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A Hub for Policy Research

The Center for Public Policy is a think tank focused on environmental policy, urban systems management, science and technology policy, and state and local government.

Center for Public Policy

The Center for Public Policy (CPP) is a think tank located within Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences. It serves as an interdisciplinary hub for Drexel faculty who conduct policy-oriented research, and as an interface between those faculty and relevant government agencies and nonprofit organizations, especially those in the Philadelphia region.

The Center for Public Policy offers a Master of Science in Public Policy and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy. The MS in Public Policy is a professional master's degree designed for people who work, or would like to work, for government or nonprofit organizations. Through a flexible course schedule that includes evening and online classes, students have the option of completing the program at a pace that suits them. On average, students can complete the program in as little as 18 months to two years.

The MS in Environmental Policy prepares students for careers as policy analysts who have a strong commitment to environmental values, are scientifically and methodologically competent, and can work effectively on policy with various groups and institutions engaged in environmental issues.

The joint JD-Master of Science in Public Policy Program gives law students a strong foundation in research, analysis, economics and law in tandem with hands-on learning and networking opportunities with non-profit organizations and government agencies. Prospective and current law students may apply directly to the joint degree program through Drexel's Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Alumni Spotlight

Drexel Public Policy Alumni Eli Gilman

Eli Gilman
MS Public Policy '11

“Drexel’s Public Policy program fit perfectly with where I wanted to go in my career. It was one of the biggest things that helped me conceptualize large institutional momentum and how to make change.”

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Careers in Public Service

The primary purpose of the MS in Public Policy is to provide students with skills and knowledge that will help them achieve or advance in careers in public service, both in government and the private sector. Prospective students interested in either the MS in Public Policy or the MS in Environmental Policy who would like to learn more about the job opportunities available to those with graduate degrees in policy and administration should consult:

Public Policy

Environmental Policy

Questions? Contact Us.

Center for Public Policy
MacAlister Hall, Room 3025 | Philadelphia, PA 19104

215.895.2471 |