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Public Policy

We develop the abilities of present and future policy researchers and leaders in Oregon, the region, and the world to meet the mounting challenges of governance in the 21st century. Our faculty analyze policy solutions to wicked problems and train and mentor our students with the analytical, research, and communication abilities to positively impact public policy initiatives.

In the Public Policy Accelerated Master’s Platform, you can take graduate classes in public policy, apply those credits to major requirements, and transfer them to the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program. Learn more!
OSU ranked a 2023 Top School for online Master’s in Public Policy
OSU has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges for online master’s programs in public policy. Just six percent of regionally accredited postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position.
#2 Online Public Policy and Public Affairs Programs of 2022
Based in Corvallis, OSU offers an online master of public policy The program helps early- and mid-career professionals complete their degrees by providing flexible online courses.

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2018-2019 Best Online Political Science Degrees
OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Its public policy program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.
UniversityHQ Ranks Oregon State University as the #9 Online Bachelor's in Economics College Programs
2023 Best Online Bachelors in Economics Degree

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