The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is designed for practitioners with at least 7-years of significant, relevant experience – “practical visionaries” who are advancing more just, inclusive, and sustainable communities. The program enables students to broaden and deepen personal interests, policy knowledge, and professional skills. MPP students come from diverse careers in community development corporations, advocacy organizations, government agencies, grassroots neighborhood groups, human service agencies, environmental organizations, and more.
The Master of Public Policy prepares "practical visionaries" who will contribute to the development of more just, inclusive, and sustainable communities. The MPP is designed to help you take the next step in your career, whether you are looking to attain higher levels of leadership, shift your focus, or simply take time to reflect and recharge yourself. There are opportunities to broaden your knowledge of various policy issues, as well as deepen your current areas of interest. The department also offers a number of courses designed to enhance your analytical and professional skills. At Tufts, you can tap into the rich networks, not just among faculty members, but also your fellow MPP students.
At least seven years of significant, relevant professional work experience is required.
See Tuition and Financial Aid information for GSAS programs. Note: This program is eligible for federal loans and Tufts tuition scholarships.
The Neighborhood Fellows Program supports up to five experienced urban leaders each year in the Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) program. Its objective is to increase enrollment among people of color who work in urban communities in Boston and surrounding cities on issues of urban community politics, economics, education, housing, and social life.
Students can choose to study either full-time or enroll in the part-time track for working professionals, attending many courses during the evenings and on weekends.
Students typically complete this 30 credit program in one year.
Using a trimester format for graduate coursework, the part-time accredited urban planning program allows working professionals to work full-time while attending some of their courses during the evening, online, and/or weekends, allowing completion of the program within two years, depending on student pacing. Some required courses are only offered during the business day; please consult the upcoming semester’s course schedule for the most up-to-date information. Requirements are the same as full-time study.
*Sources: GSAS-SOE Graduate Exit Survey 2020 - 2021 and Academic Analytics (Alumni Insights)