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Comprised of a core curriculum and electives in a variety of areas of focus, the two-year MPP is a professional degree program designed for students who wish to gain a thorough training in public policy skills and issues.
The core curriculum draws on a variety of disciplines and fields, including economics, sociology, political science, statistics, econometrics, political economy, organizational theory, and program evaluation. These areas provide a foundation in critical analysis, reflecting the School's belief that mastering quantitative and analytical skills prepares students to be effective public policy practitioners.
The required core courses are:
Electives allow students to explore special academic interests and fields, as well as to participate in internships and independent research complementing required coursework. Students may choose to focus on an area of public policy, register for courses in departments and schools across the University, and take advantage of opportunities for applying academic training to real-world problems. Electives offer students an opportunity to acquire training both in the theoretical and applied analysis of public policy issues, and to develop the skills necessary for a professional position in policy analysis.
A typical first-year schedule
Fall Winter Spring
Analytical Politics I Analytical Politics II Dec & Org
Statistics I Statistics II Elective
Microeconomics I Microeconomics II Elective
To complete the M.P.P. requirements, students in the two-year program must: