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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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Michael V. Palinkas
MPP ’12

Michael V. Palinkas, MPP/12

Hometown: Painesville, OH

Current position: Management Analyst, NASA

Favorite internship: Targeting Department at the Democratic National Committee

DC tip: Live in it! Move around to different neighborhoods; meet people outside of your career field; go to local music and art shows; go to as many events as possible.