Public Policy and Evaluation, M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
24 months
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
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Public Policy and Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) trains you in the technical aspects of outcome evaluation to provide a focused understanding of what makes public policy effective.


The Master of Arts in Public Policy and Evaluation (MAPPE) is joint program offered by the Division of Politics & Economics (DPE) and the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences (DBOS) that combines two highly complementary domains—public policy and evaluation—which are often taught and learned separately. The program places strong emphasis on the politics of outcome evaluation; you’ll develop an understanding of stakeholder and constituent roles in evaluation, empowerment aspects, and the ethical requirements of a policy analyst and evaluator. 

The program from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) allows considerable flexibility to construct a degree that builds important skills for a range of careers, especially in nonprofit or governmental settings.

Program Highlights

  • Students in the MAPPE program may take policy/evaluation-relevant elective or transdisciplinary courses at any CGU school with the approval of their academic advisors.
  • The program offers graduate-only education in small, seminar-style classes taught by highly knowledgeable faculty-scholars.
  • You can pursue your MA in conjunction with another degree, such as a Master of Public Health. You earn a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legislative Process & Public Policy
  • Public Policy Process
  • Policy Design and Implementation
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Theory-Driven Evaluation
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
    • $80 Application fee
    • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
    • Resume
    • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
    • Copy of Passport
    • Affidavit of Financial Support
    • Financial Statement or Proof
    • Statement of purpose
    • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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