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Leadership and Policy Studies (MS)

The Master of Science in Leadership and Policy Studies (LPS) emphasizes field-based learning in public service to develop effective leaders in nonprofit and government professions. Students will develop public policy and leadership skills in the community through the School of Public Service curriculumevery course in the degree program integrates field study. LPS stresses ethics, problem-solving and research skills, and the ability to implement public policy. Electives give students the option of comparing policy issues in other cities and internationally in SPS one-week intensive courses.

There are currently 40 students enrolled in the LPS degree program.

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Degree Requirements

The Vincent DePaul Poverty and Policy Scholarship

Each year, LPS students can apply for scholarship funding towards their studies in SPS.

The Award acknowledges the history of Policy Studies as a unique American discipline developed in the 1960s as a weapon in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty Program. More importantly, it honors the University's patron saint of the poor, Vincent DePaul. The scholarship subsidizes tuition costs (total cost varies) and is awarded to LPS students whose field-based policy agenda targets the problem of poverty in its many manisfestations.

To apply for the Vincent DePaul Poverty & Policy Scholarship please complete the online appilcation between July 15, 2014 and August 15, 2014. Please note that this is a non-renewable scholarship.​