Graduate Program

The Taubman Advantage:     
Small classes, big results. 

A graduate degree from the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University puts you at the helm for a dynamic and interesting career as a leader in the world of public policy and public affairs.

Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to enhance your career or an undergraduate considering your next move, an advanced degree from the Taubman Center will put you on the fast track to becoming a leader among those who solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. 

Program strengths include:

  • dedication to experiential learning
  • small class sizes
  • close working relationships with accomplished faculty
  • cooperative atmosphere catering to unique individual interests and goals.

Our faculty offer a depth and breadth of experience as scholars, researchers, and practical change agents who actively serve in public policy positions. Students benefit as these teachers and mentors share their knowledge, methods, and connections to an esteemed professional network. 

Meaningful internships complement the classroom experience and provide a fundamental piece of your professional preparation. Brown’s location in the heart of Providence puts many state government and non-profit positions within easy reach. Some students choose to pursue internships elsewhere, such as in Washington D.C. or abroad.

Graduates of our two-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Affairs (MPA) programs are currently engaged as leading administrators, researchers, and consultants across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Our programs appeal to students with a wide variety of interests, skills, and backgrounds. If you are interested in preparing for a career in public policy and public affairs, we encourage you to apply