The MPP Core
The MPP Core encompasses seven courses (28 SH) that cumulatively provides the program’s methodological foundation and covers a broad array of public policy analysis concepts, tools and competencies. Each core course is offered at least twice each year, once on campus and once online. All students should expect to start the program with PPUA 6502, Economic Institutions and Policy, and finish it with PPUA 7673, Capstone in Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Other core courses, and any electives, can be taken as convenient, with sequencing based on an individualized plan of study worked out with the student’s advisor.
MPP students have 12 SH in free electives, which can be applied to earning one of several graduate certificates (below), concentrated in a particular focus area, or selected as desired from a broad array of courses offered by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, other graduate programs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and most other graduate level programs at Northeastern University. The selection of electives is done in consultation with the student’s advisor.
For additional information, contact Julie Switkes.
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