The program provides market-oriented training that is applicable to any policy field in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Students take core courses emphasizing analytic and quantitative tools, communication and management skills and how they interrelate with the field of public policy. Advanced coursework allows students to pursue an area of focus and provides the opportunity to integrate learning in a capstone Systems Synthesis project.
Traditional Two-Year Track Requirements (both years of study at Pittsburgh campus)
MSPPM Course Requirements
The MSPPM core curriculum—reviewed, refined and validated by the top professionals in the public policy arena—provides a solid foundation of comprehensive skills you need to lead an organization to success and address critical social issues. Below is a list of required courses you'll need to earn the degree.
Technology & Management