MPP Curriculum

Core Courses

  • Intersectoral Leadership (PPD 500)
  • Economics for Policy, Planning and Development (PPD 501ab)
  • Introduction to Policy Analysis (PPD 554)
  • Public Policy Formulation and Implementation (PPD 555)
  • Modeling and Operations Research (PPD 557)
  • Statistical Analysis (PPD 558)
  • Methods for Policy Analysis (PPD 560)
  • Policy Analysis Practicum (PPD 561ab)

Electives

Students complete 4 units of a management elective, 4 units of an analytic elective and 12 units of specialization electives.

Select Management Elective (4 units)

  • Financial Accounting in the Public and Non-profit Sectors (PPD 516x)
  • Public Financial Management and Budgeting (PPD 541)
  • Human Behavior in Public Organizations (PPD 545)
  • Information Technology Management in the Public Sector (PPD 654)
  • Political Management: Theory and Applied Techniques (PPD 656)
  • Intergovernmental Management: Local Perspective (PPD 661)
  • Intergovernmental Management: State Perspective (PPD 662)
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership (PPD 675)
  • Strategic Management in the Nonprofit Sector (PPD 687)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (PPD 690)

Select Analytic Elective (4 units)

  • Policy and Program Evaluation (PPD 542)
  • Risk Analysis (PPD 587)
  • Urban Demography and Growth (PPD 617)
  • Finance of the Public Sector (PPD 647)

The 12 units of electives in an area of policy specialization are selected by the students with the advice of the academic advisor or the director of the MPP program.