The MPP Program offers six policy-area concentrations that span domestic and global policy issues. The concentration is recorded on the student’s transcript upon graduation.

Energy & Environment

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Security Policy

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Health Policy

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Social Policy

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Development Policy

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Tech Policy

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Concentration Requirements 

  • complete nine credits of coursework in the concentration (either one, three-credit foundations course plus six elective course credits, or, for concentrations without a designated foundations course, nine approved elective course credits)
  • complete a summer internship related to the concentration
  • write a master’s project in the concentration area

Elective Courses

Regardless of whether a student chooses to concentrate in a particular policy area, elective courses will play an important role in shaping the student’s learning experience. MPP students may take elective courses within the Sanford School, in other departments and schools at Duke, and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, or North Carolina Central University. 

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Student Handbook

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