Our MPA students build the skills to change the world.
The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) at the Watson Institute is an exciting one-year program. The program begins in June and concludes the following May. Students will develop the analytic, communication, and strategic leadership skills they need to tackle societal challenges.
MPA students can expect a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum, but also the flexibility to ensure they graduate with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in their careers. Students can choose from faculty-driven policy specializations, or they create their own, benefiting from our diverse faculty and access to a multitude of Brown graduate offerings.
Institutions, Issues & the Politics of the Policy Process (3 courses)
Policy Analysis and Problem Solving
The Politics of Policymaking in Comparative Perspective
Policy Problems of the 21st Century
Management and Systems (2 courses)
Management and Implementation in Public and Non-Profit Organizations
System Dynamics: Policy Analysis for a Complex World