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Public Policy Institute Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd North
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Degrees in Public Policy

Master in Public Policy​

The Master in Public Policy degree at Jacksonville University is a two-year program that emphasizes interdisciplinary study and the development of core skills in policy analysis, quantitative methods, management and leadership. Students are prepared for diverse leadership and career opportunities through internship, capstone policy project and policy related electives​.

The MPP core curriculum​ includes courses in microeconomics, public finance, political science, statistics, legal processes and foundations, public institutions, ethics and leadership. Students gain skills in policy analysis, quantitative methods, and policy research.

Students considering an MPP degree should understand this is not a Master​ in Public Administration (MPA). The MPA focuses on the budgeting and management aspects of implementation and execution of public policy. The MPP focuses on policy analysis and decision making.

My MPP degree has taught me to think critically, to influence, to collaborate and solve problems – these are indispensable skills.

Tom Majdanics, Founding Executive DIrector of KIPP; MPP, University of Chicago; BS, University of Virginia

Dual Degrees​

MPP students at Jacksonville University have the option of obtaining dual degrees in law, business, or marine science. Dual degrees are two separate graduate degrees - expanding skills, expertise and career opportunities - and can generally be obtained in less time than if the t​wo ​degrees were pursued separately. The ​Public Policy Institute offers the following dual degree programs:

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