Become an Agent for Change

Master of Public Policy

Master of Public Policy Program at TUCC

Don’t just think about making positive changes within your community, gain the skills necessary to make it happen!

Offered at Temple University Center City (TUCC), the Master of Public Policy program (MPP) trains students and practitioners in the analytic skills needed to formulate and assess public policies at the federal, state and local levels.

TUCC will host two Master of Public Policy Information Sessions during the fall semester from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, December 5. While registration is not required, if you plan to attend, RSVPs are requested at  


Temple trains public policy generalists who combine technical competence with a sophisticated understanding of the policy process. Students additionally learn the “softer” skills of leadership and communication in a political context.

Master of Public Policy faculty members are policymakers, agency heads, budget directors, senior government advisors, and non-profit leaders. 

Students learn to tackle real-life policy problems by working in teams.  The MPP program additionally sponsors events such as candidate forums, guest speakers, career panels and discussions by experts on timely policy Issues.

Students may choose electives in areas of interest including criminal justice, health policy, urban policy and education.  Students are also encouraged to take advantage of the many internship possibilities available throughout the region.

As a full-time student, students may complete the program in a year and a half. Part-time students typically complete the 36 hours required in three to five years.

For more information about application deadlines, the curriculum and career possibilities, visit