#26 Top Public Policy Analysis Program

For every challenge a community faces, there’s a potential policy solution that can make a big difference. With the highly-ranked (U.S. News & World Report) MPP program, you get the chance to become a change-maker. As a student, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to influence policy in a variety of institutional settings around the world.
The Master’s in Public Policy program features:
  • A choice of 10+ concentrations, such as International Development, Health Policy, or Public Financial Management.
  • Experiential learning on- and off-campus, through research, internships, and employment opportunities.
  • Small class sizes taught by award-winning faculty.
  • Access to the Center for Environmental Policy, Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research, and other research centers.

Accelerator Admission
Details (Fall 2017)

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 6.0 5.5
Program Start Date August 20, 2017 August 20, 2017 August 24, 2017
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Foundations of Policy Analysis
  • Policy and Process
  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis

Progression Details

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree 6 9 0
Progression Into Master’s degree program Master’s degree program Master’s Accelerator 2
Progression Requirements GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B Completion of level 6 of ELTA with a grade of C or better in all coursework
Total credits required for degree: 39 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language Cost Per Credit After Accelerator1 Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Public Policy $19,900 $27,900 $8,060 $1,526 39

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes between 12-16 credits per semester.

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