Simmons University

College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice

Public Policy (MPP)


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 across disciplines at Simmons, you'll complete a customized program of study and gain a well-rounded view on public policy. You'll refine your focus and sharpen your skills through independent research and internships 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.



International Student Requirements:

Simmons welcomes applications from international students. Students for whom English is not their first language are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score that demonstrates satisfactory proficiency. Simmons must receive test scores directly from ETS. International students also must submit a Certificate of Finances Form that demonstrates proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses while enrolled at Simmons. The College cannot issue an I-20 visa until the required financial statements have been received. I-20 visas are generated only after formal acceptance and a deposit is submitted for the program. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required for transcripts not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. The preferred provider of transcript evaluations at Simmons is listed below. World Education Services Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274 Tel: 212-966-6311 Fax: 212-739-6100 For more information about international student admission to Simmons, please contact the admission office at [email protected] or phone 617-521-2915.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,085 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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