Master of Science in Public Policy
Assess, Create, and Implement Public Policy That Has a Lasting Impact on the Public Good
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By U.S. News & World Report
As data becomes increasingly available to the public service arena, talented policy analysts are needed more than ever before. This comprehensive program will teach you the skills to critically assess and communicate data so you can implement effective public policy. This quantitative, one-year program is uniquely designed to apply classroom learning to real-world experience through intensive practice, a hands-on studio project, and an internship in your field of interest. You’ll understand how to effectively analyze and address the most pressing public service challenges of our time—so you can make your impact on the world.
- Skills and context needed to gather, evaluate, interpret, and communicate data to design effective public policies.
- Accomplished faculty of experts, practitioners, and policymakers working on almost any policy issue that you want to study.
- Comprehensive and hands-on approach—using real data and organizations—so you’re ready to hit the ground running as a policy analyst.
The Master of Science in Public Policy is an intensive, one-year, cohort-based program. The unique curriculum blends policy analysis, management, quantitative methods, and communication skills. The program runs from August through July, and students must be enrolled full-time.
READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT
You’ll graduate fully prepared for an impactful career in policy analysis in any sector and field—including economic development, education, health, housing, and finance. You’ll be ready to work for think tanks, policy consulting organizations, government agencies, consulting firms, foundations, and private sector companies—from New York City to cities around the globe.
“As an alumna of the school, I know that NYU Wagner is well-positioned to offer the MS in Public Policy. EY is frequently looking to hire talented graduate students with quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and communication skills who can effectively analyze policies. This degree will give students the practical tools they need to make a positive impact on public policy.”
- Amber Mullins, MPA-HPAM 2013