Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
MPA

One-Year MPA Program Schedule

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

Academic Year 2022-2023

How will courses be offered?

  • We anticipate that all courses starting with the summer courses will be offered only in-person. 
  • The MPA Program will provide updates to students based on guidance from the University. See current information about the University's response to COVID-19 at healthy.brown.edu.

Fall Graduate School Orientation Dates (tentative)

Find updates on the Graduate School website


 

MPA Academic Calendar

Sequence

Credit

Course

Orientation 

June 6 - 10, 2022

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Program overview

Summer Sequence 1

June 13 - July 15, 2022

.5 Economics for Public Policy
.5 Statistics for Public Policy

Summer Sequence 2

July 18 - August 19, 2022

.5 Economics of Government Intervention
.5 Statistics for Program Evaluation


Fall Semester

September 7 - December 21, 2022

1 Policy Analysis and Problem Solving
1 The Politics of Policymaking in Comparative Perspective
1 Elective 1
1 Elective 2

Spring Semester

January 25 - May 19, 2023

1 Policy Problems of the 21st Century
1 Management and Implementation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
1 Policy-In-Action Consultancy
1 Elective 3

Commencement May 28, 2023

Classes and sequencing subject to change.