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Master of Public Policy

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a professional degree that provides training in policy analysis and program evaluation. The program generally places a focus on the systematic analysis of issues related to public policy and the decision processes associated with them. This includes training in the role of economic and political factors in

  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Microeconomic analysis of policy options and issues
  • Public decision-making and policy formulation
  • Resource allocation and decision modeling
  • Statistical methods
  • Various applications to the specific public policy topics
  • MPP graduates typically work in the public sector, at the international, national, and local levels.​1

    General Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of college-level economics, statistics, and calculus
  • Two to three years of professional experience (not required but preferred)
  • GRE or GMAT score
  • Recommendation letter reflecting the academic and, if relevant, job capabilities and experiences
  • Good Programs:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • Harvard University
  • University of Michigan
  • Princeton University
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