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Joint Masters Degree Program in Public Administration (MPA) or Public Policy (MPP) and Latino & Latin American Studies

The Department of Public Policy, in conjunction with El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, offers joint Masters degree programs in Public Administration (MPA) and Latino & Latin American Studies and Public Policy (MPP) and Latino & Latin American Studies.

The objective of the joint MPA/MPP and Latino & Latin American Studies degree programs is to prepare students with functional skills and knowledge in public administration and public policy and at the same time engage them in interdisciplinary study and research related to Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American worlds.

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Joint Masters Degree Program in Public Administration (MPA) or Public Policy (MPP) and Survey Research (MASR)

The Department of Public Policy offers joint degree programs in Public Administration (MPA) and Survey Research (MASR) as well as Public Policy (MPP) and Survey Research (MASR).

The objective of the joint MPA/MPP and MASR degree programs is to prepare students with functional skills and knowledge in public administration and public policy and at the same time engage them in interdisciplinary study and research related to survey design, data collection, and data analysis techniques.

Joint Masters Degree Program in Public Administration (MPA) or Public Policy (MPP) and Juris Doctor (JD)

The Department of Public Policy, in conjunction with the School of Law, offers joint degree programs in Public Administration (MPA) and Juris Doctor (JD) as well as Public Policy (MPP) and Juris Doctor (JD).

The objective of the joint MPA/MPP and JD degree programs is to prepare students with functional skills and knowledge in public administration and public policy and at the same time engage them in interdisciplinary study and research related to law.

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The joint MPA/MPP and JD programs is ideal for students who are interested in public service and aspire to work in the non-profit, government, or private sectors. Joint degree program students achieve a varied understanding of the ways that law, administration, advocacy, and policy analysis intersect in public affairs and the governance process. The MPA/JD program would be particularly useful to students who aim to work in arenas where legal understanding is important, like human resources, finance, and labor relations. Students graduate prepared to take on roles as administrators, leaders, and managers in at all levels of government, as well as in advocacy and non-governmental organizations. Students who pursue the MPP/JD joint degree receive enhanced training in technical policy and economic analysis, skills which will enhance law students’ acumen in the legislative and change-making process.

Joint Masters Degree Program in Public Policy (MPP) and Quantitative Economics (MSQE)

The Department of Public Policy, in conjunction with the Department of Economics, offers a joint degree program in Public Policy (MPP) and Quantitative Economics (MSQE).

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The joint MPP/MSQE degree endows students with an in-depth understanding of quantitative methods, economic principles, and analytic skills necessary to solve complicated economic problems. Students learn how to conduct policy analysis, program in databases, and analyze complex data. Applications of this interdisciplinary degree include leading and informing policy decisions on all levels of government and in the private sector, as well as advanced data analytics.

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Joint Masters Degree Program in Public Administration (MPA) or Public Policy (MPP) and Social Work (MSW)

The Department of Public Policy, in conjunction with the School of Social Work, offers joint degree programs in Public Administration (MPA) and Social Work (MSW) as well as Public Policy (MPP) and Social Work (MSW).

The objective of the joint MPA/MPP and MSW degree programs is to prepare students with functional skills and knowledge in public administration and public policy and at the same time engage them in interdisciplinary study and research related to social work.

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The joint MPA/MPP and MSW programs enable students to fuse their understanding of social justice with administrative, managerial, and technical policy analysis skills, leaving them prepared for a career in the non-profit or public sectors.

The MSW degree has three concentrations: Policy Practice, Community Organizing, and Individuals, Groups, and Families. In applying to the MSW program, a student selects one of them to pursue.

The Policy Practice and Community Organizing concentrations focus on the societal level factors that inform the social outcomes people experience. In general, these concentrations train MSW students in advocacy and program evaluation strategies to promote social justice.

The Individuals, Groups, and Families concentration educates students in clinical practice for those who want to work directly with clients in therapeutic settings.

All MSW concentrations give students a holistic understanding of the systems of oppression that stifle the ability of some members of society to thrive, which pairs well with either the MPA or MPP.

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  1. Apr 8 MPA Fellows Information Session7:00pm
  2. Apr 9 MPA Fellows Information Session12:00pm
  3. Apr 16 MPA, MPP and Fast-Track Information Session12:30pm
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