Graduate Course List

This semester's course list for the Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Policy & Administration programs.
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See the full list of Graduate Electives by category.

Academic Requirements for the MPPA and MPP degrees:
MPPA Requirements
4+1 MPP Academic Requirements
One-Year 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

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Sanjiv Gupta
Meets:
Mon/Wed 2:30-3:45PM
Room:
Machmer W-26
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 697AA: Lab for Intro to Stats

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Stephen Powers
Meets:
Mon 4:00-5:00
Room:
LIBR 1667 LAB
Class Number:
19377
Course note:
Required with PPA 608 Intro to Statistics for PubP&A