Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Master of Public Policy


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Public Policy program is appropriate for students interested in federal, state, or local government issues. The curriculum develops student knowledge of government programs, how politics influence policy outcomes, the design of effective programs, and the skills to evaluate them. You can review the Master of Public Policy Program Overview to learn more information about the application process, degree requirements, and course plan.

Job growth, affordable housing, educational reform, environmental degradation—these are just a few of the significant challenges that face society today. As these issues grow more complex, the relationships among government, business, and non-profit organizations also take on critical importance. The public policy program at Loyola can help students transform their interest in these types of problems into the ability to analyze and act upon them. The curriculum brings together knowledge about current government programs with the technical skills to assess how politics influence policy choices, how to design more effective programs, and how to evaluate the impacts of existing ones. 

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at Loyola is a two-year professional degree focused on training students to assume leadership roles in government, non-profit organizations, or businesses. Part-time students typically finish in three years. Internships or capstone projects allow students to apply the skills developed in the program and gain work-related experience. 

Along with the Master of Arts in Urban Affairs (MUA), the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is one of two degrees offered within the MUAPP Program of Loyola. For additional information explore the full program descriptions or general information.


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

Eligibility Requirements:

Test Requirements: GRE general test. Loyola's code is 1412 English Language Testing Requirements: TOEFL: 550 paper, 79 IBT. IELTS: 6.5 Special Application Instructions: None Prerequisite Requirements: None

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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