Public Policy News

The very first laws of the land were drawn up here in Philadelphia. More than 130 years later, Temple Public Policy students try to master that art, just steps away from City Hall in the nation’s sixth-largest municipality. Follow along as our Master of Public Policy students, alumni and faculty learn about and contribute to modern policy. And if you have a Temple Public Policy story of your own to share, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our faculty have real-world experience in private, public and non-profit organizations working as leaders, policymakers and advisors. The technical and analytical skills they instill in their students prepares them for their life’s work effecting positive change.

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Navigating graduate school can seem like a challenge. To make it easier for incoming Master of Public Policy students, four current students in the program are offering up some quick tips for getting acclimated and making the most of the program.

photo of alumni Victoria and Jon holding hands in front of a concrete wall

Vicki Cram, CLA ’19, and Jon Hood, CLA ’11, who work for a hospital and an elected official’s office, respectively, share their stories about how they’re helping everyday Pennsylvanians and frontline health care providers to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Students from across the College of Liberal Arts and Temple University as a whole recall how their political internships in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania helped them build valuable experience for launching their careers.

photo of Jasmine Lamb with Governor Wolf

Second-year master of public policy student Jasmine Lamb offers some quick advice for students hoping to land a competitive internship like the one Lamb worked at in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during summer 2019.

group of students and staff interacting at Careers in Public Service Workshop

Four master of public policy students share the most important things they learned during the program’s recent Careers in Public Service Workshop, which featured panels of public service professionals describing their career paths and sharing advice with students.