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Advance or begin a career in public service through in-person instruction.

Master of Public Policy and Management                  (In-person Mid-Career) Master of Public Policy and Management                  (In-person Mid-Career)

Advance your career surrounded by like-minded professionals.

Our in-person MPPM degree prepares highly qualified midcareer professionals with the skills to enhance their careers. You can choose to study full-time or part-time on our Pittsburgh campus. For acceptance into the program, you must have a minimum of five years of professional experience beyond an entry-level position.

Professional Skills

  • Administration and managerial skills
  • Analytical tools and methods
  • Development policy and implementation

Program Information 

To apply to the in-person MPPM program, your experience should demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility, leadership, and professional competence, especially in areas such as program management, budgeting and finance, human resource management, or policy formulation and implementation. 

Whether your goal is to gain new skills, obtain a promotion, or change careers, our program can be customized to meet your needs. See how successful alumni have used the MPPM degree to advance their careers.

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The flexible curriculum of the MPPM program is ideal for full-time and part-time students, as it allows you to take any of the courses offered at GSPIA. 

You are free to study international affairs, international development, or public administration, and may focus your course selection on any of the fields of study offered under GSPIA’s traditional 48-credit master’s degree programs.

Degree requirements can be completed within one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

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Area Studies Certificates

If you’re looking for an international career in a specific region of the world, you can enhance your master’s degree with a graduate certificate from the University Center for International Studies.


  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • European Union
  • Latin America
  • Russia
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The GSPIA Experience

Hear how our in-person MPPM degree helped Justin Forzano grow his nonprofit organization and its impact. 


Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives

Gain experience in research, teaching, and service in public policy by getting involved with a GSPIA or University research center. 

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