12 months
946 USD/credit 34056 USD/year
946 USD/credit 34056 USD/year
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The Master of Public Policy at Northeastern University is the industry standard among public policy degrees, emphasizing the analysis of data and other relevant information and enabling students to assess public problems, develop appropriate policy responses, and evaluate program effectiveness. 


The  Master of Public Policy degree at Northeastern University emphasizes the analysis of data and other relevant information to enable graduates to assess public problems, develop appropriate policy responses, and evaluate program effectiveness. MPP graduates enter careers as policy analysts, researchers, consultants, program evaluators, and policymakers in a broad range of public and nonprofit settings, ranging from the local to the international, and in the private sector.

Additionally, students can concentrate in healthcare management and policy or sustainability and climate change policy. The healthcare management and policy angle of study equips students to better assess and act within today's complicated healthcare sector. Students who select sustainability and climate change policy will be immersed in the intricacies of climate change inquiry and action, the most crucial issue of our time. 

Unique Features

  • Required internship for students with fewer than two years of relevant professional experience
  • Optional internship for candidates with relevant professional experience
  • Majority of classes are offered in the early evening to accommodate working students
  • Optional areas of applied specialization currently include law and public policy, sustainability and climate change, urban informatics, and health policy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Techniques of Program Evaluation
  • Techniques of Policy Analysis
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Economic Analysis for Policy and Planning
  • Strategizing Public Policy
  • Public Health Administration and Policy
  • Economic Perspectives on Health Policy
  • Health Policy and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee - U.S. $75.00
  • Personal statement
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
  • English proficiency for international applicants
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores such as the GRE are not required for master's degree applicants to the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. However, such test scores may be helpful for applicants with little or no experience beyond undergraduate school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 946 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 946 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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