Under faculty supervision, each Mills MPP student produces a Master's Policy Report (MPR), a professional paper that meets both the school's academic standards and the needs of a practitioner who acts as a client for the project. MPR projects completed in previous years include:
- Nicole Hudley, MPP '09. Evaluating the Independent Living Skills Program for Foster Youth. Client: Alameda County ILSP. Executive Summary.
- Katherine Puliafico, MPP '09. A "Nickel a Drink" Tax Increase: How will California's Alcohol Industry Be Affected? Client: Marin Institute. Executive Summary.*
- Drennen Shelton, MPP '09. An Analysis of an Ordinance to Assure the Maintenance of Vacant, Foreclosed Residential Properties. Client: City of Hayward. Executive Summary.*
- Mailee Wang, MPP '09. San Francisco's Violence Prevention Plan: Year One Process Evaluation. Client: San Francisco Youth Commission. Executive Summary.
Complete reports are available upon request. The opinions expressed in the reports are those of the authors and not necessarily endorsed by the Mills Public Policy Program or the client organizations. Asterisk (*) denotes Outstanding Thesis Award winners.