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Master of Public Policy


Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Rowan University’s Master of Public Policy Program aims to provide its students with the skills needed to be successful leaders and public servants in the state of New Jersey and beyond. The program features core courses on Public Policy taught by Rowan faculty and practitioners. Students will also specialize in a policy area consistent with Rowan's strengths or choose an interdisciplinary track. Students will gain valuable field experience and engage in in-depth research. The program features Political Science, Economics, and Policy faculty and members of the New Jersey public policy community with years of experience in the field. The program is designed to accommodate full time students and working professionals with evening classes and a flexible timeline for completion.

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The Master of Public Policy is a full-time or part-time program offered face-to-face format at our Glassboro campus. It requires the completion of 39 graduate semester hours (12-13 courses).

  • 12-13 Courses / 39 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 21 S.H.
EDPA 02510 Introduction to Policy Analysis 3
EDPA 02512 Quantitative Methods in Public Policy 3
EDPA 02514 Essentials of Economics for Public Policy 3
EDPA 02516 State and Local Politics in Policy Analysis 3
EDPA 02518 Public Finance and Cost-Benefit Analysis 3
EDPA 02520 Social Policy 3
EDPA 02690 Capstone in Public Policy 3
Elective Fields: Courses: Choose 12 S.H. in One Subject Area
  Criminal Justice Policy Field 12
  Diversity and Inclusion on Policy Field 12
  Education Policy Field 12
  Engineering and Public Policy Field 12
  Environmental Policy Field 12
  Social Change Field 12
  Health and Emergency Management Field 12
  Emergency Management Field 12
  Interdisciplinary Field 12
Thesis Courses: 6 S.H.
EDPA 02580 Public Policy Internship** 6
EDPA 02590 Thesis in Public Policy I** 3
EDPA 02592 Thesis in Public Policy II** 3

*Refer to the Program Guide for electives available under each field.

**Choose either Public Policy Internship or Thesis in Public Policy I & II

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation, or will indicate any missing items.


  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
    • Provide reasons for pursuing this program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career.
  • Two letters of recommendation
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