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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Undergrad students can now study public policy at the College of Liberal Arts! It only takes six courses (18 credits) to complete a minor in Public Policy, and you’ll learn how governments, citizens and experts work to overcome society’s biggest challenges.

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

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Samantha Anthony was recently hired by the Global Philadelphia Association as their new Marketing Coordinator. Global Philadelphia's mission is to promote the development of an international consciousness within the region and to enhance the region’s global profile. Samantha initially started working at Global Philadelphia as an intern and is expected to complete her MPP in 2020. Congrats Samantha!

Jackie Golden is a current Political Science and Master of Public Policy +1 program student in the College of Liberal Arts. In her role as a Policy Intern for Philadelphia City Council Member Isaiah Thomas, Jackie recently led an informative teach-in on voting by mail in Pennsylvania. You can watch the presentation and learn what you need to know about voting in 2020. Congratulations on a great job, Jackie!


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We are thrilled to share that MPP student Kareem Groomes was selected as one of the inaugural recipients of PIDC’s D’Alessio Scholarships for Urban Development!