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Center for Public Policy

The Center for Public Policy is a think tank focused on environmental policy, urban systems management, science and technology policy, and state and local government.

The Center for Public Policy (CPP) serves as an interdisciplinary hub for Drexel faculty who conduct policy-oriented research, and as an interface between those faculty and relevant government agencies and nonprofit organizations, especially those in the Philadelphia region.

Degrees

The Center for Public Policy offers a Master of Science (MS) in Public Policy and a Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Policy. The MS in Public Policy is a professional master's degree designed for people who work, or would like to work, for government or nonprofit organizations. The MS in Environmental Policy prepares students for careers as policy analysts who have a strong commitment to environmental values, are scientifically and methodologically competent, and can work effectively on policy with various groups and institutions engaged in environmental issues.

Through a flexible course schedule that includes evening and online classes, students have the option of completing either of the master’s programs at a pace that suits them. On average, students can complete the public policy and environmental policy programs in as little as 18 months to two years.

Our joint JD-Master of Science in Public Policy program provides law students with a strong foundation in research, analysis, economics and law in tandem with hands-on learning and networking opportunities with nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Prospective and current law students may apply directly to the joint degree program through Drexel's Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Learn More About the Public Policy Programs at Drexel

Careers In Public Service

Prospective students interested in the MS in Public Policy or the MS in Environmental Policy who would like to learn more about the job opportunities available in policy and administration should consult:

Public Policy Career Resources

Learn More About Careers with a MS in Public Policy

Environmental Policy Career Resources

Learn More About Careers with a MS in Environmental Policy

student Eli Gilman
“Drexel’s Public Policy program fit perfectly with where I wanted to go in my career. It was one of the biggest things that helped me conceptualize large institutional momentum and how to make change.”Eli GilmanMS public policy ’11
Director of Administration & Development
Foreign Policy Research Institute

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Prospective Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.


Contact Us

Center for Public Policy

3025 MacAlister Hall
3250-60 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.895.1895 | irene.cho@drexel.edu