Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) at the Watson Institute is an exciting one-year (June to May) program with an emphasis on analytical skills, global policy, and field experience. 


Develop the problem-solving, communication, and strategic leadership skills you need to tackle societal challenges. 


Gain the tools to apply data analytics to complex, real-world challenges — with the option to pursue evidence-based, data-driven policy as a specialization.


Explore the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics affecting the world’s nations and international organizations through exposure to high-level government officials, nonprofit leaders, and business representatives at sites around the globe.


Deepen your knowledge through an action-learning consultancy related to your career interests.

Learn more about the admissions process.

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