The goal of the Master of Public Policy Program is to train policy professionals who will find leadership positions in government and the private sector. Our students pursue careers in the civil service and areas of the private sector that involve public policy analysis. This includes corporate and private government relations experts, media, public relations experts, analysts for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private consultants, pollsters, etc.
The MPP program fosters in students an appreciation of the importance of effective institutions, efficient regulation, and the role that markets play in democracies. Students learn to communicate effectively; make judgments based on empirical evidence; recognize the underlying self-interest of those advocating policy positions; identify trade-offs; assess cost effectiveness and political feasibility and, in general, learn to make well-considered recommendations with respect to important questions of public policy.
Allison Robins, MPP Alumni Council member on the MPP degree