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Let’s get you started right now. Sign up for more information about the top-ranked Master of Public Policy program at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


Why Sanford's MPP Program?

Designed for future administrators, advisors, advocates, and analysts, our MPP program provides a broad-based foundation in analytic and managerial methods with applications to real-world situations. Our graduates are trained to find creative and effective solutions to public problems. They are prepared to think strategically, analyze rigorously, communicate clearly, negotiate effectively and manage fairly. We offer individualized career counseling.

Typically, 75 percent of graduates are employed within three months of beginning their job search and 95 percent within one year.

Duke University

Duke University consistently ranks among the very best worldwide. Duke’s graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy — are among the leaders in their fields.

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The Sanford School provides merit-based scholarships to all admitted MPP students who are not receiving full funding from outside sources. The merit-based awards include tuition scholarships and/or teaching, research or staff assistantships.



Our MPP program is a close community, you will know everyone and be known. Full-time professors provide one-on-one mentoring. Graduates join a network of more than 176,000 Duke alumni

Choose your concentration

The following concentrations are offered, each with a global perspective:

  • Environment and Energy Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Development Policy
  • Security Policy
  • Social Policy
  • Technology Policy

Sign up to learn more about the Duke MPP program today!