Master Policy Where Policy Is Made
Our Master of Public Policy (MPP) prepares students for careers as policy professionals and change makers.
Become an Agent for Change
Advance your career. Enhance your community. Develop the analytic skills to formulate and assess public policies and evaluate the effectiveness of government programs at the federal, state, and local levels. Learn the “softer” skills of leadership and communicating your ideas in a political context.
We train generalists who combine technical competency with a sophisticated understanding of the public policy process. Temple University’s public policy graduate degree is led by both full-time faculty and working practitioners. The MPP program is ideal for anyone interested in forging social change throughout Philadelphia and beyond.
Get Real-World Insights from Expert Instructors
Members of our faculty have years of academic and real-world experience and expertise as agency heads and supervisors, budget and finance managers, consultants, leaders of nonprofit organizations, policymakers, and senior policy advisors. The program is also affiliated with the Public Policy Lab, an intellectual home for researchers who study public policies and the social processes relevant to their development and consequences. The non-partisan Lab provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of contemporary policy issues, research support for faculty and student scholarship and a mechanism to disseminate participants’ research findings.