Four Plus One Public Policy Degree Program

Advance your Career. Enhance your Community.

Careers in public policy include appointed public positions, consultancy roles and non-profit leadership positions that deal with budgeting and finance, economic development, environmental protection, public education, public health, social services and other policy fields. Temple alumni who already work in these fields provide important networks through which our graduates gain entrée into exciting and rewarding public policy jobs.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Main Campus - Sessions are from 10:40 - 11:30 and from 11:40 - 12:30.

Center City Campus - Sessions are from 5:00 -7:00pm. A full presentation begins at 5:40pm. If you prefer to attend via WebEx, please RSVP to mpp@temple.edu.


December Graduates

Congratulations to our Most Recent MPP Graduates!

At Temple’s January 31st commencement at the Performing Arts Center, degrees were conferred upon five new MPP graduates. Pictured here from left to right they are Lexi White, Tiffany White, Billy Folinusz, Emily Watts and Natalie Cramer. After the ceremony the five newest MPP alums and their family members were toasted at a reception. We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing about their future successes!

Alumni Spotlight

May 2018 and January 2019 Graduates Take on New Employment Opportunities! Members of our very first classes of 9 and 5 MPP graduates are landing new jobs in a variety of public service settings. We wish them all great success!

  • Brian Clinton
    Left his position on the staff of Councilwoman Cherelle Parker to become Assistant Chief of Staff in the Mayor’s Office of the City of Philadelphia.
    MPP from Temple in 2018

  • Sarah DeNault
    Appointed a Senior Analyst with responsibilities for conducting economic, policy, statistical, and program research at Econsult Solutions. She was formerly a Victims Assistant Coordinator worked with the Office of Victim Advocate in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Board of Probation and Parole in the Dept. of Corrections.
    MPP from Temple in 2018

  • Patrick Kerr
    Formerly an Executive Assistant for the Committee on Sustainability Assessment, is now a project manager with Character Lab, a non- profit organization that uses cutting edge social science and medical research to understand and develop traits in children that contribute to positive outcomes later in life.
    MPP from Temple in 2018

  • Emily Watts
    Formerly Communications Specialist II at McCormick Taylor is taking a post with PennDOT where she will be a Policy Specialist.
    MPP from Temple in 2019

  • Megan Zak
    Formerly a Student Services Coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple, is now the Assistant Director for the Part-Time MBA Program in the Fox School of Business.
    MPP from Temple in 2018


Temple University Off Campus Housing

Temple University now has a new off-campus housing service! You can visit the new website to learn about all of the new off campus housing options, locations and see virtual tours of new units!

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