Master of Public Policy – Online
Become a policy leader for the 21st century
When social, economic and environmental issues arise, it is policy makers who are the first to step into the fray. Oregon State University’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) online degree programs will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be successful in policy career fields.
The discipline of policy is closely connected to the practice of policy design, implementation, and assessment. As a student in these interdisciplinary programs housed at a leading research university, you will learn to integrate groundbreaking science into emerging policies and practices that will impact and influence local, regional and international policy decisions.
Master of Public Policy
The 62-credit MPP program is designed for careers in domestic or international organizations, and is beneficial for:
- Professionals seeking career advancement
- Professionals transitioning from the private sector to public service
- Recent graduates wanting to pursue policy careers
Executive Master of Public Policy
Strengthen your foothold as a policy practitioner and gain the knowledge that will help you transition from the private sector to public service by earning your Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) degree online from Oregon State.
Tailored for mid-career professionals, this 45-credit program is shorter than the MPP offering because it takes into account your status as a practitioner with 5+ years in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Quality, rigorous programs
Oregon State’s MPP program is accredited by the (NASPAA), the global standard in public service education. The MPP and EMPP programs are proud to be members of the (PPIA) to work collaboratively on promoting the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service. These programs are offered by Oregon State’s School of Public Policy and delivered 100 percent online by OSU Ecampus.
Benefits of earning your degree online from Oregon State
- All classes are developed by Oregon State's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
- OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
- OSU's online students receive the same diploma and transcript as on-campus students.