Public Policy, Master | Simmons University | Boston, United States
24 months
1110 USD/credit 16650 USD/year
1110 USD/credit 16650 USD/year
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Simmons University’s Master in Public Policy (MPP) Degree provides an interdisciplinary understanding of complex, ever-evolving societal problems and their potential solutions. The MPP degree builds analytical skills and data-driven research ability to better serve local, national, and global communities.


Why Study Public Policy at Simmons?

Simmons University MPP students are passionate about making a difference. Through this master’s degree, they gain a command of public policy analysis and an applied understanding of the various surrounding institutional contexts. This fosters their ability to bring about positive change from policy development through to its implementation, understanding completely the impact of their work on all levels of society.

The 11-course Master’s in Public Policy degree can be taken through full- or part-time study with most students completing the degree within two years. Its dynamic curriculum draws on courses in economics, quantitative methods, political science, and sociology, providing students with an interdisciplinary foundation that leads to deeper, more substantive policy analysis. 

Accentuated by elective courses in the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice, the MPP degree provides an integrated, well-rounded perspective of public policy in the United States. Explore the full course breakdown below in the Program Requirements section.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Policy Analysis and Theory
  • Social Policy Analysis
  • Economic Policy Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. 


30 SCH
  • 30-33


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application or paper application form
  • Current résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Academic or policy-based writing sample
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate-level courses taken, including official transcripts from all study-abroad programs.
  • TOEFL scores, if English is not the applicant's first language and the applicant does not hold a degree from a university where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Non-refundable application fee of $35

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
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