Public Policy InstituteMaster in Public Policy

Congressman Bob Graham and Public Policy students.

Why Choose Our Program?

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

  •  Is 48 credit hours and can be completed in two years
  • Gain skills in policy analysis, quantitative methods, and policy research
  • Prepares you for leadership opportunities through an internship, capstone policy project, and policy-related electives
  • Over 20 partnerships available for internships, research, and networking


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About Our Program

The MPP program covers courses in Law and Public Policy, Political Institutions, Ethics, Analysis, Management, Leadership and more. It helps students develop skills in critical thinking, research, quantitative methods, and policy analysis. To view the core curriculum, please visit our course catalog.

Students can enroll full-time or as part of our part-time evening program. 

Full-time Enrollment
Full-time students can anticipate completing the program in two years, taking four courses per fall and spring semesters, and interning during the summer.​

Part-time Enrollment
Part-time enrollment is available for working students, mid-career professionals, and others who wish to attain their degree while continuing to work. The internship requirement may be waived for students with qualifying work experience. By taking two classes a semester, students can expect to complete the degree in three years, including summers.

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AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • Unofficial Transcripts for all degrees
  • Completed JU Application
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional: GRE, GMAT, or LSAT Score


To view information regarding scholarships for the Master of Public Policy, please visit our website.

Master in Public Policy Student, Ben Hallstrom

"Building on my military service and STEM background, I found the MPP program while looking to improve my advocacy efforts for veterans and STEM. Being a Dolphin has shaped who I am now, and I cannot wait for the day that I earn that JU degree. I am already using the skills and knowledge I have learned in the MPP program to bring real analysis and policy research to my organizations."

Ben Hallstrom, Class of 2024Master in Public Policy Student, Founder of STEM Veterans USA

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Davis College of Business & Technology
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7000

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