Advance Your Career. Enhance Your Community.

Careers in public policy include appointed public positions, consultancy roles and nonprofit leadership positions that deal with budgeting and finance, economic development, environmental protection, public education, public health, social services and other policy fields. Temple alumni who already work in these fields provide important networks through which our graduates gain entry into exciting and rewarding public policy jobs.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Public Policy and Nonprofit Management Info Sessions
We regularly hold several information sessions hosted via Zoom from September through May. Additional information sessions will be scheduled for later dates in the spring semester.

Public Policy Internships

All Master of Public Policy (MPP) students are required to serve in an internship and complete PLCY 5085 Internship in Public Policy. Past MPP students have served their internships at a number of different organizations, agencies and legislative offices:

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Class of 2022 MPP Graduates

Congratulations to Our 2022 MPP Graduates!

In 2022, Temple’s College of Liberal Arts conferred MPP degrees upon 20 graduates.

At Temple’s 2022 College of Liberal Arts Graduate Commencement Ceremony, Jaelen Buxton-Punch served as the class speaker. In her speech she reminded her fellow graduates to celebrate all their hard work managing school, work, and a global pandemic. Congratulations to Jaelen for delivering a powerful speech! From the graduating cohort of MPP students, Alex Teplyakov received the MPP Community Service Award. Brittany Van Strien and Mark Kilimnik were both awarded the MPP Academic Achievement Award. Congratulations to Jaelen, Alex, Brittany, Mark and all of our graduates! We cannot wait to see all the amazing work they will do in the future.

Alumni Spotlight

Temple’s MPP graduates have taken on many new employment opportunities since completing the program! Visit our Alumni Spotlight page to see where our graduates have landed!