The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is the recognized professional degree in the field of public policy analysis.
The MPP degree provides students with education and training that prepares them for opportunities in professional positions
in a wide variety of organizations, including federal, state, and local governments, private business, research institutes,
think tanks, nonprofit organizations, community advocacy groups, foundations, and professional and trade associations.
Public policy education at Green Hills provides students with the ability to think clearly and analytically
about social and economic problems and public policy. Students not only learn the basic analytical and methodological tools
to engage in policy analysis; they also develop an understanding of the political processes through which policy is made and
the social, economic and historical context in which problems arise and are addressed. Each student chooses a policy field
that serves as an area in which he/she can apply these skills and gain substantive knowledge. However, the program is generalist
rather than highly specialized; it provides students with the ability to quickly and successfully come to grips with policy
problems across a wide range of issues.
The MPP program is interdisciplinary; the course of studies focuses on
problems, policy alternatives, and solutions rather than on methodologies and approaches that are associated with a single
academic discipline. Students have the opportunity to combine academic training with a wide array of practical experiences
available in our nation's capital. The faculty have extensive professional contacts to aid students in job placement.