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MPP Requirements
Total Units: You must earn a minimum of 48 units.
Required Courses: All core courses in four areas, including:
LAW 212Intro. to Legal Analysis2
LAW 517Statutes and Regulations3
PUB 211Conflicted, Complex, Uncertain3
PUB 291Externship3
PUB 213Enhancing Societal Capacity3
PUB 214Budgets, Financial Management3
PUB 215A Complex Public Policy Case2
LAW 518Public Authority in Use2
PUB 221Economic Concepts and Tools3
PUB 222Finance for Public Policies3
PUB 231Public Policy Statistics3
PUB 232Public Policy Research Tools3
PUB 241Leaders, Organization Behavior3
PUB 242Systemic Change3
Required internship: Between the first and second year, MPP students complete an approved internship
Required courses in a concentration (or electives): To complete a designated area of concentration, nine (9) to twelve (12) units as specified for that area of concentration. Alternatively, take sufficient elective courses to achieve a total of 48 units, receiving the MPP without a concentration.
Required of MPP
Minimum GPA: Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.00 or higher in those courses required for award of the MPA, MPA with concentration, or MPP.
Application for Graduation: Students in the final semester of their degree program must complete the Application for Graduation form no later than the Add/Drop Deadline of that semester and return completed forms to the Office of the Registrar.


Contact Distinguished Professor of Public Policy John J. Kirlin
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