W&M Public Policy provides students with the intellectual tools needed to improve the quality of policymaking in the United States and abroad. We offer a two-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree. This is a full-time, residential program limited to 50 new students per year - a size that allows unmatched access to faculty members and a strong sense of community. MPP students concentrate either in Public Policy Analysis (PPA) or in International Development and Policy (IDP). The strong applied and analytic skills of our MPP graduates have generated career placements in positions of public policy formulation and evaluation that compare favorably with any program in the country.
Students pursuing our undergraduate major study economics, statistics, politics, law, ethics, and policy domains. This grounding is excellent preparation for further study at the graduate level and for participating effectively in the policy process at government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private-sector firms.