2018-2019 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Jul 06, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Policy, MA

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Public Policy


The New England College’s Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) program prepares students for opportunities in both the public and private sector for positions in and out of government, public policy and advocacy groups or in any industry that an in‐depth knowledge of the policy process is desired. The MAPP curriculm focuses on the intersection between poilicy and politics by taking advantage of faculty who are scholar practitioners in the policy world. The work of our MAPP faculty is complemented by our Leadership Seminars which brings to campus, experts whose work seeks to advance public policy in a host of issue areas.

Program Outcomes

  • Collect, synthesize, and  analyze information to better understand contemporary public policy issues; 
  • Contribute to teams working on policy research and formulation;
  • Apply negotiation tools to collaboratively reach consensus and identification of common objectives in diverse populations with diverging interests;
  • Be familiar with the key governmental institutions that formulate and implement public policy;
  • Articulate the nuances of political processes at the local, state, and national levels, and how they influence the formulation and implementation of public policy;
  • Understand public budgeting and resource allocation;
  • Differentiate between various methods of conducting and assessing program evaluation;
  • Carry out applied research to support communicating effectively in the policy realm.

Key Features:

  • Delivered online with synchronous components that allow students to collaborate and network with practitioners across the United States
  • A 36 credit program delivered in 7 week terms
  • Leadership Seminars, bringing in speakers and policy makers for workshops, lectures, and conversations around specific topics
  • Tuition discount and transfer course articulation agreement for NH State Employees/NHBET graduates

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