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  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 2015–2017 Public Policy Program Public Policy Degree Options Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)  

Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)

The primary objective of the M.P.P. program is to prepare students for careers in government, politics, and public affairs within public, nonprofit, or private sectors. The M.P.P. is normally a two-year degree for full-time students. Applicants directly from their bachelor's degree or with a few years of work experience are encouraged to apply to the M.P.P. program.

Students must complete 48 credits, including 30 credits of required coursework and 18 elective credits. As part of the elective selections, students must choose 9 credits, or three courses, toward an approved concentration in a substantive policy area, and 9 additional elective credits. There is no thesis requirement. A student must maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.0 in order to graduate. If a student's grade-point average is below a 3.0 at the end of a semester, the student will have one semester to improve the average to 3.0 or greater. During the semester, the student will be on probation. Additionally, a student cannot graduate with more than three courses (9 credits) with grades below a C.

Required Course of StudyCredits
34:833:510  Public Policy Formation
34:833:543  Economics and Public Policy  3

Management/Organizational Behavior requirement, fulfilled by one of the following:
34:833:681  Managing People and Organizations
34:833:570  Nonprofit Management or
34:833:571  Public Management

Finance/Budgeting requirement, fulfilled by one of the following:
34:833:540 State and Local Public Finance
34:833:567 Budgeting and Public Policy or
34:833:612 Nonprofit and Community Development Finance
34:833:530  Methods I: Research Design
34:833:630  Methods II: Data Analysis3
One other advanced methodology course from the following:
34:833:628  Advanced Qualitative Methods
34:970:630  Discrete Choice Methods
34:833:632  Cost-Benefit Analysis
34:833:635  Survey Research
34:833:679  Advanced Quantitative Methods
34:833:673  Applied Field Experience 3
34:833:640, 641 Policy Research Practicum I,II3,3
Elective courses (9 approved concentration credits)  9
Elective courses (9 additional elective credits)
Total Credits for the M.P.P.  48

The most current program information may be found at the Bloustein School website.

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