Program Learning Objectives
- MPP students will be able to think critically and creatively about public policy theory, analysis and application. In particular, students will develop knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis, argumentation, and the process and practice of research in general and as applied to a substantive policy area.
- MPP students will develop skills for the clear, concise, and effective communication of ideas. This includes the communication of evidence, analysis, and arguments via written, visual, and oral methods.
- MPP students will demonstrate expertise in the field of public policy, including an appreciation of the connections between a particular substantive area and the social, political, economic, and technological context in which it exists.
- MPP students will develop leadership capacities that will prepare them to work productively as individuals and in groups.
- MPP students will develop tools that prepare them to participate constructively in the process of creating, implementing and evaluating public policy.
- MPP students will learn to recognize and reconcile diverse perspectives, and the tradeoffs they entail, in pursuit of the public interest.
- MPP students will utilize internship experiences and course knowledge to prepare them for dynamic and professional careers in the ever-changing field of public policy.
|POLS 510||Research Design||4|
|POLS 515||Public Policy||4|
|POLS 518||Public Policy Analysis||5|
|POLS 540||Leadership and Management in Public Policy||2|
|POLS 550||Regulatory and Economic Policy||4|
|POLS 560||Quantitative Methods||5|
|POLS 586||Policy Internship||4|
|POLS 590||Graduate Seminar||8|
|POLS 595||Directed Readings for MPP Comprehensive Exams||2|
|Additional 400 and 500-level courses, to be selected with graduate advisor's approval.||12|
|At least 4 units must be at the 500 level. This may include 4 additional units of internship.|