24 months
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/year
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/year
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The Public Policy MPP course at the American Public University provides a comprehensive overview of essential skills required for sound research and data analysis, communication, action, and creative and critical thinking in the area of public policy. 


Course Details

Enhance your innovative and critical thinking as you build skills to address today’s real-world issues with the Public Policy MPP course at the American Public University.

APU’s Master of Public Policy provides a comprehensive examination of the capacities that are essential to the public policy profession: sound research, data analysis, communication, creative and critical thinking, and action. Our online master’s in public policy is designed to further your understanding of policy at the local, state, and national levels in order to sharpen your advising and risk management capabilities.

You will prepare for the professional challenges and opportunities of this field by reviewing case studies and engaging in writing exercises.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Cybersecurity Policy 
  • Environmental Policy 
  • Health Policy 
  • National Security Policy 
  • Public Policy and the Law 
  • Space Policy

What You Will Do

  • Evaluate the multidisciplinary nature of the major theories underlying the discipline of public policy
  • Extrapolate the processes by which public policies are designed, implemented, and evaluated
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing (or the impact of proposed) public policies
  • Demonstrate appropriate analytical skills to analyze contemporary policy issues
  • Design public policies to solve strategic or social problems

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Governance and Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Public Writing
  • Economics and Public Policy
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Human Resource Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.

$250 with military grant


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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