The MPP is in its 10th year of successfully recruiting and educating policy leaders for the 21st century. We have an increasingly diverse program—in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, and socio-economic status of students—in addition to the growing presence of international students. The program has grown from 3 students in 2003-04 to 65 students in 2012-13.
Total MPP Majors
Recent cohorts of MPP students have come from universities in Oregon (e.g., University of Oregon, Willamette University, Linfield University, University of Portland, Portland State University, Western Oregon University and Southern Oregon University), universities in other states (e.g., Clark University, University of Tennessee, University of Florida, University of Washington, University of Pittsburg, University of Akron, University of Puget Sound, Loyola University-Maryland, Notre Dame, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of California-Davis, Marquette University, Washington State University, University of Minnesota, Chapman University, University of Illinois, Ohio State University, University of Montana, Brigham Young University, and University of Texas, etc.), and international universities (e.g., Nanjing Institute of Technology-China, Tribhuwan Unversity-Nepal, Zhejiang University-China, University of Costa Rica, McGill University-Canada, University of Indonesia, Seoul University-Korea, etc.).
MPP students also come into the program with a variety of undergraduate and graduate majors including, but not limited to: Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Engineering, Biology, Micro Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, English, Crop and Soil Science, Women Studies, Asian Studies, Psychology, Public Affairs, History, etc.
Another facet of the OSU MPP Program concerns student funding and scholarships. Many of our international students have been funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and by Fulbright Scholarships. In addition, the MPP Program has been able to provided competitive Laurels Tuition and McNair Scholarships and Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships for most of our students.
Percentage of MPP students with 1-3 Quarters of Graduate Teaching/Research Appointments
Percentage of MPP students with partial to full Laurels Tuition and McNair Scholarships