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Master of Public Policy/Master of Dispute Resolution (MPP/MDR) Joint Degree Program

Program Overview

School: School of Public Policy
Units: 58 units
Location: Malibu

We are accepting applications for enrollment. GMAT/GRE/LSAT standardized test requirement now optional for Fall 2020 application. Please contact our admissions office for any questions.


The Master of Public Policy and Master of Dispute Resolution (MPP/MDR) degree program is a joint program between the School of Public Policy and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of the School of Law, which has been recognized as one of the top dispute resolution programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

This joint degree program 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.

Interested students must apply to and be accepted by both the School of Public Policy and the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at the School of Law separately. Please consult the academic catalog for joint degree program details.

With permission from the associate director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, a joint MPP/MDR student may enroll in winter intensive MDR sessions.

Graduates Quick Facts

  • #2MDR program in the country
  • 5MPP Specializations
  • 13:1MPP student:faculty ratio
  • MalibuCampus Location

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Office of Admission
School of Public Policy
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

310.506.7493

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