"The many readings and discussions in and outside the classroom with faculty and peers really opened up my world helping me see broad perspectives and appreciate the intricacy of policy decision-making."
"While I have significant experience communicating complicated policy matters, I am excited that the MPA curriculum has allowed me to deepen my understanding of policy analysis and budgeting."
"I see myself as a leader in the public or non-profit sector, and the MPA will equip me with transferable executive and management skills to lead large agencies or organizations."
"The Berkeley MPA program was exactly what I was looking and waiting for: a top program with on and off-campus flexibility that allowed me to maintain my current employment."
"As a recent policymaker, I recognize the value of a formal public policy education and the difference it makes in the decision-making process."
"Since this was an investment towards my future, I wanted to immerse myself in a challenging learning environment at a selective school that provides high quality education with high caliber students. GSPP has exceeded my expectations."
"The amount of expertise and experience my instructors bring into the classroom has been a highlight of my experience. They make the concepts and theories understandable because they have applied them to real life scenarios, and they bring those lessons into the classroom creating opportunities for “ah ha” moments."
"My cohort is an incredible group of leaders from all over the world and they each bring their varying experiences into the classroom each day, which serve as a large part of the learning."
"It's been almost 8 years since I started working in the public sector. After stints in portfolios that included social and economic policy, and as well as strategic planning, I thought it was time to take stock of my career and upgrade my skills to chart the next lap."
"I envision myself as a change agent for the public sector. I want to transform governments to become cleaner, smarter and more efficient. The MPA degree has prepared me with the tools and techniques to make that happen."