The Mills Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program is designed to provide you with the skills and perspectives required to formulate and implement policies that alleviate societal problems. Our goal is to equip graduates with strong analytical skills that prepare them to take into account the complex social, economic, and cultural factors that affect policy outcomes. As a result of this training, graduates of the program can expect to have multiple career options as managers, analysts, or advocates in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
In evaluating applications, we seriously consider students' diverse work, life, and educational backgrounds and experiences. We are especially interested in candidates who bring the following qualities to the Mills Master of Public Policy Program:
- Commitment to public policy and service, as demonstrated through prior study and work/volunteer experience
- Analytical reasoning skills
- Written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work collaboratively in diverse groups and environments
- Motivation to take on challenges and see projects through to completion
Keep this list in mind as you prepare your application and tailor your application materials to convey the most relevant aspects of your experience and ability.
You can apply online or via the mail. Please review our requirements and deadlines page for more detailed information or our application page for forms. There may be special admission requirements that you should be aware of before applying to ensure your application packet is complete.
If you have any questions about admission requirements, deadlines, or applying to Mills, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 510.430.3309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.