University of Minnesota

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Master of Public Policy


Stem Cell Institute

6-125 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street SE

Twin Cities, MN 55455

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree prepares students to be leaders who design, manage, and advocate for better policy solutions. It is a professional discipline that seeks to solve public problems through policy analysis and design, program and project management, and community and public advocacy. The field brings together political science, economics, statistics, management, and other social science disciplines to shape policies and programs at the local, national, and international levels. As analysts, managers, and leaders, MPP graduates work with quantitative and qualitative information and data to develop, assess, and evaluate alternative approaches to current and emerging issues. Their careers are in a variety of public service fields and in all levels of government, in nonprofit organizations and NGOs, and in the private sector.



International Student Requirements:

• English language competence. If English is not your native language, you must pass the TOEFL or IELTS exam with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 100 (internet based, minimum 22 on each section), or 7 for the IELTS. TOEFL or IELTS scores must be less than two years old.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 45

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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