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Application Requirements for the Joint MA/MPP Program

The joint MA Education /MPP program is a two year (six quarter) program that allows students to simultaneously pursue an MA in Education at the Graduate School of Education and an MPP degree from the Public Policy Program at the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Students in this joint degree program will spend their first year taking both Education and Public Policy core courses and completing a POLS Project. The second year is typically devoted to the MPP practicum and remaining Education and Public Policy requirements.

Application Requirements

The application to the MA Education/MPP program originates at the Graduate School of Education through the Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies (POLS) Program.

  • To indicate interest in the joint degree program, complete the POLS application requirements and check “Yes” to MA/MPP program consideration under the supplemental information section of the application.
  • Complete the MA/MPP joint degree statement in the supplemental information section of the application.
  • If you are admitted into the POLS Program, we will forward your application to the Public Policy Program for consideration.
  • We will make every effort to provide you with a decision to both POLS and MPP at the same time, but due to the timing of our applications cycles we cannot guarantee this. All decisions will be finalized prior to the April 15 decision deadline.
  • If you are not admitted to the POLS Program, it is not possible to enroll solely in the Graduate Public Policy Program. However, you may be admitted to the POLS program and not the MPP program.
  • In order to be eligible for the MA/MPP program, applicants must have completed Microeconomics (Stanford equivalent: Econ 50) and Multivariable Calculus (Stanford equivalent: Math 51).

Because the MA Education/MPP program is part of the GSE's Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies (POLS) program, applicants will also need to fulfill the POLS application requirements.

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