University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Windsor, Canada
Master of Public Policy/Master of Arts in Political Science
The University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Windsor, Canada offer a distinctive and valuable opportunity for individuals to earn both a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree and a Master of Arts in Political Science (MA) degree. This unique partnership between the two campuses allows University of Windsor students to benefit from policy-focused courses with a U.S. perspective while UM-Dearborn students benefit from the international orientation and academic excellence of the Windsor program.
The Master of Public Policy program at The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an interdisciplinary public policy program integrating Economics and Political Science in a demanding set of policy-related core courses designed for individuals working in policy positions and for individuals who wish to prepare for policy related careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.
The Master of Arts in Political Science Program at the University of Windsor, Canada offers specializations in International Relations and Global Politics and in Canadian Government and Politics and is especially valuable for those considering a career in government service at any level, a research position in the public or private sector, or a career in other professions such law, journalism, or business.
The UM-Dearborn/University of Windsor Joint Initiative integrates research and learning in an innovative and open atmosphere that fosters links between higher education, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. The joint initiative provides a sound professional foundation in policy analysis. Trained policy analysts are in demand in the public and private sectors. Literally thousands of interest groups, trade associations, and consulting firms employ individuals who analyze policy issues and participate in the policy process. Job titles vary, but include program specialist, legislative assistant, policy analyst, research analyst, and research director, among others.
Participants complete the twenty-four credit hours at the University of Windsor required for a Master of Political Science degree. The University of Michigan-Dearborn accepts that Masterís degree as satisfying the electives for its Master of Public Policy degree, which requires an additional twenty-one credit hours of core courses. Courses for the two degrees can be completed concurrently.