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


MPP Program faculty and students engage in innovative research, on all aspects of public policy, that supports ethical and equitable policy decisions at all levels of government, from the local to the global.


Through participation in and successful completion of the MPP 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.

Alignment of MPP Learning Outcomes with our Graduate School and NASPAA

OSU Master of Public Policy Assessment Plan