Master of Public Ploicy (MPC)


Program Learning Outcomes

The MPP degree is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in economics, politics and research methods as applied to policy analysis. By the end of this program, students will be able to define policy issues to make them more intelligible to officials in the public or private sector, providing a broader perspective for assessing policy alternatives, examining techniques for developing policy options and evaluating their social consequences, and developing strategies for the successful implementation of public policies. Students will complete 48 credit hours comprising of 36 credits for basic core courses, major courses and elective courses and 12 credits for integrative courses and research paper or project or thesis.


Code               Course Title                                                           Credit             

Basic Courses                                                                               12 credits



MPP501          Introduction to Public Policy                                       (3)

MPP502          Economics for Public Policy                                       (3)

MPP503          Statistics for Policy Analysis                                      (3)

MPP504          Law and Public Policy                                               (3)

Major Courses                                                                                              15 credits

MPP623          Urban Management and Policy                                 (3)

MPP515          Economic Policy Analysis                                          (3)

MPP511          Public Revenue & Expenditure Analysis                    (3)

MPP612          Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation                  (3)

MPP615          Benefit-Cost Analysis                                                 (3)

Elective Courses                                                                                            9 credits

MPP621          Econometrics for Public Policy                                   (3)

MPP616          Public and Nonprofit Management                             (3)

MPP621          Research Methodology                                               (3)

MPP613          Policy Process and Institution                                     (3)      

MPP521          Public Management                                                     (3)

MGT621         Research Methodology                                               (3)

Final Semester (3 options)

Option I:        Final Exam. (3 courses + Paper)                                          12 credits

MPP612          Public Leadership & Management                              (3)

MPP611          Strategic Management and Policy                               (3)

MPP614          Leading Public Org Change                                         (3)

MPP617          Research Paper                                                           (3)

Option II:      Project (2 courses + Project)                                                 12 credits

MPP618:        Research Project                                                                        (6)

Option III:     Thesis (0 courses + Thesis)                                                  12 credits

MPP619          Writing Research Thesis                                                           (12)                


Total                                                                                                               48 credits