Why MPP?

Welcome to the University of California, Irvine Master of Public Policy Program (MPP)! As the Director of the MPP, it's fun to welcome new students.  As I do so this year, I’m awe-struck by how much we have accomplished in such a short period of time. We have wonderful momentum.

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UC Irvine seeks applicants from a wide variety of educational backgrounds who meet the following requirements:
  • Demonstrated passion for learning and helping to solve social problems
  • Interest in multi-disciplinary studies
  • Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively with others
The online application system for Fall 2016 will re-open on September 1, 2015 although we will not begin reviewing applications until January 2016. Admissions will be based on a rolling basis.
Deadline: May 1, 2016 (We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Open House for Admitted Students

The UC Irvine Master of Public Policy program will be hosting an Open House for Admitted Students on April 5, 2016. Admitted applicants should refer to their admissions packet for more information about the Open House.