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Master of Public Administration and Policy Student Blog and Testimonials

Testimonials from American University’s MPAP Students

American’s Master of Public Administration and Policy program combines the core curriculums of our MPA and MPP program which will arm you with the public policy and public administrative expertise to put you at a distinctive competitive advantage across the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

See what current students and alumni have to say about their experience in the program.

From the real-world experience of the Public Administration and Policy faculty to the close-knit nature of the community, MPAP students find a lot to love about the program.

Online MPAP Student Blog

Picture of AU Student Blogger Will Whitson

"I was glad I had my textbook with me that night. Our class just wrapped up a case study on Hurricane Katrina and how government agencies failed to prepare for the massive natural disaster."

Picture of AU Student Blogger Marissa Brown

"American’s MPAP program was the only program where I could see myself being fully positioned and prepared for my career goals."

Sarah Schroeder

"I never thought going back to graduate school, the step I meant to take back in 2004 but got pushed back due to landing a dream job and adding members to my now perfectly formed family, would start with Morgan Freeman."

Online MPAP Student Testimonials

"The Introduction to the Policy Analysis Process equipped me not only with tools of the policy analysis trade, but with generally applicable problem-solving skills. "

Fletcher Smith
Staff Assistant, Department of State