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Master of Public Policy


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About MPP

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program provides students with analytical, contextual, ethical, and substantive skills and knowledge to advance the quality of advice given to policymakers in a variety of institutional settings in the United States and abroad.

MPP courses are offered through traditional classroom instruction. A small number of courses, including those offered in the summer, are offered in executive style format, on weekends, or in accelerated summer session. Forty to fifty new MPP students enroll each academic year.

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Within six months after graduation, master of public administration alumni are finding success and competing in the marketplace.

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Prospective graduate students can learn about admissions, aid, programs, and faculty at one of our several DC-area information sessions. 

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Nichele Waller
MPP ’12

Nichele Waller, MPP/12

Hometown: Smithfield, VA

Current position: Project Manager, U.S. Census Bureau

Favorite class: Social Policy with Prof. Jacknowitz

Career tip: Work hard and build healthy relationships with those who are working in the positions that you want to reach.