our online M.P.A. is specifically designed to offer the same rigorous, high-quality education to students who may not live or work close to Baltimore—you can earn a Master of Public Administration from anywhere in the world. You’ll complete 27 credits of core courses, then select nine credits within your chosen specialization. Plus, this fully online program qualifies for regional in-state tuition.
The Maryland Certified Public Manager ® (CPM) Program can be completed entirely online via live online instruction and self-paced learning. The CPM Program is a management development program offered by the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy that develops and builds upon the management skills of public sector and nonprofit managers as well as public safety professionals. Upon completion, successful candidates earn the Certified Public Manager ® designation.
The 12-credit Public Safety Leadership Certificate, designed for public safety professionals who want to develop their leadership knowledge and skills, can be completed entirely online.
The faculty and staff of the College of Public Affairs are here to answer your questions.
- Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attend an upcoming virtual information session to learn more about our programs, the admission process, financial aid and scholarships and campus services.