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  • What is public policy?

    Public policy encompasses principles, laws, regulatory measures, courses of action and/or priorities created by a governmental body. The underlying values and outcomes of public policy not only exist in traditional government, whether local, national or international, but also in private companies, nonprofit organizations and community-based organizations. A public policy degree is designed to empower students to have the tools and skills necessary for understanding and shaping public policy.
  • What kind of jobs can I get with a MPP degree?

  • How do I apply for the MPP and graduate certificate programs?

  • What are the application deadlines for the MPP and graduate certificate programs?

  • When are applications reviewed?

  • What are the application fees for the MPP and graduate certificate programs?

  • What semesters offer admission to the MPP and graduate certificate programs?

  • Who should submit the letters of recommendation?

  • What specializations are offered in the MPP program?

  • Do you offer any dual degree programs?

  • How long do the MPP and graduate certificates take to complete?

  • Is there a minimum GPA requirement for the MPP and graduate certificate programs?

  • Are there any required prerequisite courses needed for admission into the MPP and graduate certificate programs?

  • What graduate-level tests are required for admission into the MPP program?

  • What graduate-level tests are required for admission into the graduate certificate programs?

  • What are the English language proficiency requirements for admission?

  • How much do the MPP and graduate certificate programs cost?

  • What scholarships and other financial aid is offered?

  • Are the MPP and graduate certificate programs offered online?

  • When are MPP and graduate certificate program classes held?

  • Where are MPP and graduate certificate program classes held?

  • Can I use my current job for the MPP internship requirement?

  • What are some recent examples of internship providers for MPP students?

  • Can I transfer courses from another graduate school?

  • Does UH offer a PhD program in Public Policy?

  • What is the process for graduation and commencement?

  • Who should I contact if I have any questions about the application process for the MPP and graduate certificate programs?