Graduate Course List

This semester's course list for the Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Policy & Administration programs.
Click on course titles for more information about individual courses.

See the full list of Graduate Electives by category.

Academic Requirements for both MPPA and MPP students are available here:
MPPA Academic Requirements
MPP Academic Requirements

For additional questions on academic requirements and courses contact Satu Zoller.

Important information for out-of-state students enrolling in online courses.

Graduate Electives

SPP 597B Unmanned Aerial Systems

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Charles Schweik & Ryan Wicks
Meets:
T/TH 2:30-3:45
Room:
AG Engin 119
Class Number:
19419

SPP 597D: Spring Beacon Hill Project

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Satu Zoller
Meets:
Fridays as scheduled
Room:
n/a
Class Number:
21985
Course note:
3 trips to Boston> 1 in February, 1 in March and 1 in April

SPP 597M: Makerspace Leadership & Outreach

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Charlie Schweik
Meets:
Wed 4:00-5:15
Room:
LIBR 1667
Class Number:
19417

SPP 597SC: Sustainable Cities

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Mark Hamin
Meets:
M/W 11:15-12:30
Room:
Olver Design Building 225
Class Number:
21819
Course note:
x-listed with RP 580

SPP 597SC: Sustainable Cities

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Mark Hamin
Meets:
M/W 11:15-12:30
Room:
OBD 225
Class Number:
21819

SPP 604: Policy & Program Evaluation (MD)

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Valerie Cooley
Meets:
W 9:05-11:35AM
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
19398

SPP 636: Qualitative Methods (Md)

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Krista Harper
Meets:
T/TH 11:30-12:45
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
19423

SPP 650: U.S. Education Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Rebecca Mazur
Meets:
Wed 4:00-6:30
Room:
Fernald Hall N-125
Class Number:
19419

SPP 651 Social Inequalities, Technology & Public Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Martha Fuentes-Bautista
Meets:
Tu 4:00-6:30
Room:
ILC S418
Class Number:
19394

SPP 697EV: Environmental Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Marta Vicarelli
Meets:
Friday 9:30-12:00 noon
Room:
Elab2 Room 115
Class Number:
19393

SPP 697FB: Federal Budgeting (MG)

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Henry Chang
Meets:
Tu 6:00-8:00PM
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
19386
Course note:
Class will run Jan 24 - Feb 28 or Mar 5 if snow day

SPP 697NL: Nonprofit Law and Management (MG)

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Betsy Schmidt
Meets:
TH 1:00-3:30
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
19403

SPP 697PC: Using the Past to Create Effective Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Brian Sargent
Meets:
TU 1:00-3:30
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
21820

SPP 697PS: Public Speaking for Public Policy

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Satu Zoller and Carmen Hernandez
Meets:
W 12:15 - 1:15 **3/20 to 4/24 OR 5/1 for a snow day**
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
23054
Graduate Core Courses

SPP 603: Public Policy Analysis

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Lee Badgett
Meets:
M/W 5:30-6:45
Room:
Machmer E-37
Class Number:
19373
Course note:
MPP/MPPA Graduate Students only or by Instructor Permission

SPP 608: Intro to Statistics for Pub P&A

More Information: SPP 608: Intro to Statistics for Pub P&A

Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Sanjiv Gupta
Meets:
Mon/Wed 2:30-3:45PM
Room:
Machmer E-10
Class Number:
19374
Course note:
Requires LAB > 697AA #19377 with TA Stephen Powers

SPP 609: Workshop in Public Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Marta Vicarelli
Meets:
TH 1:00-4:00
Room:
Thompson 519
Class Number:
22064

SPP 610: Capstone in Pub Pol & Admin

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Katie McDermott
Meets:
TH 4:00-6:30
Room:
Machmer E24
Class Number:
19375
Course note:
MPPA requirement with set meeting dates

SPP 611: Comparative Public Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
David Mednicoff
Meets:
M 9:05-11:35
Room:
South College E245
Class Number:
19395
Course note:
Can be used as a program elective if also took Politics of the Policy Process in the fall.

SPP 697AA: Lab for Intro to Stats

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Stephen Powers
Meets:
Mon 4:00-5:00
Room:
Machmer E-10
Class Number:
19377
Course note:
Required with PPA 608 Intro to Statistics for PubP&A