Each student constructs his or her area of concentration, suited to individual career goals. Within it 65-member faculty, the School of Public Affairs offers expertise in various public policies.
Drawing on that expertise, the MPP program advertises eleven areas of concentration: eight with courses taught primarily by the Department of Pubic Administration and Policy, and three others that draw on faculty from the whole school. Students may also develop their own customized concentrations.
In addition, other AU academic units (such as the School of International Service, and others), the Washington, DC community and the Consortium offer a number of opportunities for courses that can be used for concentrations.
Our students are encouraged to plan their areas of concentration early in their programs, since some of the courses may be offered only once or twice during the overall period of study. All concentration selections are approved by an academic advisor.
Prospective graduate students can learn about admissions, aid, programs, and faculty at one of our several DC-area information sessions.