School of Public Policy to host information sessions on Nov. 7

October 31, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Public Policy will host information sessions about the integrated undergraduate/graduate Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program for students in the criminology and sociology bachelor of science degree programs, at noon and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in 009 Sparks Building.

Stephen Moczydlowski, enrollment and advising manager, will discuss Penn State’s on-campus MPP program, which aims to equip students with the economic, analytic, ethics and management skills to help them identify and solve our most challenging policy issues.

Opportunities for a graduate with an MPP include positions at local, state and national government, non-profit organizations, think tanks, policy consulting organizations, foundations, international positions, as well as private sector companies that need policy specialists to create and analyze public policies.   

Christopher Witko, associate director of the Penn State School of Public Policy and professor of public policy and political science, said there is a high demand for people with the skills to develop solutions to major social issues and who are passionate about policy advocacy. The MPP program focuses on developing essential analytic skills and practical policy knowledge to help drive real-world results.

“Criminology and sociology undergraduate students have a good understanding of the significant issues facing the nation and are often looking for opportunities to apply their bachelor’s degree,” said Witko. “The master of public policy degree helps students translate the knowledge and skills they’ve learned into good jobs with good incomes. For our undergraduate students, the IUG saves time and money and gets our students into workforce sooner so that they can make an impact.”

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Last Updated October 31, 2019