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Master of Public Policy Program (MPP)

Johns Hopkins has designed a fresh, innovative approach to policy studies that builds on past experience but adapts it to the new policy realities of the 21st century. We emphasize analytic thinking throughout the curriculum, from applied statistics and microeconomics to the policy process and policy implementation. And the program embeds those skills in the concept of citizenship, linking questions of ethics and values to policymaking. Courses are designed to prepare students for involvement in the critical decision-making required in the development of public policy in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.

The Hopkins MPP program stands out from most public policy programs in several major respects: a balance of quantitative and qualitative courses; close contact with core faculty; courses reflecting current and often path-breaking research; enrichment through the involvement of scholars and practitioners from overseas; and the opportunity for master's candidates to produce a research- or practice-oriented thesis.

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