MPP curricular requirements are designed to impart knowledge and skills essential for those seeking careers in public policy analysis, design, and evaluation.
The MPP core emphasizes the tools of economic analysis, research methods, decision-making skills, and policy development and practice.
- Informatics for Public Policy
- Forecasting, Time Series Analyses, & Predictive Analytics
- Economics for Public Policy
- Public Policy Analysis
- Program Evaluation
The MPP Capstone is designed to synthesize, integrate, and apply the knowledge, skills, and perspectives acquired in the core curriculum. It provides students with a venue to demonstrate competency in the MPP Program outcomes.
*Students should meet with their advisors and consult the Public Policy catalog page as the official record for all Degree Requirements
See Public Administration Course Descriptions in the UIS Catalog
MPP students should utilize their elective coursework to dive deeper into a particular area of interest by seeking one of five concentrations:
Pursue a deeper understanding of economic analysis and other applications of quantitative skill and statistical modeling. Find associated coursework for the Policy Analysis Concentration in the catalog.
Learn the history and institutions of education policy. Students develop the program evaluation and statistical analysis skills to address the critical educational policy issues of the day, including those raised by inequality and social injustice. Find associated coursework for the Education Policy Concentration in the catalog.
Gain an in-depth understanding of how public policies and other conditions interact with health issues. Choose from a set of courses that focus on policies and issues related to public health, health care outcomes, and the financing, organization, and delivery of health care. Find associated coursework for the Health Policy Concentration in the catalog.
Child Advocacy & Policy
Become a child advocate and learn how public policies and other conditions shape the child welfare practice/profession. Find associated coursework for the Child Advocacy and Policy Concentration in the catalog.
Focus on the need for supports and services from governments, civil society, private sector entities, and non-governmental organizations for all stages of life. These supports and services include schooling and education, housing assistance, crime reduction, and poverty reduction, among others. Find associated coursework for the Social Policy Concentration in the catalog.
*Please Note: Students may utilize their electives to pursue a Graduate Certificate but should consult with their advisors before doing so.