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Careers in the Public Policy Fast Lane

Stony Brook University’s MA in Public Policy (MAPP) enables future leaders to earn a valuable master’s degree from one of the most respected public universities in the nation—in as little as one calendar year (31 credit hours).

The program is housed in one of the country’s leading departments of political science, ranked among the top five in research and publications, with a faculty comprised of nationally recognized scholars and highly experienced public policy professionals.

Why Stony Brook University for Your Degree in Public Policy?

  • U.S.News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 50 public universities in the nation
  • Our MAPP program may be completed in one calendar year (full-time) or within two years (part-time)                 
  • Convenient schedule for working students
  • Affordable tuition and financial aid available to those who qualify
  • Growing alumni network to help with career placement
  • Accelerated BA/MAPP for Political Science undergraduates
  • Joint degree options include combined MAPP/MBA Business Administration and MAPP/MPH Public Health

Proven Results with a Competitive Degree

Graduates from our program have a variety of career paths available in both the public and private sectors. Recent graduates have attained key positions in the offices of:

  • U.S. Senators
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • North Shore-LIJ Health System
  • New York City Office of Management and Budget
  • KPMG China, Shanghai
  • Viacom International
  • New York City Administration for Children’s Services
  • NYU Langone Medical Center


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