The M.P.P degree requires the completion of 37 credit hours, including the writing of a policy analysis paper. M.P.P. students without relevant professional experience are required to participate in an internship.
Interdisciplinary Core Courses
Students take five interdisciplinary core courses:
One course in each of the foundation disciplines (economics, political science and sociology) is also required. Students complete their studies by taking four other courses in one of the department's policy specializations. A thesis is optional. If a thesis is written, it replaces three credits of required course work in the policy specialization and the policy analysis paper.