Goldman School of Public Policy

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA


Details at a Glance

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  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Public Policy (MPP)
MPP/Concurrent Programs with Public Health, Social Welfare, Law, Engineering, Global Studies
Master of Public Affairs
Doctoral Program (PhD)

Our Program

A Goldman School education embodies, first and foremost, a commitment to the public good.

The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership.

The majority of the students at GSPP are enrolled in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, which emphasizes the applied and quantitative dimensions of policy making. The MPP may also be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley schools: law, public health, engineering, social welfare, global studies and the Energy Resources Group. GSPP also offers a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program which focuses on policy management and leadership as well as a doctoral program (PhD) for students interested in policy research. While the Goldman School does not offer a bachelors-level degree, the public policy minor is available to undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley. 

Goldman School faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields, which include economics, political science, law, social psychology and engineering. Their expertise ranges from education policy to racial profiling to clean energy. As teachers, they are dedicated to training tomorrow's policy leaders. As researchers, their work is shaping public policy today.



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Application Deadline

Applications are available starting in early September. The deadline for the MPP and MPP/Concurrent degree applications will be in early December. Exact dates will be announced here: later this summer.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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