#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 SPA courses with no grade lower than a B GPA of 3.25 in SPA 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 9 credits per semester.

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