MPP students can select a focus in one of seven established concentrations, self-design a concentration with an advisor and with the approval of the Public Policy Graduate Program Director, or complete one of OSU's graduate certificate programs or a Portland State University graduate certificate program. All concentrations require a minimum of sixteen quarter credits. Students can take concentration and elective courses from a variety of programs and colleges across the Oregon State University campus. Each formal concentration has a faculty advisor to help students identify appropriate courses and committee members. The links below will take you to the available courses and advisors for each concentration. Note: MPP students can have 26 credits of "blanket coursework" (e.g., PPOL 507-Seminar, PPOL 510-Internship) on their 62 credit Program of Study.
One of the following graduate certificate programs may be used to expand your concentration options:
Students who successfully complete both the certificate program and the MPP will receive the certificate in addition to their major degree.