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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Ranked #9 Overall
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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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 

  • 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.

Academic Overview

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.

“I chose the MSPP program because of its focus on the quantitative skills that are integral to policy analysis. Despite having a limited quantitative background, the intensive, cohortstyle program caught me up to speed with what I need to know in my professional sector.”

- Lauren Alper, MSPP 2018
Digital Associate, Precision Strategies