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What can you do with an MPP degree?

Students with a Master of Public Policy degree have a wide range of job opportunities available to them. Within the public sector, graduates are qualified for various positions including traditional government service employment - either at the federal, state, or local level - and consultation for public organizations. In the private sector, graduates can serve as consultants for the myriad of businesses and industries that are subject to government regulations.

There are also opportunities with domestic and international nonprofit organizations. MPP students utilize numerous skills throughout the policymaking process, from policy research to budget analysis to implementation. With the numerous and varied ways that public policy impinges on social, economic, and political life, employers are increasingly looking to hire students with MPP degrees.

Finally, if you are interested in pursuing additional graduate work, including law school, a MPP degree is a great place to get started. For students interested in Ph.D.s in social sciences, the MPP teaches valuable research skills and content areas in courses that may be transferable into a doctorate. For students interested in law school, the MPP degree provides content-based knowledge to inform your practice.

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