Center for Public Policy
Learn more about the accelerated and graduate degree options offered by the Drexel University Center for Public Policy. If you are ready to begin your journey toward a public policy degree, apply now or visit our campus to experience life at Drexel firsthand.
Political Science (BA) and Public Policy (MS) – Accelerated Degree
The Political Science program in the Department of Politics helps students cultivate perspective; develop critical thinking, communication, and data analysis skills; and understand the economic, social, and political systems within which we live and work. Our curriculum builds on the department's research focuses and strengths. These include public policy, environmental politics, international organizations, human rights, and law and society. This flexible program allows students to shape a curriculum that meets their needs whether they are preparing for public service, the business world, graduate school in political science, an MBA or other business program, or law school.
Drexel’s MS in Public Policy is designed for people who work, or who would like to work, for government or a nonprofit organization. It is innovative and distinct in at least two key respects: Its focus on case study research and its distinct tracks of specialization.
Learn more in the Course Catalog
Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Policy
Environmental issues are complicated: science, values, economics, human behavior and political institutions all play a role in both creating environmental problems and solving them. The Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy equips future policy professionals with the tools they need to understand the complexities of environmental issues and promote policies that improve the environment.
This degree prepares students for careers in environmental policy, including within government and nonprofit organizations.
Master of Science (MS) in Public Policy
The Master of Science in Public Policy –which is offered in both in-person and online formats– is designed for people who work, or who would like to work, for government or nonprofit organizations. The public policy degree program offers two distinctive features that set it apart from similar programs:
- A unique Case Study curriculum that allows students to pursue a research question of their interest for the entire length of the program
- Specialty tracks to choose from: Education Policy, Science and Technology Policy, Information Policy, Environmental Policy, and Economic Policy.
Drexel’s MS in Public Policy degree prepares students for a range of careers in public policy and the public sector.