Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
MPA

Program Schedule

See the course descriptions page for more information about required courses.

Academic Year 2017-2018

Sequence Course

Orientation 

June 5 - 9, 2017

Program overview 

Summer Sequence 1

June 12 - July 12, 2017

Economics for Public Policy
Statistics for Public Policy

Summer Sequence 2

July 17 - August 16, 2017

Introduction to Public Policy
Communications and Public Policy

Global Policy Experience

August 18 - 29, 2017

Program at an international site

Fall Semester

September 6 - December 21, 2017

The Politics of Policymaking in Comparative Perspective
Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
Specialization Elective 1
Specialization Elective 2

Spring Sequence 1

January 8 - March 23, 2018

Policy-in-Action Consultancy

Spring Sequence 2

April 2 - May 18, 2018

Policy Problems of the 21st Century
Systems Dynamics: Policy Analysis for a Complex World
Management and Implementation in Public and Non-Profit Organizations
Specialization Elective 3