Degree Requirements

total CREDITS REQUIRED: 42

The MSPP is an intensive, one-year program, and full-time enrollment is required. The program runs from mid-August to the following August. Your official graduation date will be September.

August Pre-Term (two weeks)

Required course (3 credits):

MSPP-GP.1000, Methods, Microeconomics, and Management Bootcamp

Fall

Required courses (10.5 credits):

CORE-GP.1022, Introduction to Public Policy 

MSPP-GP.2905, Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis

MSPP-GP.2100, Communication Skills for the Policy Analyst

MSPP-GP.4021, Financial Management I (first half of semester)

 

In addition, the following Economics course is required (3 credits):

PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics and Finance

 

Students must choose a required Topic Elective from one of the following areas (3 credits):

Housing

PADM-GP.2106, Community Organizing
PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics and Finance
PADM-GP.2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
PADM-GP.2236, Protecting Rights and Promoting Development: Labor and Environmental Standards in the Global Economy
URPL-GP.2251, Urbanization and Sustainable Development in a Transitional Economy: Experiencing China (Shanghai, China)
URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
PADM-GP.2443, Financing Urban Government
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2612, Adapting the Physical City: Innovations in Energy, Transportation and Water
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2639, Real Estate Finance
URPL-GP.2660, History and Theory of Planning
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
URPL-GP.4635, Community Equity
URPL-GP.4638, Housing and Community Development Policy
URPL-GP.4647, Workshop in Planning: Creating 21st Century Communities
URPL-GP.4680, Advanced Urban Design

Education

PADM-GP.2441, The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
PADM-GP.2486, Law for the Education Policymaker
PADM-GP.4440, Education and Social Policy

Health

HPAM-GP.1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management
HPAM-GP.1831, Global Health Policy and Management
EXEC-GP.2170, Performance Measurement & Management for Public, Nonprofit, & Healthcare Organizations
HPAM-GP.2242, International Health Policy and Prospects (Geneva, Switzerland)
HPAM-GP.2244, Global Health Governance and Management
HPAM-GP.2825, Continuous Quality Improvement
HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
HPAM-GP.2845, Advanced Health Care Payment Systems
HPAM-GP.2848, The Business of Healthcare
HPAM-GP.2852, Comparative Analysis of Health Systems
HPAM-GP.2855, Budgeting for Health Professionals
HPAM-GP.2867, Health Systems and Reform: Comparative International Perspectives
PADM-GP.4128, Financial Statement Analysis for Healthcare and Not-for-Profit Organizations
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
HPAM-GP.4822, Healthcare Information Technology: Public Policy and Management
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4832, Health Economics: Topics in International Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4833, Health Care Management I: Control and Organizational Design
HPAM-GP.4834, Health Care Management II: Adaptation and the Professional Manager
HPAM-GP.4835, Principles of Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations
HPAM-GP.4836, Issues in Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations
HPAM-GP.4837, Organizing for Success in a Value-Based Payment World
HPAM-GP.4838, The Making of a Healthcare Entrepreneur
HPAM-GP.4839, Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations: Practical Strategies
HPAM-GP.4840, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - I: Financial Management and Budgeting
HPAM-GP.4841, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - II: Capital Financing and Advanced Issues
HPAM-GP.4844, Realities of Academic Medical Centers I
HPAM-GP.4852, Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management
HPAM-GP.4853, Healthcare Law and Ethics
HPAM-GP.4860, Topics in Health Policy: The Affordable Care Act
HPAM-GP.4865, Public Policy and Obesity Research

Transportation

URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
URPL-GP.2471, Transportation Policy and Behavior
URPL-GP.2612, Adapting the Physical City: Innovations in Energy, Transportation and Water
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2614, Intelligent Cities: Technology Policy and Planning
URPL-GP.2631, Transportation, Land Use, and Urban Form
URPL-GP.2641, Urban Transportation Planning
PADM-GP.4212, Managing Humanitarian Challenges: Delivery and Logistics
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
URPL-GP.4650, Advanced GIS: Interactive Web Mapping and Spatial Data Visualization
URPL-GP.4651, Advanced GIS: Topics in Spatial Analysis

International Development

HPAM-GP.1831, Global Health Policy and Management
PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2211, Program Development and Management for International Organizations
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2223, The International Human Rights Movement: Past, Present, and Future
PADM-GP.2225, Organizing for Human Rights Change
PADM-GP.2236, Protecting Rights and Promoting Development: Labor and Environmental Standards in the Global Economy
HPAM-GP.2242, International Health Policy and Prospects (Geneva, Switzerland)
HPAM-GP.2244, Global Health Governance and Management
PADM-GP.2245, Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.2250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (Accra, Ghana)
URPL-GP.2251, Urbanization and Sustainable Development in a Transitional Economy: Experiencing China (Shanghai, China)
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2652, International Development Project Planning
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
URPL-GP.2666, Water Sourcing and Climate Change
PADM-GP.4105, Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management in Multicultural Teams
PADM-GP.4212, Managing Humanitarian Challenges: Delivery and Logistics
PADM-GP.4217, NGO Accountability
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)
URPL-GP.4606, Comparative Land Use Planning
HPAM-GP.4832, Health Economics: Topics in International Health Policy

Inequality, Race, and Poverty

PADM-GP.2106, Community Organizing
PADM-GP.2112, Women and Men in the Workplace
PADM-GP.2129, Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations
PADM-GP.2135, Talent Development - Understanding Human Resources
PADM-GP.2407, Advocacy Lab: How to Make Change Happen
PADM-GP.2416, Segregation and Public Policy
PADM-GP.2444, LGBTQ Issues in Public Policy
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4129, Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations
EXEC-GP.4129, Race, Identity and Inclusion
EXEC-GP.4129, Race, Identity, and Inclusion in Organizations

