School of Public Policy to host virtual events for prospective graduate students

April 21, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The School of Public Policy will host a series of webinars in April and May for prospective and accepted graduate students. Students who have been offered admission into the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program for fall 2020 are invited to join the “Future School of Public Policy Student Webinars” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, or 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.

During the webinars, host Stephen Moczydlowski, enrollment and advising manager of the Penn State School of Public Policy, will introduce the school’s primary teaching faculty and discuss financial aid options, housing, internships and career paths, life at Penn State, resources and support for students, and more. Accepted students will be contacted directly by the School of Public Policy with an invitation to join the webinars.

In addition, the school will host a series of overview sessions for students interested in learning more about the MPP program. The overview sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 30, at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12, at noon
  • Monday, May 18, at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 28, at noon

Also hosted by Moczydlowski, the program overview sessions will focus on curriculum, career opportunities and earning potential for graduates, the application process, options for Penn State undergraduates, life at Penn State, and program requirements. Current MPP students and faculty will be invited to share their experiences in the program.

“Hearing about why our current students chose to pursue their master of public policy degree, how their classes are going this semester, and updates on their summer internships are important perspectives for our future students. It’s one thing for them to speak with faculty and advisers, but I think they really connect with someone who could be working with them on a group project next fall,” Moczydlowski said.

Prospective students must register for the overview sessions in advance through the School of Public Policy website and will receive a link to the session via email.

For more information, contact the Penn State School of Public Policy by emailing publicpolicy@psu.edu.

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Last Updated April 22, 2020