24 months
729 USD/credit 18954 USD/year
729 USD/credit 18954 USD/year
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The master’s in Public Policy (MPP) program from DePaul University gives you the skills, experience and analytical tools to help shape governmental policies that influence our local, regional and national agendas.


In the master’s in Public Policy (MPP) program from DePaul University, you’ll also learn how to advance policies that are beneficial to urban communities and to advocate for those who are marginalized or at risk.

Using an applied, hands-on approach, you’ll focus on:

  • Policy design, implementation and analysis
  • Law and public policy
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Economic foundations in public service

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • public service management
  • Applied statistics for public service 
  • Economic foundations of public service
  • Policy design and analysis
  • Policy implementation
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Law and public policy
  • Research methods for public service 
  • Integrative seminar
  • Ethical leadership in public service

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


52 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended 
  • Two-page personal statement describing your educational and career goals, relevant work or volunteer experience, and any special circumstances affecting past or prospective academic performance
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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