Duke University

Sanford School of Public Policy

Public Policy Studies


2138 Campus Drive

Durham, NC 27708

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.P. - Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Terry Sanford Institute offers the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree and a PhD in Public Policy. Graduates of the MPP program are prepared for professional positions in domestic and international public agencies, research organizations, policy consulting firms, and for academic positions in public policy, public administration and policy-oriented schools. Students designate a disciplinary concentration such as economics, political science, or sociology in which they take a minimum of five courses, as well as a policy focus, such as social policy, globalization and development, or health policy. Our MPP degree prepares students for diverse roles in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Students learn how to use economics, statistics and policy analysis to address complex problems, to appreciate the role of politics and ethics in reconciling conflicting values, and to think strategically. All MPP students complete policy internships that apply their new analytical skills, focus their career interests and can lead into their final Master's Project for a public, private or nonprofit client. The PhD in Public Policy is an applied, interdisciplinary social science degree.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 51

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 0.00

In State Tuition (per year): 34000

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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