Academic Overview

 Classroom with Students

The Center for Public Policy offers a Master of Science in Public Policy and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy. The MS in Public Policy degree is a general professional masters degree designed for people who work, or who would like to work, for government or a nonprofit organization. Through a flexible course schedule that includes evening and online classes, students have the option of completing the program at a pace that suits them. On average, students can complete the program in as little as 18 months to two years.

Our JD-Master of Science in Public Policy Program gives law students a strong foundation in research, analysis, economics and law in tandem with hands-on learning and networking opportunities with non-profit organizations and government agencies. Prospective and current law students may apply directly to the joint degree program through the law school.

The graduate program in Environmental Policy prepares students for careers as policy analysts who have a strong commitment to environmental values, are scientifically and methodologically competent, and can work effectively on policy with various groups and institutions engaged in environmental issues.

Careers in Public Service

Prospective students interested in either the MS in Public Policy or the MS in Environmental Policy who would like to learn more about the job opportunities available to those with graduate degrees in policy and administration should consult:

Public Policy
Roll Call Jobs
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

Environmental Policy
Environmental Law and Policy Center