Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Rutgers University - New Brunswick Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
New Brunswick, USA
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The Master of Public Policy program's primary objective is to prepare students for careers in policy analysis, politics, and public affairs within public, non-profit, or private sectors. The MPP is typically a two-year degree for full-time students. Applicants directly from their bachelor’s degree or with a few years of work experience are encouraged to apply to the Master of Public Policy program.
Students must complete 48 credits, including 30 credits of required course work and 18 elective credits; As part of the elective selections, students must choose 9 credits, three courses, toward an approved concentration in a substantive policy area 9 additional elective credits. There is no thesis requirement. A student must maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.0 to graduate. If a student’s grade-point average is below a 3.0 at the end of a semester, the student will have one semester to improve the standard to 3.0 or greater. During the semester, the student will be on probation. Additionally, a student cannot graduate with more than three courses (9 credits) with grades of C+ or below.