JANUARY 

Required course (3 credits):

MSPP-GP.2105, Public Management

 

SPRING

Required courses (6 credits):

 

PADM-GP.2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation

 

MSPP-GP.1900, The Practice of Work: Individual, Interpersonal, and Organizational Effectiveness

Choose two Topic Electives from the following (4.5 credits):

Housing

PADM-GP.2106, Community Organizing
PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics and Finance
PADM-GP.2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
PADM-GP.2236, Protecting Rights and Promoting Development: Labor and Environmental Standards in the Global Economy
URPL-GP.2251, Urbanization and Sustainable Development in a Transitional Economy: Experiencing China (Shanghai, China)
URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
PADM-GP.2443, Financing Urban Government
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2612, Adapting the Physical City: Innovations in Energy, Transportation and Water
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2639, Real Estate Finance
URPL-GP.2660, History and Theory of Planning
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
URPL-GP.4635, Community Equity
URPL-GP.4638, Housing and Community Development Policy
URPL-GP.4647, Workshop in Planning: Creating 21st Century Communities
URPL-GP.4680, Advanced Urban Design

Education

PADM-GP.2441, The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
PADM-GP.2486, Law for the Education Policymaker
PADM-GP.4440, Education and Social Policy

Health

HPAM-GP.1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management
HPAM-GP.1831, Global Health Policy and Management
EXEC-GP.2170, Performance Measurement & Management for Public, Nonprofit, & Healthcare Organizations
HPAM-GP.2242, International Health Policy and Prospects (Geneva, Switzerland)
HPAM-GP.2244, Global Health Governance and Management
HPAM-GP.2825, Continuous Quality Improvement
HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
HPAM-GP.2845, Advanced Health Care Payment Systems
HPAM-GP.2848, The Business of Healthcare
HPAM-GP.2852, Comparative Analysis of Health Systems
HPAM-GP.2855, Budgeting for Health Professionals
HPAM-GP.2867, Health Systems and Reform: Comparative International Perspectives
PADM-GP.4128, Financial Statement Analysis for Healthcare and Not-for-Profit Organizations
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
HPAM-GP.4822, Healthcare Information Technology: Public Policy and Management
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4832, Health Economics: Topics in International Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4833, Health Care Management I: Control and Organizational Design
HPAM-GP.4834, Health Care Management II: Adaptation and the Professional Manager
HPAM-GP.4835, Principles of Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations
HPAM-GP.4836, Issues in Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations
HPAM-GP.4837, Organizing for Success in a Value-Based Payment World
HPAM-GP.4838, The Making of a Healthcare Entrepreneur
HPAM-GP.4839, Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations: Practical Strategies
HPAM-GP.4840, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - I: Financial Management and Budgeting
HPAM-GP.4841, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - II: Capital Financing and Advanced Issues
HPAM-GP.4844, Realities of Academic Medical Centers I
HPAM-GP.4852, Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management
HPAM-GP.4853, Healthcare Law and Ethics
HPAM-GP.4860, Topics in Health Policy: The Affordable Care Act
HPAM-GP.4865, Public Policy and Obesity Research

Transportation

URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
URPL-GP.2471, Transportation Policy and Behavior
URPL-GP.2612, Adapting the Physical City: Innovations in Energy, Transportation and Water
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2614, Intelligent Cities: Technology Policy and Planning
URPL-GP.2631, Transportation, Land Use, and Urban Form
URPL-GP.2641, Urban Transportation Planning
PADM-GP.4212, Managing Humanitarian Challenges: Delivery and Logistics
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
URPL-GP.4650, Advanced GIS: Interactive Web Mapping and Spatial Data Visualization
URPL-GP.4651, Advanced GIS: Topics in Spatial Analysis

International Development

HPAM-GP.1831, Global Health Policy and Management
PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2211, Program Development and Management for International Organizations
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2223, The International Human Rights Movement: Past, Present, and Future
PADM-GP.2225, Organizing for Human Rights Change
PADM-GP.2236, Protecting Rights and Promoting Development: Labor and Environmental Standards in the Global Economy
HPAM-GP.2242, International Health Policy and Prospects (Geneva, Switzerland)
HPAM-GP.2244, Global Health Governance and Management
PADM-GP.2245, Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.2250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (Accra, Ghana)
URPL-GP.2251, Urbanization and Sustainable Development in a Transitional Economy: Experiencing China (Shanghai, China)
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2652, International Development Project Planning
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
URPL-GP.2666, Water Sourcing and Climate Change
PADM-GP.4105, Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management in Multicultural Teams
PADM-GP.4212, Managing Humanitarian Challenges: Delivery and Logistics
PADM-GP.4217, NGO Accountability
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)
URPL-GP.4606, Comparative Land Use Planning
HPAM-GP.4832, Health Economics: Topics in International Health Policy

Inequality, Race, and Poverty

PADM-GP.2106, Community Organizing
PADM-GP.2112, Women and Men in the Workplace
PADM-GP.2129, Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations
PADM-GP.2135, Talent Development - Understanding Human Resources
PADM-GP.2407, Advocacy Lab: How to Make Change Happen
PADM-GP.2416, Segregation and Public Policy
PADM-GP.2444, LGBTQ Issues in Public Policy
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4129, Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations
EXEC-GP.4129, Race, Identity and Inclusion
EXEC-GP.4129, Race, Identity, and Inclusion in Organizations

Students choose required Method Electives from an approved list of courses (3 credits).

Summer

 

Required courses (6 credits):

 

MSPP-GP.3100, Applied Policy Analysis

MSPP-GP.3101, Policy Analysis Studio