Community Information

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:

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 involvedso if you are a member of an underrepresented community, you are encouraged to apply!  

Priority deadline for applications is February 15final 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:
Melissa Binder
Director, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Associate Professor of Economics
Econ 1006-D / MSC05 3085
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505-277-3548
mbinder@unm.edu