Are core courses required as part of the M.P.P. program?

Jackson’s M.P.P. requires only four core courses:

  • GLBL 802 – Applied Methods of Analysis (Fall, first year)
  • GLBL 805 – Comparative Politics for Global Affairs (Fall of first or second year)
  • GLBL 803 – History and Global Affairs (Spring, first year)
  • GLBL 804 – Economics for Global Affairs (Spring, first year) Requires basic knowledge in economics and calculus. A diagnostic exam before the first year will determine if students need to take a prerequisite foundational economics course in the fall of the first year to prepare themselves for this course.

Students are able to choose classes from across the university for the remaining terms. Please refer to the current course catalogue for further information.


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