College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > School of Public Service > Graduate Programs > Public Policy (MPP) > Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students complete a total of 13 courses (52 credit hours). Ten course (40 credit hours) of core coursework and three courses (12 credit hours) of electives are required.

​Core Courses

Elective Courses

Electronic Portfolio Requirement

Students are required to assemble an electronic portfolio that features notable papers and projects prepared in both required and elective courses. These portfolios, reviewed by a member of the faculty, provide an opportunity for the student to demonstrate expertise in a particular area of study while also supporting career goals. Student choice with department consent

Study Abroad Requirement

Students in the MPP program are required to take at least ONE course abroad.  These unique one to two week study abroad trips allow both full-time and part-time students to participate.

Thesis Option

Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or above may choose the thesis option and replace MPS 593 with MPS 598 THESIS.​​

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