Schools offering master's degree programs in public policy include Harvard, the University of California Berkley, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These schools made the U.S. News & World Report 2015 list for the best public affairs graduate schools in the United States.
The top-rated school with a graduate program in public policy is the University of California Berkley. Its Goldman School of Public Policy boasts concurrent degree programs and undergraduate minors alongside master's in public policy and master's in public affairs degrees and a doctoral pathway.
Harvard University's Kennedy School offers a master's in public policy program that focuses on politics, ethics, management and leadership, and economics. Prerequisites for this and related academic paths usually require bachelor's degrees related to microeconomics and macroeconomics.