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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!

School of Public Policy Alum Jeremy Wolf at a podium

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!

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Revitalize Local Involvement with a Public Engagement Certificate

In an age where trust in government is at a low, local democracy needs leaders who can engage the public. Learn more about Pepperdine’s new certificate.

High-speed Rail

California's High Speed Rail Looks More Precarious than Ever

Carson Bruno (MPP '12) examines California's high-speed rail from a California-policy perspective.

Dean Peterson and SPP students - Give2Pepp Day 2019

Support SPP on Give2Pepp Day 2019

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy asks for your participation and support at this year's Give2Pepp Day, Pepperdine's annual 37-hour day of giving taking place on March 6, 2019.