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Master of Public Policy - National Security Concentration

Master of Public Policy - National Security 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. National Security National security concerns dominate the policy agenda and debate in Washington and around the globe. This concentration equips students to understand the national security policymaking process and provides an opportunity to study in depth the national security challenges of the 21st century. This concentration provides a solid and diverse background on fundamental issues to prepare future public policymakers and practitioners to address the very real problems facing the United States in the days ahead. The goal is to provide a broad exposure to the theoretical and practical aspects of national security policy, in combination with more specialized subjects into which students may dive deeply through a variety of electives, such as Terrorism and American Grand Strategy.