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Studying Public Policy at Pepperdine

At the School of Public Policy, we introduce time-tested concepts that nourish morality, civic community, and family. Our academics encompass both public and private sector interests to prepare graduates for empowered careers.

Why Study Public Policy?

Why an MPP vs. MPA?

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Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy offers a Masters Degree in Public Policy and joint-degree programs in partnership with Pepperdine's top-ranked graduate schools for business and law.


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Meet the Faculty

Learn about the experienced practitioners who guide the academic experience at Pepperdine as they continually shape policy in their work.

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Davenport Institute

The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership works with local government and organizations to promote civic involvement in policy. More

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The School of Public Policy creates a community of scholarly excellence through research initiatives, student-led publications, conferences, and more.

City Manager in Residence Program

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Through the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, this program offers students the opportunity to learn first-hand from some of the best city managers in California.

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