Options: Master of Public Policy – Online

Four established concentrations are available, or you can self-design a concentration with an advisor and the approval of the public policy graduate program director. All concentrations require at least 16-quarter credits. You can take concentration and elective courses from a variety of programs and colleges across the Oregon State University online curriculum. Each concentration is assigned a faculty advisor to help students identify appropriate courses and committee members.

Energy Policy [16 credits]

PPOL 547 – Integrated Approaches to Food-Water-Energy-Climate (4 credits)
PS 555 – Politics of Climate Change (4 credits)
PS 573 – U.S. Energy Policy (4 credits)
PS 575 – Environmental Politics and Policy (4 credits)
PS 577 – International Environmental Policy (4 credits)
PS 578 – Renewable Energy Policy (4 credits); currently being developed for online

Environmental Policy [16 credits]

PPOL 546 – Policy and Law of Coastal Governance (4 credits)
PPOL 547 – Integrated Approaches to Food-Water-Energy-Climate (4 credits)
PPOL 548 – Marine Policy (4 credits)
PS 555 – The Politics of Climate Change (4 credits)
PS 570 – Global Food Politics and Policy (4 credits)
PS 575 – Environmental Politics and Policy (4 credits)
PS 576 – Science and Politics (4 credits)
PS 577 – International Environmental Policy (4 credits)
SOC 580 – Environmental Sociology (4 credits)
SOC 581 – Society and Natural Resources (4 credits)
SOC 585 – Consensus and Natural Resources (4 credits)

Rural Policy [16 credits]

PS 570 – Global Food Politics and Policy (4 credits)
PS 575 – Environmental Politics and Policy (4 credits)
SOC 580 – Environmental Sociology (4 credits)
SOC 581 – Society and Natural Resources (4 credits)
SOC 585 – Consensus and Natural Resources (4 credits)
SOC 575 – Rural Sociology (4 credits)

Social Policy [16 credits]

SOC 541 – Criminology and Penology (4 credits)
SOC 550 – Sociology of Education (4 credits)
SOC 554 – Leisure and Culture (4 credits)
SOC 571 – Social Movements (4 credits)
SOC 575 – Rural Sociology (4 credits)

Graduate Certificate Programs as Concentration

One of the following graduate certificate programs may be used to expand your concentration options: 

Students who successfully complete both the certificate program and the MPP will receive the certificate in addition to the MPP degree.

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