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
We have several upcoming information sessions that will be hosted at Temple’s Main Campus in Gladfelter Hall. Click below for details and to RSVP:

Center City Campus:
We are hosting several information sessions at Temple University’s Center City (TUCC) building. On each date, an open house will be held from 5:00 to 5:30pm where prospective students will have a chance to mingle with MPP alums. A full presentation will be given by Professor Gary Mucciaroni will start at 5:30pm.

Internship for Public Policy

All MPP students are required to serve an internship and complete PLCY 5085 Internship in Public Policy. Past MPP students have served their internships at a number of different organizations, agencies and legislative offices. Previous MPP students have interned at a wide variety of organizations, including the following:


May Graduates May Graduates

Congratulations to our MPP Graduates!

At Temple’s May 9th commencement at Mitten Hall, degrees were conferred upon thirteen new MPP graduates. Twelve of them are pictured here from left to right: Tom Holroyd, Rena Pacheco, Jared Moser, Kyle Purchase, Aaron Bailey, Sarah Mueller, Peter Genao, Amanda Warren, Julie Blust, Jessica Maneely, Jonathan White, and Melissa Piccoli.

These alumni are joined by three MPP Faculty: Joseph McLaughlin and Gary Mucciaroni (far left) and Pat Amberg-Blyskal (center front).

After the ceremony our newest MPP alums and their family members were toasted at a reception. Additionally, two MPP alumni were awarded the MPP Public Service Award – Billy Folinusz and Lexi White. We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing about their future successes!


Alumni Spotlight

Temple’s MPP graduates have taken on many new employment opportunities since completing the program! Read on to find out more about where our alums have gone.

  • 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
    First worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Econsult Solutions and then accepted a position as a Senior Associate, Finance, Policy and Data for the Office of the Philadelphia City Controller.
    MPP from Temple in 2019

  • Dashiel Sears
    Appointed Senior Associate, National League of Cities, Washington, DC.
    MPP from Temple in 2018

  • Patrick Kerr
    Formerly an Executive Assistant for the Committee on Sustainability Assessment, is now a Research Partnerships 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, Emily is now a Policy Specialist with PennDOT.
    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

  • Tom Holroyd
    Appointed Legislative Director, Sen. Maria Collett, Pennsylvania Senate
    MPP from Temple in 2019


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