Penn State’s School of Public Policy is designed to transform today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders

The School of Public Policy in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts brings together expertise from across the University to educate the next generation of problem solvers and leaders.

The School of Public Policy in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts brings together expertise from across the University to educate the next generation of problem solvers and leaders.

From climate change to health care, there are some big questions to answer and some significant challenges to address. Public policy tackles them by creating professionals who can unite subject matter experts and decision makers at all levels of government.

The flexibility of Penn State's Master of Public Policy program allows students to choose an existing specialization or design a concentration to meet their career goals. Current focus areas include data/science analytics, health policy, children and family policy, labor and employment relations, information technology, international policy, and criminal justice. 

Learn more about the application process, curriculum and career opportunities for graduates. The degree is offered at Penn State's University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania — a quintessential college town located just a few hours from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.