Thank you for your interest in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program.
The MPP at the University of Northern Iowa will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2015 cohort in January 2015. Please check this space for updates regarding our restructured curriculum and delivery options, which we anticipate being available during the Fall 2014 semester.
Goals of the Program
The policy decisions that government at all levels must make are becoming increasingly complex. Private non-profit and for-profit entities are also increasingly involved in complex policy issues.
To respond effectively to these issues, organizations increasingly need staff who are trained in the politics and economics of public policy and in sophisticated methods of analysis, as well as being knowledgeable about the substantive issues at hand.
The Masters in Public Policy (MPP) Program at the University of Northern Iowa is a professional, interdisciplinary degree designed to provide just such a combination of skills.
In addition to offering the Masters program, the Graduate Program in Public Policy provides both students and faculty from various departments of the University with a forum for the discussion and advancement of public policy research, and for activities in the discipline and profession nationally.
If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail them to Dr. Donna Hoffman, head of the Department of Political Science.
Department of Political Science
University of Northern Iowa
335 Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0137
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Policy in the News
The U.S. Department of State maintains a list of domestic and international policy issues. It's a must-read for anyone interested in public policy.