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Public Policy Graduate Degrees

The master's degree in public policy (MPP) at Mills College is the perfect path of advanced study for students who want to make a lasting impact. Our MPP curriculum focuses on assessing public problems, developing creative solutions, and implementing policies that are efficient, equitable, and feasible. Graduates enjoy a wide range of careers from policy analysts to advocates to managers.

Located in the dynamic and diverse San Francisco Bay Area, Mills offers MPP students small, collaborative classes led by distinguished faculty with real-world experience. Our MPP Program places a unique emphasis on the local community, bringing area policy leaders into interactive classroom discussions. MPP students graduate with the analytical skills and political acumen needed to navigate effectively in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

In some cases, students can use prior course work to meet certain first-year requirements, potentially reducing the time needed to complete the degree. Additionally, part-time options are available.

Learn about our innovative joint MPP/MBA.



The Mills MPP Program enables students to put their learning to work for real-world clients in their Master's Policy Report.

Recent clients include:

CA Dept of Healthcare Services
Climate Policy Initiative
Oakland Chamber of Commerce
SF Dept on Status of Women
The Greenlining Institute

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Last Updated: 9/21/17