Public policy schools offer a wide range of public policy degrees including the Master of Public Policy (MPP), the Master of Public Administration (MPA), the Master of Public Affairs (MPAff), the Master of International Affairs and PhDs in Public Policy, Policy Studies, Public Administration, and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA).
In the United States, students pursue a public policy degree after having completed an undergraduate degree in some other field. American public policy programs are generally located in an autonomous graduate or professional school within a larger university.
While degrees in Public Policy are generally at the graduate level (masters and PhD), some undergraduate degree programs still exist. Coursework for this designation requires an introductory course in Public Policy coupled with an applied course in Public Policy and is concluded with additional coursework in Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Public Policy.
Further rankings are viewable here
GW'S TRACHTENBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IS HIGHEST-RANKED PUBLIC AFFAIRS SCHOOL IN DC AREA.
Mar 15, 2012; WASHINGTON, DC -- The following information was released by the George Washington University: U.S. News and World Report Graduate...