12 months
21816 USD/year
21816 USD/year
10632 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Illinois Springfield Master of Public Policy degree (MPP) seeks to prepare students with the skills and abilities to analyze and evaluate public policy to serve the public interest and civic engagement. 


We educate current and future governmental and nonprofit public service professionals through the innovative integration of disciplinary knowledge and skills with practice. Our location in the state capital provides access to a diverse networked community of public affairs scholars, practitioners, and students.

The Master of Public Policy from University of Illinois Springfield provides five concentration options for study:

  • Child Advocacy and Policy Concentration
  • Education Policy Concentration
  • Health Policy Concentration
  • Policy Analysis Concentration
  • Social Policy Concentration

Graduates of the University of Illinois Springfield Public Policy program will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following competencies:

  • Lead and manage in public governance
  • Identify public problems, research the background of the issues, and identify and evaluate alternatives to address these problems
  • Participate in and contribute to the public policy process
  • Describe the public policy process and the role of the various participants and stakeholders

Programme Structure


  • Issues in American Public Administration
  • Public Service Management
  • Leadership and Management of Public Organizations
  • Public Policy for Managers
  • Nonprofit Sector and Society
  • Tutorial in Public Administration
  • Contemporary Issues in Nonprofit Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the MPP will be on a competitive entry basis.
  • The MPP shall meet the University-wide requirement of a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5.
  • Since entry is competitive, a 2.5 GPA does not guarantee admission to the program.
  • Students must submit an online application to UIS, two letters of recommendation, transcripts, and an academic essay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5316 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

1100 - 1500 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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