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Master of Public Policy - Development Policy Concentration

Master of Public Policy - Development Policy Concentration

  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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Our two-year, professional Master of Public Policy (MPP) program offers students outstanding preparation for dynamic careers as analysts, leaders and managers at various levels of government, nonprofits and corporations – both domestically and internationally. Sanford alums are changing the world. Holding influential positions in many countries, our graduates are addressing the most pressing issues faced around the globe. They share a spirit of optimism and a confidence that allows them to be creative, think big, and solve problems. The MPP program offers great flexibility. Students may choose to specialize in a particular policy area or to pursue a more general program. Two-year students have five electives, an internship, and a master's project through which they address specific areas of interest. Close relationships between the Sanford School program and other schools and departments across the University allow students to customize their courses of study. In addition to the electives offered by the Sanford School, MPP students may choose from a wide array of courses offered by other schools and departments at Duke and by neighboring universities. Development Policy The goal of the MPP concentration in Development Policy is to train future policy analysts and policy makers, as well as independent researchers for leading roles in advocacy, analysis and research on pressing international development issues. This concentration provides a broad understanding and appreciation of current development theories and issues, as well as the processes involved in formulating policies and implementing development projects. Students prepare for professional careers in the field of international development through interdisciplinary coursework that includes the study of economics, research methods, policy analysis, and management.