MPP Program

Effective Immediately: UCR GRE requirement waived

Due to the impact caused by the novel COVID-19, the UCR School of Public Policy will alter the admissions requirements for all applicants for Fall 2020 as an effort to support students during this challenging time. For more information, please contact us as

Get trained in evidence-based, pragmatic policy making to solve problems plaguing our region and the world.

As a UCR Master of Public Policy student, you can choose to specialize in a broad variety of fields through your coursework, a capstone project, an internship, or any combination of these.

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Are You an MD Student Interested in an MPP? 


The UCR School of Public Policy offers a concurrent MD/MPP degree program. For more information, contact



  • Students interested in the concurrent degree program will have already been admitted to the School of Medicine. Students interested in the concurrent degree program will apply to the School of Public Policy during the fall of their third year in medical school. Students will apply through the regular MPP application process.
  • Students in the concurrent degree program will spend the first three years (two years of basic sciences coursework and a year of core clinical clerkships) at the School of Medicine.
  • After admission into the program (i.e. acceptance by the School of Public Policy), students will spend a full academic year at the School of Public Policy.
  • After completion of MPP coursework, students will finish their last year of medical school and apply for residency. During the 4th year of medical school (5th and final year of the concurrent degree program), students in the concurrent degree program will work on their health policy capstone project.

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Interested in Other Graduate Programs?

The UCR School of Public Policy offers other ways you can earn your graduate degree. Learn more by visiting the Other Graduate Programs page.

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Prospective Student Chats

Our Student Affairs Officer will be hosting open chat hours via Google Hangouts on the following days below. Simply log into your Hangouts account and send an invite to

  • January 21th: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • January 27th: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • February 2nd: 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • February 8th: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • February 16th: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • February 26th: 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • March 2nd: 04:30 – 5:30 pm
  • March 8th: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • March 16th: 9:00 – 10:00 am

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