Welcome to the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at Michigan State University. Our goal is to give our students the analytic and practical tools to be leaders in their policy careers. Our program prepares students to develop, analyze, and carry out well-grounded and rigorous policies. Combining two highly ranked departments, political science and economics, the MPP program emphasizes training in policy analysis, policy feasibility, and economic and quantitative analysis. MPP graduates seek professional careers in policy analysis, program management, and policy advocacy within the public, private, or non-profit sectors.

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Michigan State University
Department of Political Science
368 Farm Lane
South Kedzie Hall, 303
East Lansing, MI 48824


Alumni Nathan Ohle, Lecture

Yesterday we kicked off our Fall Speaker Series with CEO of Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and Michigan State University Read More »

MPP Student Lauren Lahie Awarded Goodman Scholarship

Lauren Lahie, a first year Master of Public Policy student, was recently awarded the George and Judith Goodman Scholarship by Read More »

MPP Speaker Series: Susan Reed

Susan Reed, Managing Attorney at Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, spoke with MPP students on Thursday, October 18 about her experience Read More »


November 22 Master of Public Policy Informational Session

Join Master of Public Policy Director, Joshua Sapotichne, for an informational session to learn more about the MPP Program. Contact Read More »

April 14 Former Governor Jim Blanchard Talk

Former Governor Jim Blanchard will deliver an informal talk on the November election and its aftermath.

April 13 the Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy Recognized at the Governor Jim Blanchard Service Forum & MSU Master of Public Policy Capstone Forum

Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum & MSU Master of Public Policy Capstone Forum are Proud to Honor The  Honorable Read More »


Ming Wu, a second year Master of Public Policy student, is interested in public policy because she desires to solve societal problems. She is particularly interested in quantitative analysis  and using data to better understand political issues. Ming is focused on education, health, and environmental policy. She hopes to one day work for a government institution or a NGO.

Ming, an international student from China, described herself as initially feeling a little afraid before coming to Michigan and entering the MPP program because she didn’t know what to expect. Ming now feels at home, positively describing all the people in the MPP program as being helpful: “the professors, the classmates, staff, everyone is kind.” Her favorite class in the program has been PPL 801, Quantitative Analysis, with Professor Marty Jordan.

In the future, Ming hopes to live in Hangzhou, China, where she was born and where her family currently resides. Ming describes Hangzhou as the most beautiful and comfortable city she’s ever visited. Ming enjoys traveling, and has been to over ten countries, with California being her favorite destination.