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Master of Public Policy in Public Policy


The master of public policy degree program offers students an interdisciplinary graduate education designed to develop skills for careers in which a solid understanding of the public policy process and the analysis and evaluation of public policies are essential. Students will be prepared for analytical and administrative positions and responsibilities in a wide array of professional settings in the public, nonprofit and private sectors as well as advanced study for careers in research.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Public Policy

Catalog page: MPP

MPP in Public Policy Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 

Test score required: Yes

Verbal score of 156 and a quantitative score of 146 on the GRE

Letters of recommendation: 3

Completed Request for Recommendation (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge your probable success in graduate school. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes


University deadlines apply.


Betsy Albritton
Degree Information:
Dr. Dohyeong Kim
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: GR 3.209
Dr. Jennifer Holmes
Professor and Head
Office: GR 3.805

Possible Careers

Policy Analysts for government and the state legislature, local and regional planners; Policy Analysts in private corporations; Private Consultants; Public Relations, etc.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.