Masters in Public Policy (MPP)


The Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.), one of several public policy degrees, is a master's level professional degree that provides training in policy analysis and program evaluation at public policy schools. The MPP program places a focus on the systematic analysis of issues related to public policy and the decision processes associated with them. This includes training in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation; microeconomic analysis of policy options and issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and various applications to specific public policy topics. MPP recipients serve or have served in the public sector, at the international, national, state, and local levels.

Career Options

Public policy is a field covering the creation, analysis and influence of regulations and problem-solving approaches affecting people around the world. Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) degree program train students for careers shaping policies while working in government organizations or the private sector.

  • Public Administration Analyst
  • Assistant Provost for Teacher Education
  • Policy Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Policy Analyst

Major Subjects

  • Ethical issues in public policy
  • Research methods for public policy
  • Markets and market failures
  • Economic analysis of public policy
  • Public policy process and analysis
  • Legal frameworks for public policy
  • Micro theory and public finance

Admission Requirements

Requirements for Masters in Public Policy:

  • Candidate should have 14 years of education.
  • Candidates should have graduate degree from recognized college or university. A background in a social science will be a plus point but not essential feature.
  • Candidates who are more than 26 years old shall not be entitled for admissions unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor for special reasons on the recommendations of the Chairman.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
  • Admission will be made on merit, subject to the regional quota.

(These rules are applied for government universities of Pakistan)

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