Master of Public Policy Joint Degree Programs
Joint degree programs afford the student an opportunity to study multiple disciplines in an atmosphere consistent with the University's mission. A growing interrelationship between the public and private sectors has increased the need for leaders with a combination of policy-related skills and specializations in business, dispute resolution, or law. Utilizing the tools of analysis and policy design to effect successful implementation and institutional change, students receive a dynamic and enriched learning experience.
Joint degree programs permit the student to complete the two degrees in less time than would be ordinarily required if the programs were taken separately. Students interested in joint degree programs must apply separately to each school.
A four-year, full-time program that is designed to strengthen and perfect the preparation of those whose successful leadership depends on a fuller understanding of and a stronger skill set for addressing issues of public policy in the practice of law or in the interface between the private business sector and an increasingly complex government presence.
A three-year, full-time program that provides an enriched leadership experience by focusing on management capabilities, leadership qualities, and a commitment to utilizing the tools of analysis and policy design to effect successful implementation and institutional change.
The MDR/MPP is a joint program with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law that builds on expert study in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration processes, while exploring the ethical and moral rules by which we guide our direction as a nation and as a people.