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Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Become a leader within government agencies or in the nonprofit sector.

Our Master of Public Policy (MPP) program can help you bring about social change through effective public policy.

In this program, you can:

  • Explore ways to evaluate, implement, and create effective policy change across the private and public sectors.
  • Choose a specialization that will align your coursework with your professional goals.
  • Prepare for a career in local, state, or federal government agencies or nonprofit and corporate entities.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: February 25, 2019
Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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Gain an understanding of how policy is created and implemented within law enforcement agencies and how those policies impact communities and individuals.

Help position yourself to have the skill set to lead in times of crisis, effectively communicate with your staff and to the public, and understand the complexities of this exciting and challenging field of emergency management.

Learn public governance strategies for regions seeking to develop and modernize, and explore the art and science of driving transformative change within modern public organizations.

Navigate the changes in healthcare legislation in order to more effectively coordinate policy that affects the overall well-being of communities and individuals. Explore legal, ethical, and regulatory issues governing the healthcare field.

Learn how government agencies collaborate to implement strategies that keep people safe in times of crisis. Gain an understanding of how to create protective measures without infringing on individual rights and freedoms.

Explore the activities and structures of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) within a global context. Examine the strategies that make NGOs successful and how those strategies can be implemented across other sectors.

Gain an understanding of legal concepts as they influence public policy administration and advocacy.

Help position yourself for a local government leadership role as you explore strategies for creating and maintaining successful communities.

Learn how to apply business principles and practices in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency across a range of sectors.

Examine the roots of terrorist behavior, both at home and abroad, and investigate strategies that have been implemented to intervene before terrorists can strike.

Learning Outcomes

Walden’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) allows you to gain a broad understanding of how public policy is made. Course topics include:

  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions
  • Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination

More about our MPP program

Your career options may include various roles, such as:*

  • Government affairs director
  • Legislative analyst
  • Clinical research associate
  • News and politics editor

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling , to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call .

Why earn your MPP at Walden?

Seth Barnett

"Walden is a unique platform of education. They have mastered the art of nontraditional education."

Seth Barnett | Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate