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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

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

​Core Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
MPS 500INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT4
MPS 533APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 541ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 542POLICY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS4
MPS 543POLICY IMPLEMENTATION4
MPS 546ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING4
MPS 563LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY4
MPS 583RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 593INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR4
MPS 594ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE4

Elective Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three from the following:12
MPS 511
SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MPS 535
HEALTH CARE POLICY
MPS 552
GIS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MPS 571
METROPOLITAN PLANNING
MPS 572
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
MPS 573
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MPS 575
STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/INSTITUTIONS
MPS 601
INTERNSHIP
MPS 604
SPECIAL TOPICS (department consent required)

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.​​

Content displayed from this DePaul University catalog page.

​​