The Degree program begins in mid–June with intensive:
- English language workshops
- computer skills training
- study skills and intercultural workshops
- a course in applied statistics for policy, planning and management
The language workshop can be waived for students with 600+ paper-based TOEFL scores, 250+ computer-based TOEFL scores, or 100+ internet-based TOEFL scores with no less than 20 on each of the four test components. In the fall semester, international students transition into the regular program consisting of required courses and electives in their chosen concentration area. Some students may be required to enroll in additional English language workshops depending on their language competency. Most students can expect to complete the program in 18-24 months.
IPPAM Course Sequence
A typical schedule for a 13-month program is illustrated below. Depending on the sequencing of elective courses, some students may take their final electives during the fall 2013 semester for an 18-month program.
IPPAM Course Sequence 2011-2012
- Study Skills
- Presentation Skills
- International Public Policy/Management Seminar
- Public Sector Economics
- Applied Policy (Masters) Project