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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Master of Public Policy prepares students to complete advanced analysis in public, private, and nonprofit sectors with an emphasis on developing higher-level quantitative and ethical decision-making skills to solve complex policy issues and problems.

MPP Curriculum and Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for this degree: 39.0

The MPP degree requires a total of 39 credit hours of coursework, which includes an internship within the public, private, or nonprofit sector. The program is designed to be completed in two years, but program length will vary depending on full-time or part-time enrollment. In order to accommodate working students, required classes are offered in the evenings, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Specialization elective courses may be offered on different days/times and also online. Academic advising and career placement services will be coordinated by a dedicated Hobby School of Public Affairs staff member.

The MPP degree curriculum is interdisciplinary with a quantitative emphasis, incorporating political science, economics, computer science, business, and statistics. Other possible disciplines, depending on a student’s concentration, include sociology, psychology, and education. The MPP program shares some core courses with the Master of Public Administration program in the areas of administrative theory, policy analysis, and public finance.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Hobby School of Public Affairs

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
US$18.689,00 por año
USD $918.98/SCH
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Enero 2023


Hobby School of Public Affairs

3623 Cullen Blvd, Room 306,



77204, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Admissions decisions for the MPP program will be made on the totality of the student’s application. However, it is expected that the typical well-qualified student will have an undergraduate GPA above 3.0 with scores above 152 on the verbal, 150 on the quantitative, and 4.0 on the analytical writing sections of the GRE.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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