Master of Public Policy (MPP)


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In addition to the MPP core curriculum, we require a minimum of three concentration-specific courses, allowing students to develop deeper knowledge in the specific language, literature and networks of a particular policy area.

MPP concentrations are linked to Heller’s renowned research institutes and centers. Our research activities provide students with new perspectives on how to impact social problems in a range of important areas, such as closing the racial wealth gap or fostering better inclusion into mainstream society for people with disabilities. Concentrations include: 

Research and Policy

The Heller School’s 10 research and policy institutes and centers are known for rigorous scholarship that improves the lives of vulnerable populations both locally and globally. A diverse portfolio of policy research is supported by over $20 million in government and private funding. Topics include:

The significant amount and quality of research is a rich resource for classroom experience and opportunity for students working alongside faculty and researchers to be at the cutting edge.