School of Public Policy | Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program | Pepperdine University

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy was founded almost two decades ago as a response to what was being offered on the policy school landscape. While many programs offer a technocratic approach to policy development, we invite students to consider the multiple dimensions that affect actual policy implementation. This demands a singular core curriculum, including coursework in policy analysis along with understanding policy's moral and distinctly American elements. It's an exciting time to consider a career in public service. We offer a unique preparation.

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School of Public Policy

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Earn a Masters of Public Policy or a joint degree in conjunction with Pepperdine's graduate schools for business and law.

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Facilitate citizen participation throughout California.

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Shape the public policy conversation through authorship and research initiatives.


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American Policy Expert Dr. Lanhee Chen to Serve as Fall 2017 Simon Distinguished Professor

Chen is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.

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