DePaul University College of LAS > Academics > School of Public Service > Graduate Programs > Public Policy (MPP)

Public Policy

The Public Policy master's degree emphasizes analytic, management, and communication skills. The degree prepares students to work as effective leaders across sectors: in government, private business, and nonprofit organizations. The MPP program blends in-depth study with practical experience; students engage in hands-on, applied training in both the classroom and community. In the MPP program at DePaul, we also stress ethics, service to all people, and the ability to analyze public policy with compassion for marginalized communities. 

The program stresses:

  • Problem-solving
  • Policy analysis
  • Professional communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Ethics

Certificate Options

The Public Policy degree may also be expanded to include select graduate certificates. The combined programs require either the completion of additional coursework or careful elective selection to fulfill all requirements. Certificates are available in:

  • Community Development
  • Metro Planning and Development

If you're interested in a certificate combination with MPP, a separate application process is required. Contact the program office for additional information.