Mar 01, 2024
Requirements for admission into the graduate program:
- Students should take Microeconomics and Macroeconomics prior to their fifth year.
- Students must maintain an undergraduate GPA minimum of a 3.0.
Applications for acceptance are due to Dr. April Kelly-Woessner, Director of the Public Policy Program in the fall semester of a student’s junior year. Students will be notified of their acceptance in the spring semester of their junior year.
Additional requirements to attain the Master of Public Policy:
- Students must complete 16 combined undergraduate/graduate credits in their senior year.
- Students must maintain a minimum Public Policy GPA of 3.0 to continue in the program.
- Students must achieve a minimum grade of C- or better in all graduate courses.
- College policies on course repeats apply to graduate study.
- Successful defense of Master’s Thesis.
- MPP students are expected to abide by the program’s standards of academic and professional expectations. Students will receive a copy of expectations when admitted to the program.
Student Learning Outcomes for Master of Public Policy:
Students will be able to:
- Explain the steps of the policymaking process, including problem setting, formulation, implementation, analysis, and evaluation.
- Apply theories and concepts associated with the development of U.S. public policy to evaluate a policy problem.
- Conduct original research and analysis of a policy problem, using advanced data analysis techniques.
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret, synthesize, and critique prior research on a complex policy problem.
- Clearly communicate informed policy recommendations in written and oral forms, to policymakers, interest groups, and the public.
- Identify major ethical dilemmas associated with the public policy process.
Combined undergraduate/graduate course requirements typically taken in senior year:
Graduate course requirements typically taken in the fifth year: