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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The College of Liberal Arts’ Master of Public Policy program and NExT Philadelphia partnered with Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) to hold a recent panel strategizing ways to get Philadelphians to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 as part of YIP’s pre-election event series.

Image of panel at Home Buying event

The Public Policy program recently hosted a Temple University Center City panel to help first-time home buyers understand what the process is like and what Philadelphia policies affect it.


photo of recent grad dash sears with another unidentified student in the background

The College of Liberal Arts was proud to see its inaugural class of master of public policy students graduate this year, and the program is now set to get even better moving forward.

On Saturday, October 25th 2017, the Public Policy program held our first Careers in Public Service Workshop, hosted at Temple’s Center City Campus! Fifteen speakers from across all levels of government and several nonprofit organizations came together to share their experiences of starting and building public service careers to an audience of over fifty MPP students and interested community members.

MPP +1 student Jonathan White co-authored a policy brief for the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center about why “Natural Gas Producers in PA Don’t Pay Their Fair Share”.