MPP Degree Data and Information

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree has both a brochure and website with detailed information in the following areas: program delivery, credit hours, length of degree, dual degree options, list of specializations.  The two-year program seeks to enroll a cohort of 20 to 30 students annually.  It’s mission statement clarifies the programs goals and objectives.  The program faculty teach a wide range of courses including required core and electives.  Admissions criteria for applicants is outlined here.

Please find below on this page statistical data from several key areas including tuition and fees, student retention and completion and career employment and internship data.  Click on the section title to view the data within each category.

Tuition and fees calculated for academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), and include tuition rates + student fees.

2021-22
Academic Year

Tuition

Fees

Total

In-State $18,180 $2,521 $20,701
Out-of-State $30,768 $2,521 $33,289

For a complete list of student fees and for per-credit-hour breakdown, please refer to the University’s Tuition and Fees for New Brunswick Campus Graduate Students here:
https://finance.rutgers.edu/student-abc/tuition-fees

Please note that tuition and fees for each school year are available around July 15th.  Most updated tuition and fees schedule is available at http://studentabc.rutgers.edu/

The retention rate for a master’s program is the percentage of students who return the next academic year.  The graduation rate for a master’s program is the percentage of students who graduate within four (4) years of enrolling.  This chart also shows those graduating within (2) years as well.

Academic Year (Entering) Number Enrolled Number Did Not Return Next Year Retention Rate

Number
Did Not Graduate w/in 2 years

Number
Did Not Graduate w/in 4 years

Number
Graduating

Graduation Rate
2012-2013 22 1 95.5% 4 2 19 89.5%
2013-2014 17 2 88.2% 3 2 14 85.7%
2014-2015 14 1 92.9% 3 2 13 84.7%
2015-2016 26 2 92.3% 8 2 24 92.3%
2016-2017 27 1 96.3% 9 2 25 92.6%

Employment Statistics
(Placement of Graduates By Sector)

2017-2018 Academic Year

2018-2019 Academic Year

2019-2020 Academic Year

National or central government in the same country as the program  0 2 3
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program 5  2 2
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program  1  2  0
Foreign government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental  0  0  0
Nonprofit domestic-oriented  5 9  5
Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented  1 0  1
Private Sector – Research/Consulting  4 0  1
Private Sector – not Research/Consulting  2 1 0
Unknown/Unemployed/Further education  3 4 9
TOTAL MPP Students 21  20 21

Internship Statistics
(Number of Internships By Sector)

2018-2019 Academic Year

2019-2020 Academic Year

2020-2021 Academic Year%

National or central government in the same country as the program  2 1  1
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program 4  2  2
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program  0  2  2
Foreign government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental  1  0  0
Nonprofit domestic-oriented  12  13  13
Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented  0  0  0
Private Sector – Research/Consulting  1  1  1
Private Sector – not Research/Consulting  1  0  0
Unknown  0  0  0
TOTAL MPP Students 21 19 19

Graduation Years Ending

2018-19

2019-20 %

Graduates employed within 1 year of graduation in a Professional Policy Job

Number

 5 5

Percent

25%

25%

Graduates employed within 1 year of graduation in a Policy-related Job

Number

 11 11

Percent

55%

55%

Graduates not employed in policy or policy-related jobs within 1 year of graduation

Number

0 0

Percent

0%

0%

Graduates who pursue further education within 1 year of graduation

Number

0  0

Percent

0%

0%

Graduates with unknown employment status

Number

3 3

Percent

15%

15%

Further Education

Number

 1 1

Percent

5%

5%

TOTAL Policy Master’s Graduates (MPP)

Number

20

20

Percent

100%

100%