The mission of the AU Masters of Public Policy program is to prepare students to advance the quality of policy making in a variety of institutional settings in the U.S. and abroad by instilling a blend of analytical, contextual, ethical, and substantive skills and knowledge. Goals/Objectives - We will achieve our mission by preparing students to:
Formulate and evaluate public policy, and communicate analysis effectively to relevant stakeholders.
Address societal problems with policy analysis in the context of political/policy processes in the U.S. and abroad.
Improve the allocation of resources using sound, evidence-based evaluation of the costs and benefits of policy alternatives.
Incorporate a range of values into policy analysis, including democratic/constitutional values, respect for the diversity of people and perspectives in the policy process, and ethical principles including commitment to upholding the public trust.
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Within six months after graduation, master of public policy alumni are finding success and competing in the marketplace.