Master of Public Policy Overview
Adler University’s Master of Public Policy program is uniquely designed to prepare graduates to lead government policy and advocacy efforts that advance social change—crucial to creating more equitable, just and healthy communities throughout the United States and globally. This professionally oriented master’s degree prepares you with core knowledge and skills in policy development and critical analysis, service evaluation, economic disparities, cross cultural communication, community organizing, advocacy, leadership, and management—all necessary for effective leadership and advocacy in the public arena.
Our Master of Public Policy program prepares you for a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities in public policy, with national, state, and local governments; policy research centers; consulting firms; community action groups; and NGOs and directservice providers in the United States and around the world.
Career options include positions such as policy analyst, program administrator, community organizer, and program evaluator, as well as leadership roles in research and analysis, community development and advocacy, administration, consulting, management, and other capacities that influence policy at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Our program combines the best features of traditional graduate education and training in policy and service—with our University’s hallmark social justice mission and focus on social change.
Human Rights Advocacy Concentration
Our Human Rights Advocacy concentration prepares policy professionals for leading and advancing advocacy agendas in governmental, nonprofit, or private sectors—applying established human rights standards, laws, and treaties in domestic or international settings.
Through the Human Rights Advocacy concentration, graduates gain critical understanding of human rights-based advocacy and its application as a tool for social justice in both domestic and international standards of living. Students have opportunities to gain competency in policy work, leadership, and advocacy related to international human rights treaties, concepts, and international governmental and quasi-governmental bodies such as the United Nations and the World Health Organization.