Meeting the public challenges of our time

The public policy challenges we face today are complicated and multifaceted — managing economic crises and transitions, improving public health and education, addressing socio-economic inequality and racial injustice, and moving toward environmental sustainability, to name but a few. The Executive Master of Public Policy (E-MPP) program offers experienced practitioners advanced policy analysis skills and issue-specific competencies to engage with such challenges and develop solutions over the course of their careers in policy-related fields.

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Pick the modality that works for you

This program enables you to take courses full-time or part time, on our Denver campus or online. The E-MPP offers a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum tailored for mid-career professionals with 7 or more years of professional experience that equips you with skills to advance in policy-related careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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Analytic tools and practical knowledge

The curriculum provides fundamental policy analysis skills such as cost–benefit analysis coupled with practical understanding of the policy-making process, as well as the opportunity to specialize in particular policy areas such as social policy, economic policy, or environmental policy. The program is designed to connect your coursework with specific professional experience and goals, including a capstone project focused on a real-world policy issue of your choosing.

The Korbel Advantage

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Global to local

The E-MPP program’s distinctive positioning within one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs allows you to integrate domestic, comparative, and international policy perspectives. Courses are taught by both the Korbel School faculty and experienced policy practitioners.

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The Scrivner Institute of Public Policy

The E-MPP is housed within the Douglas and Mary Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The Scrivner Institute is an interdisciplinary hub for education, research and dialogue that addresses today’s most crucial policy issues with a local to global perspective and an emphasis on practical solutions.

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Naazneen Barma

Associate Professor; Director, Scrivner Institute of Public Policy

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Fritz Mayer

Fritz Mayer

Dean, Josef Korbel School

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Lapo Salucci

Teaching Associate Professor

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Ajenai Shareece Clemmons

Assistant Professor

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