Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.)

Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA)


Lead teams and develop policies that change lives. Government agencies, nonprofits, and international organizations are actively seeking skilled professionals to take on society’s greatest challenges. The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) prepares students for public service leadership through an interdisciplinary curriculum that blends academic theory with real-world experience. With classes offered on weekday evenings, students can keep momentum in their careers while connecting in-person with MPPA faculty and a diverse student cohort.

Areas of Study

  • Public Management
  • Public Policy
  • International Policy and Management

Next Steps

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Master of Public Policy and Administration is part of the WICHE – Western Regional Graduate Program exchange. Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process. All areas are eligible for the WRGP.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid