The Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) prepares students for careers in policy analysis and public service. Graduates of the program are poised to seek employment in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors as policy analysts, policy advocates, or program managers. Internships are available in local government, nonprofit agencies, law enforcement, educational institutions, and other public policy-related organizations, which is consistent with Monmouth's campus-wide commitment to experiential education.
The public policy program is part of Monmouth's Department of Political Science and Sociology, with a faculty comprised of nationally recognized scholars and highly experienced public policy professionals. Students benefit from Monmouth's small class sizes as they receive individual attention from dynamic professors who guide them through the graduate experience.
Public policy courses provide students with technical skills that are highly desirable in the job market. Students can also work closely with leaders in University institutes and centers to craft or support research projects or other programs. In addition, students may choose to take advantage of certificate programs and other offerings at Monmouth to build on their credentials.
Overall, curriculum requirements, elective options, and experiential offerings give students the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of policy analysis, program evaluation, management, and politics that are valuable in many settings. These are tangible skills that give program graduates a competitive edge in the job market—not only in the United States, but around the world.