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While many programs offer a technocratic approach to policy education, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy's (SPP) unique Masters in Public Policy (MPP) program invites students to consider not only the quantitative elements of policy analysis, but also the human and societal impacts of policy decisions.

  • Two-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree, including the one-of-its-kind "James Q. Wilson Core Curriculum", the culminating policy capstone, and policy specializations electives.
  • Professional Development and Policy Internship requirements give students exposure to policy in action while broadening their professional networks and expanding their horizons on possible careers.
  • Home to the Davenport Institute for Civic Engagement and Public Leadership, SPP isn't not just a place of education, but also an institution of idea generation.
  • Four specialization tracks (with the possibly to double-specialize without adding any time to the degree) enables students to personalize their policy education on the topics that matter most to them.

Providing students with the most well-rounded education available in a public policy program has been Pepperdine's mission – to not only prepare effective policy analysts, but also leaders who will thrive in the 21st century's complex policy environment. From our perch overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you won't just be seeing the vast beauty of California, you'll also "see public policy differently from here."  

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