Policy Training at Hopkins
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program is a two-year multidisciplinary degree that equips students with the analytical skills required to understand public problems and develop policy responses.
The program emphasizes analytical thinking throughout the curriculum, from applied statistics and microeconomics to policy choices, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The program also links questions of ethics and values to policymaking.
Courses are designed to prepare students for involvement in the critical decision-making required in the development of public policy in the governmental, nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
The program requires two academic years of full-time, residential academic coursework, with a 3-month summer internship/practicum in a professional policy setting.
In addition to the core requirements, the curriculum offers adequate flexibility to allow students to pursue their individual interests in their preferred area of public policy. Courses may be selected, with the program’s consent, from those offered by the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Carey Business School, School of Education, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as well as within the Bloomberg School of Public Health.