For Prospective Students

The faculty at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government are world leaders in public management, public policy, and domestic and international politics. Most students draw broadly from faculty within the School and often from faculty in partner units such as Economics and Urban Studies and Planning.Portland, Oregon is one of the most livable and vibrant cities in the U.S. and provides a welcoming environment for students. Those working part-time or with families and professional spouses find the city an ideal location for the successful pursuit of the degree.

Hatfield School graduates have gone on to prominent careers in government, public management, politics, policy advocacy, non-profits, and civil society. Students are encouraged to arrange a campus visit through the Office of Graduate Studies at PSU or directly with Program Director, Josh Eastin.

We encourage you to view our 2017-2018 MPP Handbook and 2017-2018 MPP Course Planner for more detailed information about the admissions process and course of study.  

Our MPP students also manage a blog that features events, job opportunities, and announcements. 

Financing Your Education

We understand that students want to know about financing their education. Here are some things we'd like you to know.

Students from certain Western states may apply to the Office of Graduate Studies for in-state (resident) tuition under the Western Regional Graduate Program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education provided they are in good academic standing in the program. Qualifying states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.