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Graduate School of Public and International Affairs—Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)

The accelerated mid-career, 30-credit Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) degree provides mid-career professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge, develop new analytic tools and professional skills, explore new ideas and theories, and interact with experienced faculty and practitioners.

The program is designed to help enhance and advance the careers of professionals in the public and nonprofit sectors.  It is also ideal for professionals in other fields looking to change careers, and begin a new, rewarding life in public service.  Degree requirements can be completed within one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.  Students may specialize in security & intelligence, global political economy, human security, development planning & environmental sustainability, non-governmental organizations & civil society, urban & regional planning, public & nonprofit management, and policy research & analysis.

The MPPM program seeks applicants with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five or more years of experience beyond an entry-level position.  Candidates’ experience should demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility, leadership, and professional competence, particularly in areas such as budgeting and finance, human resource management, or policy formulation or implementation. Candidates with fewer than five years of such experience should not apply to the MPPM program, but should apply instead to one of GSPIA’s other, 48-credit master’s degree programs.

 

MPPM Core Courses

12 credits

     PIA 2008 Economics for Public Affairs

     PIA 2000 Administration of Public Affairs

              or

     PIA 2300 Global Governance

              or

     PIA 2501 Development Policy & Administration

     PIA 2117 Program Evaluation

     PIA 2896 MPPM Policy Seminar

Specialization Courses (six courses)

18 credits

    PIA XXXX MPPM specialization course

    PIA XXXX MPPM specialization course

    PIA XXXX MPPM specialization course

    PIA XXXX MPPM specialization course

    PIA XXXX MPPM specialization course

    PIA XXXX MPPM specialization course

Minimum Required Credits

30 credits



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