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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 22, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Public Policy and Management Program


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Master of Public Policy & Management (MPPM

 - Traditional Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)

The accelerated, 30-credit Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) degree provides mid-career professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge, develop new analytic tools and professional skills, explore new ideas and theories, and interact with experienced faculty and practitioners. The program is designed to help enhance and advance the careers of professionals in the public and nonprofit sectors.  It is also ideal for professionals in other fields looking to change careers, and begin a new, rewarding life in public service.  Degree requirements can be completed within one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

 - Online Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)

The online Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) degree is a part-time, 30-credit program for mid-career professionals with at least five years of full-time work experience. It is an online version of the MPPM program that GSPIA has offered to talented mid-career students for more than a decade. Students who apply to the MPPM program may now choose whether they want to pursue the degree in its traditional, on-campus format or in a 100% online format.

Special Admissions Requirements

The MPPM program seeks applicants with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five or more years of experience beyond an entry-level position. Candidates’ experience should demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility, leadership, and professional competence, particularly in areas such as budgeting and finance, human resource management, or policy formulation or implementation. Candidates with fewer than five years of such experience should not apply to the MPPM program, but should apply instead to one of GSPIA’s other, 48-credit master’s degree programs. The flexible curriculum of the MPPM program is ideal for full-time and part-time students, as it allows them to take any of the courses offered at GSPIA. Students are free to study international affairs, international development, or public administration, and may focus their course selection on any of the fields of study offered under GSPIA’s traditional, 48-credit master’s degree programs.

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