Credits required
62 or 45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 62 or 45 quarter credits are equal to 41.33 or 30 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
100% online You can complete all courses in this program 100% online. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

Master of Public Policy – Online


For established policy practitioners and emerging leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, the MPP and the EMPP programs both provide great opportunities for you to embrace a challenge and further prepare yourself for the dynamic world of public policy.

87.5% of 2017-18 graduates were employed within 6 months.

Whether you’re interested in moving up in your position or looking to transition from the private sector to public service, both of Oregon State’s public policy graduate programs will have you primed to take leadership roles in a variety of fields including:

  • Energy policy
  • Environmental policy
  • International policy
  • Law and crime policy
  • Science and technology policy
  • Social policy
  • Rural policy

The interdisciplinary approach of each of these two online programs will connect you to resources across the university, increasing your access to research and practices relevant to your field of study and preparing you for the workforce.


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