The Master of Public Policy (MPP)

hiking on mountain Photo courtesy Dicon Joseph

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Master of Public Policy program provides students the knowledge and skills students needed to be a policy analyst, researcher or leader for a broad array of public, non-profit, academic and tribal positions in Alaska and across the North. It provides students with the ability to engage across a broad array of public policy fields and the methodological depth to carry out sophisticated analyses using both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Through its connection faculty members and policy researchers at UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, students in the program have the opportunity to advance their research and scholarship skills, and explore critical policy issues facing Alaska and the Arctic regions. Graduates will be prepared to respond to state and Arctic region needs and provide the leadership Alaska and the circumpolar north require to thrive into the future.

Students graduating with a Master of Public Policy will be able to:

  • Lead and manage in public policymaking and governance
  • Apply, participate in and contribute to the public policy process
  • Create and apply methods and tools to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions across a broad set of policy issues
  • Articulate a public service perspective to engaging in public policy work
  • Analyze the Alaska and Arctic public policy and economic contexts and how to work successfully within them
  • Communicate and interact productively with diverse communities and institutions

For more information please contact Janet Burton (907-786-4171), Graduate Programs Coordinator.

Alaska Railroad train in mountain pass photo credit: Anna Tremewan