Public Policy Institute
Jacksonville University

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Shape the future of our state and nation, starting with shaping your future with a Master in Public Policy degree.


The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute blends classroom discourse and experiential learning in the Master in Public Policy degree. Our students gain fundamental knowledge in policymaking, leadership, critical thinking, legal processes, political science, public finance, ethics, and communications skills critical to top influencers and thought leaders.

We are passionate for making a difference in any industry, across public, private, and non-profit sectors. As the oldest and largest private university in north Florida and south Georgia, Jacksonville University seeks out world-shapers, innovators, collaborators, frontrunners, risk-takers, and pacesetters.


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The MPP degree is a two-year, 48-credit program that emphasizes policy analysis, research, quantitative methods, and management. Not only are full- and part-time program sequences available, but the Institute also offers customizable dual degree paths, both on and off our main campus. Course offerings keep pace with current industry demands across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.


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The Institute has developed an extensive network of more than 40 industry partners, including a diverse cross-section of some of Florida’s most respected and successful business, civic, and community leaders. From the boardroom to the front lines, students are immersed in policy-related learning. Explore the many options for completing an internship, capstone project, and finding the best next step for your career.

The priority deadline is February 1st, 2019.

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“If you want to engage with local leaders and officials in Florida, or nationally for that matter, JU is the place to be.”

Ryan Bass
Class of 2017, MPP
District Representative for Congressman John Rutherford, U.S. House of Representatives

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"JU’s program has a unique emphasis on understanding the entirety of the policy process. Given the opportunity, I would definitely go back and do it all over again."

Elizabeth Feustel
Class of 2016, MPP
Public Policy Research Assistant, Jacksonville Civic Council

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“Being invited to the Future of Florida Summit 2017 and seeing a proposal I helped to draft move to the Constitution Revision Commission is thrilling. That’s a process that only happens every 20 years, and PPI made it possible.”

Christianne Wolfsen
Class of 2020, MPP