The University of Maryland School of Public Policy - International Graduate Course

13/12/2018 Team IPPA

Research Activities

The course will be offered in partnership with the Economics Department at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.  Classes will be held in Paris, France from July 1-13, 2019 at the Pantheon-Sorbonne as well as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Some assignments will be due before and after the two weeks in Paris. It is an opportunity for students to learn the tools of program evaluation and apply them as they prepare policy analyses or research syntheses for real-world clients. Course topics include the preparation of policy analyses, evaluation methodologies for identifying the counterfactual, assessment of causal validity in research publications, and methods for synthesizing research.


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The course is open to all graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Students must be in good academic and judicial standing and must not have any registration blocks. The minimum GPA for this program is 3.0 (unless otherwise approved by the program director).


Course Fee

Application Fee: 50 USD
Standard program fee: 3,800 USD
Enrollment Fee: 75 USD (for non-UMD students only)
The program fee includes registration and administration, tuition, housing, course related activities, and teaching services. Students are responsible for airfare, meals, and other incidental expenses.


Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2019



Students can register for the course at the University of Maryland’s Education Abroad website. Questions about the registration process should be directed to Ying Yin of the University of Maryland.



For any specific questions regarding the course, please contact: Ying Yin ( of the University of Maryland.