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College of Arts and Sciences
Boston, MA 02115
Public Policy (MPP)
The Master in Public Policy (MPP) provides an interdisciplinary understanding of societal problems and their potential solutions. Our students gain a command of public policy analysis and an applied understanding of the various institutional contexts in which public policy is developed and implemented.
Drawing on expertise and courses in the School of Management, College of Arts & Sciences, Library Sciences, Social Work, and Nursing and Health Sciences, you'll develop a well-rounded view on public policy in the United States. You'll refine your focus and sharpen your skills through independent research and an internship in the field.
Alumni of our program go on to rewarding careers as policy analysts for government or the private sector, legislative aides to national, state and local policymakers, budget analysts, research associates at think tanks and policy institutes, policy specialists at advocacy organizations and direct services agencies and work on public policy creation and implementation. They're also well-prepared for law school and PhD programs in public policy, political science, economics and sociology.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,052
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999