Master of Public Policy and Administration

The 48-credit interdisciplinary Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program educates individuals to become public and nonprofit sector leaders. The program integrates theoretical learning with multiple opportunities for practical application. Students who attend the program full-time typically finish within two years. CPPA also welcomes part-time study and works to accommodate the needs of part-time students.

The MPPA core curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong analytical foundation, applicable to a wide variety of policy issues. Students can then choose to specialize in a variety of areas including education, environmental policy, health policy, international/comparative policy, and family, gender and social policy. MPPA students also have the opportunity to simultaneously earn a graduate certificate or pursue a dual degree.



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