Master in Public Policy
The 36 credit Master in Public Policy at Simmons College provides an interdisciplinary understanding of societal problems and their potential solutions. Simmons's focus on liberal arts and the professions makes its MPP program unique. Drawing on expertise and courses in the School of Management, College of Arts and Sciences, Library Sciences, Social Work, and Nursing and Health Studies, the MPP provides an integrated focus on public policy in the United States. Upon completing their MPP at Simmons, students will have a command of public policy analysis and will have an applied understanding of the various institutional contexts in which public policy is developed and implemented.
Possible internship sites will include legislative and executive offices, think tanks, and advocacy organizations. Student with prior work experience in these types of settings will have the option to waive out of the internship requirement.
The program offers rolling admission for a fall start term. Student are encouraged to apply early to be considered for merit scholarship eligibility. Applicants will be considered with bachelor's degrees from accredited institutions in all areas of study. Exposure to US politics and statistics course work is preferred. Applicants will need to submit official transcripts from all institutions attended, a statement of purpose, official GRE scores, an academic or policy-based writing sample, and two recommendations - academic preferred.