Public Policy MPP
Learn about the political and institutional contexts in which public policies are developed with the Master of Public Policy in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Explore the processes through which policies are implemented at the federal, state and local levels. The MPP program combines a robust research environment and real-world experience to help students learn the technical and analytical skills needed for successful careers in non-profit organizations, or in the private or public sector.
Explore the processes through which policies are implemented at the federal, state and local levels, gain practical experience in public and nonprofit sector organizations, and work on projects designed to address policy programs.
Through the Public Policy MPP, you will
- acquire the experience to navigate bureaucracy and evaluate policies;
- serve in an approved internship to accrue valuable work experience; and
- understand the major political forces that influence policy-making, from courts and legislatures to interest groups and public opinions.
This program builds technical and analytical competencies across several areas of focus, including
- criminal justice,
- education policy,
- geographic information systems,
- health policy,
- public management,
- public policy analysis and
- urban policy.
The program’s dynamic faculty incorporate their professional expertise in the classroom. Many currently serve as budget and finance managers, consultants, leaders of nonprofit organizations, policymakers, and senior policy advisors.
In addition to preparing graduates for roles in government agencies or in private nonprofit organizations, the MPP is also tailored for students who already hold public or private sector positions and are seeking supplemental training and credentials to develop their careers.