Master of Public Policy

Public Policy That Works

Advance what works. Fix what doesn't.

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Pursue Your Master of Public Policy

Immerse yourself in a curriculum that explores and analyzes the social, political, and cultural contexts influencing public policy. With a foundational understanding of how policy works, you'll be prepared to advance policies that work, and fix what doesn't.

  • Learn from leading scholars and practitioners in policy areas ranging from health and social welfare to environment and international development
  • Choose a concentration, such as social policy or health policy, to align your studies with your interests and career goals
  • Gain skills and experience working in a real-world setting with a client-based practicum project
  • Tap into campus resources including policy talks, conferences, and access to leading research centers and institutes

At-a-glance

39 Credit Hours

Next Application Deadline: November 1

Classes Start: Spring 2018

Program Details

  • 39 credit hours of approved graduate work
  • Credit or non-credit internship (students without significant work experience)
  • Client-based practicum involves performing a policy analysis project for a client

Meet your unique career goals with one of our concentrations, or work with faculty and advisors to develop a customized program of study. Concentrations include:

  • Social Welfare Policy
  • International Development
  • Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
  • Public Financial Management
  • Nonprofit Policy, Management, and Leadership
  • Public Management
  • Advanced Policy Analysis
  • Applied Politics
  • Crime, Public Law, and Policy
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Economics for Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Ethical Issues in Public Policy
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis I & II
  • Social Policies and Programs
  • Spring Admission: November 1, 2017
  • Fall Admission: February 15, 2018

Program Fast Facts

TOP 20 Public Affairs School

US News & World Report

number 13 ranked MPP program

Graduate Programs LLC

Top National Ranking for Public Policy Analysis Concentration

US News & World Report

91 percent of graduates are working, continuing their education, or both

Six month graduation survey

MPP GRADS THRIVE IN ALL ECONOMIC SECTORS

  • 52% Working at a Nonprofit
  • 25% Working in Government
  • 23% Working at a For-profit

Featured Employers

  • Advance Energy Economy 
  • Catholic Charities USA 
  • Deloitte 
  • Federal Financial Analytics, Inc. 
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • ICF International 
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration

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