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Program Details

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is designed for individuals seeking employment in state, federal, or municipal government, non-profit organizations, and business, trade, or labor associations. The MPP degree is a great option for students who want to continue their education at the graduate level or for fully-employed individuals interested in career advancement, professional development, or a career change.

The program's graduates will:
  • Gain a knowledge of the policy process, public management, and public finance with analytical and research skills in applied policy analysis and specialized knowledge in a "concentration area" such as public management or environmental policy;
  • Develop the ability to reason and analyze from both a normative and problem-solving perspective;
  • Develop technical methodological skills; and,
  • Develop substantive policy or management expertise in one concentration area.

Requirements

  • Must have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in the United States or comparable non-U.S. degree/diploma from a recognized foreign institution of higher education at the time of matriculation
  • Statement of Purpose (Essay)
  • GRE/GMAT test scores
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if applicable

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Restrictions

UMass Dartmouth does not presently consider applications for online degree or certificate programs from applicants whose permanent residence is in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland or Minnesota.