Thinking about graduate school? Want to make a difference in your community?
If so, explore getting a Master of Public Policy (MPP) at UNM.
The program trains students to serve their communities by identifying and championing place-based and data-drivenpolicy options. They combine the analytical firepower of academia with a participatory approach that incorporates community knowledge and recognizes the power dynamics that arise from gender, race and class. Students who choose the UNM MPP choose to be leaders in society, solution seekers for problems, activists for change, and advocates for their communities.
Students in our interdisciplinary program:
- build a foundation in economics, political science, sociology, public administration and, diversity and inclusion,
- bring theory into practice through hands-on exercises and guest speakers in an ongoing policy seminar,
- learn a community-based, participatory approach to program evaluation, and
- home skills and develop policy expertise in courses offered in any of UNM’s numerous graduate programs. Specializations include education, health, economic development, sustainability, Native communities, and international relations.
Funding is available and students from all fields are welcome.
Attend full-time or part-time. Many courses are available online and in the evenings.
Public policy works better when community members are involved, so if you are a member of an underrepresented community, you are encouraged to apply!
Priority deadline for applications is February 15, final deadline is June 15. The GRE, a letter of intent, a writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation are required.
To discuss whether the UNM MPP is a good fit for your interests and talents contact:
Director, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Associate Professor of Economics
Econ 1006-D / MSC05 3085
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131