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Full Time Course Sequence

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The typical course sequence for full time JU MPP students is:

First semester (12 credits)

  • PPOL 501 – Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • PPOL 511 - Political Institutions, Processes and Public Policy
  • PPOL 512 - Ethics and Public Policy
  • PPOL 521 – Statistics and Research Methods in Public Policy

Second semester (10 credits)

  • PPOL 502 – Public Finance
  • PPOL 513 – Law and Public Policy
  • PPOL 531. Quantitative Methods and Analysis or PPOL 530/ DSIM (BUS). 530. Analytical Methods for Decision-Making
  • PPOL 550/MGT 550 - Leading Organizations

JU PPI Summer Internship (2 credits)

  • PPOL 590

Third semester (12 credits)

  • PPOL 541 - Public Policy Analysis
  • Capstone Policy Project I (3): PPOL 695-696 or PPOL 697-698​
  • PPOL Management Course - Course to be taken in fall or spring semester of second year or PPOL Elective – Law school course. Course to be taken in fall or spring semester of second year.
  • PPOL Elective

Fourth semester (12 credits)

  • Capstone Policy Project II : PPOL 695-696 or PPOL 697-698
  • PPOL Management Course – If management course not taken in fall semester or
  • PPOL Elective - Law school course. If course not taken in fall semester of second year.
  • PPOL Elective