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School of Public Policy

School ofPublic Policy

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Programs

Programs

Penn State’s School of Public Policy delivers programs and curriculum to students and professionals from any major or field of study with a variety of different policy interests. Students who want to analyze public problems and recommend improvements to help execute good policy will work with interdisciplinary and collaborative faculty at a research-intensive university. Students in the School can also utilize Penn State’s extensive alumni network. The network provides students with alumni, faculty, and partners who build a foundation for learning and career opportunities.

Graduate Degrees

Our professional master’s degree program trains students in the analysis, creation, adoption, implementation, and advocacy of policy. We are teaching tomorrow’s leaders to find solutions and implement policies so that they will make a lasting impact. The core curriculum combines substantive knowledge of the policy process and training in quantitative policy analysis with leadership development and the practical application of hands-on experience in the internship and capstone project. 

Penn State’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree and graduate minor are for students who want to analyze public problems and recommend improvements to help execute good policy. The program is open to students from any major with a variety of policy interests.

Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Degree

The accelerated integrated undergraduate/graduate (IUG) Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program provides an opportunity for academically strong students to complete a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts and a master’s degree in public policy in approximately five years of study. Through the IUG program, students can save money, enter the workforce sooner, and drive real-world results.  

Penn State students in any area of study approaching their senior year also have the option to take up to fifteen credits toward their MPP degree while completing their B.A. or B.S. degree.