California State University, Northridge

The Online Master of Public Policy Degree


The Tseng College

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

The Online Master of Public Policy Degree

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This online comparative public policy program with an emphasis on urban management will equip our graduates with a new, original and practical perspective on contemporary urban and regional issues across the globe in such vital areas as: -Urban administration and management, -Policy design, and -Policy analysis -Public Policy for the 21st Century In today's public policy environment, decision-making is achieved through a process that encompasses three major elements: problem identification, policy formulation, and evaluation of the potential risks involved with every decision. The CSUN MPP program focuses on these three elements to prepare professionals to meet the increasingly complex challenges of policy analysis as well as for advancement to leadership positions in urban organizations. A One of a Kind Program Although there are various public affairs schools in the United States that currently offer a degree in public policy, only the CSUN MPP focuses on the area of comparative and international policy making and its implementation across diverse urban settings. In addition, there are no other online public policy programs in the United States with this option. Consequently, CSUN will be the first American university to offer such a degree. An International Perspective Because the program is offered online, it attracts regional, national, and international professionals in the public and non-profit sectors interested in learning and assessing current practices in their own localities. It is designed to prepare graduates from many countries to fill a variety of roles in diverse urban settings, from staff analysts to middle management.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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