Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Programs

Thank you for your interest in the Goldman School of Public Policy. 

GSPP offers three degree programs: Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and the Doctoral Program (PhD). A comparison of the MPP versus the MPA can be found here.

Admission to the Goldman School is highly selective, determined by a committee of faculty, administrators and current students who evaluate the applicant’s academic preparation and demonstrated commitment to public service. Along with the applicant’s individual qualifications, the committee endeavors to assemble a class that reflects a diversity of student backgrounds and experience; this diversity is a distinctive of a Goldman School education and, we believe, essential to strong public policy training. Interviews are not part of the application review process.

For undergraduate students, the Goldman School offers the public policy minor. Each summer, GSPP also hosts the Public Policy International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Fellowship.