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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Temple University’s new Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Health dual degree program trains graduate students to successfully navigate an interdisciplinary career in public policy and public health. Here, the program’s first-ever student shares her insights on what the program has to offer you.

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As an AmeriCorps School of National Service, Temple University’s Master of Public Policy program now offers a scholarship, waived application fees and one-year deferrals to all admitted AmeriCorps alumni.

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Kyle Turley was recently hired by One PA as their Eastern Pennsylvania Political Organizer. One Pennsylvania was founded in 2011 as part of SEIU’s Fight for Fair Economy project. Today, One PA is a multiracial, intergenerational and multi-issue membership organization that works to build collective power in order to name, challenge and transform the systems that oppress us. Kyle is expected to complete his MPP in 2021. Congratulations to Kyle!

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Jackie Golden was recently hired by the Councilmember Isiah Thomas's Office as a Constituent Services Coordinator. Jackie initially started working with the Councilmember's office as a Policy Intern and is expected to complete her MPP in 2021. Congrats Jackie!

We are excited to share that Master of Public Policy Alumnae Keshema Davidson and Jasmine Lamb have been appointed to the Board of the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia! The League of Women Voters of Philadelphia is a nonpartisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.