This interdisciplinary degree draws from multiple fields of study,
including economics, political science, sociology, psychology, education, law, history, and
public health. The SPPA MPP degree focuses on professional skills in public policy analysis,
evaluation, and communication.
MPP students are educated in the well-known Delaware Model for public affairs education, where hands-on, real-world experience is a must. Classroom experience in the MPP program is supplemented by applied policy research and internship opportunities offered by
SPPA, its affiliated programs and centers, and external partners.