Public Policy, MPP

Public Policy, MPP

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Master of Public Policy



Humanities and Social Sciences


Next Classes Start

January 22, 2024

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Program at a Glance

The Master of Public Policy prepares you to engage effectively in policy research, analysis, management, and program evaluation. You’ll gain a solid foundation in policymaking as well as in the analytic tools you’ll use to evaluate policy proposals and implement programs. Complete your degree full time in only 18 months to two years or as part of a flexible, part-time program.

Program Coordinator : Daniel Bowen,


  • full time: 2 years or less
  • part time: up to 6 years


  • On campus

Master’s Thesis

  • required


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

Designed for professionals, recent graduates, and TCNJ seniors who want specialized training in policy analysis and policymaking, this program is an attractive option for those who work in government, public affairs, and advocacy as well as those in the nonprofit, public health, education, and business fields — or any other fields heavily influenced by public policy.

Extensive Network

Study alongside peers with public policy experience, learn from faculty with valuable contacts in their field, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections. Opportunities abound at the New Jersey State House, numerous state agencies, and policy organizations located in the Trenton–Ewing region.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application as well as all supplemental documents.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Graduate Studies site provides curriculum for this program.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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