Pursuing a hybrid graduate degree in public policy may help prepare students to promote change. Public policy occurs at local, state, national and international levels and interacts between the public and private sectors. Depending on your career aspirations, you can consider where the grad school in public policy is located and what connections they have. For instance if you are interested in international public policy, you might consider a program abroad or if you are interested in politics, you might consider a program located in Washington D.C. or your state capitol with an internship in government offices. A low residency program offers you the benefits of a local network with the flexibility of online courses to fit your schedule and current job or life obligations.
Many students are seeking a flexible Master of Public Policy (MPP), but there are also Phd Public Policy programs if you are interested in research and advanced study. Professionals and graduate programs in public policy may also become involved with APPAM – the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management which is “dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education”. Many programs offer concentrations in different aspects of public policy such as economics, education, environment, health, management or social policy so you will want to see which graduate public policy schools offer the specialization that interests you the most.
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