Public Policy and Administration Student Leadership Council

The MPPA Student Leadership Council (formerly Student Board) works to create and host events that allow students and alumni to grow their knowledge of public policy and their professional networks. The Council began in Fall 2016 with a kickoff event that brought current students together with alums, the “Public Policy Trivia Night." Since then they have hosted a holiday potluck and brought in a guest speaker from the Illinois Campaign for Change to give students a practical idea of campaign finance tracking. The Council looks forward to creating more events for the Northwestern Master of Public Policy Program.

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Networking Opportunities and Events Calendar

Visit the MPPA Student Council's PlanIt Purple calendar to check for upcoming events.

Four MPPA students recently traveled to New York City to compete in the final round of the New York University Policy Case Competition (NYU PPC) against students from Harvard, Yale, MIT, Virginia Tech, and other universities. Read about their experience.


Mission and Vision Statements

Vision Statement

Graduates of Northwestern's MA in Public Policy program will feel a sense of comradery with their classmates and a deep understanding of the public policy field in practice.

Mission Statement

The MPPA Student Leadership Council strives to serve the MA in Public Policy program by broadening awareness of public policy in practice and building a sense of community and inclusion in the graduate program.