New Master’s Programs Introduced at Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law

University of the Pacific’s law school, McGeorge School of Law, has developed two new master’s degree programs. These new programs are to begin in the fall semester of 2017. These new degrees are in addition to McGeorge’s current J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. and Masters

of Science in Law programs. The new degree programs are focused on the intersection of laws and public policies. The new programs are a Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Administration (MPA).

The Master of Public Policy degree is a 48 unit degree program. According to McGeorge, the program “prepares professionals for careers capably making and effectively implementing public policy decisions. … public policy issues are characterized by conflict, complexity and uncertainty. Successfully addressing such issues is the mission of this program.”

Similarly, the MPA degree is a 30 unit degree program. While the MPP degree focuses on drafting and implementing public policy, the MPA focuses on management of those policies. This degree program is meant for more leadership positions implementing and maintaining public policy.

The degree programs are currently open for enrollment for the fall semester of 2017 for the MPA and MPP and spring 2017 for only the MPA.

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