Graduate Degree

Public Policy - Master of Public Policy

Public Policy - Master of Public Policy
Plan Code:
Program Level:
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Master of Public Policy
College of Social Science
Political Science

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Department of Political Science

Graduate Study
Public Policy - Master of Public Policy

The Master of Public Policy degree in Public Policy is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and specific skills essential for professional achievement in the public and non-profit sectors. The objective of this program is to develop an analytical approach to the public decision-making process through the systematic study of policy and policy analysis. Current professionals in the field of public policy or others who are interested in a career in public policy in the non-profit sector or in government will find this program appealing.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university, the College of Social Science, and the Department of Political Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Requirements for the Master of Public Policy Degree in Public Policy

The program is available only under Plan B (without thesis).  The student must complete 39 credits in courses approved by the director of the Master in Public Policy program and distributed as follows:

1. Complete all of the following courses:  
  PPL 801 Quantitative Methods in Public Policy 3
  PPL 802 Quantitative Methods in Public Policy II 3
  PPL 805 Microeconomic Theory 3
  PPL 806 Policy Evaluation 3
  PPL 807 Public Policy 3
  PPL 808 Policy Development and Administration 3
  PPL 813 Public Finance 3
  PPL 890 Policy Workshop 3
  PPL 891 Issues in Public Policy 6
2. Complete an additional 9 credits of course work at the 800-level or above as approved by the director of the program.  
3. Students with no professional experience will be required to complete 3 credits of Public Policy 894 Field Experience Practicum.  
4. Successful completion of a final examination or evaluation.