General Program

Walden’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) allows you to gain a broad understanding of how public policy is made. With this knowledge you can prepare for a career in the private or public sectors or in a local, state, or federal government agency.

Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Note: The specializations are optional for the MPP program. Students who choose not to pursue a specialization will complete only these courses.

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPP 6117 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPP 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPP 6111 Course Leadership and Organizational Change Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPP 6112 Course Governance and Public Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPP 6280 Course Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPP 6281 Course Program Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPP 6282 Course Public Policy and Finance Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPP 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPP 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPP 6910 Course Capstone Seminar Credits (5 cr.)
Walden’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) allows you to gain a broad understanding of how public policy is made. With this knowledge you can prepare for a career in the private or public sectors or in a local, state, or federal government agency.
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