Master of public policy (M.P.P.) students are required to present a three-course (9-credit) concentration to complete their degree requirements. These concentrations can be in one of the areas listed below or students can, with the advice of a faculty member, design their own concentration:
Budget and Finance*
Labor and Workforce
Political Processes and Institutions
Social Policy and Women's Issues
Urban Policy and Community Development
*These concentrations include coursework at the Bloustein School and at the School of Public Affairs and Administration
Students must demonstrate basic competency in their three-course area of concentration by achieving a B+ or better on average. Students are welcome to design their own concentration of cross-cutting substantive concerns, subject to the approval of the program director.
Courses offered toward the policy area may be drawn from offerings within the public policy program, the Bloustein School, or Rutgers generally, with the permission of the adviser or the program director.
The M.P.P. may be combined with the M.B.A. degree from the Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick or the M.C.R.P. degree from the program in urban planning and policy development of the Edward J. Bloustein School.
M.P.P. students may also obtain a Certificate in Urban Planning.