Information session on accelerated Master of Public Policy scheduled for Feb. 11

February 05, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Public Policy will host an information session about the Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate (IUG) Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in 167 Willard Building at University Park. The accelerated program is available for students in the criminology and sociology bachelor of science and the political science bachelor of arts degree programs. 

Christopher Witko, associate director of the School of Public Policy and professor of public policy, and Stephen Moczydlowski, enrollment and advising manager, will discuss the accelerated Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Master of Public Policy degree program, which is designed to equip students with the economic, analytical, ethical and management skills they will need to identify and solve the most challenging policy issues.

Witko said that there is a high demand for people with the skills to develop solutions to major social issues and for those 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.

“The accelerated IUG MPP program provides an opportunity for academically strong students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public policy in five years,” said Witko. “A master’s in public policy can provide additional career opportunities and enhance career mobility.”

“Criminology, sociology and political science undergraduate students have a good understanding of the significant issues facing the nation and are often looking for career opportunities to apply their bachelor’s degree,” Witko added. “The master of public policy degree helps students translate the knowledge and skills they’ve learned into good jobs with good incomes.”

Career options for people who hold a master's degree in public policy include positions in government, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, policy consulting organizations, foundations, international organizations and private sector companies. 

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Last Updated February 12, 2020