University of California, Irvine

School of Social Ecology and School of Social Sciences

Master of Public Policy


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The U.S. continues to confront a changing global economy, find its economic footing, and grapple with an array of societal issues that call for informed and effective policy responses. Now, more than ever, we need skilled and talented professionals capable of participating in the full range of policy activities, including analyzing, developing, implementing, and advocating policy solutions to our most pressing problems. UC Irvine's public policy program provides training for highly motivated and talented individuals to become leaders at the local, state, national, and international level in the development and management of policies that lead to a more effective public sector, a more productive private sector, and more vibrant communities. Starting in fall 2011, this two-year professional degree program will bring together the expertise of faculty from both the School of Social Ecology and School of Social Sciences to educate and mentor students. As a member of the inaugural MPP class, you will be part of something special – the first new public policy program in Southern California in decades and one that is uniquely situated to address the diversity of policy challenges ranging from local issues unique to Southern California to international issues affecting the United States and its southern and far eastern Pacific Rim neighbors.


The University of California, Irvine, is accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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