Walden Universitys Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) can help you bring about social change through effective public policy. Explore ways to evaluate, implement, and create effective policy change in the private and public sectors. This program offers a variety of specializations so that you can align your coursework with your professional goals. Prepare for a career in a local, state, or federal government agency or in a nonprofit or corporate entity.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Global Leadership
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • Health Policy
  • Homeland Security Policy
  • Homeland Security Policy and Coordination
  • Interdisciplinary Policy Studies
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace

Learn public governance strategies for regions seeking to develop and modernize with a specialization in Global Leadership. In this specialization, you will study strategic planning, management, and leadership in the context of public and nonprofit organizations as well as techniques that global leaders use to build capacity for community change. Coursework explores strategies for assessing community needs and resources as well as practices and interventions that improve sustainability. You will also explore the art and science of driving transformative change within modern public organizations.

Completion Requirements

  • 61 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)
Estimated time to completion is less than 2 years. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

USA requirements for international students

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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 10.3k / Year (National)
  • Language:
  • English
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