Applying to Graduate Programs

Why Batten?

At Batten, we're defining a new model of public policy education. Our Master of Public Policy degree offers more than the typical policy research and data analysis education found at other public policy schools. We focus on the result of policy — solving society’s most pressing problems. We stand distinguished by teaching and cultivating effective, value-based leadership so our graduates can make significant strides toward becoming the dynamic leaders the field demands. 

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Master of Public Policy

The Master of Public Policy is a two-year, full-time graduate program. Students must complete 49 credits, as well as a summer internship between the first and second year. The curriculum consists of ten three-credit core courses: analysis, leadership, foundations and contexts, and experiential. 

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Accelerated Master of Public Policy

The Accelerated Master of Public Policy program is available to current UVA undergraduate students from any major outside of Batten. Students typically apply for admission in their third year. Applicants must have earned at least 90 undergraduate credits before the start of their fourth year.