Why the Public Policy Institute?

The Public Policy Institute (PPI) offers full-time and part-time program sequences and also offers dual degree paths. Course offerings keep pace with current industry demands across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

President Cost Speaking at MPP OrientaitonThe 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. Many of these partnerships yield VIP visits and guest speakers, providing students direct access to elected officials and experienced leaders in a variety of professions. The Institute seeks for its MPP students to graduate with substantive knowledge, analytic and communication skills, experience, a network of policy and industry leaders, and a servant's heart.


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"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

Where to Start

The best place to start is to contact Ryan Schnippert, Director of Graduate Enrollment Management, A&S. 

Priority deadline for the Fall 2024 cohort is February 15, 2024. 

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

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