Public Policy and Administration Master's Degree
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This professional academic program offered through the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) prepares students for careers as public managers, policy analysts, advocates, and public leaders. The program welcomes and encourages both recent college graduates and mid-career professionals with diverse backgrounds to apply. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent international degree is a prerequisite for admission.
Students are encouraged to specialize in a substantive or methodological field of interest. Those who choose to build their own specializations are encouraged to draw upon the rich resources of the entire university, allowing for flexibility and focus in individual program design.
The MA in Public Policy and Administration is awarded for completion of a two-year, 48-credit degree program and a full-time summer internship, usually taken between the first and second years. The program welcomes part-time students and offers core courses at times convenient for working students. The internship requirement is waived for part-time students with relevant experience.
Core courses provide students with a strong analytical foundation, applicable to a wide variety of policy issues. They are organized into four categories: 1) Politics and Management; 2) Economics and Public Finance; 3) Methods; and 4) Integration and Application.
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