Penn State’s School of Public Policy is designed to provide professional training for those seeking careers in the design, adoption, implementation, and evaluation of public policies. We are committed to teaching professional development and leadership skills and their application in the public policy sphere. Students graduate job-ready with hands-on policy expertise. We seek applicants from a variety of undergraduate majors who can bring a diverse set of backgrounds and experience to the classroom.
Application Process and Deadlines
Please click on the links below to access program-specific information about the relevant application process and deadlines.
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Tuition and Funding
Further information about tuition and funding can be found on our tuition and funding page.
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Meet the Admissions Team
For students who entered in the Fall 2019 semester, the School of Public Policy had an 85% graduation rate. Excluding part-time students, this rate jumps to 100%. As we continue to grow the school and our cohorts, we expect to see continued success among our students.
Visit Penn State
Don’t forget to plan your visit to Penn State! Email us to schedule a meeting with Stephen Moczydlowski, director of enrollment and advising. You can also take a virtual tour and watch videos about Penn State’s campus online.
Life at Penn State
What’s it like to live in Happy Valley as a graduate student? State College may be the quintessential college town, but its location in the heart of Happy Valley, surrounded by protected forests, provides endless outdoor experiences. A campus just a few hours from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C., Penn State offers quick access to valuable professional opportunities in addition to on-campus research collaboration, arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation, and sports.