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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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 Read More »

IPU-MSU Director Dr. Jan Beecher Shares Infrastructure Commission Report Finds

On February 7 Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University Jan Beecher presented Master of Public Read More »

Educational Access and Attainment: MSU’s Amita Chudgar

Amita Chudgar was the featured presenter at an engaging session of the MPP Speaker Series on February 22. Chudgar is Read More »


April 7 Master of Public Policy Info Session

Join Master of Public Policy Director, Valentina Bali, for a information session to learn more about the Master of Public Read More »

March 30 MPP Workshop on Public Budgeting: Rebecca Fleury, Battle Creek City Manager

Please mark your calendar for the next MPP workshop. Battle Creek City Manager Rebecca Fleury will come talk to the Read More »

MPP Speaker Series: James Clift, Policy Director of the Michigan Environmental Council

Please mark your calendar for the next Master of Public Policy Speaker Series event. We are delighted to have James Read More »



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.