Master of Public Policy
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - College of Arts & Sciences - Graduate
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.
- 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.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
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Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Essay. A bachelor degree is required.
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 because of the regulations resulting from legislation in these states. For details about regulations in your state that may affect your enrollment in an online program offered by another state, you may wish to consult your state's Department of Education and/or learn about efforts of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. If you are a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, UMass Dartmouth welcomes your application to a face-to-face program only.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the largest college at UMass Dartmouth, offering 21 majors and enrolling nearly half of all undergraduate students. Our five graduate programs are highly competitive because of the individually tailored academic experiences. The School of Education is housed within the college and offers graduate degrees and teacher licensure programs. In addition, CAS offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees.
A UMass Dartmouth degree in the arts and sciences exposes you to new ideas, various cultures, and creative encounters. You’ll develop and hone the critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for your success in your career and in life. It is our intention to help you learn to integrate theoretical knowledge and practical learning experiences to prepare you for a changing world.
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