Online MPP Concentration Courses [16 credits]

MPP students can select a focus in one of four established concentrations, or self-design a concentration with an advisor and with the approval of the Public Policy Graduate Program Director. All concentrations require at least 16 quarter credits.  Students can take concentration and elective courses from a variety of programs and colleges across the Oregon State University Online curriculum.  Each concentration has a faculty advisor to help students identify appropriate courses and committee members.

Note: Prospective students can take up to 15 credits of coursework ('B' or better grades) and apply it to the MPP degree if admitted to the program.

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 545 – International Marine Policy (4 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]

PPOL 552 - International Comparative Rural Policy (4 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)

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)

Graduate Certificate Programs as Concentration

Students may also select one of the following graduate certificate programs as their concentration:

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