Master of Public Policy
Public policy masters degrees emphasize analyzing and evaluating information to solve policy problems. MPP grads work across sectors with quantitative and qualitative information to develop, assess, and evauate alternative approaches to current and emerging issues.
In this Idealist Grad School Podcast series, Amy Potthast chats with admissions staff from two conflict resolution grad programs:
- Part One is an overview of the degree and careers.
- Part Two is on course work, field work, and certificates.
- Part Three is on admissions and financial aid advice.
- Read the transcript for all three shows here.
Martha Chavez, Assitant Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy.
Beth Soboleski, Associate Director, Student and Academic Services at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy.
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- APPAM is the Association of Public Policy, Analysis, and Management, a membership organization of policy people that fosters excellence in research, analysis and education.
- NASPAA is the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration, and includes schools of public policy. Find a list of school members on the organization's site.