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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News

Preparing for the Job Market

This week, Erika Rosebrook, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in MSU’s Political Science department, hosted a career preparation workshop titled “Preparing… Continue Reading Preparing for the Job Market

Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez Visit

This fall, Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez visited Michigan State University as part of the Master of Public Policy… Continue Reading Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez Visit

MPP Faculty at 2016 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting

At the recent American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting in Philadelphia, MPP Faculty Laura Reese (Professor, Political Science) and… Continue Reading MPP Faculty at 2016 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting

Events

February 24 Master of Public Policy Info Session

Join Master of Public Policy Director, Valentina Bali, for a lunch information session to learn more about the Master of… Continue Reading February 24 Master of Public Policy Info Session

Speaker Series: Jan Beecher, Director of the Institute of Public Utilities

Please mark your calendar for the next Master of Public Policy Speaker Series event.  The MPP Program is delighted to… Continue Reading Speaker Series: Jan Beecher, Director of the Institute of Public Utilities

Master of Public Policy INFO Session

Please join the Director of the MPP Program, Valentina Bali, to learn about the Master of Public Policy program.  RSVP… Continue Reading Master of Public Policy INFO Session

Profiles

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Carlos Rios-Santiago, originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Economics and an additional major in Public Policy. He entered the MPP program in the fall of 2016 and plans to complete his studies in the spring of 2018. His policy interests include social insurance policy, fiscal policy, and education. Last spring, he interned in Washington D.C. at the government affairs division of Boston Scientific Corporation. At Boston Scientific, he assisted in drafting legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, wrote witness testimony on medical devices, and represented Boston Scientific at National Association of Manufacturers meetings. This past fall, he interned at the Michigan League for Public Policy, where he wrote county profiles on smoking cessation programs for the Right Start publication. After graduating, he hopes to become a policy analyst or advocate, focusing on social security.