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Why is Pepperdine the Best Policy Graduate Program for Veterans?

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy (SPP) is devoted to preparing students for careers in public service—whether that’s in government, nonprofits, and the policy-related business sector. Serving in the military provides valuable skills to work across sectors with a master of public policy degree (MPP).

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Why is Pepperdine the Leading Public Policy Program for Viewpoint Diversity?

Kasandra Dillon, current Pepperdine School of Public Policy student, shares her experience on viewpoint diversity in the classroom and the reason why she chose to attend Pepperdine University School of Public Policy.

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Equipped to Lead Through the Women in Public Policy Student Organization

Women in Public Policy was recently featured in a documentary as part of SAGE’s Knowledge series. Women in Public Policy promotes the development of women in the academic and professional arenas with an emphasis on ethics and leadership.

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How will COVID-19 Change American Public Policy?

What does public policy (and related failures) have to do with the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic? Find out at now.

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What is Good Public Policy?

Discover what public policy is, what makes good public policy, and if public policy is the right career choice for you at publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu now!

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State and Local Policy at Pepperdine: Where Things Happen

State and local policy at Pepperdine is about making communities better places to live. Learn more about our program at our website now!

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How Public Policy Alumni are Changing the World

Pepperdine School of Public Policy Wakemakers are making a change across the globe. Learn how, and how you can, too, at publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu now!

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Comparing our MPP to a Master's in Economics

Pepperdine School of Public Policy offers a Master of Public Policy specialization in Applied Economic Policy. Learn more about this unique program now!

Viewpoint Diversity Blog

Why "Viewpoint Diversity" is so Important at Pepperdine SPP

Viewpoint Diversity is essential in shaping leaders. At the School of Public Policy, we seek to be a place where students can feel free to examine their own political opinions as they learn from others' perspectives.

School of Public Policy Alumni Aotian Zheng

Public Policy Programs for International Students

Interested in attending the Pepperdine School of Public Policy? Discover an international MPP student’s perspective of our school at our blog now!