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Earn a Master of Public Policy at a distance through UNI

April 27, 2017
Contact: 

Christopher Larimer, associate professor, political science, 319-273-6047, christopher.larimer@uni.edu

Jacie Dahlstrom, communications specialist, Continuing and Distance Education, 319-273-5970, jacie.dahlstrom@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program scheduled to begin fall 2017. The program is primarily designed for working professionals in the fields of public policy, public administration and nonprofit management. In addition to the MPP, students can also enroll for the graduate certificate in Public Administration.

The Master of Public Policy program explores the political and social aspects of public policy, as well as various methods of policy analysis. This program allows students to discover the tools needed to assume effective and meaningful positions with public or nonprofit organizations that serve the community.

“Working professionals have benefited from the online structure of the program as well as a core group of faculty who are readily available for instruction and guidance,” said Chris Larimer, program coordinator.

Courses in this program are offered using a combination of Adobe Connect, a desktop video conferencing system, and eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. The cornerstone course, Politics and Public Policy, includes a brief orientation to the program and is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, on the UNI campus. All other course requirements can be completed online.

The program begins this fall using a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through the course sequence, with the degree to be earned in the summer of 2019. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/public-policy.

For more information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-2504 or 800-772-1746.