Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36

Required Courses:

Core Courses
ECON 5102Economic Decisions and Public Policy3
GUS 5165Community Based Program Evaluation3
PLCY 8001Statistics for Public Policy3
PLCY 8118The Policy-Making Process3
PLCY 8119Policy Analysis3
PLCY 8123Bureaucracy and Public Management3
PLCY 8127Policy Analysis Project3
PLCY 8128State and Local Budgeting3
Electives9
Internship
PLCY 5085Internship in Public Policy3
Total Credit Hours36

Culminating Events:
Seminar Paper:
The Policy Analysis Project, completed in PLCY 8127, is undertaken in the student's last term in the M.P.P. program. Students produce an original, full-length policy analysis for a client. Students attend a weekly seminar to report on their progress at each stage in the development of their policy analysis, receive feedback from other seminar participants, and provide advice to other students in the seminar.