The Master of Public Policy/Master of Planning dual degree program gives students the opportunity to develop a depth of analytic and design skills with which to effectively address the problems of urban communities. The dual degree program normally requires six semesters in residence.
Completion of the dual degree requires 72 units, including: PPD 500 and PPD 501a , 32 units in public policy, 22 units in planning, 6-8* units in electives and 8 units in planning studios/practicum.
Applicants must have a basic competence in descriptive and inferential statistics. This prerequisite may be met in one of two ways: (1) entering students must have passed an undergraduate inferential statistics class, with a grade of "B" or better, at an approved university within three years of matriculation, and must pass the MPP lab associated with PPD 554 Foundations of Public Policy Analysis , or (2) take PPD 502 x Statistical Foundations for Public Management and Policy and complete with a grade of "B" or better. If students select to take PPD 502 , the units associated with this class may not be used for graduate credit.