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Center for Public Policy

Master in Public Policy/Master of Arts in International Affairs

The dual MPP/MAIA (Master of Arts in International Affairs) is aimed at students who have an interest in pursuing professions in international affairs policy in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Students in the program will develop the rigorous tools of policy analysis while obtaining substantive training in international affairs.

Students interested in applying to the MPP/MA in International Affairs must complete and submit both the MPP and MAIA applications to the respective programs simultaneously. Please note that you cannot apply retroactively for this dual degree program. For more information about the MA in International Affairs, please contact the Master of Arts in International Affairs Program.

The dual degree consists of 78- credit hours (39 for MPP and 39 for MAIA) and requires three years to complete. Students are also required to pass a mandatory MAIA oral exam as well as a language and map tests. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in each department (computed separately).

Although there is some flexibility in order to accommodate students’ specific professional and academic goals, students enrolled in the dual MPP/MAIA program typically pursue the following course of study:

 

Typical Course of Study

 

YEAR ONE

Fall Semester (12 credits)

  • PPOL 5000, Statistical Methods for Policy Analysis

  • MAIA Course

  • MAIA Course

  • MAIA Course

Spring Semester (12 credits)

  • PPOL 5001, Regression Methods for Policy Analysis

  • PPOL 5005, Microeconomics II

  • PPOL 5008/5009, Public Management/Comparative Public Management

  • MAIA Course

 

YEAR TWO

Fall Semester (12 credits)

  • PPOL 5002, Advanced Regression and Program Evaluation Methods

  • PPOL 5007, Comparative Policy Process

  • MAIA Course

  • MAIA Course

Spring Semester (15 credits)

  • PPOL 5010, Ethics, Values and Public Policy

  • PPOL Elective

  • MAIA Course

  • MAIA Course

  • MAIA Course

 

YEAR THREE

Fall Semester (15 credits)

  • PPOL 5011/5013, Policy Analysis Capstone I/Thesis Workshop I

  • PPOL Elective

  • MAIA Course

  • MAIA Course

  • MAIA Course

Spring Semester (12 credits)

  • PPOL 5012/5014, Policy Analysis Capstone II/Thesis Workshop II

  • PPOL Elective

  • PPOL Elective

  • MAIA Course

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