MPP degree concentrations

The Ford School offers two international policy degree concentrations: international policy and international economic development.

International policy

Faculty lead: John Ciorciari
Focus: Knowledge and policy analysis skills related to diplomacy, national security, human rights
Requirements: 12 credits
Strongly recommended: International affairs OR comparative politics section of PubPol 510 - Politics of Public Policy (3 credits)

International economic development

Faculty lead: Dean Yang
Focus: Knowledge and policy analysis skills related to economic and social development
Requirements: PubPol 534 (3 credits) plus 6 additional credits


International Policy Concentration

Jonathan Garon, MPP '23

"In a degree program geared toward generalist policy practitioners, the International Policy concentration at Ford has been fundamental in allowing me to showcase my international focus and my commitment to pursuing a career in support of furthering U.S. economic competitiveness abroad. It's difficult to overstate the depth, breadth, and caliber of the international coursework offered at the Ford School. No matter your area of interest or specialization, the staff and faculty at the Weiser Diplomacy Center go above and beyond to support students, both during their time at Ford and as they transition into careers in the international policy space after graduation."