Public Policy Institute At Jacksonville University

George A. Lopez, Ph.D., speaking at the 2018 Hesburgh Lecture

Policy Programs & Events

Dr. Rick Mullaney appearing on the news as an expert commentator on policy and politics.

Community Engagement

The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute seeks to play a leading and stewardship role in shaping the future of Florida and the nation through:

  • Educating, training, and preparing a new generation of leaders in public policy, politics, and leadership;
  • Providing a preeminent and neutral gathering place for public policy education, discussion, and debate; and
  • Solving community problems.

The 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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Programs & Degrees

Jacksonville University is the place in Florida to get a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree and prepares students for leadership and diverse career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In addition to the 48-credit MPP degree, the Institute also offers three dual degree programs: 

Cohorts begin each fall, and coursework can be completed full-time or in our evening program.

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