Our Vision:

To empower collaborative and innovative leadership and research to address evolving policy challenges.

Executive MPP Mission and Learning

The Executive Master of Public Policy program at OSU will 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. The EMPP program is designed to promote professionalism, innovation, global awareness, and a commitment to public service for current and future government and non-profit employees.

Through participation in and successful completion of the EMPP program, students will graduate with the ability to: 

  • Conduct research or produce some other form of creative work
    • Conduct original policy research that extends the knowledge of policy or related social science disciplines.
    • Practice policy development, analysis and implementation.
  • Demonstrate mastery of subject material.
    • Develop substantive knowledge in an area of concentration that allows for immediate immersion in a relevant policy arena.
    • Design and present in both formal and informal venues with students, practitioners, and community members.
  • Conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner
    • Conduct scholarly or professional activities in public policy research, teaching, and service in an ethical manner.
    • Develop a public service ethic resulting in student understanding of the significance of working collectively, in collaboration with the public and prioritizing the desires of citizens, communities, and society at large.
    • Communicate to stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and address policy fields that are relevant to a variety of different populations.