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. Check back in December for our Spring 2022 info sessions dates.

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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Congratulations to Our MPP Graduates!

In 2021, Temple’s College of Liberal Arts conferred MPP degrees upon 27 graduates.

At the celebration, Jason Linderman served as the 2021 class speaker and shared remarks about what it meant to him to go into public service during a pandemic. Additionally, two MPP alumnae (Sara Joseph and Miriam Lipschutz) were awarded the MPP Public Service Award. Three MPP alumni (Delaney Chaffin, Jack Inacker and Danielle Moore) were recognized as finalists for MPP Academic Achievement Award. We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing about their future successes!

Alumni Spotlight

Temple’s MPP graduates have taken on many new employment opportunities since completing the program! Read on to find out more about where our alums went after completing their degree.