Degree Requirements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Below is an overview of the required coursework. For detailed information, view the program checksheet

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 Intensive

Fall

Required courses (16.5 credits):

CORE-GP.1022, Introduction to Public Policy

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

MSPP-GP.2905, Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis

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

PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics

PADM-GP 2171, Evaluating Programs and Policies or 3 credits from Topic Electives

JANUARY

Required course (3 credits):

MSPP-GP.2105, Public Management

SPRING

Required courses (13.5 credits):

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

PADM-GP 2171, Evaluating Programs and Policies (if not completed in fall), or 3 credits from Topic Electives

Methods Electives (3 credits; strongly recommended: PADM-GP 2505, Big Data Analysis for Public Policy)

Topic Electives (3 credits)

Methods Elective or Topic Elective  (1.5 credits)

Summer

Required courses (6 credits):

MSPP-GP.3100, Applied Policy Analysis

MSPP-GP.3101, Policy Analysis Studio

TOPIC ELECTIVES

Economic Analysis of Public Policy

PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2203, Economics of International Development
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
PADM-GP.2472, Environmental Economics
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy

Education Policy

PADM-GP.2486, Law for the Education Policymaker
PADM-GP.4440, Education and Social Policy

Environmental Policy

URPL-GP.1605, Land Use Law
PADM-GP.2472, Environmental Economics

International Development Policy

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, Economics of International Development
PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.4217, NGO Accountability
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)

Politics & the Policy Process

PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4124, Political Participation and Policy

Race, Class & Diversity Policy

PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4129, Race, Identity, and Inclusion in Organizations
PADM-GP.4401, Race, Crime, and Incarceration Policy in the United States

Social Policy

PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4132, Public/Private Finance: Emerging Models and New Partnerships
PADM-GP.4313, The Intersection of Finance and Social Justice
PADM-GP.4440, Education and Social Policy

Urban Policy

URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)
PADM-GP.4401, Race, Crime, and Incarceration Policy in the United States
PADM-GP.4619, The Arts and Artist in Urban Revitalization
URPL-GP.4638, Topics in Housing and Community Development

Methods Electives

PADM-GP.2505, Big Data Analytics for Public Policy
PADM-GP.4119, Data Visualization and Storytelling
PADM-GP.4147, Large Scale Data Analysis I
PADM-GP.4148, Large Scale Data Analysis II
PADM-GP.4501, Designing Data Collection for Program Evaluation, Policy, and Management
PADM-GP.4502, Using Large Data Sets in Policy Research
PADM-GP.4503, Introduction to Data Analytics for Public Policy, Administration, and Management
PADM-GP.4504, Introduction to Database Design, Management, and Security