The Institute (PPI) is proud to offer Florida’s first and only MPP degree program. Blending classroom discourse and experiential learning at its finest, our program provides students with fundamental knowledge in policymaking, leadership, critical thinking, legal processes, political science, public finance, ethics, and communications skills critical to top influencers and thought leaders.

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About the MPP Degree

The Master of Public Policy 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.

Jacksonville University is one of Florida's best universities, and the JU MPP Program plays an important role in preparing students for diverse career and leadership opportunities. Policy-driven leadership is important to the future of our state and nation.

Will Weatherford, the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Florida, and a 2002 graduate of JU

Why Jacksonville University?

Those with a passion for making a difference in virtually any industry, across public, private, and non-profit’ sectors, have a home at Jacksonville University. As the oldest and largest private masters university in north Florida and south Georgia, JU seeks out world-shapers, innovators, collaborators, frontrunners, risk-takers, and pacesetters.

Plus, the JU Public Policy 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. This network provides an incredible resource for institutional knowledge, best practices, leadership skills, and project collaboration. Many of these partnerships yield VIP visits and guest speakers, providing students direct access to seasoned C-level executives, elected officials, and experienced leaders in a variety of professions.

Where to Start

The best place to start is to contact Elizabeth Feustel, MPP Program Manager. 

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2019. The priority deadline is February 15th; standard deadline April 1st. Applications accepted on a rolling basis after that, provided there is still availability. 

Learn more about eligibility, required documents, and how to apply.

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