School of Public Policy Ranks in Top 10 MPP Programs in the West in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

July 27, 2016  | 1 min read

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy ranked in the top 10 master of public policy (MPP) degree programs west of the Rockies, and top five in California in the latest edition of "Best Graduate Schools for Public Affairs" by U.S. News & World Report, released on March 16.

Since the most recent rankings in 2012, Pepperdine jumped 19 spots, one of the largest improvements of the 272 policy programs evaluated in the United States.

“These rankings tell us two things,” said Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy. “First, the dramatic leap proves the momentum we have been seeing here in our scholarship and teaching over the last several years. Second, it is an encouraging confirmation of our unique liberal arts approach to graduate policy education. The results also show room for improvement, which we have exciting plans to address in the coming years.”