Academics

Michigan State University Master of Public Policy students graduate with valuable skills, strong peer connections, and experiences that will empower them to engage professionally in their communities.

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum

    The MPP requires 39 semester credits, including 27 credits in core courses, 6 credit hours in PPL 891- Issues in Public Policy, and 9 credit hours of policy-relevant electives.

    Required Courses:

    • PPL 801 Quantitative Methods I
    • PPL 802 Quantitative Methods II
    • PPL 803 Quantitative Methods III* (not a required course and is counted as an elective)
    • PPL 805 Microeconomic Theory
    • PPL 806 Policy Evaluation
    • PPL 807 Public Policy
    • PPL 808 Policy Development and Administration
    • PPL 813 Public Finance
    • PPL 890 Policy Workshop
    • PPL 891 Issues in Public Policy (2 courses, 3 credits each)
    • Electives (9 credits)
  • Capstone Research Forum

    The Master of Public Policy (MPP) Capstone Research Forum is held annually each spring semester.  The Forum provides graduating MPP students the opportunity to showcase their scholarship before a large and diverse audience–including distinguished alumni, college and university leadership, policy practitioners, faculty advisors, family, and friends.

     

  • Handbook