What is the difference between the Evening Master's Program and the full-time Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree? The Evening Master's Program (EMP) is designed for working professionals to complement existing work experience. Our curriculum emphasizes core public policy and policy analysis skills, as EMP students often seek to understand the impact of policy on their organization or to grow as policymakers themselves. EMP students typically include emerging leaders in business, law, consulting, nonprofit, and government who want to either gain a broader perspective as they take on more leadership responsibility or want a fundamental understanding of how to use advocacy and data analytics to demonstrate the impact of their programs and influence policy or legislation. In contrast, our Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree provides a deeper-dive over the course of two years, with a greater emphasis on rigorous modeling and analysis. Our Degree Comparison page offers more detailed information.