Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36

Required Courses:

Core Courses 1
ECON 5102Economic Decisions and Public Policy3
GUS 5165Community Based Program Evaluation3
PLCY 8001Statistics for Public Policy3
PLCY 8118The Policy-Making Process3
PLCY 8119Policy Analysis3
PLCY 8123Bureaucracy and Public Management3
PLCY 8127Public Policy Project3
PLCY 8128State and Local Budgeting3
PLCY 5085Internship in Public Policy3
Total Credit Hours36

Students who matriculate into the in-person MPP program are permitted to take up to 6 credits of required core coursework online, excluding PLCY 8127. Requests to take required courses online must be approved in writing on a case-by-case basis.

Culminating Event:
Seminar Paper:
The Public Policy Project, completed in PLCY 8127, is undertaken in the student's last term in the MPP program. Students produce an original, full-length policy analysis for a client. Students attend a weekly seminar to report on their progress at each stage in the development of their policy analysis, receive feedback from other seminar participants, and provide advice to other students in the seminar.