2017-2018 General Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Policy, M.P.P.

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Master Requirements for Public Policy

Public Policy
Building 73, Room 237

Minimum Master Hours: 40

Admission Requirements:

  • Application must be made to The Graduate School and to the MPP program. 
  • 2-3 page statement of purpose, indicating the candidate’s interest in public policy and career objectives.
  • A professional resume.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Graduate entrance exam scores (the GRE is preferred).
  • Three recommendations from individuals qualified to evaluate the applicant’s academic and/or professional potential. At least one recommendation should be from a current/former professor. The MPP Recommendation Form must be used.

Graduation Requirements:

Dual Degrees:

 To learn more about our dual degrees, visit our Department Page.

Master of Public Policy Requirements

Master's Project

Students must also complete a master’s project (capstone) that requires students to apply aspects of the MPP curriculum to the analysis of a specific public policy issue. The project is begun the final fall semester with the student’s capstone chair in a one credit independent study and completed during the final spring semester in the capstone course -

Policy-Related Emphasis Area Electives

Complete 9 credit hours in areas of specialization including Family and Social Welfare Policy (with an option to complete a graduate certificate in demography), Health Policy, Community Policy, Environmental Policy, International Context of Public Policy, Education Policy, Economic Policy, or Urban Affairs Policy (with an option to complete a graduate certificate through Urban Planning).

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