Master of Public Policy

Mills College

1337 USD/credit
1337 USD/credit
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Turn your passion into effective action. The Public Policy Program at Mills College will provide you with the analytical tools and access to innovative policy makers that will enable you to make a lasting impact.


The master of public policy (MPP) at Mills College imparts the skills and perspectives required to formulate, implement, evaluate, and advocate on behalf of public policies. This two-year professional degree program integrates two levels of course work, providing a strong analytic foundation and advanced professional training. You’ll learn how to assess public problems; develop creative solutions that are efficient, equitable, and feasible; navigate ethics, law, and politics; and implement ideas. The MPP Program will prepare you for public policy leadership and analysis in government, politics, and nonprofit organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Economics (micro and macroeconomics)
  • Public Policy and Economic Analysis
  • Ethics of Policy/Politics (multiple options)
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Introduction to Statistics or Quantitative Methods
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Methods of Policy Analysis
  • Dimensions of Diversity in Public Policy (multiple options)

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • It's easy to start your admission application process. Just complete the Mills application online and submit the $50 application fee.
  • All Mills graduate programs require a statement of purpose or artist's statement as part of the admission application.
  • We ask that you send us official transcripts (with grades) from the college or university from which you earned your bachelor's degree.
  • For the majority of Mills graduate programs, you'll need to ask two academic instructors to complete and submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • We ask non-native English speakers to submit scores from one of English proficiency exams.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1337 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    1337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1337 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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