National Louis University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Public Policy


620 Tollgate Road

Elgin, IL 60123

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Public Policy program provides training in public policy as preparation for and advancement in careers in local, regional, state, and federal government, not-for-profit organizations and the private sector. The applied nature of the curriculum is concerned with providing, through its interdisciplinary nature, the knowledge, skills and perspectives necessary to effectively engage in the public policy process and shape the future. Professionals in these fields lead efforts to plan for change. They are involved in analysis, preparation of recommendations, and implementation of policies and programs that affect public services and the quality of community life. These professionals also assume responsibility for planning, policy, and management in community and regional development, natural resources, economic development, land use, transportation, and law enforcement.


National-Louis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606. For more information on The Higher Learning Commission, click here. National College of Education meets all twenty standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The College of Management and Business has earned professional accreditation from the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education. Selected programs in the National College of Education are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for certification of education professionals.
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